HAND CAST DISTANCE
There are three parts to Diamond Kinetics’ overall Control metric – Approach Angle, Distance In The Zone and Hand Cast Distance.
REAL WORLD SIMILARITY: When you are shaking hands with someone, you are normally an agreeable distance away from the person and extend your arm in a comfortable manner. Ultimately, this leads to a firm, steady handshake. If you attempt to shake hands at an uncomfortable distance from the person, you would have to extend your hand (and arm) out too far. This would most likely result in an unsteady, unsolid handshake. Similarly, in a baseball swing, the chances to make solid contact and drive the ball decrease when you cast your hands too far from the body during the swing.
DK TIP: Hand Cast Distance results depend greatly on the swing type of each batter. While two batters may have the same Hand Cast Distance scores, they may be getting different results because each has a markedly different swing.
Some batters simply have ‘longer’ swings than others because of height and build differences. These types of players often extend their arms further during the swing, resulting in a higher Hand Cast Distance than a player with a different stature and different swing.
Measuring Hand Cast Distance versus yourself, as opposed to a teammate or another player is optimal in terms of making this metric work best for you.
SWINGTRACKER FROM DIAMOND KINETICS CAN HELP KEEP TRACK OF HAND CAST DISTANCE AND OTHER SWING METRICS.