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06
04
2020

How to Throw a Sinker or Two-Seam Fastball

Welcome to Part 2 of our “How to Throw” blog series! In this piece we’ll dissect the differences among two pitches that commonly overlap with one another and detail how to craft each depending on the type of movement you may be trying to create. Sinker / Two-Seam FB Overview Along with four-seamers,...

06
02
2020

How to Throw a Four-Seam Fastball

At Driveline, we have been fortunate to collect a large database of grip options, classified by pitch type, to help us identify potential adjustments and find the grip that “feels right” to our athletes. While the ideal grip varies from person to person, it is often the case that athletes are genera...

06
01
2020

Pitching Programming Series, Part 4: Plus Sets

Welcome to Part 4 of our programming strategies blog series.  If you missed Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3, you can check them out on our blog. Today’s topic is incorporating plus sets into your throwing programs. So what are plus sets? In the strength and conditioning realm, a plus set, or AMRAP (as man...

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...