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Boston Red Sox Teenage Slugger Blaze Jordan Partners with WIN Reality and Diamond Kinetics to Showcase the Future of Batting Training for Baseball and Softball

Just in time for the holidays, Blaze Jordan has teamed up with WIN Reality and Diamond Kinetics, baseball’s most powerful team, to help players perfect their hitting through virtual-reality training Austin, TEXAS, November 19, 2021 – With another season of baseball behind us, and as we look to 2022, players are gearing up for next…

Diamond Kinetics Coach’s Perspective: Rob Crews Part 1

Rob Crews is a hitting expert in both softball and baseball. Crews is the founder and CEO of Complete Game, a player development company in New York, and has consulted for numerous big-time college softball programs including Auburn University, Stanford, UCLA, LSU, the University of Florida, and Central Florida, among others. In baseball, Crews has…

Diamond Kinetics at Ripken Baseball

Anyone who has spent a weekend at a baseball tournament knows there’s a lot of downtime between games. The first game of the day might be in the morning, while the second game can be under the lights. Players are left to mess around on their phones, run around the facility, grab lunch at a…

WHAT MAKES A GREAT SOFTBALL PLAYER?

There are a lot of elements that go into being a great softball player. At every level, players learn that they have strengths they can maximize and opportunities for improvement. The best players learn to get the most out of their skill set. This periodic table outlines the foundational elements that go into EVERY player.…

Diamond Kinetics Player Perspective: Colin McKee

Right-handed pitcher Colin McKee has risen steadily through the Houston Astros farm system, spending the 2021 season a step away from the big leagues with the Triple-A Sugarland Skeeters. If one looks beyond the surface, they will see that McKee has had a unique path into professional baseball. Lightly recruited out of high school, McKee…

Diamond Kinetics SwingTracker: A Player’s Perspective

Written by Frank Cinicola, DK Marketing and Communications Specialist  Simply put, I was not a good player my first two years of college. The only thing more inconsistent than my playing time was my results. My confidence waned. I worked hard, but my swing was inconsistent. I would have a good game, then three bad…

Deep Dive on DK at the Highest Levels of Amateur Baseball

Diamond Kinetics technology is becoming a staple at all levels in baseball and softball with the highest levels of amateur baseball being no exception. This summer, the Diamond Kinetics SwingTracker bat sensor was used extensively to measure swings in-practice and in-game for the both USA Baseball Prospect Development Pipeline League and Appalachian League. All summer…

How We Spent Our Summer: DK 2021 Summer Recap

It’s been a busy summer for Diamond Kinetics. We’ve been in the field, literally, activating with a multitude of premier baseball and softball partners to help players, parents, coaches, and teams improve their game and have more fun playing the sport they love. We’ve been at events including the Perfect Game All-American Classic, USA Baseball…

Understanding Sticky Stuff and Spin Rate

It’s interesting that “sticky stuff” is the hot topic in baseball right now. Pitchers messing with the ball is actually an old subject. The infamous spitball. Vaseline on the hat. Nail files being flung on network TV. The fact is, the MLB banned “doctoring” the ball all the way back in 1934. Back then, pitchers…

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