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09
24
2020

Caught Looking: Articles of the Week — September 24

Here are three studies the R&D department at Driveline read this week: Influence of stride length on upper extremity joint moments and ball velocity in collegiate baseball pitchers Solomito et al. recently published this study investigating the relationships between stride length and a few diffe...

09
10
2020

Caught Looking: Articles of the Week – September 10

Influence of a Pre-throwing Protocol on Range of Motion and Strength in Baseball Athletes Shoulder rotation range of motion and isometric strength are two very common measures used to assess movement and health in baseball players, both of which have shown to be affected by throwing training and in-...

08
27
2020

Caught Looking: Articles of the Week — August 27

Here are three studies the R&D department at Driveline read this week: The relationship between pitch velocity and shoulder distraction force and elbow valgus torque in collegiate and high school pitchers One of the most common applications of biomechanics in pitching is finding metrics that are...

08
13
2020

Caught Looking: Articles of the Week — August 13

Here are three studies the R&D department at Driveline read this week: The Ulnar Collateral Ligament Responds To Stress In Professional Pitchers Injury prevention in baseball is often discussed in terms of mechanics and decreasing the load on the body, but understanding tissues’ mechanical prope...

07
30
2020

Caught Looking: Articles of the Week – July 30

Here are three studies the R&D department at Driveline read this week: Neuromuscular Fatigue in Pitchers Across a Collegiate Baseball Season Understanding fatigue can help us better manipulate workload/training economy throughout a season or training program to maximize performance and athlete h...

07
28
2020

Statistical Parametric Mapping: Tall Versus Short Throwers

A few months ago, we introduced the idea of Statistical Parametric Mapping for our full signal biomechanical data export. Now, outside of a few tweets here and there, intended to both inform and establish a claim on the extremely niche frontier of applied full signal SPM in the world of sports scien...

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
14
2020

Why Driveline got a Biodex

If this is the first time seeing this video, it probably leaves you with a handful of unanswered questions: What is this machine? How did you discover it? What are you going to do with it? In this blog, we will answer those questions one at a time. What is this machine? The machine above is a Biodex...

06
10
2020

An Introduction to College WAR — cWAR

Note: The following italicized section is now deprecated — the section will be updated when the NCAA WAR Dashboard returns to public light, To avoid burying the lede, here is our very-functional-over-aesthetic NCAA dashboard for college WAR. To use the dashboard, users can submit a season (201...

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...