Why MLB Hitters Are Suddenly Obsessed With Launch Angles

 

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June 7, 2017

Why MLB hitters are suddenly obsessed with launch angles

One day several years ago, as Chase Headley was still trying to establish himself as the San Diego Padres’ everyday third baseman, Padres management passed around a sheet of paper full of facts and figures on how its spacious ballpark, Petco Park, played for hitters.

Motus Global Is Gold Standard In Biomechanics Analysis | BaseballAmerica.com

Long gone are the days of an athlete’s offseason consisting of occasional weight room workouts, light conditioning and plenty of time on the couch. Today’s players have an insatiable appetite to get ahead of the competition, and at the most basic level that means getting the most out of your ability while keeping yourself healthy – especially with pitchers.

Stanford, Kansas State Football Teams Sign Up To Use GoRout Wearables

GoRout, which provides small, wearable screens that enable coaches to wirelessly send plays and information to players on the practice field, says it has signed deals with both Kansas State and Stanford, and that it hopes to add several more schools in the next two weeks.

San Francisco 49ers Among Lead Investors In Kenzen Health Wearables

Kenzen, a health analytics company, announced Monday that it has raised $5 million in strategic investment for development, support and marketing of its ECHO Smart Patch wearable technology. Kenzen’s investors include Digitalis, Flex (formerly Flextronics), the San Francisco 49ers, Hickory Ventures, Gaingels, and the Women’s Capital Connection.

How The NBA Welcomes Doing Business With Tech Companies Big And Small

NBA commissioner Adam Silver spoke Thursday before Game 1 of the NBA Finals from Oracle Arena, which is home to one of the most tech-minded teams in the Golden State Warriors. The league knows the area well, given its many partnerships with leading tech companies that have their headquarters nearby in Silicon Valley.

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