Bobby Tewksbary is credited with changing the way that instructors teach players to hit. The Hudson, N.H., native uses video along with metrics like exit velocity and launch angle to teach the mechanics of the baseball swing. The former University of Vermont baseball star is now the CEO of Pelotero, a software company for player development.
He recently joined the New England Baseball Podcast to talk about his rise to one of baseball most respected hitting gurus.
“I’ve never tried to invent anything,” Tewksbary said. “It’s not like there’s a new way of swinging that I figured out. It’s literally studying video and looking at what’s happening. I look at the best hitters of all-time to see how they performed. Then I use that information to instruct players, factoring the demands of the pitcher they’re facing.”
In 2019, Tewksbary was named one of New England Baseball Journal’s Most 50 Influential People in Baseball. The former independent league player was working in New York in 2008, and was at the old Yankee Stadium for the Home Run Derby that preceded that year’s All-Star Game.