The DK Blog

Live Visual Assessment Just Doesn’t Cut It

Unless you’re in the professional ranks, you probably don’t have much access to technology that evaluates baseball performance. For too long now, coaches and players in amateur baseball have had to rely almost exclusively on visual assessment to dissect and evaluate a baseball swing. There a few limitations of depending…

Increase Your Bat Speed with Exercise

PITTSBURGH – Nearly every player is looking for a way to add some power to their swing. The difficulty lies in achieving that goal consistently. In terms of ball exit velocity and the distance a ball travels, bat speed + bat weight is a huge factor. A heavier bat has…

What to Consider in a Pair of Cleats

Spring training is underway and everyone is looking for an edge. We here at Diamond Kinetics know there is no great substitute for athleticism, but it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the gear we bring to the game can dramatically affect performance. As a swing technology company, we can appreciate the…

Choosing a Youth Bat

A fluent and strong baseball swing is important. And like all skills, a fluent and strong swing takes practice and time. That’s why teaching your child to swing a bat in a way that enhances his or her swing performance from a young age is important. However, as a swing…

The History of the Baseball Mitt

While nowadays it may be weird to see a baseball player in the field without a baseball mitt, it wasn’t always. In fact, there was a point in time when the mitt was a new form of technology and it was more weird to see a player using a baseball…

The Sweet Spot

Let’s say a pitcher throws a ball at 90 mph. The ball takes about .4 seconds to travel to the mound. This gives the batter about .2 seconds to decide whether or not to swing the bat. And if the pitcher decides to curve or sink the ball, the batter…

Bat Weight

They say hitting the ball is what keeps the game moving, though we think it’s deeper than that. With a quality swing tracker, one that does not just collect swing data and analytics, but rather helps individuals understand and use the data, you have the ability to perfect your swing,…

Diamond Kinetics at the 2013 MLB Winter Meetings

Each year, early in December, the professional baseball world convenes for its off season meetings.  As the official ‘hot stove’ event of the professional baseball year, the Winter Meetings become a melting pot of team executives, players, agents, media and beyond.  In more recent years (the winter meetings unofficially date back…

Accuracy Through Instant Replay

Remember in Game 1 of the 1991 World Series when Ron Grant was possibly pushed off first base? How about the 1985 World Series when Jorge Orta’s grounder beat him to first, but the umpire still called him safe? And the 2010 call that cost Detroit Tiger’s pitcher, Armando Galarraga,…