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Ian Walsh joins Dodgers as pitching development assistant

Walsh brings a background in data analytics to the staff

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Player signings may be on hold, but that doesn’t mean the Dodgers aren’t adding to their staff. Ian Walsh, known for his success as a trainer at the data-focused Driveline center in Seattle and as an assistant pitching coach at Combine Academy, is the team’s new pitching development assistant.

Driveline is widely considered to be an industry leader in player development and takes a scientific approach to improving velocity, pitch design, and mechanics at all levels of play.

The facility is a familiar one to Dodgers pitchers already. Kenley Jansen, Joe Kelly, Alex Wood, and Clayton Kershaw have all made visits, and former Driveline instructor Rob Hill joined the Dodgers as a pitching coordinator in 2020, writes Bill Plunkett at the OC Register.

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