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June 25, 2012 5:00 am

Collateral Damage: The Year of the Injuries?

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Corey Dawkins and Stephani Bee

Has there been a significant increase in injuries in 2012?

With the emphasis being placed on injuries, it’s no wonder why some people are running around like Chicken Little screaming, “The sky is falling!” Headlines scream about injuries and range from “The Year of the Injury Plagues MLB” to “Baseball’s Biggest Stars are Hurting.” How hard and fast the sky is falling depends on the team you root for. If you live in New England, surely you have heard at least some fans making excuses about the Red Sox’ record because of the high number of DL moves. If you cheer for the White Sox or Marlins, injuries probably aren’t being brought up too much. So, who is right: those that say that the sky is falling, or those who shrug it off, understanding that Chicken Little is simply over exaggerating? I mean, could it really be that bad across Major League Baseball?

There has to be a reason though why 2012 seems like it’s been a bad year for injuries. In order to get an idea of what’s going on, I went back and looked at all DL moves between 2005 and now. I also looked at why players were placed on the DL for. What’s the injury that pops into your head when you hear a pitcher gets injured? Tommy John Surgery (TJS) is probably one of the top two, so let’s start our focus there.

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February 9, 2010 12:07 pm

Team Health Reports: Florida Marlins

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Will Carroll

The Fish have their share of health risks, but not all of them involve the players you might expect.

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May 22, 2002 10:57 am

Prospectus Feature: Analyzing PAP (Part Two)

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Keith Woolner

Before claiming any success for any measure in predicting injury, we must fundamentally recognize that any PAP-style metric will be positively correlated with raw pitch counts. Pitchers with high pitch count totals will tend to have high PAP totals. If a PAP function provides no additional insight into which pitchers will be injured that pitch count totals alone, there is no reason to add the added complexity of a PAP system to our sabermetric arsenal.

 The following article, written by Keith Woolner with Rany Jazayerli, appeared in Baseball Prospectus 2001.

 

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