Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Training

Influence of baseball training load on clinical reach tests and grip strength in collegiate baseball players.  J Athletic Training. 55(9): 1-10, 2020. Context: A baseball-specific training load may influence strength or glenohumeral range of motion, which are related to baseball injuries. Glenohumeral reach tests and...

Mechanical properties of upper torso rotation from the viewpoint of energetics during baseball pitching.  European J Sport Science.  Ahead of Print: 1-9, 2020. This study aims to examine if upper torso rotation is caused mainly by pelvis rotation during baseball pitching from the viewpoint of energetics. Twelve...

Kinematic sequence patterns in the overhead baseball pitch.  Sports Biomechanics.  Ahead of Print: 1-19, 2020. Conceptually, an efficient baseball pitch demonstrates a proximal to-distal transfer of segmental angular velocity. Such a timing pattern (or kinematic sequence) reduces stress on musculoskeletal structures...

The relationship between shoulder range of motion and elbow stress in college pitchers. J Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. Ahead of Print: 1-29, 2020. Hypothesis: College pitchers with increased external rotation gain (ERG) produce increased 5 medial elbow torque (elbow stress), while those with reduced total rotational...

Individual factors associated with baseball pitching performance: Scoping review. BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine. Ahead of Print: 1-10, 2020. Background: Ball velocity, accuracy and game statistics represent three methods used to measure pitching performance. However, individual determinants of pitching...

Analyzing MLB player’s performance based on age and experience. J Sport Economics & Management, 7(2): 78-100, 2017. Abstract: This study models player performance as a function of age, experience, and talent. The unbalanced panel includes 5,754 seasons spread among 562 batters and 4,767 seasons spread among 489...

Peak Athletic Performance and Aging: Evidence from Baseball. J Sport Sci. 27(6): 599–610, 2009. Abstract: Baseball players exhibit a pattern of improvement and decline in performance; however, differing lengths of careers and changes in rules and characteristics of the game complicate assessments of age-related...

Current Workload Recommendations in Baseball Pitchers: A Systematic Review. AM J Sport Med. 48(1): 229-241, 2020. Background: Several recommendations have been made regarding pitch counts and workload for baseball pitchers at different levels, including Little League, high school, collegiate, and professional...