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MLB Now – May 12th, 2017

Kyle Boddy, Founder of Driveline Baseball, was asked to be interviewed live on MLB Now. Kyle discussed the new data-driven approach that baseball is adopting as well as how we train our guys at the facility.

Lindsay Berra of MLB.com – December 12th, 2016

MLB.com did an article covering the rising use of weighted baseballs in baseball and interviewed us on how we use weighted balls and the work we’ve done with professional baseball players.

Jorge L. Ortiz of USA Today -June 7th, 2016

USA today visited our facility to do a feature on us and the rise of fastball velocity in the MLB. The article talks about how Driveline came to be as well as interviews with athletes that train at our facility.

@PitchingNinja via Twitter – September 23rd, 2017 

During a game when Trevor Bauer was pitching against the Mariners the Indians broadcast gave us a shoutout and briefly went into who we are and why Trevor trains with us.

@drivelinebases via Twitter – May 25th, 2016

During a Reds vs Dodgers game, Vin Scully mentioned Dan Straily’s new found success that year and referred to Kyle as a “pitching doctor”.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports – March 27th, 2016 

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports featured Driveline in a section of his NTY-best-selling book The Arm. Jeff wrote about the reinvention of Casey Weathers, the relationship between Trevor and Kyle, and how alternative training methods could impact baseball.

Tyler Kepner of NY Times – September 14th, 2017

The New York Times visited our facility and did a full feature on us. The article covers our training methodologies, the players we’ve worked with, and the general rise of training for fastball velocity and the impact it is having on baseball.

Mike Vorkunov of Vice Sports – May 6th, 2016

Vice Sports wrote an article on the increase of average fastball velocity among pitchers. In the article Vice interviews Kyle on how we train pitchers as well as his thoughts as to why there is an increase in fastball velocity and what the future looks like for pitchers.

Brendan Gawlowski of Baseball Prospectus – December 23rd, 2015

Baseball Prospectus stopped by and wrote an article on what Driveline is and the training culture fostered here.

Player-Focused Articles

Lindsay Berra of MLB.com – March 16th, 2016

Casey Weathers threw a baseball 107.8 which lead to this video going viral. MLB.com did a full feature on Casey and his training methodologies.

Tim Healey of Sun Sentinel – April 24th, 2017

This article highlights Miami Marlins Pitcher Dan Straily and the reinvention of himself with the help of us at Driveline Baseball.

Jordan Bastian of MLB.com – December 30th, 2014

Trevor Bauer came to us to spend the whole off-season working on velocity development and pitch design. MLB.com did a feature and what his specific plans were for the off-season and future.

J.P. Hoornstra of LA Daily News – August 15th, 2016

The Dodgers hired us to work with several minor leaguers in Arizona for 10 weeks on building velocity.

Mark Sheldon of MLB.com – February 22nd, 2017

Tony Cingrani came to us to get a full mechanical assessment as well as to learn how to throw a cutter. This MLB.com article talks about his time here as well as how a cutter would help him in the future.

Joe Lemire of Sport Techie – September 18th, 2017

Sport Techie highlights Trevor Bauer, Casey Weathers and Dean Jackson on how each of those athletes use technology here to develop their pitches.

August Fagerstorm of MLB.com – June 24th, 2016

More detail on Trevor Bauer’s laminar two-seam and how he crafted the pitch at our place.

August Fagerstrom of MLB.com – June 11th, 2015

MLB.com wrote a story on Trevor Bauer’s connection to draftee Christian Meister (who was drafted without playing competitively that year). More on Christian here.

Eno Sarris, Travis Sawchik, August Fagerstrom, etc… of Fangraphs – 2014-2017

Fangraphs has mentioned us in many different articles. Here’s the full list of those articles.

Interviews with the Driveline Staff

Tom Goldman of NPR – August 30th, 2017

As part of a NPR segment on the Motus Sleeve, Driveline’s research assistant, Michael O’Connell and Kyle Boddy, were interviewed on how we use the motus sleeve at Driveline Baseball and our hopes for wearable technology like Motus.

J.P. Cooper of Baseball America – May 11th, 2017

Baseball America had a podcast with Kyle Boddy where they talked about the data-driven approach we take to training as well as how technology is changing baseball.

Benjamin Chase of Call To The Pen – July 2017

In an extensive 3 part blog post (PART 2 and PART 3), Call To The Pen interviewed Research Assistant Michael O’Connell on the specifics on how we train both our pitchers and hitters during the off-season.


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