(KUTV) -- Aspiring athletes who want to make it into the big leagues can train just like the professionals with new technology - Marucci CAT7 Connect and Blast Baseball Sensor.
Jeff Lind, partner at Codeword Agency, demonstrated the two-piece hybrid bat, also a 2017 Popular Science Best Of What’s New Award Winner.
The barrel has an optimized design that gives a much larger sweet spot for every swing and doesn’t have any “dead spots.” The SDX connection dismisses vibrations at contact which then leaves only a smooth, solid feeling with every pop.
If interested, you can get this specific bat at maruccisports.com for approximately $350.
Lind also showed how the Blast Baseball Sensors that fits on the bottom of the bat.
With Blast, you can automatically capture valuable swing metrics - like bat speed, bat angle, body rotation, and power - and get a 3D swing animation.
An app allows you to record yourself swinging and will automatically edit the video clip adding in slow motion and on-screen metrics.
The sensor shortens the feedback loop (real vs. feel), removes subjectivity, and allows players to establish a benchmark and then set goals to trend up in their swings
This hitting solution is available on blastmotion.com for $149.95.