About

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As a pitching coach in Birmingham, Alabama in 1989, Rick Peterson first became familiar with biomechanics, particularly pitching mechanics, through ASMI, the American Sports Medical Institute. Each year, Rick would take his pitchers to the ASMI lab where their pitching form would be examined through a series of biomechanical evaluations using sensors.  Rick is known for his health and wellness approach to coaching, helping pitchers reach their peak performance and maintain it. During his time in Alabama and over the 15 years he spent as a major league PC, Rick developed a comprehensive pitching program, including biomechanics, analytics, and drills to keep his pitchers healthy and performing at their peak. Enter former New York Mets general manager, Jim Duquette who hired Rick as the New York Mets pitching coach because of his great success in Oakland as the A’s pitching coach. In addition to starting the NYM analytics department, Jim was interested in finding different ways to evaluate the performance of baseball talent, build better pitching and hitting systems, and specifically developing new teaching and learning methods for the Mets’ pitchers. Rick’s son, Derek Peterson, a former minor league player for the Baltimore Orioles also had a deep interest in the subject of pitching mechanics. The first attempt the team made to improve the way pitchers self-correct and evaluate their pitch was by having players submit videos of their performance, evaluate, slice, and mark the video with analytics and degrees. But this company model proved inefficient. Enter DZYNE Technologies, with their expertise in tech design with full system integration. The group, along with DYZNE combined to form the current company with the goal to take the ASMI lab to your smartphone and to help keep the youth pitching market healthy all through one pitching app. The PitchRX app will change the way pitchers pre-habilitate and improve their performance.