03
15
2017

Computed Muscle Control Analysis of Pitching Mechanics

Continuing with our validation of a Forward Dynamic analysis of the pitching motion from last week (Part One), we had run through the initial stages of the simulation pipeline to have an accurately scaled model that is tracking the recorded kinematic motion and associated force plate kinetics closel...

02
22
2017

Pitching Mechanics: What We Don’t Know

Pitching mechanics are possibly the most hot topic you can talk about in baseball. They are often simplified, for a number of reasons, down to a degree where they can lose meaning. In this series, we’re going to break down some things that affect pitching mechanics and how we approach “teaching” mec...

02
16
2017

Analyzing Lower Half Pitching Mechanics Using Force Plates

What We Currently Know About the Lower Half Essentially, nothing. There are studies which have linked lower half force production to ball velocity, and other studies which show very little correlation between the two. One study noted particularly strong correlations between force production and wris...