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07
26
2020

Visual Approach: Pre-pitch Gaze Behavior of Baseball Hitters

Hitting perception is often discussed in terms of ball flight tracking and reaction times. But something often ignored is the wealth of visual information available before the pitch is even released. The position of the pitcher’s glove, the way he breaks his hands, and the posture of his midsection...

07
12
2020

Hitter Spotlight: Aaron Takacs

After graduating from Montreat College, where he slashed .314/.437/.455 en route to capping off an impressive 4-year collegiate campaign , Aaron Takacs invested in himself and made the cross country trip from his hometown of Oviedo, FL, to Driveline Baseball in Seattle, WA.  “I found out about Drive...

06
16
2020

Rotational Acceleration, Sequencing, and the Swing

Bat speed and attack angle get the most attention of the bat sensor metrics (as they should). Still, rotational acceleration can also give a coach valuable insight into a hitter’s swing. What is Rotational Acceleration? According to Blast Motion, “Rotational Acceleration is a measure of how the hitt...

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...

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
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
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...