Category: Baseball and Softball Science

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 games and develop players –…

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 at, is the weight room…

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 what each metric is, why…

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 of Pro Swing Rx in Anaheim,…

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 “Compare Swings” section…

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. Described by some as the…

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 .382/.496/.702 with 13 home runs…

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 hit .279/.345/.512 with 22 home…

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