PHOENIX (Feb 9th, 2021) – Athlete-driven media company Momentum and media personality Rob Friedman, known as PitchingNinja, have partnered to create and distribute exclusive longform baseball education and analysis content with Momentum, the media company announced today.
Friedman has provided a unique perspective and insight to the baseball community since 2014, establishing himself as a fundamental resource for pitchers of all ages. By popularizing overlays, pitch trails, and dominating viral baseball content, Friedman has established himself as a fan favorite on social media and an influential advocate for the game, its players, and its fans.
“Rob and I share a similar vision for the evolution of player development, education, and access in the baseball community and I couldn’t be more excited to bring his perspective, analysis, and love for the game to our audience at Momentum,” said Trevor Bauer, MLB All-Star Pitcher and Momentum CEO and Co-Founder. “When Taiki Green and I launched Momentum two years ago, it was with the goal of connecting fans with players on a human level. Bringing top baseball minds like Pitching Ninja to our community will only enhance our ability to do just that, ultimately helping fans fall in love with baseball all over again.”
Friedman has served as a contributor to MLB and ESPN and has also acted as an advisor to numerous MLB and collegiate pitchers along the way.
“I'm very excited to partner with Momentum,” said Rob Friedman, PitchingNinja. “My overarching goal is to grow the game of baseball and to usher in a new generation of players and fans into the game. Trevor and the team at Momentum shares this vision and I look forward to working with them to create and share compelling, in-depth, cutting-edge pitching content, including interviews, breakdowns, and more.”
Momentum is an athlete-driven media company changing the way that baseball players and fans connect through authentic and compelling original content. It has produced over 500 pieces of original content including top series Bauer Bytes, Live At Bats, and Inside the COVID Season Vlog.
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Momentum is an athlete-driven media company that uses storytelling to connect athletes and fans on a human level. Trevor Bauer and Taiki Green founded Momentum in 2019 with the goal of sharing authentic player stories and ultimately affecting the public perception of baseball. Since the launch, it became the first-ever player-led media company credentialed by Major League Baseball and has produced over 500 pieces of original video and audio content including popular series like Bauer Bytes, Live At Bats, and Inside the COVID Season Vlog, amassing over 1.6 million hours of watch time to date. Momentum is changing the way that baseball players and fans connect and ultimately how the sport is marketed. Content lives across Momentum digital channels as well as distribution partners including PlayersTV and FOX Sports. To learn more, visit www.watch-momentum.com or follow @watch_momentum on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter.
About PitchingNinja:‘PitchingNinja’ Rob Friedman has provided groundbreaking entertainment and insight to his followers since 2014, establishing the brand as a fundamental resource for pitchers of all ages. From pitch breakdowns to pitch grips and more, PitchingNinja has served as a contributor for both MLB and ESPN and has engaged in advising numerous College and MLB pitchers. He has since leveraged the viral popularity of PitchingNinja to create Flatground LLC, a scouting and development service aimed at modernizing baseball recruiting and making it accessible to all. With this, he has been able to break down economic and geographic barriers for players of all ages to obtain quality coaching information and be recruited & scouted, for free--providing thousands of baseball players opportunities to play in college or beyond. For more, follow @PitchingNinja on Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter.