Effective Velocity isn’t Effective – Driveline Critique part 3

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

Effective Velocity isn’t Effective – Driveline Critique of Ev Part 2

Is Hitters' Attention Real? I think Driveline Says No.......... What Say You? I think Kyle is saying that he doesn’t believe in Hitters’ Attention.  Let’s dive into the data and find out what the MLB data says.  But first, let’s dive into Driveline’s data and see what their hitters’ contact points can tell us. Above … Continue reading Effective Velocity isn’t Effective – Driveline Critique of Ev Part 2

Effective Velocity is Apparently Not ‘Effective’ – Driveline’s ‘Study’ of Ev

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

Underload/Overload Training for Timing

  3 Bat Weights - Underload Overload Training Increases Bat Speed In 2001, I released the Hitting Is A Guess Video with Jay Bell, 2 time All Star shortstop and former ‘roomy’ in the Twin’s organization.  In this video, we introduced the concept of using overload and underload training with hitters, as well as using … Continue reading Underload/Overload Training for Timing

Practicing Timing – The Most Misunderstood Element of Hitting

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