In the recent Los Angeles Times article titled, "It’s sustainable’: How exacting preparation made Angels’ Shohei Ohtani a unanimous MVP," writer Jack Harris mentions how 2021 AL MVP, Shohei Ohtani, utilized Pocket Radar technology to help build durability between each pitching start.
Here is a soundbite from the article:
In between each pitching start, Ohtani replaced traditional side sessions in the bullpen with regimented drill work, such as weighted-ball exercises in the outfield while Mizuhara monitored his exertion with the help of a pocket radar gun and digital readings from a small black band Ohtani wore around his elbow.
“He self-regulated himself really, really well,” pitching coach Matt Wise said. “Everyone’s like, ‘No one has ever done this before.’ But the way he handled it allowed him to do what he did.”
Check out the entire article here: ‘It’s sustainable’: How exacting preparation made Angels’ Shohei Ohtani a unanimous MVP
Below is an additional soundbite from a recent Baseball America article titled, "Pocket Radar, A Key Recovery And Training Tool," by Tim Newcomb.
That baseline of data stretches beyond just rehab. It can help in injury prevention, such as when a pitcher sees velocity drop without pain, alerting coaches to a potential fatigue issue. The device can also ensure a structured warmup routine, such as how Los Angeles pitcher Shohei Ohtani uses the device during every warmup to ensure he is hitting the correct level of exertion.
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