Welcome to Driveline’s research review page
This is where we host our reviews of studies and their relation to baseball.
You can see a longer list of the studies we have collected here.
If have any you would like to share you can send them to [email protected] 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, theses, or poster presentations on that topic. All contain a short review of the material and a link to the paper if available.
Research on a variety of baseball content, including performance, age, and testing measures.
Short Reviews of peer reviewed biomechanics based pitching research.
Research on Tommy John recovery, performance, and other elbow injuries.
Research on the lower half and ground reaction forces in the pitching delivery.
Research on long toss.
Research on the kinetic chain and pitching mechanics.
Research on other throwing sports that may have relatable findings to baseball.
Research on different recovery modalities (Marc Pro, EMS) and Heart Rate Variability (HRV)
Research on the scapula and shoulder strength and injury risk factors.
Research on spin rate
Research on communicating with athletes through cueing
Research on lifting and medicine ball work in relation to baseball.
Reviews of peer reviewed research involving many forms of weighted ball training.
Research on throwing workload and workload management relevant to pitchers.
Research on youth pitching mechanics and injury factors.