the Edge trainer

and baseball

Visual skills play a critical role in baseball and can directly impact performance if left untrained. Strengthening the Core Six Visual Skills provides the athlete with the foundational visual input needed to make critical decisions and motor responses at the highest level. 

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for baseball players

  • "As hitters, we always want to see the ball better, but often don’t actually train this skill. Vizual Edge fills that gap for me. I’ve really bought into both their training program and pre-game warm up and definitely recommend it to anyone interested in focusing on this detail of their game."
    Infielder | Chicago Cubs
  • "Baseball is a game that requires great vision to be an elite performer. We are very excited to be partnering with Vizual Edge to help our players improve their decision making skills, process information more quickly and improve their vision to see the game more clearly"
    Head Coach | University of Missouri
  • "I watched one of my players struggle with his ability to decipher pitches. In a very short amount of time, Vizual Edge gave him the ability to see better, compete and gain confidence in his game. I'd recommend this product to anyone looking to improve their game."
    16-Year MLB Career | World Series Champion
  • "Before it was a lot of swinging and missing, but after my training with Vizual Edge I cut down that swing and miss rate down by a lot."
    Vanderbilt Univ. Commit | PBR '21 Top 10 SS
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With only milliseconds between a baseball leaving the pitcher’s hand to arriving over home plate, hitters need to anticipate, judge and react in the blink of an eye. Likewise, with a large area of the field to cover, outfielders must react to the ball as it comes off the bat without hesitation. Strengthening your core visual skills can have a direct impact on your performance on the field. Learn more about the impact of visual skills in baseball here.

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See how Vizual Edge training impacted this MLB player during the 2020 season. Completing a My Plan, Game Day or Open Gym session with Vizual Edge ahead of a game can make a real difference in your performance!
Game Days Trained With Vizual Edge Game Days Not Trained With Vizual Edge
Games 19 16
ABs (PAs) 72 (83) 59 (65)
Hits 18 (+50%) 12
HRs 8 (+100%) 4
Ks (K%) 21 (25.3%) (-22%) 21 (32.3%)
BB (BB%) 9 (10.8%) (+40%) 5 (7.7%)
AVG 0.250 (+23%) 0.203
OBP 0.337 (+22%) 0.277
SLG 0.611(+44%) 0.424
OPS 0.948 (+35%) 0.701
wOBA 0.402 (+25%) 0.322

the core six

visual skills

Understanding an athlete’s proficiency in the six core visual skills allows players, coaches, and scouts to identify and correct visual weaknesses and enhance the athlete’s performance on the field.
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Improves ability for hitters to judge the speed, trajectory, and spin of the ball as it approaches the plate.
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Enhances player’s ability to judge the ball’s speed, trajectory, and spin from a distance.
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Improves focus on the ball despite complex surroundings – critical for hitting and catching.
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With proper alignment hitters focus on the center of the mass of the ball; rather than in front or behind.
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Improves recollection of pitch patterns, and opponents’ offensive and defensive plays and tactics.
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Helps players monitor developing plays while maintaining focus on catching or throwing the ball.
“I was surprised to learn that although I have better than 20/20 vision, there are other important aspects of sight that I needed to and can ultimately improve on.” – Chase Headley

taking a look

at positions

Depending on the position an athlete plays in, the visual skills required for optimal performance vary. In baseball, an excellent outfielder may struggle with hitting. This may be symptomatic of superior divergence and tracking skills which are critical components to outfielding, coupled with low convergence ability – which is the primary visual skill used in hitting.


When batting, baseball players rely heavily on their ability to judge the ball before, during and after the pitcher’s release. Batters must recognize patterns in the pitcher’s stance, ball-handling, and pitch count. They must judge the ball’s speed, rotation, and trajectory – and decide if and how to hit the ball. The batter must be able to focus on the ball precisely, with no difference between its perceived and actual location in space.


Infield players must make split-second decisions based on what they see developing around them – including the projection of the ball, as well as the positions of teammates and opponents. They must see, process and remember dozens of visual cues instantly. Additionally, infielders must catch and fire back without hesitation – taking precise aim to the target all the while processing the best strategic tactics for the play.


Outfielders must possess the ability to read the baseball immediately as it comes off the bat. They must use peripheral vision to assess what’s developing on the field while simultaneously tracking the ball and moving toward the ball or toward a defensive support position. They must also be able to correctly align their vision on a target in the far distance to ensure the aim of their throw is precise.


Catchers must possess a superior ability to focus on objects up close for clean and consistent catching. They must also be able to shift quickly and seamlessly between their close-up focus during catching a ball to their far-distance focus while throwing to a target. Catchers must constantly scan and monitor on-base opponents while recalling offensive patterns to develop strategic countermoves.
“The eye exercises enhance my level of concentration and confidence, and improve my ability to focus; not only giving me the physical edge on my game but the mental edge as well.” ‑ Adam Rosales

breaking down

the edge score

The Edge Score is a comprehensive score given to each athlete based on their most recent evaluation. The score takes all visual skills into account – including convergence, divergence, depth perception, alignment, recognition and tracking. Through analysis of an athlete’s Edge Score as well as their individual scores, we identify areas of weakness and develop an appropriate training program.
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Convergence is the ability to focus on objects within close proximity and judge their movement and impact. Convergence may impact a player in the following ways:

  • Consistent contact quality
  • Ability to focus on incoming pitch
  • Judge speed, trajectory, and spin of ball
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Divergence is the ability to locate objects in the distance, impacting an athlete’s ability to anticipate and react. Divergence may impact a player in the following ways:

  • Reaction time to ball after contact
  • Ability to pick ball out of the pitcher’s hand
  • Judge ball in the outfield
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Depth perception uses both eyes to locate objects in space to judge their distance, speed, and direction. Depth perception may impact a player in the following ways:

  • Decision of when and if to swing
  • Locate ball on pop-ups
  • Fielding skills
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Proper alignment creates no difference between the perceived location and actual location of an object. Alignment may impact a player in the following ways:

  • Reaction time
  • Timing in batting and fielding
  • Crispness and decisiveness in movements
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Recognition is the ability to observe, process and recall a series of visual targets, and respond properly. Recognition may impact a player in the following ways:

  • Pick up pitch types and pitcher cues
  • Reaction-time
  • See signs during game
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Tracking allows you to process and follow an object while always monitoring all aspects of the game. Tracking may impact a player in the following ways:

  • Reaction to pitch
  • Reaction time while fielding
  • Monitor developing play
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Edge Trainer

The Edge Trainer from Vizual Edge delivers the most advanced vision training available. Backed by 30 years of research and development, the Edge Trainer’s proven system improves reaction time, positional and spatial awareness, and recognition.
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