June 8, 2019

     Spin Rate has received a lot of buzz lately in the baseball world. It plays a huge role in how pitches move. What do we know as of now? Naturally, gravity pulls a pitch down as it travels towards home plate. The spin rate helps to either defy or help this gravitat...

January 1, 2019

Step 1: Creating a Baseline  

First, we need to know where a player is currently at with his arsenal. Start by recording all pitches using Rapsodo and Edgertronic during 1-2 short bullpens at the beginning of the process. After completing this, you should be a...

December 11, 2018

This blog post is a follow up to Cory Popham's previous blog on Development of a Pitch Pairing. You can also check out more from Cory at his blog Pitching Performance.

Had a couple coaches reach out regarding how we go about creating pitch trails for our pitchers.  Stil...

December 6, 2018

This is a follow up post about how we were able to use the technology available to us at Post baseball to help develop a new pitch pairing. In the video below, we have a sophomore pitcher throwing a fastball and curveball at the start of the fall that I posted in an ea...

December 3, 2018

Fellow Wholestaffers,

I know it has been a while since there has been a blog post but I didn't want you guys to miss out on some new ways to develop and learn.

Jaeger Sports

Alan Jaeger has just recently released his Complete Competitor Package. Here is what the Complete...

February 4, 2018

Born and raised in sunny, southern California, you might wonder why I feel a need to write an article about a throwing program for inclement weather. Well, the truth be told is that this question has come up a great deal in the past few years. Coaches and players are b...

January 25, 2018

Long Toss Demonstration

Why arms regressed when “rehab” programs became the protocol for healthy arms

“Despite the value of the golden age of orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, rehabilitation programs and strength and conditioning coaches, as an industry, since 19...

January 23, 2018

Introduction

The Swing follows the mind, not the other way around

Hitting is not just about physical mechanics. Though, mechanics are important in the grand scheme of things, the support of a players mind, or lack thereof, is what ultimately dictates a hitters success.

Wh...

January 11, 2018

“Our BP pitcher would tell us that a change-up was coming and he would still dominate us” Jim Vatcher, former major league outfielder.

When was the last time you heard a hitter say, “I can’t wait to hit this guys change-up”. Possibly never. The truth is hitters love fas...

January 10, 2018

After years of coaching I have begun to try and answer the question of who ‘somebody’ is.  I think if we can clarify who ‘somebody’ actual is, it would make us a better coach.

            I hear the word ‘somebody’ quite often when involved in coaching.  In baseball, I...

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