Greg Walker, Former MLB Player & AAA Charlotte White Sox 2002 Hitting Coach
|“What helps me the most day in and day out is the knowledge I gained from the RVP software.”|
Greg Walker began using RVP in 2002 as a Hitting Coach for the AAA Charlotte White Sox team of the International League. Midway through the 2003 season, Walker was promoted to the Major League team, becoming the first coach to use RVP software in the major leagues. When he started with the White Sox, the team was ranked 12th in the American League in runs scored, 13th in batting average, and 11th in slugging percentage. Walker, assisted by his RVP system, turned the offense around in the second half of the season. From the All Star game to the end of the season, the White Sox ranked 1st in batting averages, 2nd in slugging percentages, and 3rd in on base percentage.
Even further, in 2004, Walker led six players to personal best years and the team set a franchise record of 242 homeruns, the 9th highest total in MLB history. The following year the White Sox won the 2005 World Series, and in 2006, their offense was ranked 2nd overall in the major leagues behind the NY Yankees. Ever since Walker and RVP were introduced to the White Sox, the offense has made drastic improvements.
2003 Pre All-Star Break vs. 2003 Post All-Star Break
|Ranking||Team ||BA ||OBP ||SLG ||OPS |
|11th ||Pre All-Star Game ||.245 ||.319 ||.408 ||.726 |
|1st ||Post All-Star Game ||.288 ||.348 ||.496 ||.844 |
Don Slaught, 16 Season MLB Player, Founder of RightView Pro
After retiring from the Major Leagues in 1997, Slaught spent the next seven years coaching high school and Little League as well as developing a video analysis system called RightView Pro (RVP). In 2006, Jim Leyland asked Slaught to become the hitting coach for the Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball team, and Slaught agreed to make the jump literally from Little League to the Major Leagues. Prior to the 2006 season, the Tigers had faced 12 consecutive losing seasons and ranked 11th in 2005 in total offense. After being hired in the off season, Don got to work instilling the RVP systems at every level of the Detroit organization. The Major League team improved in every major offensive category as a result and moved from 11th to 5th in total offense primarily due to their increase in power. They hit 35 more homeruns and scored nearly 100 more runs then the previous year. Ultimately, the Detroit Tigers overcame a steak of losing seasons to make it to the 2006 World Series.
2005 Season vs. 2006 Season
|Ranking||Season ||Record W/L ||R ||H ||HR||TB ||RBI ||BA ||OBP ||SLG ||OPS |
|5th ||2006 ||91/71||822 ||1548 ||203 ||2531 ||785 ||.274 ||.329 ||.449 ||.777 |