“” Research Reviews - Driveline Baseball

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.

Baseball Performance

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

Biomechanics

Short Reviews of peer reviewed biomechanics based pitching research.

Elbow Injuries and Tommy John

Research on Tommy John recovery, performance, and other elbow injuries.

Ground Reaction Forces

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

Long Toss

Research on long toss.

Pitching Mechanics

Research on the kinetic chain and pitching mechanics.

Other Throwing Sports

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

Recovery

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

Shoulder Injuries

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

Spin Rate

Research on spin rate

Verbal Cues

Research on communicating with athletes through cueing

Strength and Conditioning

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

Weighted Ball Training

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

Workload

Research on throwing workload and workload management relevant to pitchers.

Youth Pitchers

Research on youth pitching mechanics and injury factors.

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