The Rapsodo Baseball Advisors include baseball coaches and data experts who allow us to continually improve our baseball products. They provide early feedback on new releases letting us know what works and what needs improvement. With the help of our advisors, we are transforming and growing the game of baseball.
Chris Fetter is a pitching coach for the Detroit Tigers and previously was at the University of Michigan. Prior to that, Fetter served as the minor league pitching coordinator for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fetter uses Rapsodo to empower his athletes with information that will help them reach their full potential.
"The two pillars of our program at Michigan are recruiting and development and we try to back up everything our eyes tell us with the objective data Rapsodo provides, both with our current players and potential student-athletes."
Scott Brown is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. He has been coaching at Vanderbilt University since 2012, helping the Commodores go 342-142-1 and strike out a nation-high 4,546 batters. During Brown’s tenure, 30 Commodore pitchers have been selected in the MLB Draft, including 10 in the first three rounds.
“Everyone involved with teaching pitchers this day and age could benefit from owning the Rapsodo device and using it for immediate feedback to educate their pitchers.’’
Kyle Boddy is the founder and owner of baseball performance training system Driveline Baseball, which uses a sabermetric approach to increase pitching velocity and improve conditioning. He was one of the first to push the data-driven revolution in baseball. Boddy is now with the Cincinnati Reds serving as the Director of Pitching Initiatives.
“It is one thing to have a piece of equipment that functions as advertised … but it’s another thing entirely to have front-line customer service, technical support, and a tight feedback loop with experts in the industry to create an outstanding experience. Rapsodo manages to do both, which is a rare feat indeed in the baseball industry’’
Monte Lee was named the head coach of Clemson University Baseball in 2015. In his first five seasons as head coach at Clemson, Monte Lee has a 182-86 record, as the 182 wins are tied for 13th most in the nation during that time period. Lee led the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament each of his first four seasons (2016-19) at Clemson.
"Without Rapsodo data, we only have information on players seen with the naked eye. With Rapsodo, we have access to endless pitching or hitting data and mechanical videos that are a part of our recruiting process."
Alan Nathan is Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Illinois, where he has been a faculty member since 1977. Starting in the late 1990’s, he began devoting some of his research time to the physics of baseball. On this topic he has written many articles, both for academic journals and on-line baseball publications and has given numerous talks to a variety of different audiences.
Dr. Michael Reinold is considered a world-renowned leader in the field of physical therapy, sports medicine, fitness, and sports performance. He has worked extensively with a variety of professional athletes from every major sport, with emphasis on the care of throwing injuries in baseball players. He is currently the Senior Medical Advisor for the Chicago White Sox and the Director of Baseball Performance at Northeastern University.
Craig Breslow is an American baseball executive serving as the Director of Strategic Initiatives for Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs and former professional baseball pitcher. He played in MLB for the San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, Oakland Athletics, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Miami Marlins. After the 2018 season, he ranked 4th of all active left-handed MLB pitchers in career appearances.
Eric Cressey is president and co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance, with facilities located in Hudson, MA and Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Eric has helped athletes at all levels – from youth sports to the professional and Olympic ranks – achieve their highest levels of performance in a variety of sports. Eric is best known for his extensive work with baseball players, with more than 100 professional players traveling to train with him each off-season.
Liam Mucklow is the founder of both Baseball Performance Lab and The Golf Lab. He developed The Golf Lab into one of the world’s most recognized applied golf research companies. He has taken the skills and expertise from the golf industry and applied them to baseball. Liam is the creator of Golf Lab Certified, a platform that has trains coaches on best practices for coaching with technology and performance-based club fitting.
Jeremy Sheetinger became the second head baseball coach in program history for the 2020 season at Georgia Gwinnett College. In his first season, the Grizzlies won 22 consecutive games and finished the campaign ranked No. 3 in the NAIA. The team’s 22 straight victories to end the season is the second longest winning streak in program history. GGC concluded the 2020 season with a 23-2 record.
"We use Rapsodo pitching and hitting data to curate player-specific development plans. Rapsodo data allows us to identify strengths to build on and weaknesses to address."
Randy has combined his skills as a Physical Therapist and a baseball coach for over 26 years. Randy has written seven books on baseball training including Start With The Pain: The Complete Guide To Managing Arm Pain In The Elite Throwing Athlete. Randy has worked with major leaguers, Justin Verlander, Jake Odorizzi, and Cody Allen along with hundreds of other highly performing “Ranch Guys” from around the world.