Driveline Pitching

Helping serious pitchers become the best they can.

Programs Driven By Data. Results Achieved Through Work.

featured

How Driveline Gets Results

Good pitchers share some characteristics.

Throw hard enough.
Throw quality pitches for strikes.
Be strong and mobile.
Compete your tail off.

Pitchers who do that have long careers. We train them all simultaneously in a tightly integrated fashion. Our pitching training program is built to help athletes do all of them better.


What is Driveline Baseball All About?

The Driveline program uses weighted balls, max effort and submaximal throwing, and lots of warm-up and recovery to train pitchers who succeed at the next level.

 Throughout your career, your goals as a pitcher change. The Driveline protocol changes right along with you.

 Ready for velocity training that works? Get ready to work.

 

Is Driveline The Right Pitching Program For You?

Let us get to know you and what type of programming is best suited for you.

Get In Touch

A Day in the Life of a Driveline Athlete

The Driveline Program is a lot more than just velocity development. From morning to night, we follow a Driveline athlete as he shows us what a typical training day at Driveline looks like as well as the mentality of moving out here for an extended period of time.

RISK-ADJUSTED PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT

mattboyd

Matt Boyd

Matt began doing Driveline’s programming at Oregon State. Beginning in 2015, he worked at our facility to add velocity, ending in his call-up to the Majors. Before the 2016 season he worked to maintain his velocity and add a slider to his pitch mix. See more here.

boydcatcherpov

christian-meister-profile-pic

Christian Meister

Christian came to us in 2014 throwing in the mid-80’s. Opting on leaving college to instead, dedicating his time to train with us for a year, he eventually got his velocity up to pitching at 91-95 mph and was drafted by the Indians in the 29th round. Read more here.

meistermound

dan-straily

Dan Straily

Dan used the 2015-2016 offseason to regain his pitching velocity to allow his secondary pitches to play up. We used weighted baseballs, PlyoCare throwing and pitch analysis to aid his training. In 2016, he had one of the best years in his career. Read more here.

straily

Post-Injury Return To Performance

casey-weathers-profile-picture

Casey Weathers

Casey came to us following two elbow surgeries and a drastic loss of velocity. He was cut in Spring Training throwing 88 mph. Over the course of several months, Casey regained his fastball velocity and improved his command. In 2015-16, he pitched at 96-98, touching 100 with a much-improved walk rate. Read more here and here.

casey107-8

trey-mcnutt-profile-picture

Trey McNutt

Trey trained with us following shoulder surgery rehab and his release. During a high-intent throwing screen, he barely touched 88 from a crow hop. He spent several months regaining shoulder fitness and remapping his arm action. He sat 95 mph in indoor bullpens and signed at the end of the off-season. See more here.

trey95

Pitch Design

trevor-bauer-profile-picture

Trevor Bauer

Trevor has worked with us at various times since 2013 to improve his mechanical patterns. The focus of much of his work here recently has been to iteratively develop his pitch mix, specifically developing a new two seam fastball dubbed as the “Laminar Express”. Read more here.

bauerpitchdesign

caleb-cotham

Caleb Cotham

Caleb approached us in 2013 to work on developing velocity by changing his arm path. With improved, sustained velocity, Caleb made his Major League debut in 2015. Caleb’s plan shifted to maintaining that velocity and developing a better curveball. Read more here.

 

caleb-curveball

Pitch Tunneling/Refinement

tonycingrani

Tony Cingrani

Tony came to work with us immediately after the 2016 season. The main focus of Tony’s visit was to develop some sort of off-speed pitch that tunnels well with his 95mph+ fastball. Through high-speed camera work coupled with TrackMan data, Tony better refined his splitter and developed the cutter that you see today. Read more here.

cingrani-website

brandonmccarthy

Brandon McCarthy

Brandon came to us in the 2016-2017 offseason wanting to get a general assessment of his throwing mechanics and better refinement of his pitches. Through the immediate feedback from our high-speed camera and TrackMan data, Brandon was able to make quick adjustments to each pitch.

 

mccarthywebsite


I was trying to choose between a lot of pitching programs. When it came time to make a decision I thought about it like this, [other pitching coach] knows the program works. Kyle knows the program works and knows why it works. And that’s why I chose to train at Driveline.

Casey Weathers

“Kyle’s understanding of what movement patterns and training modalities lead to a healthy and durable pitcher is truly world class”

Trevor Bauer, Cleveland Indians

What Are the Facets of the Driveline Program?

joemechanics

Pitching Training

Our throwing training modulates three key training periods by intent and uses a mix of training tools, fit your dedication levels and time of year.

  • Training Days
    • Velocity: Throw the hell out of the ball. Learn how to throw hard means learning to sequence your body to throw the ball hard.
    • Hybrid: Learn to throw and change your pitching mechanics. These days blend elements of command, velocity, efficiency.
    • Recovery: Prepare for the heavy training days that lie ahead of you with an easy, low impact day.
  • Training Tools
    • Warm-up and Recovery: Learn to prepare yourself to train and compete. Recover from your work that day to get ready for tomorrow. Serious athletes take warm-up and recovery seriously–and it is well over 50% of our program.
    • Weighted Balls: Overload and underload ball throwing helps both passively remap mechanics and recruit the ability to throw harder.
    • Long Toss: Catch play of all types helps you transfer PlyoCare throws to a baseball-specific context
    • Mound Work: Compete when you train. Pitching to a Trackman unit with 25 eyes on you is just a better environment to throw hard and spot up in.
deanlift

Strength Training and Analysis

Strength training is integrated into our throwing program. We optimize for rotational power, speed-strength, and transferable results to the mound.

  • Free Weight Training

    From conventional strength training to explosive constraint-led training, free weights are the foundation of our program. Building a good foundation of general strength complements and improves the throwing-specific work.

  • Specialized Training
    • Keiser Training: Gas-operated machines to develop rotational power, Keiser training is the gold standard in MLB weight rooms for both power development and rehab work.
    • Sprint/Impulse Training: Elite athletes know how to move fast well. Our programs are front-loaded with explosive movement preparation and mixed with pure speed development depending on your strength levels.
    • Isometric/Eccentric Training: Often neglected in conventional baseball training programs, eccentric and isometric training improve durability of our athletes.
screen-shot-2016-10-21-at-6-41-45-pm

Pitch Design and Analysis

With a Trackman and synced high-speed cameras, we set specific metrics for how you would like a certain pitch to behave then iterate on it, until you can repeat it.

  • TrackMan

    Trackman, combined with our own in-house analysis tools, helps you understand if certain pitches in your mix are being over- or under-utilized based on how those pitches compare with other elite pitches of the same type.

  • High Speed Video

    Driveline utilizes our two Edgertronic cameras that shoot up to 17,000 frames a second to iteratively build better pitches. Analyzing, frame by frame, how a certain pitch comes out of the hand and the flight of the ball, gives both the athlete and trainer a clear visual on how to improve that pitch. Combined with spin rate and velocity data from Trackman, you can rapidly improve your pitch mix.

group

GROUP
TRAINING

stop-watch

CUSTOM THROWING
PROGRAM

kettlebell

CUSTOM STRENGTH
PROGRAM

recovery-program

RECOVERY
PROGRAM

Who Is A Good Fit to Train at Driveline?

Individual responsibility is incredibly important at Driveline Baseball.

We at Driveline Baseball collect as much data on your throwing biomechanics and results as we possibly can.

Our trainers learn about you and can put together a risk-adjusted plan to help you become the athlete you want to be.

We help pitchers become independent by giving you access to their performance data and educating you on how to think about it.

  • We train serious athletes. Serious athletes do not need to be reminded to consume sufficient protein, get enough sleep, or come in on time.
  • It is your responsibility to not throw at high intent on your recovery days simply “because you feel good.”
  • It is your responsibility to sign up for sessions that fit within your schedule.
  • It is your responsibility to partake in the free supplements provided to optimize your nutrition and hydration levels.
  • We do not strive to create a relationship where the athlete is codependent on us as a coach. We seek to be a bridge for dedicated athletes to learn how to own their careers and their results.

Contact Us to Find a Good Program for You

14+

AGES

3-6

WORKOUTS
PER WEEK

10-15

HOURS
PER WEEK

location

DRIVELINE GYM
+ YOUR HOME

This Is Not for Everyone

Simple answers are for internet gurus who make promises of 10 mph in 10 weeks.

You can expect us to test everything we present you with and hold ourselves to the standard of being the best pitching training program. Athletes fly from all over the country and work terrible jobs to train here for months at a time.

 

We don’t guarantee results. Most who train here get better. Some have not. We work every day to ensure that our athletes get better results, but we do not offer a silver bullet. If you are comfortable with the risk and work required to get better, we want to help you train.

Training at Driveline Baseball requires a mind willing to think, not blindly accept the answers handed down from a coach who “knows everything. Trainers at Driveline Baseball will be the first to tell you if they don’t know. Complexity and unknown factors are things we embrace here.

You have one career...and we have many ways to help.

Get in touch to train here, at your house, or both.

100% private, no spam.

19612 70th Ave S, Unit 2-4, Kent, WA 98032

visit us