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Rapsodo Partners With Driveline Baseball For Advanced Analytics

Rapsodo and Driveline Baseball have worked together for four years already, but a new partnership between the two baseball analytics companies increases the cooperation and deepens the level of analytics available to Rapsodo users, the company says.

Rapsodo, a data-driven technology designed to help athletes and coaches analyze and improve their game by providing real-time metrics on movements, was founded in 2010. It has since delivered a variety of sport training and simulation technologies that is now used by all 30 Major League Baseball teams and a variety of collegiate teams.

In the partnership, Rapsodo’s advanced analytics, available on the company’s cloud portal, get powered by Driveline. The tools and programming used and developed by the Driveline team will be accessible through the portal, giving instant access to analysis and visuals to new and existing users. Rapsodo says the partnership brings new services to players and coaches to enhance their ability to use the technology from Rapsodo.

“Working alongside the Driveline team has been invaluable for Rapsodo both from a product development standpoint and our ability to deliver industry-leading player development tools,” says Batuhan Okur, founder and CEO of Rapsodo. “We are thrilled to provide both coaches and players with a more robust offering that includes not only our advanced data, but additional programming and training all in one.”

Driveline, known for developing training programs and equipment and sensor software tools, already works with over half of MLB and NCAA Division I and II schools. The two teams are now working together to develop multiple analytics and cloud packages to provide additional options for coaches and players.

“Integrating Driveline’s world-class player analytics into Rapsodo Cloud eliminates a key point of friction for Rapsodo and Driveline’s customers,” says Mike Rathwell, Driveline CEO. “You won’t need to go elsewhere to learn more about your pitches, your swing or those of your athletes. Every part of the Rapsodo Cloud will have elements powered by Driveline.”

Tim Newcomb covers gear and business for Baseball America. Follow him on Twitter at @tdnewcomb.

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