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10
21
2010

Biomechanics: Control Object Completed!

Big news – Matt and I finished the 18-point control object for the biomechanics lab project to be hosted at North Seattle Baseball Association! You can see all the pictures we took on our Flickr page, but here’s a few good ones: It’s a fun and exciting time to be training at Drivel...

10
15
2010

News @ Driveline Baseball – 10/15/10

It’s been a pretty crazy week, so I haven’t had much time to write longer blog posts about training aside from the Back Squat vs. Front Squat for Baseball Players post. So, I figured I would write a quick post and update the Internet with what’s new at Driveline Baseball and our fa...

09
23
2010

Welcome Matthew Wagshol!

We’ve officially hired our biomechanics/kinesiology intern: Matthew Wagshol! Thanks to all those who applied. I selected Matthew because of his hands-on experience with baseball athletes, his prior work with mechanical design for lab-related parts, his great academic background, and most of al...

09
04
2010

Strasburg, The Inverted W, and Pitching Mechanics

A friend of mine told me that my old blog (Driveline Mechanics) was mentioned on a recent Fangraphs audio podcast, and perhaps in a derisive way. I’m not big on podcasts (I prefer reading), but checked it out as I really enjoy the Fangraphs content and saw that a former writer that I employed...

08
27
2010

Hiring: Biomechanics / Kinesiology Interns

Yep, we’re hiring here at Driveline Baseball. We’re looking for students who are about to start their junior or senior years in college/university who are focusing on kinesiology and/or biomechanics. (Recent grads are OK too!) Applicants will be: Familiar with the overhand throwing motio...

03
07
2010

Mechanics: The Effects of Loading Rate

Just wanted to drop a short post in about loading rate as it relates to the humerus and possibly the connective tissue in the pitching arm during the throwing motion. In Humeral Torque in Professional Baseball Pitchers, Sabick et al. concluded that “pitchers who elbows were more extended at st...

02
01
2010

My Recent Reading List

Over the past four years I’ve probably spent hundreds of hours reading research papers (full ones, not just abstracts), medical journals, and derivative materials to gain a better understanding of biomechanics, applied anatomy, and kinesiology as it relates to baseball and exercise science in...