Overview

This mini-course—free with a Plus membership—is broken up into four sections: pitch design set-up, pitch design process, spin rate, and pitch shape changes, as well as reading a break plot.

  • Take a look into how we progress from one pitch iteration to another, along with a step by step process that coaches can use as a guide

  • Learn common pitch type adjustments we see in-gym and how those same pitches look on high speed video

  • Cover the basics of how to read a pitching break plot using a Rapsodo

Practical Basics

  • Pitch design

    Making changes to pitches is hard. See how spin axis influences your pitches and how to adjust them.

  • Camera set up

    Discover the optimal camera setup for pitch design—and why you should use one.

  • Spin Rate

    Learn how to increase your slider's spin rate and increase depth on your curveball.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Pitch Design Setup

    • Setting Up Your Target For Pitch Design - (03:19)

    • Edgertronic for Pitch Design - (09:56)

    • Pitch Design Setup with an iPhone - (03:54)

  • 2

    Pitch Design Process

    • Introduction to Pitch Design - (11:25)

    • Step by Step Process of Pitch Design - (16:27)

    • Pitch Design Progression - (09:58)

    • Selecting an Off-Speed Pitch - (05:45)

    • Grip Classification & Documentation - (07:41)

  • 3

    Practical Pitch Design and Pitch Shape Changes

    • Why Knowing a Fastball Spinrate is Important (Trainer Perspective) - (02:39)

    • Comparing 2 & 4 seam Fastballs - (01:46)

    • Fastball Spin Axis & Movement - (02:09)

    • Fastball Adjustments: Changing a Cut Fastball - (03:03)

    • Fastballs Quiz

    • An Edgertronic Look at Slider Variations - (03:55)

    • Increasing Slider Spin Rate - (04:33)

    • Slider Adjustments: Killing Vertical Break - (03:57)

    • Sliders Quiz

    • Edgertronic look at bad Curveballs vs Good - (02:33)

    • Curveball Adjustments: Creating More Depth - (02:37)

    • Curveballs Quiz

    • Spin Axis Effects On Changeups - (04:33)

    • Changeup Adjustments: Creating More Depth - (02:26)

    • Changeups Quiz

  • 4

    Break Plots and Rapsodo Reports

    • Reading a Rapsodo Report - (06:11)

    • How to Read a Rapsodo Report: Fastballs - (05:26)

    • How to Read a Rapsodo Report: Sliders - (03:48)

    • How to Read a Rapsodo Report: Curveballs - (03:26)

    • How to Read a Rapsodo Report: Changeups - (03:58)

    • Reading a Rapsodo Report Quiz