The Science Behind The Swing

The baseball swing has been one of the most studied motions in sports, and yet there are still a great number of questions for individual players regarding what it takes to perfect the art of hitting. At Diamond Kinetics we understand how complex the swing is and the variety of swing approaches there are. Because of this, we crafted SwingTracker.

Built around revolutionary discoveries in motion analytics, SwingTracker removes all the guesswork from swing analysis and delivers instantaneous data that allows coaches and players to identify opportunities for technique improvement.

Diamond Kinetics provides insight and feedback on four major swing components:

Speed

Speed

Power

Power

Quickness

Quickness

Control

Control

THE COMPONENTS OF THE SWING

Speed

Bat speed is a crucial factor in creating a high amount of ball exit velocity, which directly correlates with how far and how fast the ball will travel after impact.

Power

Power at its core is a measure of energy and how that energy is transferred to the ball at contact. Power is directly related to speed, but also includes such important factors as the mass and acceleration of the bat.

Quickness

Quickness is critical to a hitter’s success since there are roughly 0.5 seconds between the time the pitcher releases the ball, and when it is caught by the catcher.

Control

Having Speed, Quickness and Power means very little unless you can put the bat on the ball. Control directly correlates with the path, angle and plane of the swing.