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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...

04
22
2020

The Hitting Intern Blog | Driveline Week 6

As a coach, I have probably used the word “compete” in a sentence way too many times. We are never satisfied with how our team competes during a loss to a team we feel we should beat. We also use this word to keep morale high in the clubhouse or to boost our egos when we played a good team close but...

04
20
2020

Motus Throw: What do these numbers mean?

Baseball has now become rich with technology, which means data is abundant. However, the data isn’t valuable unless you understand what it’s describing. The Motus sensor is a tool that provides a lot of data and could be overwhelming if it is not fully understood. The purpose of this piece is to dis...

04
18
2020

The Hitting Intern Blog | Driveline Week Five

Understanding Swing Design The main thing I wanted to touch base on for this week at Driveline Baseball is the process of understanding swing design. Swing design is a chance for a trainer to get one-on-one hitting time with each athlete, and it happens once every three to four weeks. I like to thin...

04
16
2020

Swing Profile: Introducing Expected Batted Ball Results

Bat sensors play a very important role in our everyday training process here at Driveline. In fact, bat speed specifically is one of the most important metrics we measure. It is one of the hitting department’s KPIs because of its correlation with and symbiotic relationship to exit velocity. Simply p...

04
13
2020

Measuring and improving baseball swing efficiency

Bat speed is extremely important if you want to be a successful hitter at a high level (more details on bat speed here). With that in mind, a hitter can get a ton of value out of a swing metric that tells them how well, or efficiently, they are creating bat speed.  What is Swing Efficiency? Swing Ef...

04
10
2020

Hitter Spotlight: Kaden Frommelt

The hitter walks up to the plate and digs into the batter’s box. The freshman pitcher standing 60 feet 6 inches away has no idea what he just got himself into. He has to face a hitter who is way more prepared for this situation than he is. That hitter is Kaden Frommelt. Kaden is from Marion, Iowa, w...