Based on our popular book

We've built this course from our popular book "Applied Technology in Pitching"', updated it with new metrics, expanded it, and included real world video examples illustrating many ideas and concepts from the book.

The book is not required or included with the course, but you can purchase the book separately online at Amazon if you want to.

Better Understand Ball Tracking Metrics

This course is for the advanced college to pro level pitcher, batter, coach, scout and broadcaster. It refers to advanced techniques for understanding and applying the latest in Doppler radar ball tracking technology, and advanced pitching strategies. This isn’t meant to be a physics course or a research paper. The focus of this course is on real world applications using Doppler metrics for player development and scouting, not outcome results statistics.

Topics center on pitch analysis, development and design, batter and batted ball analysis, Magnus spin, Bullet spin, Seams Imbalance Laminar break, Seams Imbalance Turbulent break, sequencing, advanced strike zone analysis, and more. Many of the charts and images in this book are a few of the basic charts generated from Pitchgrader ™ software. With over 6 years of development and real world use, Pitchgrader has hundreds of charts, graphs, heatmaps, and more advanced metrics and 3D baseball analysis software that is currently used by MLB teams and top D1 college baseball teams to interpret and apply their ball tracking data.

There is a tendency for many to evaluate pitching and batting in terms of absolute measured values. This is understandable given all the absolute values the machines generate. But numbers can be deceiving if you focus only on numbers, especially a single metric, a small group of metrics, or worse, the wrong metrics. This book helps you avoid those pitfalls and helps you learn how to apply this data towards better player development, advance scouting, and amateur scouting.

Maximize your use of ball tracking data

With this course you’ll be better at interpreting and applying ball tracking data for player development or scouting.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Introduction

    • What Doppler Radar Measures in Baseball

    • What Doppler Radar Measures in Baseball Quiz

    • Understanding how Doppler radar measures spin and tilt

    • Understanding how Doppler radar measures spin and tilt Quiz

    • Applying Doppler Radar Metrics

    • Applying Doppler Radar Metrics Quiz

    • Seams Imbalance Induced Break

    • Seams Imbalance Induced Break Quiz

    • Magnus Force Break

    • Magnus Force Break Quiz

    • Pitch Shape Tilt and spin tilt.

    • Pitch Shape Tilt and spin tilt Quiz

    • Different spin tilt for 2 seam fastballs

    • Different spin tilt for 2 seam fastballs Quiz

    • Spin tilt for sliders

    • Spin Tilt Changes For Sliders Video Example

    • Spin tilt for Cutters

    • Spin Tilt Changes For Cutters Video Example

    • Spin tilt for curveballs

    • Spin Tilt Changes For Curveballs Video Example

    • Spin tilt for Changeups

    • Spin Tilt Changes For Changeups Video Example

    • Spin Tilt Changes For Changeups 2nd Example Video

    • Spin tilt for Fastball Sinkers

    • Spin Tilt Changes For Sinkers Video Example

    • Spin tilt for Fastball Runners

    • Spin Tilt Changes For Runners Video Example

    • Arm Slots and Release Height

    • Arm Slots and Release Height Quiz

    • Stride & Extension

    • Stride & Extension Quiz

    • Using Different Positions on the Pitching Rubber

    • Using Different Sides of the Pitching Rubber Video Example

    • Horizontal Approach Angle

    • Horizontal Approach Angle Quiz

    • Vertical Approach Angle

    • Vertical Approach Angle Quiz

    • Pitch Velocity Timing

    • Pitch Velocity Timing Quiz

    • Release Point Consistency

    • Release Point Consistency Quiz

Become Certified

Earn your course certificate from Pitchgrader upon completion !

Each section requires a passing grade of 70% or higher to move onto the next section. You can repeat sections and quizzes as often as you like.

You’ll be given access to your course certificate so you can print a copy for your records. We don’t publish the names of our graduates, but if contacted we will confirm upon your request.