January is National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month. The Winter season has arrived. Of course, it is important to take precaution when you’re participating in any type of Winter sport; such as skiing, skating and sledding. […]
Since each baseball team has an Analytics Team, we’re seeing Baseball Statcast as a tool. When MLB introduced the Statcast in 2015 as a state of the art technology, teams, scouts and players have paid attention. Baseball Statcast In the first place, a Statcast provides accurate information about a team's player, speed, movement and ability. As the players use this tool, they are using the data to make the mechanics of hitting better. Because the home run has been on the rise, are the changes brought by Statcast impacting how players swing the bat. Visit my MLB Home runs continue [...]
As home runs continue to increase, there have been more strikeouts in the MLB. Why are players hitting more home runs this year? MLB Home Runs Continue to Increase Of course, we all like to see a home run as long as it is the team we're rooting for. Since everyone remembers the records set by Mark McGwire (70 in 1998), Barry Bonds (73 in 2001), and Sammy Sosa (66 in 1998), we are now seeing home runs are being hit at a high rate. So, back in the late 90's and early 2000's, this was a big time in the [...]
There is nothing more important than the health of a team. In Major League Baseball, it is extremely challenging to build depth. This is especially true with slotted spending in the draft and in Latin America. Thus, it is hard to find anything more than a replacement-level player or worse to fill in for an injured player, the 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers notwithstanding. Tommy John Last year, according to Jeff Zimmerman of The Hardball Times more days were lost to the Disabled List (DL) than at any other time since he began collecting data in 2002. Last year, pitchers lost [...]
One of the things we do at Sportavida is use physiologically relevant measures to detect stress and fatigue. By making measurements that matter a baseball player may be able to avoid overuse problems including going on the disabled list (DL).
Sportavida uses saliva testing to open the door to relevant and actionable physiological monitoring. Using our approach, you can protect your athletes from issues that arise from overtraining or playing too much. Over time, Sportavida enables true performance optimization.