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05
2020

Sharpening the EDGE: Moving EDGE into TRAQ

What is EDGE? In September of 2019, Driveline Baseball launched an analytics platform called EDGE. The idea behind EDGE was to take our most frequently used internal web-tools and provide them to coaches, players, and analysts publicly at an affordable price.  EDGE began with a series of web-tools t...

07
30
2020

Caught Looking: Articles of the Week – July 30

Here are three studies the R&D department at Driveline read this week: Neuromuscular Fatigue in Pitchers Across a Collegiate Baseball Season Understanding fatigue can help us better manipulate workload/training economy throughout a season or training program to maximize performance and athlete h...

07
28
2020

Statistical Parametric Mapping: Tall Versus Short Throwers

A few months ago, we introduced the idea of Statistical Parametric Mapping for our full signal biomechanical data export. Now, outside of a few tweets here and there, intended to both inform and establish a claim on the extremely niche frontier of applied full signal SPM in the world of sports scien...

07
26
2020

Visual Approach: Pre-pitch Gaze Behavior of Baseball Hitters

Hitting perception is often discussed in terms of ball flight tracking and reaction times. But something often ignored is the wealth of visual information available before the pitch is even released. The position of the pitcher’s glove, the way he breaks his hands, and the posture of his midsection...

07
14
2020

Why Driveline got a Biodex

If this is the first time seeing this video, it probably leaves you with a handful of unanswered questions: What is this machine? How did you discover it? What are you going to do with it? In this blog, we will answer those questions one at a time. What is this machine? The machine above is a Biodex...

07
12
2020

Hitter Spotlight: Aaron Takacs

After graduating from Montreat College, where he slashed .314/.437/.455 en route to capping off an impressive 4-year collegiate campaign , Aaron Takacs invested in himself and made the cross country trip from his hometown of Oviedo, FL, to Driveline Baseball in Seattle, WA.  “I found out about Drive...

07
03
2020

How to Throw a Cutter

Welcome to Part 6 of our “How to Throw” series! In our final segment, we will conclude with a discussion and analysis of cutters. Overview of a Cutter A cutter—also known as a “cut-fastball”—is a pitch that is thrown at a high velocity and moves with sharp, horizontal movement, or cutting action.  T...

06
21
2020

How to Throw a Slider

Welcome to Part 5 of our “How to Throw” series: How to Throw a Slider. In this segment, we are going to cover sliders, the breaking ball best known as one of the nastiest (and most valuable) pitches in baseball. We’ll analyze why sliders move so effectively and detail different grips that you can ex...

06
17
2020

How to Throw a Curveball

Welcome to Part 4 of our “How to Throw” series. In this post, we’ll be discussing curveballs, one of the most popular breaking pitches. The following information will serve as a guide and provide details helping you to create a quality curveball of your own. Overview of a Curveball A curveball is a...