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04
27
2020

What is the Blast Motion Early Connection Metric?

A bat sensor is one of the most valuable tools for assessing swing plane. In this case, Blast Motion provides a number of different metrics that tell you how the bat is moving through space. This blog is going to take a deeper dive into the early connection metric.  Blast Motion defines early connec...

04
16
2020

Swing Profile: Introducing Expected Batted Ball Results

Bat sensors play a very important role in our everyday training process here at Driveline. In fact, bat speed specifically is one of the most important metrics we measure. It is one of the hitting department’s KPIs because of its correlation with and symbiotic relationship to exit velocity. Simply p...

04
13
2019

Pairing Blast and Hittrax Data Part 2: Specific Focuses

In our last piece, we took a surface level look at the first publicly available pairing of Blast and HitTrax data. In this piece, we take a look at commonly held, specific beliefs that have been touched upon by our hitting trainers and see whether the data backs it up. We also take a more nuanced vi...

02
06
2019

Pairing Blast and Hittrax Data

While the beginning of the technology revolution in baseball analytics may have started on the pitching side, hitting is catching up fast. More people and teams than ever have been using objective, precision-measuring technology to evaluate swing outcomes (batted ball technology like Rapsodo Hitting...

01
18
2019

Comparing Tee, Front Toss, and Machine Swings with a Bat Sensor

What Is Blast? Blast Motion Baseball by Blast Motion, Inc. is a motion-capture sensor for the bat that measures various data points with every swing. The version that we use at Driveline measures 14 data points: 1.) Attack Angle                                                          8.) Rotational...