11
16
2017

Scaling Velocity & Useful Spin in Offspeed Pitches

We still don’t know a whole lot about spin rate. While we certainly know more about how to use it under certain situations, we don’t know that much on how to develop better spin. Because of this, we are running smaller experiments to get a better idea of what to test and what to look for. The idea i...

11
14
2017

The What, Why, and How of Deloading

I’m not sure if it’s the semi-persistent ringing of the age-old mantra, “No pain, no gain!”, or just a belief that always doing less is a bad thing, but the word “deload” tends to be a borderline dirty word to some athletes and coaches. It shouldn’t be. Deloads are a necessary part of training and a...

11
08
2017

Pitch Grips and Changing Fastball Spin Rate

We still don’t know much about why pitchers can spin the same pitches differently, and we don’t know that much about ball flight either. But in working with a variety of pitchers on pitch development, we’ve seen some interesting differences in spin rate with our athletes. Some of these differences a...

11
02
2017

Reviewing Offspeed Pitches and Elbow Torque

With new research developments in other labs and our own facilities, we felt it was a good time to update our data set on offspeed pitches. Previously, we looked at offspeed pitches and were able to come close to replicating peer-reviewed research with the motus sensor. Essentially, fastballs were t...

10
26
2017

Changing Pitching Mechanics

There is sometimes disagreement regarding how to change pitching mechanics or if it can be done. Some coaches feel that mechanics are relatively set in stone; others see mechanics as something that can change but with difficulty. Luckily, more research has been done on this topic. Today let’s review...