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  • Can MLB Data Solve Arm Injuries in Youth Pitchers?

    #pitchsmart #SXsports

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    Jordan Zimmermann $16,500,000

    Ivan Nova $3,300,000

    Jose Fernandez $635,000**

    Adam Wainwright $19,500,000

    Matt Harvey $550,000**

    Jamie Moyer $8,000,000*

    Matt Moore $3,000,000

    Stephen Strasburg $7,400,000

    Yu Darvish? $10,000,000

    Dylan Bundy $1,245,000

    *Represents largest salary during career **Arbitration eligible after 2015 season

  • #pitchsmart #SXsports 3BaseballHeatMaps.com

    Tommy John Surgeries per Year

    MLB and MiLB Totals

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    "The overuse leading to Tommy John surgery in todays young pro pitchers actually began while they were adolescent amateurs.

    Observations by orthopedic surgeons support this link, as the torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in a pro pitcher usually looks like it has worn out over time.

    -Dr James Andrews, MD

    from ASMI.org Position Paper on Tommy John surgery

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    Logan StoutMorgan Sword Rick Riccobono Ted Sullivan

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    Evidence of Overuse

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    Increasing the Risk of Surgery

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    National Center for Biotechnology Information

    Dr. Glenn S. Fleisig, PhD & James R. Andrews, MD

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    GameChanger is the Pitch Smart Certified Scoring App

  • Can MLB Data Solve Arm Injuries in Youth Pitchers?

    #pitchsmart #SXsports

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    Appendix

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    "Research has shown that the amount of competitive pitching and pitching while fatigued are strongly linked to injury. Other risk factors may include pitching on multiple teams, pitching year-round, playing catcher when not pitching, poor pitching mechanics, and poor physical conditioning."

    -Dr James Andrews, MD

    from ASMI.org Position Paper on Tommy John surgery

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    Pitching Data

    ASMI.org