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05
18
2017

Stability & Pitching Mechanics

In Part 1 of this series, we talked about the importance of mobility in the pitching delivery. While mobility is crucial, stability is equally as important since it plays a critical role in injury prevention. Mobility is defined as the ability to perform a desired movement; stability is defined as t...

04
19
2017

Defining Long-Toss

Recently, a third study was published on long-toss which brought to light some interesting data. Pitchers, PCs, and ATCs with five MLB teams completed an anonymous survey on personal use of long-toss and their perception of distance and throwing mechanics. The results of this survey show that player...

04
14
2017

Rethinking Batting Practice with Release Points

  We wanted to test out some ideas with our pitching machine and pitcher release points. So be prepared for some cool gifs. First, we wanted to see how setting up the machine directly in line with the plate would look from both the right- and left-handed batters box. In the gifs below, the pitc...

03
29
2017

Bauer Units and Pitch Comparison

In our article Spin Rate Part 1, we formally introduced Bauer Units. Bauer Units normalize spin rate per velocity, which, as you’ll see, is important when comparing pitchers’ spin rates. Let’s review the Bauer Unit equation: Bauer Units = Spin Rate (RPM) / Velocity (MPH) This is pretty straight forw...

03
23
2017

Weighted Ball Training Gone Wrong

Weighted balls are a useful tool for developing velocity as part of a training program, however, as with any tool, the effectiveness is dependent on correct implementation. There are plenty of ways in which weighted balls can be used incorrectly. Below are six often overlooked facets to a strong...

03
09
2017

Comparison of Elbow Torques Between Pulldowns and Pitching

When ASMI’s weighted-ball study Biomechanical Analysis of Weighted-Ball Exercises for Baseball Pitchers was released, we were excited for many reasons. One of the big reasons was that we would be able to replicate this study. We wrote about that study at length in our article Weighted Baseball Resea...

03
01
2017

Bullpens, Tracking Elbow Torque, and mStress

This article builds on the previous research that we did with the MotusTHROW Sleeve that looked at the relationship between elbow stress and velocity. Here, we will look at how those relationships have changed (or if they did) under a larger sample and discuss why normalizing stress with velocity is...

02
22
2017

Pitching Mechanics: What We Don’t Know

Pitching mechanics are possibly the most hot topic you can talk about in baseball. They are often simplified, for a number of reasons, down to a degree where they can lose meaning. In this series, we’re going to break down some things that affect pitching mechanics and how we approach “teaching” mec...