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03
14
2014

How to Protect Your Curveball

I was recently in Spring Training with the MLB team I consult with, watching a few pitchers throw, when a Pitching Coordinator came over and remarked to another pitching coach that pitchers need to throw high fastballs to protect their curveball. I asked the coordinator to expand on his statement, a...

02
19
2013

Does Throwing Harder Mean Throwing Wilder?

A common sentiment amongst pitching coaches, dads, and your regular everyday baseball fan is that if you try to throw harder, you will be more wild. I’ve written plenty on this topic about it being a load of crap, because the human body learns to throw a ball effectively and more efficiently...

03
13
2011

Advanced Baseball Injury Database: Release Point Corrections Implemented

The Advanced Baseball Injury Database has had a major problem since it’s debuted – the release point PITCHf/x metrics were uncorrected. They needed to be corrected because the PITCHf/x cameras were not properly synchronized between each team’s home park, and even game-to-game adjus...

02
24
2011

Interview with Trip Somers of TexasLeaguers.com

Recently I got to do an interview with Trip Somers of TexasLeaguers, where he asked me about the Velocity Development Program as part of our Elite Baseball Training system. I got to return the favor and ask him some questions about his college baseball experience (as a player and later as a coach),...

02
16
2011

Advanced Baseball Injury Database (and PITCHf/x data)

In my other life, I am a programmer/developer – one who still loves baseball, of course! A few months ago, I sat down to develop a comprehensive injury database of MLB players over the past few years and wanted to tie in PITCHf/x data (read more about that system here) to see if we could corre...

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...