• Poor Mechanics More Dangerous Than High Pitch Counts?

    Posted by on March 26th, 2012 · Comments (4)

    Ah, this is a nice read!

    Comments on Poor Mechanics More Dangerous Than High Pitch Counts?

    1. Jim TreshFan
      March 26th, 2012 | 3:09 pm

      Wow! 1 out of every 7 active MLB pitchers have undergone Tommy John surgery? Something is indeed up; and it isn’t GS, IP, or CG, that’s for sure.

    2. March 26th, 2012 | 4:19 pm

      Yup.

      “Today, about 50 active major league pitchers have undergone Tommy John surgery — around one in seven.”

      Figure [12 X 30 (teams)]divided by 50. That’s 1 in 7.

    3. Raf
      March 26th, 2012 | 5:06 pm

      Someone get Dr Mike Marshall on the phone!

      Seriously, I do agree that poor mechanics play a role in injury. The human body wasn’t designed to throw a baseball the way a ML’er does, I’m sure poor mechanics exacerbates it, as well as poor conditioning.

    4. MJ Recanati
      March 27th, 2012 | 2:30 pm

      Of course you can have a guy like Mark Prior, who had perfect mechanics, end up on the operating table too. I don’t think poor mechanics helps but I don’t think perfect mechanics insulates one from surgery either.

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