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06
15
2020

How to Throw a Changeup

Welcome to Part 3 of our “How to Throw” series! If you’ve read the previous blogs, we bet you’re excited to begin learning about off-speed and breaking pitches. This post teaches how to throw the changeup—most pitchers’ go-to off-speed pitch. We’ll provide you with the core information on what a cha...

11
02
2017

Reviewing Offspeed Pitches and Elbow Torque

With new research developments in other labs and our own facilities, we felt it was a good time to update our data set on offspeed pitches. Previously, we looked at offspeed pitches and were able to come close to replicating peer-reviewed research with the motus sensor. Essentially, fastballs were t...

04
22
2017

Basics of Pitch Design Using Rapsodo

By this point, you’ve probably heard a lot about about pitch design. But how exactly do we go about designing pitches? What are we looking for when working on a pitch? What tools do we use? How do we do it? The most important tool we have in house is the Rapsodo. It provides instant feedback on the...

09
15
2011

Has Stephen Strasburg Changed His Pitching Mechanics?

Let’s take a look: Nope. Sure doesn’t look like it based on 30 FPS video, even when you compare a changeup (left, 2010) to a four-seam fastball (right, 2011). The “falling off” you see on the left is simply him chasing the ground ball Ryan Howard hit to Strasburg’s left...