Pitch Design by Matt Ventricelli
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“With the Rapsodo hooked up to an iPad and then to a big-screen television right next to the mound, the workflow was efficient. Throw it. Was it? No. Throw it? Ok, I did it. What did I feel? How can I repeat that. The Rapsodo just takes out all of the subjective questions and makes you objectively accountable to get the pitch to do what you want it to do. I had many instances where I was like, ‘That one was nasty, that’s it,’ and then the machine comes back and is like, ‘No, that’s 30 percent. That’s not a good pitch.”
Former 1st rounder Casey Weathers
“Anytime I can cross the two over and use the scientific method to improve myself as a baseball player, I try to do just that,” Bauer said. “I think it’s one of the reasons that I’ve made it to the point that I’m at now. I don’t think I would have had any chance of getting here just purely based on athleticism if I didn’t have that process. I wouldn’t be anywhere close to where I am.”
Cincinattie Reds Pitcher Trevor Bauer on Pitch Design
With the help of high-speed Edgertronic cameras at Driveline, Bauer was able to see in fine detail how he released the ball out of his hand. He altered the grip of the pitch so that when his last finger to make contact with the ball released, his middle finger, it would slip and rotate the ball laterally.
University of Massachusetts Amherst 2015
Isenberg School of Management
Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management
MLB Player Development
Arizona Diamondbacks (2015-2016)
Toronto Blue Jays (2017)
Tampa Bay Rays (2018)
New York Yankees (2019)