04
22
2017

Basics of Pitch Design Using Rapsodo

By this point, you’ve probably heard a lot about about pitch design. But how exactly do we go about designing pitches? What are we looking for when working on a pitch? What tools do we use? How do we do it? The most important tool we have in house is the Rapsodo. It provides instant feedback on the...

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
17
2017

Coaches Series: In-Season Program Adjustments

This is the third of several articles written by former Driveline trainer and now Head Coach at Lake Erie College, Cam Castro, detailing the in-season adjustments that can be made of Driveline’s programs and equipment at the college level (Twitter: @Castro_Turf) As coaches, one of our biggest jobs i...

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 pitching ma...

04
12
2017

Velocity Based Training for Baseball Athletes

Absolute strength is a crucial stage in an athlete’s development; however, the stimulus will need to change as an athlete gets further into their career. Absolute strength is a great tool for young athletes to develop high force production, neuromuscular efficiency, and lean-body-mass gains. S...