Baseball has taken steps towards incorporating technology into the game, like the Rapsodo. The Rapsodo provides instant feedback including: velocity, spin rate, pitch break, spin efficiency and more. This is why we have taken the initiative to incorporate this technology into our training. Bullpens are thrown using the Rapsodo to allow your athlete and our coaches to engage in collaborative improvement, thus maximizing your athlete’s potential. From there, our coaches are able to provide feedback on pitch design, release angles and more. You can use this data later to study on your own or send to scouts by creating a profile in our database. Call to schedule your bullpen today!
Definitions provided by Rapsodo
How fast a pitch is traveling during flight, measured in miles per hour (MPH).
The rate at which the ball spins during flight, measured in rotations per minute (RPM). There is a stronger correlation between spin rate and swinging-strike percentage than between velocity and swinging-strike percentage.
The spin directly impacting the movement of a pitch. Also known as "useful spin," it is perpendicular to the direction the ball is traveling, deflecting the otherwise straight horizontal and vertical path of the ball.
The percentage of spin directly impacting the movement of a pitch. Spin efficiency is the ratio of true spin to total spin.
The tilt or angle of the baseball from the release point, measured in degrees, created by the Magnus effect. The Magnus Effect is created by the air pressure surrounding the spinning baseball on its path to home plate.
How much a ball has moved when it crosses the strike zone compared to what its position would have been without spin. Break is measured horizontally and vertically in inches.
The height of the ball at the point of release.
The vertical angle at which the ball was released out of the hand.
The distance away from the center of the rubber from the left (-) to the right (+).
The horizontal angle the ball was released out of the hand from the left (-) or the right (+).