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06
2019

The Complexities of Youth Baseball Development

Every year, there are many discussions on what makes a player good enough to be a top pick in the draft, a top prospect, or simply a top player at the MLB level. Inevitably, these discussions cover a wide range of opinions that typically return to looking at how a key point in their development was...

07
19
2019

Implementing the Axe Long Bat into Training

The Driveline Hitting Program is all about creating individualized programs to maximize player development. To accomplish this, we use several tools in varying degrees for each player, because each tool is designed to target specific swing flaws. The tools that people are most familiar with are our...

06
25
2019

Evaluating A Swing Using K-Vest Performance Graphs

With the availability of 3D technology like K-Vest, we can now measure and see exact body positions throughout the swing—in real time. K-Vest provides a basic report that displays a hitter’s kinematic sequence and body positions at three different swing phases. This article dives deeper on what K-Ve...

05
16
2019

Debunking Bat Speed Myths

With the ability to measure bat speed and pair the findings to launch monitors and 3D motion devices, the claims on the relationship between bat speed and batted-ball characteristics can finally be examined. Coaches opinions on training bat speed vary, with some claiming that exit velocity will ofte...

05
14
2019

Using a Test/Retest Model for Position Players

At the end of each summer, players return from their summer teams or training regiments to their respective schools. Each player tends to use his time in the off-season a little differently. He can go off to the Northwoods and play 70+ games, cover his windows with trash bags to get sleep in the Can...

04
13
2019

Pairing Blast and Hittrax Data Part 2: Specific Focuses

In our last piece, we took a surface level look at the first publicly available pairing of Blast and HitTrax data. In this piece, we take a look at commonly held, specific beliefs that have been touched upon by our hitting trainers and see whether the data backs it up. We also take a more nuanced vi...