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“I think what comes about from weighted balls is improved arm action. For a lot of guys that means shortened arm action and more efficient which I think leads to the velocity gains that some of these guys get from the program.”
“Originally, when I came up with the idea for this analysis, I was strictly focused on where hitters were losing home runs in 2018 compared to 2017, and all four years of Statcast data. After I began looking at the data, I realized this was going to encompass far more than just home runs, but more of a comprehensive look at the variance of batted ball performance, and its impact on individuals’ production.”