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Welcome to Driveline’s pitching research page

Here is where we will start our review of studies and their relation to baseball.

You can see a longer list of the studies we have collected here.

If have any interesting studies to share you can send them to support@drivelinebaseball.com and we may review and post them with attribution.

How to use this page:

We do our best to experiment and validate much of the research that we read. We will link to the abstract of each paper to encourage you to do your own investigation/observation/experimentation. These studies should be taken as a jumping point for your own research. Each is simply a piece of the puzzle not law of the land.

“If you don’t experimentally validate research you picked up out of a textbook or published paper, that’s not science. That’s faith.”

Below are links to specific subject matters that relate to baseball. Each page has Driveline blogs (lighter reading) at the top of the page, followed by reviews of either peer reviewed research, thesis’s, or poster presentations on that topic. All contain a short review of the material and a link to the paper if available.

Weighted Ball Training

Reviews of peer reviewed research involving many forms of weighted ball training.

Biomechanics

Short Reviews of peer reviewed biomechanics based pitching research.

Pitching Mechanics

Research on the kinetic chain and pitching mechanics.

Long Toss

Research specifically on long toss.

Spin Rate

Research on spin rate

Baseball Reviews

Research on a variety of baseball content, including performance, age, and testing measures.

Pitching Mechanics

Research on the kinetic chain and pitching mechanics.

Workload

Research on throwing workload and workload management relevant to pitchers.

Youth Pitchers

Research on youth pitching mechanics and injury factors.

Elbow Injuries and Tommy John

Research on Tommy John rates of return and performance as well as other elbow injuries.

Shoulder Injuries

Research on the scapula and shoulder strength and injury risk factors.

Verbal Cues

Research on communicating with athletes through cueing

Recovery

Research on different recovery modalities (Marc Pro, EMS) and Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

Ground Reaction Forces

Research on the lower half and ground reaction forces in the pitching delivery.

Weight Room and Workouts Training

Research on lifting and medicine ball work in relation to baseball.

Other Throwing Sports

Research on other throwing sports that may have relatable findings to baseball.