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A Closer Look at Uphill Throws

A Closer Look at Uphill Throws

A Closer Look at Uphill Throws by Lennon Richards & Ryan Bench | Sep 30, 2021IntrodutionAs we’ve covered in some depth in the past, constraints, are imposed on athletes throughout training to drive mechanical adaptations. One constraint that has been theorized to...

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Kinematic Differences Between Pitch Types: PitchAI Testing

Kinematic Differences Between Pitch Types: PitchAI Testing

IntrodutionThis blog post is a follow-up to Kinematic Differences Between Pitch Types: What We Know So Far, where we discussed previous literature investigating differences in pitching mechanics between pitch types. In this project, we aimed to replicate the findings...

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Kinematic Differences Between Pitch Types: What We Know So Far

Kinematic Differences Between Pitch Types: What We Know So Far

IntrodutionA pitcher’s ability to throw multiple pitch types to deceive hitters is important for their success. As players develop and get older, the number of pitch types they throw generally increases from youth, through adolescence, and into adult baseball. The...

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Accutane (Isotretinoin) and Baseball: What’s the deal?

Accutane (Isotretinoin) and Baseball: What’s the deal?

I should preface this by stating that I am neither a medical doctor, nor a pharmacist. The majority of this information came from dialogue with friends/colleagues in those respective fields, and my own literature review on the topic. I’m not recommending for or...

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