And on the horizon, because of a collaborative with Edgertronic, Pocket Radar will have its motion-triggering capabilities and embedded velocity available with Edgertronic’s ultra-slow-motion capture video. Currently, Edgertronic cameras must be manned. With Pocket Radar’s tech, they will recognize movement, capture an 8-second clip, cut it, and drop it onto a user's phone, and then do it again for an entire bullpen or round of batting practice. It's pricey, but one person could run the workout.
Ponce de Leon bought $500 of gear from Driveline this winter and will be using that when he throws side sessions. The tech, as he proved, only is as beneficial as the user's determination. But is is possible for a player to work on his own — with a whole team watching from afar and benefiting later.
“There are these powerful new ways to train by themselves that will take them further than they ever imagined they could go in a few weeks, or a few months,” Goody, of Pocket Radar, said. “What we’re working on fast for the vast majority is they want a solution. When this lockdown is over, how can I come out the other side being a better pitcher or a better hitter? How do they stay in shape? (Could) come out of this ready to walk out on the field, maybe.”