Lokation Nation Blog

Lefty Pickoffs

There are very few things that get me as excited than a baserunner getting thrown out at second base by my catcher, unless that is picking him off first before he has a chance to steal. Left handed pitchers have a massive advantage when it comes to pick-off moves,...

Visiting Lokation Nation

Koby Bishop pitching for Wagner Seahawks(NCAA I) Northeast Conference My name is Koby Bishop and I am a Division I left handed pitcher entering my senior season at Wagner College in New York City. I first heard of Dustin Pease on twitter as he was advertising his...

When Sac Bunts Pay

Player Take-aways Study By Brad Woodfield. When faced with a high leverage situation in which the offensive team prioritizes scoring one run over the possibility of scoring many runs managers may be tempted to sacrifice bunt when a leadoff hitter reaches base. As a...

Weighted Baseballs & Pitching Command

It’s 2018, the standards have been set.  When it comes to reaching your desired goals and standards of “success” velocity is where most are looking to reach their individual goals. I won’t fault the player, I’ll fault the game dredging players through the muck of...

Miles Mikolas Command & Location Journey

Dustin: At what point were you introduced to the effects of location having a bearing on your success rate? Miles: I think that for me realizing pitch location is going to make a big difference for me started early because I was not a hard throwing guy in high school...

When Pitch Calling is Stupid

Sign from coach —> Fastball outside… result —> fastball spiked Sign from coach —> Fastball inside…. result —> fastball up and away Sign from coach —> Fastball middle…. result —> HBP Seriously who cares what pitches you are calling? It doesn’t matter...

Molesky Commanding His Own Path

 Mount Saint Mary’s graduate Vince Molesky has set a flame to a path so far this year that shouldn’t go unnoticed. This young man went un-drafted out of a Division I institution, was fortunate enough to latch on with Independent baseball and a team called the Wichita...

Commanding Pitch Movement

Movement and Command In a recent poll held on Twitter, everyone showed the most interest (by a very slight margin) in pitching command coupled with pitch movement.  I’m pleased in the interest in this very intriguing aspect of pitching command and am excited to share...

How Can Pitchers Expand the Strike Zone? Command the Baseball: Evidence from MLB

Study by: Brad Woodfield NCAA I Pitcher, Lafayette College University of Chicago MBA `18 In a previous post we clustered 2017 MLB starting pitchers into four mutually exclusive groups based on their pitching style.  The groups were: Elite Power, Finesse, Fastball, and...

Former MLB LHP Josh Spence Command Journey

Hello, My name is Josh Spence, I was the 29th Australian to play Major League Baseball debuting June 24th, 2011. I crossed paths with Dustin when we were in the San Diego Padres organization together. Now years later It’s awesome to see the stepping stone he is...

When Pitch Calling is Stupid

Sign from coach —> Fastball outside… result —> fastball spiked Sign from coach —> Fastball inside…. result —> fastball up and away Sign from coach —> Fastball middle…. result —> HBP Seriously who cares what pitches you are calling? It doesn’t matter...

Molesky Commanding His Own Path

 Mount Saint Mary’s graduate Vince Molesky has set a flame to a path so far this year that shouldn’t go unnoticed. This young man went un-drafted out of a Division I institution, was fortunate enough to latch on with Independent baseball and a team called the Wichita...

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