Travel Teams: Using SwingTracker To Enhance Player Development

PITTSBURGH – Player Development is a huge part of every travel team’s dilemma. You want to win games, but do you sacrifice the development of some of your players in order to get the on-field results you want. Two Pittsburgh-based travel teams have found a way to do both – win…

Metrics With Monte: Max Acceleration (VIDEO)

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson Baseball Head Coach Monte Lee gives insight into how weight training & drill work can help improve a player’s Max Acceleration. Coach Lee also tells us how weighted bat training factors into evaluating Max Acceleration for his Tiger program. “With Max Acceleration I like to look…

SwingTracker Metric Analysis: Hand Cast Distance

PITTSBURGH – Our ‘SwingTracker Metric Analysis’ Series featuring Diamond Kinetics co-founder and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Buddy Clark and former University of Cincinnati and Lincoln Memorial University catcher Russell Clark continues with a look at Hand Cast Distance. Throughout this series we will tell you…

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,…

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…