In the world of velocity, spin rate, and launch angle - knowing HOW you move is just as important as knowing what pitch to throw next. Biomechanics has become an integral component in every major league baseball organization, and helps baseball players achieve peak performance and health. 

ProPlayAI is excited to announce partnerships with two of North America’s leading scouting and player development companies, Prep Baseball Report (PBR) and Driveline Baseball Enterprises. In the inaugural partnerships, ProPlayAI will be delivering lab-accurate biomechanics data for purposes of player assessments and in-game analysis, all from a single video camera.

ProPlayAI’s biomechanics platform for baseball pitchers, PitchAI, is powered by computer vision algorithms that extract 3D skeletal data from a single 2D video camera such as an iPhone. The platform provides full-body kinematics to analyze lead-knee dynamics, torso and pelvic motion, arm motion, and aspects of the kinetic chain and pitch efficiency. 

(Tyler Deleskiewicz - PBR ProCase - Midwest)

 

“We used to need a full biomechanics lab, or complex multi-camera systems to deliver these types of reports in the past, but with PitchAI - one camera is all we need to deliver an accurate biomechanics assessment to identify deficiencies, strengths, and areas for development in these top prospects” says ProPlayAI’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Michael Sonne. “Working with PBR and Driveline Baseball has really helped us understand how to use biomechanics assessments in the player development process - both in practice, bullpens, and games”. 

"ProPlayAI is a groundbreaking technology that will provide pitchers immediate, actionable feedback that will help them learn about how their body moves, become more efficient in their sequencing and, ultimately, help prevent injuries," said Prep Baseball Report President Sean Duncan. "We couldn't be more excited to be partnering with ProPlayAI so we, along with Driveline, can provide this amazing product to the masses."