Sharpening the EDGE: Moving EDGE into TRAQ

Sharpening the EDGE: Moving EDGE into TRAQ What is EDGE? In September of 2019, Driveline Baseball launched an analytics platform called EDGE. The idea behind EDGE was to take our most frequently used internal web-tools and provide them to coaches, players, and analysts publicly at an affordable price.  EDGE began with a series of web-tools…

Caught Looking: Articles of the Week – July 30

Caught Looking: Articles of the Week – July 30 Here are three studies the R&D department at Driveline read this week: Neuromuscular Fatigue in Pitchers Across a Collegiate Baseball Season Understanding fatigue can help us better manipulate workload/training economy throughout a season or training program to maximize performance and athlete health. Stone et al. recently…

Why Driveline got a Biodex

Why Driveline got a Biodex If this is the first time seeing this video, it probably leaves you with a handful of unanswered questions: What is this machine? How did you discover it? What are you going to do with it? In this blog, we will answer those questions one at a time. What is…

Hitter Spotlight: Aaron Takacs

Hitter Spotlight: Aaron Takacs After graduating from Montreat College, where he slashed .314/.437/.455 en route to capping off an impressive 4-year collegiate campaign , Aaron Takacs invested in himself and made the cross country trip from his hometown of Oviedo, FL, to Driveline Baseball in Seattle, WA.  “I found out about Driveline mostly through social…

How to Throw a Cutter

How to Throw a Cutter Welcome to Part 6 of our “How to Throw” series! In our final segment, we will conclude with a discussion and analysis of cutters. Overview of a Cutter A cutter—also known as a “cut-fastball”—is a pitch that is thrown at a high velocity and moves with sharp, horizontal movement, or…

How to Throw a Slider

How to Throw a Slider Welcome to Part 5 of our “How to Throw” series: How to Throw a Slider. In this segment, we are going to cover sliders, the breaking ball best known as one of the nastiest (and most valuable) pitches in baseball. We’ll analyze why sliders move so effectively and detail different…

How to Throw a Curveball

How to Throw a Curveball Welcome to Part 4 of our “How to Throw” series. In this post, we’ll be discussing curveballs, one of the most popular breaking pitches. The following information will serve as a guide and provide details helping you to create a quality curveball of your own. Overview of a Curveball A…