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12
28
2018

3rd Annual Driveline Pro Day, 1/13/19 @ 10:30 AM

The third annual Driveline Pro Day will be Sunday, January 13th. First bullet at 10:30 AM at the Driveline Baseball main facility, Unit 2-4. This year we will have both hitters and pitchers with live at-bats and bullpens. HD video + analytical data (Trackman, Rapsodo, HitTrax) will be sent out to al...

11
14
2017

The What, Why, and How of Deloading

I’m not sure if it’s the semi-persistent ringing of the age-old mantra, “No pain, no gain!”, or just a belief that always doing less is a bad thing, but the word “deload” tends to be a borderline dirty word to some athletes and coaches. It shouldn’t be. Deloads are a necessary part of training and a...

04
23
2017

Integration of Throwing and Strength

In recent years, baseball has undergone a pendulum shift. Big leaguers are posting offseason-workout videos of 500 lbs deadlifts or 400 lbs squats. Colleges all around the country are throwing their athletes into the weight room and telling them to get bigger, faster, stronger, and all of this is a...

03
23
2017

Weighted Ball Training Gone Wrong

Weighted balls are a useful tool for developing velocity as part of a training program, however, as with any tool, the effectiveness is dependent on correct implementation. There are plenty of ways in which weighted balls can be used incorrectly. Below are six often overlooked facets to a strong...

03
09
2017

Comparison of Elbow Torques Between Pulldowns and Pitching

When ASMI’s weighted-ball study Biomechanical Analysis of Weighted-Ball Exercises for Baseball Pitchers was released, we were excited for many reasons. One of the big reasons was that we would be able to replicate this study. We wrote about that study at length in our article Weighted Baseball Resea...

11
17
2016

Spin Rate: What We Know Now

This article is intended to build a basis of knowledge of what we, at Driveline Baseball, understand about spin rate at this current time. We will hopefully answer some common questions that we receive and well as link out to resources that we’ve found helpful in understanding spin rate. This articl...

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...

11
22
2010

The Dreaded Radar Gun

I’ve seen it more times than I can count – a coach is working with a pitcher, showing him a mechanical technique or something to focus on in today’s bullpen workout, and after a few pitches to the backstop, the coach yanks out the dreaded radar gun and says “Let’s get s...