We pride ourselves on trying to keep up with all the latest research in biomechanics and kinesiology as it relates to baseball athletes. Most traditional coaches out there have little to no knowledge of published research on pitching biomechanics, but at Driveline Baseball we think it’s important to stay on top of both the research being done in the labs and the work being put out in the trenches of the strength and conditioning community.
Additionally, we’re currently planning research studies for Fall 2011 of our own, including more tests of our Biomechanical Video Analysis services. Few coaches out there can say that they are using a biomechanical lab to complete their own research on pitching mechanics.
Here’s a short list of selected research papers we’ve read, digested, and have helped form our theories on how we coach and train pitchers.
- Biomechanics of Pitching (Zhen, Fleisig, et al – from the Biomedical Engineering Principles in Sports textbook)
- Baseball Throwing Mechanics as they Relate to Pathology and Performance (Whiteley, 2007)
- Biomechanics of Pitching with Emphasis upon Shoulder Kinematics (Dillman et al, 1993)
- Biomechanics of the Shoulder in Youth Baseball Pitchers (Sabick et al, 2005)
- Correlation of Throwing Mechanics With Elbow Valgus Load in Adult Baseball Pitchers (Aguinaldo et al, 2009)
- Humeral Torque in Professional Baseball Pitchers (Sabick et al, 2004)
- Kinetic Comparison Among the Fastball, Curveball, Change-up, and Slider in Collegiate Baseball Pitchers (Fleisig et al, 2006)
- Pitching Biomechanics as a Pitcher Approaches Muscular Fatigue During a Simulated Baseball Game (Escamilla et al, 2007)
- Relationship Between Throwing Mechanics and Elbow Valgus in Professional Baseball Pitchers (Sabick et al, 2002)
- Valgus Torque in Youth Baseball Pitchers: A Biomechanical Study (Sabick et al, 2004)
- Coaching Baseball Pitchers (Marshall, 2009)
See more over at our Research Studies page.