Is Speed Enough?: A PITCHf/x Look at the Effect of Fastball Velocity and Movement


June 11, 2018

Is Speed Enough?: A PITCHf/x Look at the Effect of Fastball Velocity and Movement

Most of our writers didn’t enter the world sporting an address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we’ll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers, and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella.

What Can Hitters Actually See Out of a Pitcher’s Hand?

We’ve all seen those swings so terrible that a batter can’t help but smile. Swings like this one from Brandon Phillips last year. Phillips, of course, isn’t the only victim of this sort of thing. He’s been a league-average major-league hitter for a decade, which is a substantial accomplishment.

Disconnected Pitching Mechanics – A Good Thing?

With the proliferation of tools like the our PlyoCare balls (a daily training tool for us) and the writings of Paul Nyman’s PCR methods (Posture- Connection-Rotation), it’s also been widely accepted that a disconnected delivery is a bad thing-and the rise of “Connection Balls” can mean that great emphasis is placed on a completely “connected” delivery where the movement of the arms is equal and opposite.

10 Great Ways to Increase Your Pitching Velocity in the Weight Room

In the world of pitching, velocity has become how most pitchers are initially judged. Unfortunately, there is no single thing I could tell you to do to increase velocity, as every pitcher is structurally different. What may work for one athlete may not work for another.

Spurs, Ballogy to Track Youth Players at Academy Events

The San Antonio Spurs will soon be tracking the development of youth basketball players using testing and analytics platform Ballogy. The Spurs’ Sports Academy will offer Ballogy testing to youth players at camps, clinics, and tournaments. Participants at those events will be able to go through a variety of shooting tests and drills, with live feedback given by Ballogy-certified coaches.

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