I feel like with everything we’ve done since our association these last two years has certainly played a role in helping me stayed successful and be able to continue to pitch.
Nolan Ryan, Hall of Fame Pitcher
I get my bio mechanics analyzed twice a year by Bio Kinetics. I started with them in 2012 and that’s what shaped my delivery change. They have Nolan Ryan, Greg Maddux and a bunch of other pitchers through the years. I was able to compare myself to them numerically with the guys that stayed healthy.
Trevor Bauer Current Major League Pitcher
I was first introduced to computerized three dimensional motion analyses in 1999. I sat in on a presentation given by Bio Kinetics during my return to the New York Mets. I felt like this was going to change the way people looked at pitching.
Hall of Fame Pitcher, Tom Seaver
I first began working with Bob Keyes and Bio Kinetics in 1986 while I was the hitting coach for the Texas Rangers. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect in the beginning but it didn’t take long to see the value of the information once the reports started to roll in on such players as Julio Franco, Ruben Sierra, Rafael Palmeiro, Juan Gonzalez and Ivan Rodriguez. Being able to measure the baseball swing in three dimensions during live competition was invaluable for me as a hitting coach to help understand how the body really works … biomechanically.
Former Major League Hitting Coach Tom Robson
Former Major League Pitching Coach Don Rowe
“I was there in the beginning when Bio Kinetics performed their first three dimensional motion analysis during live competition in the 1980’s, and I’ve been a proponent of Bio Kinetics ever since. This book is the only resource available on three dimensional hitting analyses taken from live Major League competition”.
Bobby Valentine Former Major League Player and Manager
In 1998 Tom Robson presented me with the results of an analysis he had Bio Kinetics perform comparing my 1993 swing to my 1998 swing during Spring Training. I had been struggling for the previous three years trying to get my swing back. I hit 354 that year, finishing second in the National League batting race.
John Olerud Former Major League Player
Former Major League Player and Manager
I was introduced to Bob Keyes in the late 90’s thru his association with Tom House. It was my first introduction to the pitching motion in three dimensions. In 2001 I was named the Kansas City Royals ML pitching coach and asked Bob to come to spring training, film our pitchers hoping enhance my information base in real time thru his work. My time with him helped mold and give me objective feedback of the pitching delivery. It was my first time in seeing what really happens as opposed to what I thought was happening.
Bob’s work was a fore bearer of what was to come and still stands alone due to a 33 year old data base that allows us to see what healthy pitcher’s do. Bob, thank you for helping quench my thirst to find the truth. Your research started years ago and has stood the test of time in my opinion.
Brent Strom, Major League Pitching Coach
30+ years ago Bob Keyes began to 3D video capture and manually digitize MLB hitters/pitchers during in game competition. To this date he and Bio Kinetics stand alone in this accomplishment. In the mid 1990’s Bob produced a video showing the many analytics and data derived from his work. The first time I saw this it opened a brand new world from opinion to fact providing direction for hitting coaches at all levels. I make a hitting comment daily based on Bob’s on going work.
Bob has continued to video MLB in game action while working with the top bio mechanists and doctors in the country to research what really happens. If Bob says it, believe it, it’s been researched.
Former Major League Hitting Coach Ralph Dickenson
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Dr. Peter Chalmers
My first motion analysis from Bio Kinetics was performed when I was 14 years old which I still have today. My analysis laid the foundation for both my college career at Cal State Fullerton as well as my Major League career as a player and scout. I recommend Hitting Bio Mechanics to anyone who is interested in the most difficult skill of hitting a baseball.
Brandon Duckworth Former MLB Player and current New York Yankees Scout
The game of baseball is all about preparation. To be successful you have to be better prepared than your competitor. I have been lucky enough to receive an Stanford education, play for a major D1 baseball program, compete in the college world series, and play professionally for the Arizona Diamondbacks. And the Utah Baseball Academy played a major role in preparing me to compete with the most talented players in the country. They do such a great service to Utah baseball players by putting them in tournaments where they are exposed to not only elite competition, but professional and collegiate scouts as well. Without this kind of preparation and exposure, you have a much smaller chance of moving on to the next level no matter what your talent level is. They have so much knowledge and experience to share with players and their parents, don’t miss out on it.
As a young player going into high school, the Mountainwest Baseball Academy not only helped me to continue in developing my baseball skills and understanding of the game, but also provided me with a unique opportunity to compete at a very high level. And, it gave me exposure to college coaches and professional scouts. As a member of their scout team, I played in the USA Baseball Junior Olympics Championships and the Arizona Fall Classic, which gave me the right mix of practice and game reps to help move my game to the next level. Because of this additional development and exposure, along with the Baseball Academy’s connection with the top baseball showcases in the country, I was fortunate to play in the Perfect Game National Showcase and the Area Code Games. These events helped to generate several D1 scholarship offers and gave me a unique opportunity to hear my name called in the 2010 MLB Draft. Simply put, the Mountainwest Baseball Academy played a major role in preparing me to compete against some of the most talented players in the country during our PAC 12 Baseball Conference season.
The expansion and growth of MountainWest Baseball in Idaho the past 4 years has proved very beneficial to a number of players across the state, but none more than Mason Smith from Meridian. On September 14, 2012 USA Baseball announced its 36 National Team Identification Series (NTIS) selections and Mason was named as one of the eight players chosen to represent USA Baseball on the 2013 18U National Team Trials. Being chosen at this level will bring national recognition to Mason and opportunities to advance toward the pinnacle of baseball achievement in the Major Leagues. Mason’s response after receiving the news was not uncharacteristic for him. “No way, that’s cool!” were the first words he repeated after being told by his father Tim – which interestingly was shared on a football field of all places following a high school football game. As a side note Mason elected to play football for Rocky Mountain HS this Fall not wanting to pass-up the energy and excitement of Friday-night lights his senior season. It’s safe to say his light will shine brighter following the realization that he has a chance to play for Team USA next summer. “This is an outstanding accomplishment for Mason, said Paul Cluff, director for MountainWest Baseball Idaho. He’s the first player from Idaho to make the 18U Trials. The bar has now been raised to a new level of Idaho’s best players.” Mason also participated and enjoyed outstanding success in numerous other events this past season (e.g. Perfect Game, Area Code Games, USA Baseball Championships, and Fall Classic). The future looks very bright for this 17 year old from Meridian, Idaho who is also considered to be a legitimate high-school prospect who may be selected in the upcoming June 2013 MLB draft. “Without Mountain West Baseball, I would not be where I am today. It has given me the opportunity to show case my talents across the country in front of college and pro scouts.”
I would recommend the Baseball Academy program to anyone who is serious about playing baseball at the next level. As members of the Baseball Academy for the last several years, Brady received the instruction and exposure that led to his many baseball opportunities, including the USA Baseball Championships, Perfect Game National and the Area Code Games. Through the tremendous exposure of these events, Brady was recruited by several college and universities.
Brady committed to the University of Arizona last fall, but elected to sign a professional contract with the New York Yankees.
If your son is serious about learning to play the game of baseball, the Baseball Academy program is the only place to be. It is the only place in the Intermountain West with the experience and national connections to provide these opportunities.
Ben Lail parent of Brady Lail
Growing up at the Academy and playing on the scout teams were some of the best experiences I have had playing the game of baseball. Looking back on it now, the knowledge I received from the Baseball Academy in those developmental years played a major roll in getting me where I am today. I was a virtual unknown until I attended the Baseball Academy’s Spring Training Showcase. That’s where a Huston Astro scout saw me play and then drafted me in the 6th round. I would highly recommend that anyone who is interested playing baseball at the next level look into the programs that the Baseball Academy has to offer.
Kansas City Royals
Taylorsville High School