09
13
2018

Priming a Hitter’s Brain: EEG Case Study Part 2

As more metrics become readily available for use in sport performance, we’ve seen baseball go through changes on and off the field, both strategically and developmentally. In Driveline’s never ending quest to optimize player development, one metric that we’ve started to investigate is brain activity...

09
06
2018

Implementing Command Training Into Team Practice

Last time, we discussed if sacrificing intent is beneficial for improving command. Research looking deeper into the Speed Accuracy Trade-Off and human movement reveal it is not. We know proprioception plays one of the largest roles in throwing strikes and commanding the baseball. Improving proprioce...

09
04
2018

The How and Why of Differential Command Balls

In 2017, we made many strides at Driveline Baseball in an effort to further our ability to help athletes develop. If you follow our social media, you’ve seen that one of those ways was through implementing structured pitch design sessions with the use of Rapsodo and Edgertronic cameras. The other, l...

08
01
2018

Sample Sizes at the Major League Level

I’m obsessed with sample sizes. And I think anyone looking to draw any sort of conclusions off data should be. The world of analytics has come far in recent years, but the critical area of research that deals with reliability in drawing conclusions off certain sample sizes has still left a lot to be...

07
26
2018

Uncommon Points from Weighted Ball Research

Previously, we’ve discussed various updates on weighted-ball research: both on biomechanical findings from ASMI and from a variety of long-term training programs. More research is a good thing, and as we look back on what we think we know, there are some interesting points that are not often discuss...

07
19
2018

A Look at Long Term Weighted Ball Research

Weighted balls continue to be a hot topic of discussion in baseball. We’ve written about weighted-ball research before, and with new research coming out recently, we felt it was time for another update. How We’ve Gotten Here Many years ago, a number of studies looked at weighted balls and how...