TLT Assessments

What is a TLT Assessment? A Line Training assessment utilizes HitTrax and Rapsodo
  • What is an Assessment
    • The Line Training offers three types of assessments. Hitting. Pitching and Catching.

      Hitting
      A hitting assessment consists of a coach tossing underhand pitches at about 25-30 mph to the batter. The batter will receive enough pitches until they've successfully hit 20 balls. All hitting assessments are done using HitTrax. While we do offer Rapsodo, our preferred hitting analysis tool is HitTrax.

      Pitching
      A pitching assessment consists of a pitcher going through their whole array of pitches. We like to see about 3-5 pitches of each type. Our preferred analysis tool for pitchers is Rapsodo. While HitTrax does analyze pitching data, we prefer to use Rapsodo.

      Catching
      A catching assessment consists of a coach tossing 10-15 pitches to a catcher in a catching position. The catcher then throws the ball to the end of the batting cage (simulating 2nd base.) HitTrax is used to capture the catcher's Pop-time, Exchange time, the result of the throw and if the runner would have been safe or out.

      Once complete, the results are compiled and emailed to the player (HitTrax only, Rapsodo results must be access by the player through the Rapsodo app.) We allow time at the end to review the session and point out any trends (both positive and negative) that we see as well as explain some of the data that's been captured.

  • Why Get an Assessment
    • Why is it important to get a TLT assessment?

      College coaches utilize advanced metrics and assessment reports to better evaluate player performance. By reviewing large sample sets, coaches get a true sense of a player’s abilities and can recognize their full potential. Think of it in terms of academics: College admissions assess a student based on GPA, SAT, and ACT scores to qualify them as a candidate for their schools. College coaches use our TLT assessment data from HitTrax and Rapsodo to gauge a student athlete as a potential recruit for their team.

      Players are also able to leverage the same metrics and reports to set themselves apart from peers and gain the attention of college programs and recruiters. By providing quantitative data, players can demonstrate their value and get noticed.

      If you are a student-athlete striving to play college softball then it is inevitable you will be asked to provide an analytic assessment. Get ahead of the recruiting game and get assessed today! This also will give you a baseline of where you are and the potential on where you can be with dedicated drills to get better.


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  • Hitting Data
    • Our hitting data (below) is provided by the Rapsodo and HitTrax. Below is a table showing the 3 most-used measurements in softball and baseball.

      Exit Velocity (mph)
      (averages based off of soft-toss)
      Age Hand Speed Hand Speed
      11-12 Right 49.87   Left 50.38
      13-14 Right 54.26   Left 52.95
      15-16 Right 57.01   Left 56.90
      17-18 Right 61.03   Left 60.05
      College Right 61.88   Left 61.01
      Launch Angle (degrees)
      (averages based off of soft-toss)
      Age Hand LA Hand LA
      11-12 Right 12.53   Left 12.55
      13-14 Right 12.29   Left 17.44
      15-16 Right 13.49   Left 14.38
      17-18 Right 14.84   Left 16.21
      College Right 16.13   Left 15.21
      Distance (feet)
      (averages based off of soft-toss)
      Age Hand Dist. Hand Dist.
      11-12 Right 73.53   Left 75.31
      13-14 Right 86.79   Left 94.99
      15-16 Right 97.43   Left 102.31
      17-18 Right 111.85   Left 114.88
      College Right 121.34   Left 118.04
  • Pitching Data
    • Our pitching data is provided by Rapsodo. Below are the 5 most important pitching metrics for pitchers, by age.

      Age R/L Handed Pitch Speed Horizontal Break (in.) Vertical Break (in.) Spin Rate (RPM) Spin Efficiency (%)
      11-12RightFastball48.37000.4230-1.5300923.250066.8000
      11-12RightCurve49.49000.6330-1.10001027.130063.1000
      11-12RightChange40.46000.18000.2870819.390069.3000
      11-12RightRise46.6200-0.0650-0.7850878.560057.1000
      11-12RightDrop46.37000.3340-2.2000892.820073.0000
      11-12RightScrew47.5000-1.8200-1.1400938.780058.7000
      11-12LeftFastball46.22000.0820-2.5900855.880065.8600
      11-12LeftCurve43.37000.77000.6400808.580065.2000
      11-12LeftChange38.6200-0.4700-2.4200853.900075.8000
      11-12LeftRise44.7900-0.1100-2.2200748.600057.4000
      11-12LeftDrop44.3200-0.0300-3.0700976.590072.1000
      11-12LeftScrew46.77000.4500-1.3300900.340054.7000
      13-14RightFastball52.1000-0.6200-2.1200987.680064.9000
      13-14RightCurve52.0300-1.2800-0.29001019.210060.6600
      13-14RightChange42.7200-1.1600-0.1600895.570072.2600
      13-14RightRise50.7100-0.7200-0.9500963.750059.0400
      13-14RightDrop50.7800-0.9000-0.3000976.810070.8800
      13-14RightScrew51.7000-0.7600-0.51001033.570055.4100
      13-14LeftFastball51.99001.3900-3.8250955.990064.5800
      13-14LeftCurve49.70001.6200-1.5000995.820062.0700
      13-14LeftChange42.81000.8700-0.7400938.280071.6800
      13-14LeftRise49.1500-0.1900-1.2600949.120059.3300
      13-14LeftDrop50.00000.5900-4.0300931.860071.1500
      13-14LeftScrew51.57000.99000.01501068.610063.9700
      15-16RightFastball55.3500-0.5700-2.16801025.640066.2600
      15-16RightCurve53.9400-1.4200-0.78201066.260061.3400
      15-16RightChange44.1800-1.5900-0.2800897.760073.7900
      15-16RightRise52.9700-1.0620704.00001001.845056.2300
      15-16RightDrop53.1200-0.7200-3.2500995.170069.5500
      15-16RightScrew53.6600-0.9730-0.70001078.670055.7800
      15-16LeftFastball53.67001.2130-3.3360938.280067.4400
      15-16LeftCurve53.35000.3650-1.21601076.043059.4200
      15-16LeftChange43.64000.5960-0.8700781.265069.6360
      15-16LeftRise51.47000.4560-1.9300919.049061.6550
      15-16LeftDrop51.90001.2810-3.9400954.737072.7110
      15-16LeftScrew52.27000.5420-0.5310895.158058.3110
      17-18RightFastball56.7560-0.1470-1.79901035.930059.9300
      17-18RightCurve56.8230-0.8840-0.10701041.550056.4700
      17-18RightChange45.4830-0.5360-0.0470872.790072.0000
      17-18RightRise55.9660-0.39400.63001050.280054.3700
      17-18RightDrop56.5670-0.3400-2.8520976.410068.6900
      17-18RightScrew56.1330-0.09300.58801070.910052.0000
      17-18LeftFastball58.6300-0.5810-1.4010966.500056.6200
      17-18LeftCurve56.57300.3310-0.61801012.450060.4240
      17-18LeftChange47.8160-0.1130-0.5030883.800071.4400
      17-18LeftRise56.87800.1500-0.0950965.520051.4100
      17-18LeftDrop56.84800.7350-2.3070987.466071.0000
      17-18LeftScrew57.02600.85902.39801032.146054.2100
      collegeRightFastball57.3600-1.1640-1.03401056.260063.4970
      collegeRightCurve56.2000-3.54402.33201123.680063.5310
      collegeRightChange46.0900-3.54400.6000933.690076.7450
      collegeRightRise55.4700-2.01002.60001096.480062.2830
      collegeRightDrop56.6100-1.9250-3.19001008.920071.0780
      collegeRightScrew56.2900-1.33202.85201169.050056.2590
      collegeLeftFastball57.97000.5300-0.70301096.210052.9550
      collegeLeftCurve58.00001.95003.24001072.800052.8010
      collegeLeftChange46.98000.96801.1430867.870068.0900
      collegeLeftRise57.91000.89903.07901071.275044.8970
      collegeLeftDrop57.50002.5000-0.7840972.320062.5530
      collegeLeftScrew58.47000.65001.90601001.883041.2250
  • Stat Definitions
    • In the world of sports-technology there is a brand new set of statistics that we have to pay attention to. We realize the stats may be new to you, so we've put together some information about these stats including some links to sites that may explain them in further detail.

      Exit Velocity ("EV" or "Velo") Exit Velocity measures the speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat. Click here for more detailed information.
      Launch Angle ("LA") Launch Angle represents the vertical angle at which the ball leaves a player's bat after being struck. Click here for more detailed information
      Distance ("Dist") The distance in feet the ball is projected to have traveled.
      Result ("Res") The result of the batted ball.
      If the result was a hit, then you'll see a "1B", "2B", "3B" or "4B" followed by a location.
      Example, "1B-8" means it was a single to centerfield
      Example, "3B-7" means it was a triple to leftfield

      If the result was a a groundout, then you'll see two numbers, where the ball was hit to and where they threw it to
      Example, "6-3" means it was a ground ball to shortstop who threw to firstbase for an out.

      If the result was a flyout, then you'll see "F" followed by the position that caught the ball.
      Example, "F8" means it was a flyout to centerfield

      If the result was a lineout, then you'll see "L" followed by the position that caught the ball.
      Example, "L4" means it was a lineout to the second baseman
      Type What type of batted-ball was it? On the ground? Flyball? Line drive?
      Values:
      GB = Ground ball
      FB = Fly ball
      LD = Line drive
      HHA Hard-hit Average. HitTrax will track your hardest hit ball and your “HHA” are all balls hit within 10% of your peak exit speed. For example, if your hardest hit ball is 90 mph, any ball hit at least 81 mph will be counted toward your HHA.
      LD %
      GB %
      FB %
      LD% = Line drive percentage
      GB % = Ground ball percentage
      FB % = Fly ball percentage
      LPH Line Drives Plus Hard-hits. Sum of the hitter's Line drive % + Hard-hit Average
  • HitTrax & Rapsodo
    • Our primary analysis tool for hitting and catching analysis is HitTrax. While HitTrax does support analysis of pitching it doesn't provide the level of detail that Rapsodo does. When a complete player assessment is done for a pitcher, it will involve both HitTrax and Rapsodo.


      Rapsodo

      In order for a player to view their Rapsodo results, they will need to complete the Rapsodo player profile.
      Prior to a player's assessment, TLT will set up the player in Rapsodo which sends an invitation to the player to complete their profile. If the profile is not complete then the information isn't availble to the player. If the player is under 18, then the parent will receive an invitation asking for consent to allow the player's information to be shared with TLT.

      Rapsodo App
      Rapsodo now requires players to use their app to access their information and the app is available for both Apple & Google devices.

      If you've had a pitching assessment with TLT then you really should download and log into the Rapsodo app. The information, graphs, charts, data, summaries are amazing.

      HitTrax

      In order for a player to view their results, they will need to access their an account at HitTrax.com. Prior to the player's assessment an account is created for them at HitTrax. Once the account has been created the player can login and see all of their activity, including sessions, graphs, analysis and more.

      HitTrax App
      HitTrax has an app that players can use to access their information. The app is available for both Apple & Google devices.

      If you've had a hitting or catching assessment through TLT, you should log into the HitTrax app. It allows for an easy way to track your progress, view your hitting/catching/pitching sessions and view well-thought out charts, graphs and summaries.

  • Contact Us
    • If you have any questions or comments please reach out to us at help@TheLineTraining.com

      If you (or your child) recently completed an assessment and you did not get your assessment emailed to you, please check your spam/junk mail folder. If you still don't see it, please reach out to us. It is possible that the email address may have been entered incorrectly.

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