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02
28
2019

What is the Value of a Prospect? An Updated Methodology

This off-season and spring training have seen a major upheaval in the number and type of coach that is being hired into the professional ranks, while the use of technology throughout all levels of professional baseball has increased drastically. This new level of investment demonstrates clearly that...

02
06
2019

Pairing Blast and Hittrax Data

While the beginning of the technology revolution in baseball analytics may have started on the pitching side, hitting is catching up fast. More people and teams than ever have been using objective, precision-measuring technology to evaluate swing outcomes (batted ball technology like Rapsodo Hitting...

01
31
2019

A Deeper Dive into Fastball Spin Rate

In a previous article, we discussed the difference between cues and measurements as well as how technology is changing baseball. We now know that instead of simply repeating cues verbatim to players, learning more background knowledge of certain topics is needed. One of those topics is spin rate. As...

01
18
2019

Comparing Tee, Front Toss, and Machine Swings with a Bat Sensor

What Is Blast? Blast Motion Baseball by Blast Motion, Inc. is a motion-capture sensor for the bat that measures various data points with every swing. The version that we use at Driveline measures 14 data points: 1.) Attack Angle                                                          8.) Rotational...

12
18
2018

Changing Shoulder Abduction

Integrating assessment data to help athletes is vital to what we do at Driveline. One piece of data that we occasionally see is pitchers with high elbow climbs. Today, we’re discussing what we see from a training-floor perspective and a biomechanical assessment. This will be a good example of how yo...

12
14
2018

6 Week Research Paper Recap

We recently had an article published on a six-week training program that took place at Driveline. The research paper compared two snapshots, six weeks apart, to see what changes (if any) occurred in the pitchers that participated. The purpose of the study was the evaluate the effects of a six-week t...

09
13
2018

Priming a Hitter’s Brain: EEG Case Study Part 2

As more metrics become readily available for use in sport performance, we’ve seen baseball go through changes on and off the field, both strategically and developmentally. In Driveline’s never ending quest to optimize player development, one metric that we’ve started to investigate is brain activity...