The Physics Behind The Results

PITTSBURGH – (5 min. read) As part of their presentation “How Technology Unlocked My True Potential At The Plate” from the 2017 American Baseball Coaches Association Convention, Diamond Kinetics co-founder and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Buddy Clark, in conjunction with Master Hitting Instructor Dan Koosed…

SwingTracker 3D Swing Compare

PITTSBURGH – Compare real swing video to a 3D rendering of the same swing with SwingTracker’s most recent app updates. Players & coaches can now compare video of a swing to its 3D counterpart in SwingTracker’s 3D Swing View. Turn the phone horizontal to bring up the side by side compare view,…

From The Ground Up: The Kinetic Chain in Nick Senzel’s Swing

PITTSBURGH – As the 2015 MVP of the Cape Cod League and preseason SEC Player of the Year, University of Tennessee third baseman Nick Senzel went from being a productive college hitter over the first two years of his career to a perennial Top 15 pick in the upcoming MLB Draft.…

Down And In: How Kris Bryant & Will Craig Crush The Low Pitch

PITTSBURGH – In 2012 as a sophomore at The University of San Diego, Kris Bryant hit .366/.483/.671 with 14 home runs and 57 RBIs over 231 at-bats, posting one of the best offensive seasons in UCD baseball history¹. In 2015 as a sophomore at Wake Forest University, Will Craig hit…

Comparing And Contrasting Blake Rutherford & Carlos Correa

PITTSBURGH – As USA Today wrote last month, Carlos Correa is 21 years old and already perhaps the best shortstop in all of baseball. Correa entered 2015 without a single game above Class A ball on his professional resume, then played his way to the big leagues by early June and…

Why Scouts Should Not Be Scared of Kyle Lewis’ Swing

PITTSBURGH – After hitting .367/.423/.677 with 17 home runs, 56 RBI and 49 runs scored in 226 at-bats in his first full season as a starter – and .300/.344/.500 with a .200 ISO in 150 plate appearances over the summer in the Cape Cod League – Mercer University centerfielder Kyle…

SwingTracker Metrics: Hand Cast Distance with Coach Jeff Leach

SAN ANTONIO – 2014 and 2015 DBAT Sports National Instructor of the Year nominee, Coach Jeff Leach walks us through the SwingTracker metric ‘Hand Cast Distance’ and tells us know how it can affect the swing. Coach Leach also shows us how to eliminate excess hand cast from the swing with…

Dr. Clark Says: “The Engine In Hitting”

PITTSBURGH – Diamond Kinetics co-founder and University of Pittsburgh Mechanical Engineering Professor, Dr. Buddy Clark discusses the ‘engine’ in hitting and why car acceleration and bat acceleration are analogous.