Features & Facts
The key to effectively improving your pitch is in the accuracy of the data
Yakkertech uses vision imaging technology to provide uncompromising ball kinematics for the purpose of analysis and iterative performance enhancement for pitchers.
Unlike most systems that employ radar technology, the Yakkertech device applies the only methodology capable of direct measurement of spin rate and spin axis. With the use of vision imaging technology, the actual movements of the baseball seams are identified, which allows for a very accurate calculation of the spin rate/axis.
Produced by long-time veterans in the sports imaging business, known for unprecedented work with golf ball kinematics, the Yakkertech team delivers a state of the art system that delivers real-time data to enable reactive training, operating within low margins of error.
Features & Facts
Speed of throw out of the pitcher’s hand. Yakkertech technology also provides velocity at the plate.
Horizontal and Induced Vertical break:
numbers (measured in inches): these numbers are displayed next to the velocity, horizontal being labeled first. This is telling you how much each pitch is moving side to side and how much it dropped at the plate.
(measured in RPM’s): how fast the ball is spinning
How much possible late life is on that pitch for that certain velocity and spin axis
- You want every pitch except for a slider to be between 85-100%. A slider has the most gyro spin of any pitch, meaning it is spiraling dead straight more than any other pitch
- Efficiency: measures how the axis is correlated with the spin rate. The lower the percentage, the more the pitch is moving in a straight path, and not taking advantage of the spin rate. For example, two fastballs both with similar velocity and spin rate of 2400. Fastball #1 has a tilted axis causing movement, and thus taking full advantage of the high spin rate, would show 85-100%. Fastball #2 has a slight tilt of axis and a high degree of gyrospin. This scenario might show 40%, which means less movement of the ball and not taking advantage of the spin rate.
going to be between -180°and 180°. A slider will be the closest to -180°and 180° of any pitch. Axis refers to the direction of the spin:
The ball rotates on three planes— X, Y and Z. Gyrospin is the amount of spin in the “Y” direction. With the exception of the slider, you want this number to be very low.
There is no other product on the market that can better help you improve the movement of a pitch or to add a pitch to your arsenal.