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10
13
2020

Motus Workload Blog: Pro Relief Pitcher

Previously, we explored two different quarantine training scenarios for starting pitchers and the impact each might have on those pitchers’ abilities to return to in-game action (Part 1 and Part 2). In this blog, we will look at the impact of workload on relief pitchers.  Evaluating Workload: Relief...

10
08
2020

Caught Looking: Articles of the Week — October 8

Here are three studies the R&D department at Driveline read this week: Long-term motor skill training with individually adjusted progressive difficulty enhances learning and promotes corticospinal plasticity Much of motor learning literature is a bit out of reach and is not easily applied to bas...

10
05
2020

How to Throw a Knuckleball

Welcome to Part 7, a special addition to the “How to Throw” blog series! The knuckleball is a fan favorite and a rare pitch that few have been able to master. With insights from our in-house knuckleballer, John Soteropulos, we’ll dissect how a knuckleball moves and show you what it takes to develop...

09
28
2020

Off-Season Throwing Programming

Yet another offseason is upon us, meaning now is the time to rest—or to put in the work that will take you to the next level. Offseason training—specifically taking time off from throwing—has been a popular target of conversation in baseball circles forever. For professional pitchers, in particular,...

09
24
2020

Caught Looking: Articles of the Week — September 24

Here are three studies the R&D department at Driveline read this week: Influence of stride length on upper extremity joint moments and ball velocity in collegiate baseball pitchers Solomito et al. recently published this study investigating the relationships between stride length and a few diffe...

09
10
2020

Caught Looking: Articles of the Week – September 10

Influence of a Pre-throwing Protocol on Range of Motion and Strength in Baseball Athletes Shoulder rotation range of motion and isometric strength are two very common measures used to assess movement and health in baseball players, both of which have shown to be affected by throwing training and in-...

09
09
2020

How Proper Breathing Can Boost Athletic Performance

The importance of breathing has gained traction over the last several years as it pertains to the health and performance of not just baseball players—but all athletes. It’s safe to say that a large percentage of the baseball world has done some type of breathing drill during their career, whether in...

09
02
2020

Hitter Spotlight: JUCO Product

One doesn’t have to be a part of the JUCO scene to be familiar with the Johnson County Community College’s baseball program. However, if you are not familiar with the Cavaliers, here is a quick look at the tradition they have built in Overland Park, Kansas. It is no easy task to make it through a fa...

08
27
2020

Caught Looking: Articles of the Week — August 27

Here are three studies the R&D department at Driveline read this week: The relationship between pitch velocity and shoulder distraction force and elbow valgus torque in collegiate and high school pitchers One of the most common applications of biomechanics in pitching is finding metrics that are...

08
13
2020

Caught Looking: Articles of the Week — August 13

Here are three studies the R&D department at Driveline read this week: The Ulnar Collateral Ligament Responds To Stress In Professional Pitchers Injury prevention in baseball is often discussed in terms of mechanics and decreasing the load on the body, but understanding tissues’ mechanical prope...