What is the better approach for a coach/pitching coach to take? Lighten the load on his pitchers and set pitch limits, dh for pitchers, rest pitchers on games their not pitching, disallow pitchers from playing other positions, etc all to protect their arms. OR…discourage pitch limit (let him go as long as he’s still getting guys out), pitch into extra innings, long toss every day, have pitchers play other positions when taken out of game/games their not pitching, etc.
Both are extreme examples but i feel like a lot of coaches “baby” their pitchers and that leads to injuries/vulnerability to injuries . I don’t have the statistics or proof for this but what do you guys think?