Dan w/Driveline - "While this is seemingly powerful surface-level evidence suggesting that poor sequencing habits are largely to blame for bad outcomes on the mound, we argue that these numbers lack the essential context for reaching any definitive conclusions about the predictive nature of EV sequencing." Before the 1st pitch was thrown of the 2017 … Continue reading Effective Velocity isn’t Effective Driveline Critique – Part 4 Ev Pitch Sequencing
Dan w/Driveline – Results: "It is unlikely that pitchers benefit from throwing to a specific location to add velocity onto their FB" More Evidence Proving Hitters’ Attention & EvMPH Dan w/Driveline made the claim that it is ‘unlikely’ that pitchers benefit from throwing to a specific location with FB to gain an advantage. Let’s look … Continue reading Effective Velocity isn’t Effective – Driveline Critique part 3
The Great and Powerful Oz has Spoken - Effective Velocity Pitch Sequencing is of No Value Time to Pull Back the Curtain Part 1 Driveline ‘Scientific’ Study In a recent blog article, Driveline Baseball did a “study”, at least their version of a study, of … Continue reading Effective Velocity is Apparently Not ‘Effective’ – Driveline’s ‘Study’ of Ev
Brad Pitt played the character of Joe Black or ‘Death’ in the movie ‘Meet Joe Black’. Pretty ironic that Death himself was being informed by the greasy villain, that death and taxes were the only certainties in this world. While trying to eliminate your death and/or taxes sounds like a really good idea on the surface, it is only a matter of time before we have to make the ugly realization that they are both still coming for us all. For the past several years, very few articles done about MLB hitters fail to include the term ‘Launch Angle’ nor misses the opportunity of adding the famous line “just say no to groundballs.” Baseball hitters (and softball) have another certainty. Despite all the technology, the fancy terms, the tee shirts and the pleas of top superstar hitters telling everyone to ‘just say no’…………..groundballs are inevitable.
Timing is Everything “Hitting is about timing and pitching is about upsetting timing”, a famous quote by Warren Spahn, Hall of Fame pitcher. Well, Effective Velocity (Ev) is about ‘Understanding’ timing. The same speed pitch located in different parts of the zone has different reaction times for hitters. This 'not-so-simple' concept is the beginning of … Continue reading Practicing Timing – The Most Misunderstood Element of Hitting
Occam’s Razor (Ockam alternate spelling) In ‘Science’, there is a concept to help researchers find the best path in reaching a solution to a query. More of a guideline rather than a hard and fast rule, Occam’s Razor is a concept that advises researchers to start their search with the simplest solution. With this latest … Continue reading The Homerun Surge of 2017 & The Hangin’ Fastball
Click to see the Carlos Pena Perry Husband Interview on MLB Central Recently, I was interviewed on MLB Central regarding my work with Carlos Pena during the 2009 season. There was no time to cover all that we had hoped to talk about, so over the next few weeks, I will be telling 'the rest of … Continue reading Carlos Pena Chronicles – The Meeting