How To Train Pitch Recognition With Applied Vision Baseball App. (Pt. 1)
Mark Brooks here with Applied Vision Baseball. In this quick tutorial, I'm going to show you break down the How To Train Pitch Recognition With Applied Vision Baseball App. (Pt. 1) video.
Below the video, you will find a rough transcript of the pitch recognition training tutorial.
If you're already a member, feel free to log in and watch the tutorial inside the Applied Vision Baseball App.
If you're not a member, you can click here to learn more about how to train your pitch recognition skills.
When you log in with your pitch recognition training credentials, your username, and login password, you are gonna see a welcome page with your own personal pitch recognition training stats and measurements.
The three circles represent your:
- Login count. (Days trained)
- Training sessions completed. (Pitch recognition drills)
- Amount of time spent training.
Pitch Recognition App Transcript
So here you're going to see your total logins, the number of sessions completed and then total time train more on that in a second.
what I really want to show you, is what I believe is going to help you to hit the ground running once you, uh, you log in and it starts with getting familiar with the sliders inside the pitch recognition training. Each slider that you see here will have its own theme.
We have, as you can see, most popular pitchers, we have specialized drills, we have a slider up for pro guys, uh, college and high school level pitchers, and then use level pitchers as you can see right here.
The idea is, well, right now what we're going to do is we're going to walk, run through a pitch recognition jewel, actually two of them, where we're going to face a big-league guy and we're going to face a top-level college prospect.
W have bud Smith here who pitched in the big leagues and then we have Dante who is also a high-level pitcher.
Once you click on the actual picture, you're going to be taken to the actual pictures profile page. Uh, so for example, we click on bud here.
The first thing that you're gonna see is they're scattering report, right? So as you can see right here, uh, but Smith, Lieutenant pitcher's six foot 180 pounds, pitched a no-hitter in the big league against the San Diego Padres.
Sneaky fast ball tops out at 91. I think what you'll find is that he sits around 88, 87, 88, likes to utilize a go-to curveball when behind an account's slider with good break.
He does have "plus slider" folks, and then a plus change really could change, but just smart hitters need to attack them early in the count becomes more effective when ahead in the count.
So as a hitter, as a, as a user in the pitch recognition training, you're going to take the scouting report and you're going to apply it to the approach that you have a while training your pitch recognition skills.
So once you're in, you're going to see another slider each with its own difficulty setting. Okay. So, uh, let me just break this down a little bit. The easy setting for pitch recognition training is the full view.
So the full view means you'll be able to see the entire release point and pitch phase through the zone before having to decide pitch type balls and strikes. So spin speed and location.
During the pitch recognition training, you'll see the whole view, uh, in the strike zone is the hard mode, which is the mode that you're gonna, That you should be training the most often, often with utilizes the occlusion method training, meaning the footage will be shut off just after release points.
So you know you have 400 milliseconds, four tenths of a second to recognize spin speed on location. The occlusion training is going to help you to identify pitch type balls and strikes as early as possible at release point out of the pitcher's hand.
So the occlusion training understand is probably the most important piece of training, pitch recognition training inside this web app.
Pitch Recognition With Applied Vision Baseball UI
So when you click on the, on the button you're going to get, you're going to be taken to the actual entry page.
Once you click to start the actual pitch recognition drill, on the right side you're going to see your, your pitch types. You're going to see Boston strikes and you're going to see a timer here at the bottom.
Most of your pitch recognition drills are going to be binary. So it's going to be either just two pitches, balls or strikes for you to, uh, decide what type of pitch.
Then as far as the timing bar, you're going to be able to set this timing on the, on the default status, it's going to be three seconds.
Then the milliseconds are going to be broken down and they're going to be put into your stats page where you can measure your performance. Uh, once you click the play button, you're going to see the strike zone. You're going to see, uh, and then you're going to be given your, your chance to, to decide on-pitch speed and location.
So I'm going to click the play button. As you can see, you see the strike zone and then boom, that was at a full view change up. I'm going to say strike. Well, I got that one incorrect.
That was actually a slider.
So as you can see, it starts as one up. You see the strike zone, boom. That looked like a slider ball. Correct? I got that. Okay. One for two. Let's do one more.
It's much easier than say the occlusion training as as as you'll be able to see, once the drill is done, after usually, each pitcher condition drill is going to have, anywhere between eight to 10 pitches and the pitch training sequence.
Once that's done, you're going to be given a option to look at your performance and option to redo the drill once more. And then the option to go back to the homepage to choose a different difficulty setting or an entirely different picture.
So let's run through a couple more. Let's see, another strike in the zone. As you can see, we'll do one more here. I think this is the second to the last pitch and the pitching sequence that looked like maybe a slider strike. Got that correct.
And this is the last one in this sequence. Let's see if we can finish strong look like a fastball out of the zone.
Got it. Right. Good. Okay. All right. So, as you can see now you have your, your three sections where you can choose a new drill, repeat pitch sequence and then do it a pitch by pitch breakdown of the pictures that you got wrong, the pictures that you've got rice. I as you can see the ones that I got wrong, as the slider strike, uh, it was actually slatted ball curve, ball strike, slider strike, change up, strike.
The actual correct answer was Slatter strike. You can use this to kind of, to kind of check what your performance was like and kind of go back and, and figure out what adjustments you need to make based off the pitch type based off the pitch sequence, uh, or whether or not you were struggling with balls or strikes or, or pitch types.
What we're going to do now is we're going to go back to the members area and then we're going to, we're going to choose a different difficulty with bud Smith.
We're going to try the occlusion method, which again is where you're going to be doing most of your benefits or you're going to get most of your benefits within your pitch recognition training in the applied visions baseball app. Now, we can click on Bud Smith on "hard difficulty".
Now we're going to get the occlusion training, so you're going to see what that looks like. It's going to be, the screen is going to shut off frame by frame, usually between four to five frames right after release point.
Boom. So that looked like a fastball or a curveball, ball. Got that one correct. Let's do another one. Boom.
Nope, like a curveball up in the zone is probably going to start as a strike. Yeah, there we go. And as a strike rather. Let's do another one here. Boom. Ooh, that looks like a change of strike. Yes. Got that one right. I saw that one out of the hands.
All right, let's try another one. Okay. They'll look like a change-up again maybe down in the zone. Yep. Get that one. Let's do one more.
Boom. Fastball. Straight up in the zone. Good. So that's, that's what the occlusion method looks like. Being able to recognize spin speed and location as soon as possible, as early as possible. It's going to help you to develop superior pitch recognition, which is what this is all about. So let's now jump on over back to the member's area and we're going to choose a different pitcher.
Facing Dante - Pitch Recognition App
We're going to choose, let's see. Let's, we're going to start off with Dante. Let's jump on over to "Dante" power, righty. Explosive fastball. Uh, we're going to go just straight into the hard mode.
He has a "max effort power fastball about 88 to 92. Throws a hard slider and a hard curveball. Likes to mix it up with fastball up in the zone and a curveball in the dirt. So let's just dive into hard mode occlusion training. Let's run through a quick pitch recognition sequence with him.
So as you can see, yeah, the strike zone, boom. That's a fastball in the zone. Let's try another one.
All right. That was a fastball down. You know, I'm going to say strike the last one right here. Let's see.
Ooh, that was a curveball in the zone. Yes. Got that one. Correct. So that's what Dante looks like. In the next video I'm going to show you how to dive into specialty sections with your, with your pitch recognition skills. for now, uh, I really just wanted you to get familiar with what it feels like standing in on a pitcher who's competed at a high-level.
So you're going to get a feel for what a, what a plus plus fast ball looks like. A sneaky slider in a big-league curveball looks like a with both bud and Dante. So these are the two pictures that are, I actually suggest you start off with first.
So in the next video, I'm going to show you how to dive into the special teach sections within your pitch recognition training with the, uh, with the soft first heart focus, the pitch path prediction, and the post-up journals.
How To Train Pitch Recognition With Applied Vision Baseball App. (Pt. 1) Outro
Uh, before we go, one thing I want you to be aware of is that you're going to get the most experience and the quickest results by mastering the occlusion training, which is what we did, uh, with Dante and what we did in the second pitch recognition training with bud Smith.
Then the other thing that I really want you to be aware of is the posts up in the pitch path prediction.
Pitch recognition journals are very, very important. It's going to help emphasize the uh, aggressive up in the zone mindset, uh, approach to hitting, which is, you know, really going to help you with it with the attacking mistake pitches left up in the zone.
The better you get at posting up, look for something up in the zone, the higher your hard-hit contact percentage will be.
Contact percentage is going to be a, but we'll touch on that in the next video. For now.
Go ahead and get started with your pitch recognition training drill. Start with a full view for bud Smith. Then dive into the hard level occlusion training jewels, and I will see you in the next video.