RightEye and USA Baseball are Working with MLB to Incorporate Objective, Eye Movement Data to Assess Amateur Baseball Players’ Sports Vision Skills Ahead of the 2021 MLB Draft
BETHESDA, MD, MARCH 16, 2021 —RightEye LLC, an award-winning sports vision and eye-tracking technology company correlating eye movement behavior to enhanced athletic performance, today announced that longtime partner, USA Baseball will again be utilizing RightEye Sports VisionTM technology this year at its newly enhanced Prospect Development Pipeline (PDP). This years’ PDP, a joint development and assessment program between Major League Baseball (MLB) and USA Baseball, will feature a lineup of evaluation and showcase events for 2021 & 2022 MLB Draft prospects, including the first-ever MLB Draft Combine for high school and college baseball players.
The inaugural pre-draft combine will be hosted at the Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. Prospects will complete a RightEye Sports Vision assessment which comprises 11 objective eye-tracking tests that quickly and easily measure and analyze eye movements, brain processing, and reaction time. The resulting report provides an overall score and quantified test results, allowing athletes to compare themselves against peers, amateur, and pro athletes.
The PDP identifies and creates a player assessment pathway to all 30 MLB clubs for elite amateur baseball players in advance of the annual MLB Draft. RightEye has been working with USA Baseball for the past four years to provide MLB clubs with objective RightEye Sports Vision reports as a part of an athlete’s PDP draft look-books.
“Research proves that visual and oculomotor abilities can predict baseball performance, and many MLB clubs already incorporate RightEye eye movement data into their scouting reports,” said Adam Gross, co-founder and CEO of RightEye. “We are thrilled that USA Baseball and Major League Baseball has chosen to incorporate RightEye Sports Vision assessments into MLB’s first-ever combine. Every athlete should complete an assessment, not only to help them understand their visual strengths, but to identify their weaknesses, which can almost always be improved with training.”
About RightEye LLC
RightEye LLC is an eye movement behavior biomarker company using eye-tracking technology to revolutionize health care and vision performance through innovative vision tests and vision training programs. RightEye technology helps support sports organizations, health care providers, and educational institutions with the assessment of their patients’ visual impairment, reading disorders, and athletic performance issues by following an evidence-based, metrics-driven methodology. Using a cloud-based platform, RightEye provides data-rich reports that offer an objective, measurable way to view the quality of a person’s eye movement and monitor the success of various treatments. RightEye’s Dynamic Vision Trainer provides an effective oculomotor training program that remains under the doctor’s oversight. RightEye customers include recognized professional and amateur sports teams, vision care providers, hospital systems, rehabilitation facilities, and the U.S. military.