Force Plates? Apparently they are this year's new technological tool being used by the Twins to provide their players with ways to learn more about themselves and how they can improve.
The team has two units. One is near a pitcher's mound. The other is in a batting cage as this technology can be used by hitters and pitchers.
At minimum, these tools do something invaluable for the team’s coaching and support staffs. Successful use of the tech requires that group-to-group communication is on point. Any kinks in the hose and it likely would disrupt the flow of useful information. Coaching needs to work closely with research, which needs to work closely with strength & conditioning, which needs to stay in lockstep with the medical group, and so on. All of them need to show up with the daily purpose of helping the players.
This is a recurring theme we have heard over and over from people around the Twins in recent years. The communication has improved between all areas of the baseball operations...
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