Archives for February 2018

Data is Changing Pitcher Evaluations… Pitch Development and Design – Part 4

By Robbie Aviles (RHP Cleveland Indians, Pitching Lab Coach)
By Bahram Shirazi (BSEE, MBA, Co-Owner RPP)

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This is Part 4 of the Series on data analytics and pitching (click here for Part 3, Part 2 and Part1).

Tomorrow’s elite pitchers have to learn the implications of data analysis and put it to their advantage.  Advancements in technology have brought data to the doorsteps of commercial baseball facilities and the future will be never be the same (what!?). [Read more…]

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The Art of Training In-Season

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CSCS, CPT, NASM, FMS)

At this time of the year, after a full off-season of strength training, upcoming tryouts and practices, erratic throwing schedules, sitting on the bench in a kyphotic posture, waiting to get your reps on the mound are a few of the variables that can wreak havoc on an athlete’s body and more importantly his arm. [Read more…]

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Testing and Training the Complete Pitcher… Where do You Fall? Part1

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CSCS, CPT, NASM, FMS)

Different types of race cars produce speed in different ways. They also switch gears in different ways to reach top speed.  Well, so do pitchers. In this 3 Part series, we’ll take a look at some of what I believe to be six of the biggest topics when determining and/or training a pitcher’s athleticism. [Read more…]

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Data is Changing Pitcher Evaluations… Total Spin vs. True Spin (simplified) – Part 3

By Robbie Aviles (RHP Cleveland Indians, Pitching Lab Coach)
Bahram Shirazi (BSEE, MBA, Co-Owner RPP)

Today in Part 3, we’re going to cover the topic of Total Spin vs. True Spin.  At the tail end of Part 2 (click here), we briefly reviewed how all spin is not alike, as some spin works for you to create movement and some spin doesn’t do anything at all.  At any given moment, a baseball is likely spinning along all 3 axes at the same time.  We’re talking a little bit of:

  1. Left or right,
  2. Backspin or topspin, and
  3. Spinning around in one, or the other, direction (like a football spiral spin).

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