What resource have you found that would lead you to believe this?
I mean, isn’t it easy to say that a certain pitcher will have arm problems long term. That’s a pretty safe call. Pitching is hazardous to your arm. A lot of pitching is more hazardous than a little. Throwing with high velocity is more hazardous than throwing with low velocity. That’s about the sum total of facts that I’m willing to commit to.
Besides, it is his mechanics. It’s what makes him marketable.[/quote]
dont have the funds to provide a case study team on google for you guys. however i know very many players who land with the hand at or below shoulder height with elbow/shoulder issues.
you dont see many elite throwers do this, i am more open minded than some here i look at javelins, discus, hammer throws, shotputs, and football… the hand is in motion behind the head as energy is traveled to the chest… no science to prove trends, they are trends lol common sense usually takes place here.
has great input on supporting my opinions (which are based on facts, not just emotional output) go to the articles section and read.
hitting close to being a consistent low 90s thrower i realize the importance of the arm being in a proper anatomical position to throw (as well as the entire body which is each to its own), Chris O leary does a great job explaining that on this site, in fact he is where i base my “opinions”
anyway about the marketable comment which is kind of a moot point and a futile argument. Mark Prior was a marketable object
so is trevor bauer/lincecum/tim hudson