Conventional wisdom says control is the last thing to return for pitchers after Tommy John surgery, but the data isn’t quite so sure.
Jose Fernandez, Matt Cain, and Matt Moore return from injury.
A bunch of pitchers return from injuries. Other baseball games were also played, and even more will be played this weekend. Baseball! Baseball never ends.
Sizing up the arms getting ready to return from the DL.
Can we find anything that should have been predictive in Masahiro Tanaka’s pre-injury performance?
How do state pitch count limits for amateurs affect future elbow injury rates?
There’s a new list of recommended ways to prevent serious elbow injuries. Now, how do we implement them?
Ben and Sam talk to Dodgers VP of Medical Services and Head Athletic Trainer Stan Conte about the pitcher injury epidemic.
Does PITCHf/x suggest that the Marlins’ injured ace should have been pulled from his final starts sooner?
Are recent Tommy John surgery victims about to become a new kind of contract extension candidate?
Ben and Sam discuss whether it would make sense for a team to sign a recent Tommy John surgery sufferer to a long-term contract extension.
Ben and Sam discuss the Jose Fernandez injury and talk to Corey Dawkins and Doug Thorburn about the Tommy John rehab process and why pitchers keep getting hurt.
Could PITCHf/x have held the key to preventing season-ending surgeries for two of this season’s Tommy John victims?