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05
28
2020

Starting Pitching Workloads: Part 2

Org. B Starting Pitcher   Looking at the workload of a starting pitcher in Organization B, we see a pretty significant difference. First, this player does not throw Plyos on a daily basis, and was also instructed to stay away from the mound entirely during this break. If the season were to begi...

05
27
2020

Starting Pitching Workloads: Part 1

There has been discussion recently about workload and the impact this time may have on an athlete’s health once seasons begin again. More specifically within the context of baseball: Will there be an increased injury risk to pitchers as seasons begin again? If so, what are some possible solutions to...

05
14
2020

Pitching Programming Series, Part 3: High/Low Method

Welcome to Part 3 of our pitching programming strategies blog series. If you missed Part 1 or 2, you can check them out here and here. Today’s topic will cover a programming strategy known as “high/low.” What is the high/low strategy? The late Charlie Francis popularized the high/low method in the 1...

05
05
2020

Hitter Spotlight: Dylan Moser

One of the best parts about working at Driveline is the relationships you get to build with different athletes from all around the country. Checking up on how our college hitters did over the weekend is easily my favorite part of Mondays during the spring — especially when your long term athletes ar...

05
04
2020

Pitching Programming Series, Part 1: The 2-1-2 Method

Have you ever worked with an athlete who struggled to see long term progress in developing velocity? I know I have! If you have ever experienced this problem, this blog series is just for you. The purpose of this blog is to educate coaches on implementing various programming strategies when athletes...

04
28
2020

Hitter Spotlight: Sebastian Greico

“MLB: The Show” just came out a few weeks ago. Everyone is playing and wondering what it would be like to put up video game type stats in real life. To get that answer, just ask Sebastian Greico. Sebastian is from Tampa, Florida, and is a true freshman at Coastal Alabama Community College. In the sh...

04
27
2020

What is the Blast Motion Early Connection Metric?

A bat sensor is one of the most valuable tools for assessing swing plane. In this case, Blast Motion provides a number of different metrics that tell you how the bat is moving through space. This blog is going to take a deeper dive into the early connection metric.  Blast Motion defines early connec...

04
23
2020

Using Motus to define throwing workload

The foundational concept behind the use of the motusTHROW sensor is “workload”—but what exactly does workload refer to? In a general sense, workload describes the stress from each throw an athlete makes. So, does that mean that workload is just a measure of the number of throws an athlete makes in a...