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Rapsodo Baseball Podcast
Seth Daniels & Brian Page
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.
Sep 22, 2021
Florida Gators Assistant David Kopp Talks Player Development
David Kopp is in his first year on the University of Florida coaching staff. Previously he was the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Florida Atlantic. In this episode of the Rapsodo Baseball Podcast, David talks to Seth and BP about how he uses data to maximize player development.
Sep 10, 2021
Replay: Miles Mikolas on Building an Arsenal and Hitting Spots
Seth and BP discuss Rapsodo Team Memberships then throw it back to our 2020 interview with St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Miles Mikolas. In this interview Miles talks about how he built and refined the arsenal that made him a successful MLB starter after spending time in the bullpen and playing in Japan.
Aug 19, 2021
Rapsodo Hitting OG Rick Strickland
Few hitting instructors understand data and analytics like Rick Strickland. In this episode, Rick talks about his career in the game, how golf launch monitors changed the way he trained baseball players, and how he uses Rapsodo to help hitters make it to the next level.
Aug 4, 2021
Kevin Poppe of Dynamic Sports Training
Kevin Poppe is the owner of Dynamic Sports Training (DST) in Houston, Texas. In this episode, Kevin sits down with Seth and BP to talk about what it's like to see his athletes get drafted, how certain players used the pandemic as an opportunity to improve at their craft, and the impact of foreign substances on baseball.
Jul 21, 2021
Kevin Pillar Has Some Thoughts On Spider Tack
Hours after his 11th inning home run in Cincinnati, New York Mets outfielder Kevin Pillar chatted with Seth and BP about how professional hitters are using technology to their advantage, and shared his thoughts on Major League Baseball's midseason crackdown on sticky substances.
Jul 7, 2021
Baseball America's JJ Cooper Previews The MLB Draft
Baseball America's JJ Cooper chats with BP about the upcoming MLB Draft. They discuss the impact COVID had on scouting, a potentially historic crop of high school shortstops, and the ways data will impact what front offices value in future drafts.
Jun 23, 2021
Previewing the MLB Draft Combine
Rapsodo's Analytics Manager, Nicholas Rossini, joins the podcast to preview the upcoming MLB Draft Combine. Nicholas dives into his deep well of RapScore knowledge to highlight six players - three pitchers and three hitters - to keep an eye on.
Jun 9, 2021
Replay: Eric Jagers Talks Pitch Design and Driveline
Seth and BP talk a lot of pitch design on the podcast. Since most of those conversations include a reference to their 2020 interview with Eric Jagers of the Cincinnati Reds and Driveline, we thought it was worth sharing again for newer listeners. Jagers is considered one of the pitch design experts in the game of baseball, and since this interview, he has been promoted to assistant pitching coach with the Reds. At 25, he's among the youngest coaches in all of Major League Baseball. In this interview, Jagers tells Seth and BP how the injury that derailed his playing career led to the beginning of his coaching career, and the guys go deep on data.
May 26, 2021
A Real-Time Pitching Assessment
Last week, a parent sent a PDF of his son's Rapsodo Pitching Report to Seth and BP and asked them to evaluate the data and give some advice. In this week's episode, they break down that player's report, explain what his data says about his arsenal, and share their advice for what he can do to separate himself from the competition.
May 12, 2021
The Data Scouts Want To See
Seth and BP are back in the Rapsodo office to discuss last weekend's PDP Premier Northeast event at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and how young players are asking better questions about their data. Then they share five important data benchmarks scouts look at when evaluating pitching prospects, and how Rapsodo users can get noticed. Upcoming ABCA Webinar Rapsodo Baseball Learning Center
Apr 28, 2021
Kyle Wright Talks Pitch Design
The Atlanta Braves selected Kyle Wright with the fifth overall pick in the 2017 draft. In this must-listen episode for pitchers and pitching coaches, Kyle talks to Seth and BP about being introduced to Rapsodo while pitching at Vanderbilt, and how he continues to use data and pitch design to sharpen his arsenal.
Apr 14, 2021
Art Chou on Mobile Launch Monitor, Coach Connect, and The Masters
You already know your favorite MLB team uses Rapsodo Hitting and Pitching units, but you might not realize how many of their coaches and players use Rapsodo's Mobile Launch Monitor (MLM) on the golf course. This week, we dive into the golf side of Rapsodo with our North America GM, Art Chou. He joins Seth and BP to talk about the MLM and announce Coach Connect, an exciting new partnership between Rapsodo and Golf Digest.
Mar 24, 2021
Behind The Scenes at Spring Training
Seth and BP share a unique view of Spring Training. The guys detail their experience working with MLB clubs, share stories about their favorite complexes and interactions, and talk about how the approach to data and technology has evolved in recent years. At the end of the episode, the guys share the details of an Opening Day discount on all Rapsodo Certified courses. Are you Rapsodo Certified? If not, take advantage of our opening day sale! Get $150 Rapsodo Certified Courses with code PLAYBALL. Offer valid from April 1st-4th. https://certified.rapsodo.com/baseball/intro-to-rapsodo-baseball-certified/ Want a sneak peek of Rapsodo Certified? Take our Certified FREE course.
Mar 10, 2021
Elizabeth Benn on Creating Opportunities for Women in Baseball
Elizabeth Benn is Senior Coordinator of Baseball Operations with Major League Baseball, where she plays a major role in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Her work includes MLB's Take the Field initiative, which aims to create job opportunities for women in areas of the game they are traditionally underrepresented, like coaching, scouting, player development, and baseball operations. Links: MLB Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Liz on Twitter
Feb 24, 2021
Deven Morgan on Youth Baseball and Driveline Academy
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
Feb 10, 2021
Baseball America's Carlos Collazo Talks Scouting
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
Jan 27, 2021
John Lampros On Using Data To Train Young Hitters
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
Jan 13, 2021
Eric Minshall On Helping Pitchers Reach Their Potential
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. Links: Cincinnati Throwing Club Eric on Twitter RapScore Rapsodo Certified Facility Locator
Dec 30, 2020
Mitch Keller On Growing With The Pirates, Discovering Data
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.
Dec 16, 2020
Eric Sogard On How Rapsodo Helps Hitters
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.
Dec 2, 2020
The Godfather of Pitch Design - Trevor Bauer
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. Mentioned in the show: Rapsodo Certified: https://certified.rapsodo.com/ Momentum: https://watch-momentum.com/ Trevor on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BauerOutage
Nov 18, 2020
MLB Catcher Rafael Lopez on Embracing Data and Joining Rapsodo
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.
Nov 4, 2020
Deck McGuire on Game-Changing Technology
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.
Oct 21, 2020
Tyler White On Injury Prevention and Rehab
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.
Oct 7, 2020
The Future of Scouting and Recruiting
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.
Sep 23, 2020
All About Movement Profiles
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.
Sep 9, 2020
Michigan Pitching Coach Chris Fetter On Maximizing Potential
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.
Aug 26, 2020
Mississippi State Softball's Josh Johnson On Helping Pitchers Miss More Bats
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.
Aug 12, 2020
Hunter Greene On Growing With The Reds, Life On The Taxi Squad
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.
Jul 29, 2020
Ari Kaplan on Baseball's Data Revolution
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.
Jul 15, 2020
MLB Draft, Scouting in a Pandemic, and MSU's Newly Drafted Middle Infield
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.
Jul 1, 2020
Rob Friedman on Pitching Ninja, FlatGround, and Growing The Game
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.
Jun 21, 2020
Hey, Dad...Wanna Have a Catch?
In this special Father's Day episode of The Rapsodo Baseball Podcast, Seth and BP welcome their favorite guests yet - their dads!
Jun 17, 2020
Rangers Hitting Coach Callix Crabbe On Using Technology in Player Development
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.
Jun 3, 2020
Miles Mikolas on Building an Arsenal and Hitting Spots
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Miles Mikolas chats with Seth and BP about building and evolving the arsenal that took him from the MLB to Japan and back.
May 27, 2020
Eric Jagers On Growing With Driveline, Life As a 24-year-old MLB Pitching Coordinator
Eric Jagers is a 24-year-old pitching coordinator for the Cincinnati Reds. He joins Seth and BP to discuss how he turned a "career-ending" injury at the University of Iowa into a "career-building" opportunity with Driveline.
May 20, 2020
Tigers Pitcher Matthew Boyd On Pitch Development, Getting Better Every Day
Detroit Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd talks about his journey from the Oregon State bullpen to the Detroit Tigers rotation, how Rapsodo PITCHING 2.0 helped him crack the MLB Top 10 in strikeouts last season, and making the world a better place through kingdomhome.org.
May 13, 2020
Dan Straily On His Journey, Life In The KBO
Veteran MLB pitcher and current KBO dominator Dan Straily joins Seth and BP to discuss his career, living and pitching in Korea, the need to constantly evolve, and how Driveline and Rapsodo have impacted his career.
May 6, 2020
Driveline CEO Mike Rathwell On Moving The Game Forward
Mike Rathwell joins Seth and BP to share his story of going from light-hitting backup catcher in high school to helping revolutionize the way players train as CEO of Driveline Baseball, and announces the details of a partnership between Driveline and Rapsodo to create the ultimate data and player development experience.
Apr 17, 2020
Welcome to The Show
Welcome to The Rapsodo Baseball Podcast! Seth Daniels (Director of Diamond Sports) and Brian "BP" Page (Recruiting & MLB Relations) share the origin story of Rapsodo Baseball, how they got involved, and share some of their favorite stories about the humble beginnings and the excitement growing with major college programs and Major League Baseball.