Blast Motion Signs Houston Astros Star Carlos Correa
2015 AL Rookie of the Year and MLB® star Carlos Correa is using Blast Baseball 360 to keep his swing in top shape
(Carlsbad, Calif., – August 30, 2016) – Blast Motion, an industry innovator focused on 360-degree athletic improvement through software services, advanced sensor-based motion capture, and swing analysis, today announced the addition of Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa to its roster of professional athletes using Blast technology. Carlos is recognized as a rising star in Major League Baseball® and recently earned the American League Player of the Week designation for the second time this season.
“With the Blast Motion sensor, I can easily track and analyze my swings,” said Carlos Correa, Houston Astros shortstop. “Seeing my swing data really is the quickest way to make adjustments. The Blast technology helps you improve your game, whether you are a pro ballplayer or a kid trying to become one.”
As a Blast Athlete, Carlos will be using the Blast Baseball 360 metrics and video analysis to keep his swing in top shape. He will be sharing swing tips through the app, on the Blast website, and with his fans on social media.
“It’s been amazing to see someone with Carlos’ talent utilize the sensor and implement the swing data for analysis and improvement,” said Justin Goltz, baseball channel manager, Blast Motion. “Following our partnership with MLB®, Carlos was a natural choice to showcase the power of our technology. His dedication to the game, work ethic, and drive to improve are truly inspirational for young athletes everywhere. It’s an honor to associate the Blast brand with an extraordinary talent and great human being.”
Blast Baseball 360 is the official bat sensor technology of Major League Baseball®. The Blast sensor and mobile app have been specially designed for swing analysis, helping players of all ages and skillsets understand the mechanics of their swings and learn how they can hit with more power and efficiency. The waterproof sensor and bat attachment slip over the knob of any baseball or softball bat and have been designed to capture highly accurate swing metrics. Blast Motion’s patented Smart Video Capture™ technology uses a smartphone camera to capture video, while the Blast Baseball 360 app intelligently analyzes, combines, and syncs swing metrics with the video to deliver real-time, mobile video analysis. The app automatically detects a player’s swing and clips the video to create a series of video highlights. No user editing or practice interruption is required to experience this groundbreaking functionality.
About Carlos Correa
A 21-year-old from Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico, Correa is considered by many to be one of the best young talents in the game. The #1 overall draft pick of the Houston Astros in the 2012 MLB® Draft made his Major League debut on June 8, 2015. Correa wasted no time making an impact, being named American League Rookie of the Month in June of that year. He concluded his rookie campaign with the designation of AL Rookie of the Year after hitting .279 with 22 home runs and became the first Astros player to earn the award since 1991. Thus far in 2016, Correa has earned AL Player of the Week honors twice and dazzles with his glove at shortstop on a daily basis.
Pricing and Availability
Blast Baseball 360 ( blastmotion.com ) is available for immediate purchase online in the United States and Canada from the Blast Motion website as well as from the official MLB.com/shop. The Blast Baseball 360 app is available for download on the Apple iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store.
About Blast Motion
Based in Carlsbad, California, Blast Motion is defining the future of personalized motion capture technology. By seamlessly identifying and integrating real-time motion metrics with video highlights, Blast Motion innovations create a contextually rich user experience that enhances the way people capture, analyze, and improve their game. For additional information about Blast Motion, please visit: blastmotion.com.
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