Coaches receive our perspective on each of their pitcher’s deficiencies, notes on how we’d train them in-gym, and videos that add visuals to those notes to help fully explain the concepts. Since January 2018, we have collected hundreds of thousands of data points on tests and retests of thousands of pitchers ranging from youth to big-leaguers. Over time, as our data (and ability to analyze that data) grew, so did our understanding of what really matters in pitching mechanics. While our trainers analyzing video can’t get as exact as our motion capture lab, they can deliver very impactful suggestions on a pitcher’s mechanics that identify and work toward correcting things that we know matter.
Pitch Design Recommendations:
Our analytics team developed a tool that takes outcomes from almost a million pitches, finds the pitches that are similar to pitches we input, and then calculates which changes need to be made to improve the quality of the inputted pitches. Coaches should expect to get realistic pitch design recommendations that will make impactful changes in the quality of their pitchers’ pitches.
Pitch Location Recommendations:
Another tool developed by our analytics team. This tool takes outcomes from over 3.5 million pitches, finds the pitches that are similar to pitches we input, and then calculates the batted ball outcomes for that pitch anywhere that it has been thrown. The data is then presented as a heat map that shows where that pitch performed well, and where it performed poorly. Coaches can expect to get simple and accurate plots of where each of their pitchers’ pitches are likely to perform well, and where they are likely to perform poorly.
What data is required and/or preferred for coaches to turn in?
We need a side view slow motion video of each pitcher’s mechanics at a high intensity, as well as a rapsodo report of each pitcher at a high intensity (cleaned of any misreads).
What level are these reports best for – youth, high school, college, pro?
These reports are best for college and high school pitchers.
What if I have a question about the report after I receive it?
All questions can be sent in to Customer Relations by email or by phone at [email protected] or 425-523-4030. Most can be answered directly by Customer Relations, but if Customer Relations needs any assistance on highly technical questions they will forward it to a trainer, then deliver the trainer’s response to the customer.
What is the limit on number of reports with a single purchase?
We will process up to 12 reports on a single purchase.
Can I request reports next year as well without having to purchase again?
If you’d like more reports, you will have to purchase them again.