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Students of the Game

Author: Matthew de Marte

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The Students of the Game Podcast is dedicated to providing baseball players, coaches, parents, and fans a one-stop-shop for content regarding the new generation of baseball analytics and player development.
19 Episodes
Atlanta Braves LHP Sean Newcomb joined the SOTG podcast to talk development, training, and his breakout campaign this past season!
Alex Katz is a LHP in the White Sox organization and also doubles as an entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of the company KD Custom Kicks, which has made custom shoes and cleats for athletes like Aaron Judge and David Wright. We spoke with Alex about playing in the WBC with Team Israel, how SOTG listeners can customize their own kicks, and more!
We spoke with Ryan Fuller (@FullerHitting on social media) about all things hitting from using objective data feedback, the importance of looking at the swing from a movement standpoint, development in the Northeast and more!
Phil Capra is a catching prospect in the Mets organization. As a former teammate of Matthew's, this episode features two old friends talking hitting, player development and more!
The World Series is over, which means it’s time for a recap of not only the Fall Classic, but the whole season in general. We’ll cover that plus 2018 player superlatives, SOTG’s plans for the offseason and much more in this episode of the SOTG Podcast.
SOTG partner and former Colorado Rockie Jason Hirsh comes on the show to talk about the opening of his new facility in Denver, player development, and to, of course, talk about the team he pitched for, the Rockies!
The World Series Preview Podcast is here! Matthew and Matt talk about the best time of the year, give some credit to the Brewers, talk a lot about Clayton Kershaw and cover every story line leading up to this historic World Series match-up!
We love mobility here at #SOTG. In this podcast, Vice President Jonathan de Marte goes in depth on the importance of improving movement quality and mobility, his custom mobility program and more!
This podcast is a preview of the ALCS and NLCS. Matthew and Matt go over some of the top stories from the division series, answer some questions from our followers, give predictions and more!
In this edition of the #SOTG podcast, Matthew and new SOTG analytics team member Matt Carlin give a playoff preview. They go over first round match-ups, share who they think the most dangerous teams are, some players to watch, and more!
This episode of the SOTG Podcast features professional pitcher and SOTG Vice President Jonathan de Marte. In our discussion, we cover a variety of topics focused mainly on his second season of professional baseball and his time spent in the prestigious Atlantic League. We also talk about the metrics Jonathan looks at, what the future holds for him and more!
SOTG Podcast 3 is an introduction to baseball analytics. In this episode, Matthew goes into detail on some of the basic principles that govern Sabermetrics, and he describes the process of why advanced metrics are better at evaluating performance than traditional statistics!
In this episode, SOTG President Matthew is joined by Ethan Moore, a Trackman Intern and aspiring baseball analyst, as they discuss everything that happened in this year’s trade deadline. Listen to find out who they believe the winners, losers, and who their favorite trades of the deadline are!
SOTG Podcast Episode 1

SOTG Podcast Episode 1


In the first official SOTG podcast, President Matthew de Marte and Throwing Specialist Pete Bayer talk about what it means to be an analytically minded player. We discuss our processes for evaluating ourselves, what numbers we look at, why we think it gives us a better perspective and more! Welcome to the SOTG podcast, we are excited to bring more content to you!
SOTG Jason Hirsh Interview

SOTG Jason Hirsh Interview


Jason Hirsh is a former MLB pitcher for the Houston Astros and Colorado Rockies. Since his playing career has ended, Jason has founded FAST (Function Arm Strength and Training) arm care and is the owner and lead instructor at the facility. FAST is one of the only data-driven development facilities in Colorado. We spoke to Jason about that, his philosophies on development for kids growing up, and the warm-up and recovery methods he uses at FAST, among other topics!
SOTG Billy Horn Interview

SOTG Billy Horn Interview


We talked with Billy Horn, the Bench Manager of the Normal CornBelters, about the independent ball experience. He gave us insight on what it is like to coach in the Frontier League, one of the premier independent leagues in the nation.
We sat down with Kagen Hopkins and talked about the Delivery Value System (DVS) and how it has impacted his performance as a pitcher.
SOTG Sean Casey Interview

SOTG Sean Casey Interview


Students of the Game interviewed three time All-Star Sean Casey at the MLB Network Studios. Check out what "The Mayor" has to say about his experiences in the majors, what it's like to work at MLB Network, and what he thinks about the changing dynamic of baseball.
Andrew Lysy Interview

Andrew Lysy Interview


Strength and Movement Specialist Andrew Lysy sat down with Students of the Game to discuss the ever-evolving weight training methods within baseball. He covers topics like training for high school and college-level players, the importance of maintaining pristine physical condition, and how strength and movement training methods translate over to improved performance on the diamond.
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