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ARMCARE ADVANCED MONITORING SERVICES
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ArmCare Advanced Monitoring Services (AMS)

For pitchers and two-way players who have competitive aspirations of playing collegiate or professional baseball, or current professional baseball players who wish to have their own team of specialists focused exclusively on their competitive performance and well-being.

ArmCare’s AMS is headed by Dr. Ryan Crotin and Jordan Oseguera who have over 20 years experience working with professional athletes and have coached and played at all levels of collegiate baseball. Prior to joining ArmCare.com, Ryan and Jordan utilized their academic and professional coaching experience to establish a new department for the Los Angeles Angels in 2019 called Performance Integration, which delivered a rigorous, multifaceted, monitoring platform that improved health, readiness, lifestyle habits, workload, biomechanics and competitive performance metrics through individualized player plans.

Performance Integration Highlights:

  • Reduced injured list days for all pitchers by approximately 50%
  • Reduced injured list days for MLB pitchers by 65% with no in-season surgeries for two seasons
  • Went from second worst in arm health for 2017, 2018, to upper tier in 2019 and 2020
  • Advanced athletic and biomechanical profiling for the MLB Amateur Draft

ArmCare Advanced Monitoring Services (AMS)

ArmCare Advanced Monitoring Services (AMS) are for pitchers and two-way players who have competitive aspirations of playing collegiate or professional baseball, or current professional baseball players who wish to have their own team of specialists focused exclusively on their competitive performance and well-being.

ArmCare’s AMS is headed by Dr. Ryan Crotin and Jordan Oseguera who have over 20 years experience working with professional athletes and have coached and played at all levels of collegiate baseball. Prior to joining ArmCare.com, Ryan and Jordan utilized their academic and professional coaching experience to establish a new department for the Los Angeles Angels in 2019 called Performance Integration, which delivered a rigorous, multifaceted, monitoring platform that improved health, readiness, lifestyle habits, workload, biomechanics and competitive performance metrics through individualized player plans.

Performance Integration Highlights:

  • Reduced injured list days for all pitchers by approximately 50%
  • Reduced injured list days for MLB pitchers by 65% with no in-season surgeries for two seasons
  • Went from second worst in arm health for 2017, 2018, to upper tier in 2019 and 2020
  • Advanced athletic and biomechanical profiling for the MLB Amateur Draft

Our Services

AMS Consultation

The ArmCare’s AMS team will evaluate a Player Response Survey (completed by the athlete) to determine the best course of action. A 15-minute consultation will follow to clarify goals and objectives to ensure success.  

There is no obligation to enroll in AMS.

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  • Initial Orientation: Once registered, a 30 minute strategic overview will take place that can include introductions to other members assisting players with their performance plans (coaches, therapists, agents, etc.)
  • Comprehensive ArmCare: Athletes receive a weekly review of their arm strength and range of motion data and will be provided suggested adjustments to minimize deficits and correct imbalances.
  • Athlete Wellness Monitoring: Athletes receive a weekly review of their subjective information and recovery approaches in an effort to reduce stress, soreness, tissue damage, inflammation, strength loss, range of motion restriction, velocity and command declines.
  • Throwing Programming Monitoring: Athletes receive a weekly review of their throwing programs including the impact they have on strength and range of motion data to prescribe individualized workloads to improve performance, recovery and reduce the risk of overuse injury.
  • Weekly Check In: Weekly 15-min Performance Huddle with the player and members of the athlete’s performance team to discuss adjustments in programming and answer questions concerning reports.

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  • Pitching Mechanics Monitoring: Athletes’ biomechanical data will be reviewed weekly to identify inefficiencies in coordination, joint position, movement speed and energy transfer that may lead to poor performance, pain, throwing arm weakness, loss of velocity or command.
  • Pitch Characteristics Monitoring: Athletes’ ball flight characteristics will be reviewed weekly to determine appropriate changes in mound placement, grip, and arm action to improve success on-field in inducing weak contact and increasing strikeout rates.
  • College Scholarship Advisement: One hour meeting to determine a strategic plan on selecting schools and how to best showcase talent. Athletes will receive guidance in securing collegiate scholarships in baseball with assistance in selecting the most appropriate schools given their academic and athletic needs.
  • MLB Prospect Advisement: One hour meeting to indicate how to prepare for the MLB combine, how questionnaires are evaluated, how pitchers are scouted and current development performance by MLB teams. This offering assists athletes in creating a strategic plan to increase prospect status. Athletes will receive guidance on how to prepare for the MLB Combine to improve draft status including approaches to answering questionnaires provided by MLB teams that are reviewed by scouts, medical officials and other members evaluating athletic potential. Pitching specific insights will also be provided to athletes indicating what scouts evaluate and which teams are best to target for developmental purposes given athletes’ strengths and weaknesses.
  • Individual Consulting:  In some cases athletes may require additional experts from ArmCare’s network to be brought in to improve performance and health. In such cases, the AMS staff will charge only for the time involved in establishing a connection and communicating needs for the athlete. Independent experts will have their own price structure.

Meet Our AMS Team

Ryan is the Vice President of ArmCare.com and is a multi-dimensional sports scientist, coach, educator, and research author. Ryan started his coaching career as an assistant coach for the University at Buffalo’s baseball team where he assisted in strength and conditioning and was a first base coach. He later was hired by the St. Louis Cardinals as a short-season strength coach working in Batavia, New York in 2007.

In his first year coaching professional athletes the team did not have any surgical injuries and won the New York Penn League Championship. In 2012, Ryan was hired by the Baltimore Orioles as the Roving Coordinator, Assistant MLB Strength Coach, and Athletic Performance Analyst. He was involved in training healthy and injured athletes at the MLB level, ensured strength and conditioning approaches were uniform throughout the organization, identified injury trends, evaluated athletic performance by position and completed specialized projects as assigned by the Vice President of Baseball Operations.

Ryan later was hired by the Los Angeles Angels as the Player Performance Coordinator that included overseeing the minor league strength and conditioning program, athletic profiling in scouting and transfer of training science. From this position, Ryan was promoted to the Director of Performance Integration for the team and directed the organization’s strength and conditioning and sports science efforts with a focus on improving athletic qualities that transfer to on-field performance, evaluating talent, and created and oversaw the organization’s multidimensional monitoring platform for athletes called the 360 Athlete Approach. For all positions, injury list days were reduced by 40% and within pitchers, injury list days were reduced by 50%, 65% at the MLB level with no surgical injuries for two years.

Ryan completed his PhD at the University at Buffalo studying altered stride lengths in baseball pitchers, reflecting lower body movement compensations, and their biomechanical and physiologic effects on baseball pitching performance. Ryan was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in studying throwing arm health and was a main contributor in starting the Penn Throwing Clinic which provided biomechanical screening and musculoskeletal evaluations for throwing athletes in the greater Philadelphia area. Ryan has a passion to enrich the baseball world and is on a mission to ensure player development considers individual needs for performance enhancement and to make baseball a much safer sport for athletes of all ages.

ryan@armcare.com

Jordan is the Director of Pitching Performance with ArmCare.com and has been coaching baseball for over a decade between High School, Collegiate, Private, and Professional baseball. During his coaching tenure he has focused heavily on pitching and was fortunate to be mentored by Tom House. During his playing career he was able to play internationally with the Tijuana Cimarrones as well as in Independent Baseball for multiple organizations.

He also played collegiately at Vanguard University of Southern California as well as playing under ABCA Hall of Fame Coach Jim “Skip” Walker at the College of Southern Idaho as well as he played at Taylorsville High School under Utah Hall of Fame Coach Steve Cramblitt. With the opportunity to play under such great coaches it was only natural for Jordan to continue to be a student of the game and continue to research the best ways to improve player development. This desire for increased understanding of the game led him to get his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science from Vanguard University along with a Masters Degree in Coaching from Concordia University of Irvine.

After playing collegiately for 4 seasons along with professionally for 4 seasons Jordan went on to coach at his Alma Mater of Vanguard University where he took on the role of Pitching Coach as well as helped greatly in the recruiting of the baseball program. Jordan has been involved with the Vanguard University baseball program as a pitching coach and pitching consultant for over 8 seasons. Through his help, Vanguard was able to develop into one of the top NAIA programs in the nation and during his time had draft picks Kamakani Usui(TOR/SF), Sean Isaac(LAA/MIL), Jose Rojas(LAA), Hector Camacho(ATL), and Brandon Sandoval(LAA). Players that went on to play Independent Professional Baseball during his time included Clayton Voechting(INT), Scott Torrey(PEC), Matt Sillberman(FL), and Marshall McKinnon(INT).

During his time as the pitching coach at Vanguard University he also worked in conjunction with Tom House where he worked with great players such as Barry Zito, Joe Blanton, Ryan Rowland-Smith, Ryan Sherriff, Cole Hamels, and many others. After coaching at Vanguard he went onto the Los Angeles Angels and served in multiple roles from Professional Scouting, Amateur Scouting, Assistant Programs Coordinator, Pitching Analyst, as well as an Affiliate Pitching Coach. Through these roles he was involved in every aspect of player development and front office and has led to a well rounded experience and understanding of how professional baseball not only chooses players, but develops them.

During his time with the Angels he worked closely with marquee players such as Tyler Skaggs, Junichi Tazawa, Shohei Ohtani, Justin Anderson, Keynan Middleton, Jeremy Beasley, and Jake Jewell. He was integral to Ryan Crotin’s work in the Performance Integration Department and contributed to a process that decreased injuries while increasing performance. Jordan still works closely with Ryan at ArmCare.com and is a co-author in a research publication with Ryan concerning baseball performance and MLB amateur draft projection. Jordan continuously looks for validated ways to improve the player development and health that is individualized for each athlete.

jordan@armcare.com

Meet Our AMS Team


Ryan Crotin, PhD, CSCS, RSCC

Ryan is the Vice President of ArmCare.com and is a multi-dimensional sports scientist, coach, educator, and research author. Ryan started his coaching career as an assistant coach for the University at Buffalo’s baseball team where he assisted in strength and conditioning and was a first base coach. He later was hired by the St. Louis Cardinals as a short-season strength coach working in Batavia, New York in 2007.

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In his first year coaching professional athletes the team did not have any surgical injuries and won the New York Penn League Championship. In 2012, Ryan was hired by the Baltimore Orioles as the Roving Coordinator, Assistant MLB Strength Coach, and Athletic Performance Analyst. He was involved in training healthy and injured athletes at the MLB level, ensured strength and conditioning approaches were uniform throughout the organization, identified injury trends, evaluated athletic performance by position and completed specialized projects as assigned by the Vice President of Baseball Operations.

Ryan later was hired by the Los Angeles Angels as the Player Performance Coordinator that included overseeing the minor league strength and conditioning program, athletic profiling in scouting and transfer of training science. From this position, Ryan was promoted to the Director of Performance Integration for the team and directed the organization’s strength and conditioning and sports science efforts with a focus on improving athletic qualities that transfer to on-field performance, evaluating talent, and created and oversaw the organization’s multidimensional monitoring platform for athletes called the 360 Athlete Approach. For all positions, injury list days were reduced by 40% and within pitchers, injury list days were reduced by 50%, 65% at the MLB level with no surgical injuries for two years.

Ryan completed his PhD at the University at Buffalo studying altered stride lengths in baseball pitchers, reflecting lower body movement compensations, and their biomechanical and physiologic effects on baseball pitching performance. Ryan was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in studying throwing arm health and was a main contributor in starting the Penn Throwing Clinic which provided biomechanical screening and musculoskeletal evaluations for throwing athletes in the greater Philadelphia area. Ryan has a passion to enrich the baseball world and is on a mission to ensure player development considers individual needs for performance enhancement and to make baseball a much safer sport for athletes of all ages.

ryan@armcare.com


Jordan Oseguera

Jordan is the Director of Pitching Performance with ArmCare.com and has been coaching baseball for over a decade between High School, Collegiate, Private, and Professional baseball. During his coaching tenure he has focused heavily on pitching and was fortunate to be mentored by Tom House. During his playing career he was able to play internationally with the Tijuana Cimarrones as well as in Independent Baseball for multiple organizations.

Show more >

He also played collegiately at Vanguard University of Southern California as well as playing under ABCA Hall of Fame Coach Jim “Skip” Walker at the College of Southern Idaho as well as he played at Taylorsville High School under Utah Hall of Fame Coach Steve Cramblitt. With the opportunity to play under such great coaches it was only natural for Jordan to continue to be a student of the game and continue to research the best ways to improve player development. This desire for increased understanding of the game led him to get his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science from Vanguard University along with a Masters Degree in Coaching from Concordia University of Irvine.

After playing collegiately for 4 seasons along with professionally for 4 seasons Jordan went on to coach at his Alma Mater of Vanguard University where he took on the role of Pitching Coach as well as helped greatly in the recruiting of the baseball program. Jordan has been involved with the Vanguard University baseball program as a pitching coach and pitching consultant for over 8 seasons. Through his help, Vanguard was able to develop into one of the top NAIA programs in the nation and during his time had draft picks Kamakani Usui(TOR/SF), Sean Isaac(LAA/MIL), Jose Rojas(LAA), Hector Camacho(ATL), and Brandon Sandoval(LAA). Players that went on to play Independent Professional Baseball during his time included Clayton Voechting(INT), Scott Torrey(PEC), Matt Sillberman(FL), and Marshall McKinnon(INT).

During his time as the pitching coach at Vanguard University he also worked in conjunction with Tom House where he worked with great players such as Barry Zito, Joe Blanton, Ryan Rowland-Smith, Ryan Sherriff, Cole Hamels, and many others. After coaching at Vanguard he went onto the Los Angeles Angels and served in multiple roles from Professional Scouting, Amateur Scouting, Assistant Programs Coordinator, Pitching Analyst, as well as an Affiliate Pitching Coach. Through these roles he was involved in every aspect of player development and front office and has led to a well rounded experience and understanding of how professional baseball not only chooses players, but develops them.

During his time with the Angels he worked closely with marquee players such as Tyler Skaggs, Junichi Tazawa, Shohei Ohtani, Justin Anderson, Keynan Middleton, Jeremy Beasley, and Jake Jewell. He was integral to Ryan Crotin’s work in the Performance Integration Department and contributed to a process that decreased injuries while increasing performance. Jordan still works closely with Ryan at ArmCare.com and is a co-author in a research publication with Ryan concerning baseball performance and MLB amateur draft projection. Jordan continuously looks for validated ways to improve the player development and health that is individualized for each athlete.

jordan@armcare.com

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