Rapsodo Baseball Podcast

Rapsodo Baseball Podcast

Seth and BP take you behind the scenes at Rapsodo and welcome guests from across the baseball world, including MLB players, coaches, and influencers to talk all things baseball, data, and life.... Show More

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February 24, 2021 55 min

Deven Morgan is the Director of Youth Baseball at Driveline, where he helped create the company's Youth Development certification and, this year, launched the Driveline Academy. In this episode, Deven joins Seth and BP to talk about how Driveline is trying to change the youth baseball landscape by focusing on skills that scale.

Links:
Deven on Twitter 
Driveline Youth Development Certification
Driveline Academy


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Carlos Collazo is a national writer for Baseball America who covers recruiting, prospects, and the MLB Draft. He joined Seth and BP to talk about the short and long term impacts of COVID on scouting and how data and video can help players and clubs.

Links:
Baseball America
2021 Top 100
Rapsodo National Player Database
Carlos on Twitter

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John Lampros is a hitting instructor and the owner of Two-Five Baseball in California. In this episode of the Rapsodo Baseball Podcast, he joins Seth and BP to talk about his data-driven approach to training hitters, when and how to incorporate data into younger players' training, and ways to keep players competitive in the cage.

Links:
Two-Five Baseball
John Lampros on Twitter

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In our first episode of 2021, Eric Minshall joins Seth and BP to talk about helping pitchers achieve their potential at his training facility, The Cincinnati Throwing Club. Eric walks us through his a coaching journey that ranges from the high school level to the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

They also discuss Cincinnati Throwing Club being a Rapsodo Certified Facility and the ways RapScore can open doors for players.

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Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Mitch Keller joins the podcast to talk about his development as a pitcher, including how he accidentally developed a slider and how data has changed his approach to offseason training.

Also, our own Dillon Saffle discusses Rapsodo Pro Staff and asks Mitch about the 2020 MLB season.

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December 16, 2020 40 min

Most people associate Rapsodo with pitching, but in this episode, MLB infielder Eric Sogard joins Seth and BP to talk about how he incorporates data into his training as a hitter. They talk about his approach in the cage, training with velocity, and how his college days at Arizona State molded him into the player and person he is today.

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For our 20th episode, we welcome our first Cy Young winner to the Rapsodo Baseball Podcast!

Trevor Bauer joins Seth and BP to talk about being a pioneer of pitch design, how his (then) unconventional training methods caused friction with coaches and teammates in high school, and the ways he's working to share what he's learned with players at all levels.

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Rapsodo Certified: https://certified.rapsodo.com/
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Former MLB catcher Rafael Lopez extended his baseball career by embracing data. Now, he's helping others do the same as a member of the Rapsodo team. Then the guys share some great Black Friday discounts in the RapUp.

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November 4, 2020 48 min

Deck McGuire joins Seth and BP to talk about how technology has changed the way he trains, break down a wild World Series, and how much fun it is to listen to mic'd up players.

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Most people view technology through the lens of performance, but in this episode Tyler White of Gestalt Performance joins Seth and BP to discuss the role Rapsodo can play in injury prevention and rehabilitation. 

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October 6, 2020 34 min

Seth and BP talk about the challenges of recruiting and scouting in 2020, how technology has helped players get seen, and how the combination of video and data will continue to create opportunities for players and scouts alike.

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September 22, 2020 48 min

Seth and BP go deep on movement profiles and how understanding them can help pitchers develop the most unique and effective arsenal possible. Throughout the discussion you'll hear from professional pitchers and coaches including Dan Straily, Eric Jagers, and Hunter Greene. 

Then stick around for the Rap Up to learn how you can save $125 on Rapsodo Certification courses.

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Chris Fetter talks to Seth and BP about how he helps Michigan pitchers reach their full potential, what he looks for in the recruiting process, and his emotional ties to Ann Arbor.

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In this data deep dive, Mississippi State University pitching coach Josh Johnson chats with Seth and BP about developing pitchers and the qualities he looks for during the recruiting process.

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Cincinnati Reds prospect Hunter Greene joins Seth and BP to talk about growing up in the Compton Youth Academy, throwing 102 mph in high school, becoming the #2 overall pick in 2017, and how he's using technology to improve his game.

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Ari Kaplan has been a pivotal part of baseball's data and analytics revolution. He joined Seth and BP to talk about projections for the 2020 season, building the Cubs analytics department, and helping big league clubs evolve over his 30 year career.

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Seth and BP chat about this year's MLB Draft, how technology is changing the scouting process, and how to get on Rapsodo's National Player Database. 

Seth interviews Mississippi State's pair of first round picks - Justin Foscue and Jordan Westburg.

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Rob Friedman joins Seth and BP to talk about using his Pitching Ninja platform to grow the game, and developing FlatGround to showcase as many pitchers as possible.

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June 20, 2020 33 min

In this special Father's Day episode of The Rapsodo Baseball Podcast, Seth and BP welcome their favorite guests yet - their dads!

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Texas Rangers hitting coach Callix Crabbe joins Seth and BP to chat about hitting, coaching, and how he uses technology to train players at all levels. Then Tyler Daily from True Sports talks bat fitting in the Rap Up.

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