2016 USPbL Results

In the 2016 Season, the following statistics were tracked and measured throughout the season.

 
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IMPROVEMENT IN DVS SCORE

The average DVS Score for all pitchers who started the year on a team roster was 13.24.  After 6 weeks (second collection of scores) of being a part of the USPBL Throwing Program and DVS System, the average DVS Score for the same group of pitchers was 15.28. 

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IMPROVEMENT IN VELOCITY

The average velocity for all pitchers who started the year on a team roster was 86.4.  As of August 1st, 2016, the average velocity increased for the same sample group of pitchers was 87.45. 

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IMPROVEMENT IN SHOULDER HEALTH

On average, Total Arc Motion (TAM) within the Dominant-Arm (DTAM) prior to System implementation was 149.8º, compared to 156.3º after implementation. As stress begins to accumulate throughout the rigors of a season, it’s common for pitchers to lose range-of-motion in their Dominant-Arm. This is contrary to the trend we observed.

On average, Dominant-Arm TAM Difference (DTAM DIFF), which is the TAM Difference between the Dominant-Arm and Non-Dominant Arm, prior to System Implementation was -2.4º, compared to 2.58º after implementation.  Total Arc Motion Difference has been widely utilized in the medical and research community to quantify injury risk in pitchers. As the Dominant-Arm becomes more limited relative to the Non-Dominant Arm, data suggests this trend to be more injurious. Additionally, as stress accumulates throughout the rigors of a season, it’s common to see this relationship worsen. This is contrary to the trend we observed.

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HIGHLIGHTS

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Jacob Ezell Improves Recovery

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Donny Murray Throws No-Hitter

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Jalen Miller Gains 5 mph On His Fastball

Jalen saw his top velocity jump 2-3 mph up to 96 mph, with his average fastball improvement around 3 mph. He has increased his overall shoulder flexibility 8º (152º to 160º), and his average Total Arm Motion Difference has gone from -4.8 to 9.75, further reducing his chance of sustaining a throwing-related injury. 

 
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Jared Gaynor Improves Average Velocity 2mph

 By throwing more efficiently through the guidelines set forth by the USPBL Throwing Program, combined with good mechanical adjustments and valid arm care solutions, Gaynor saw a 2mph increase on his average fastball velocity, while seeing his max fastball jump 3 mph. As a product of the System, Gaynor has also improved his shoulder ROM by an average of 9º, and further reduced his chance of sustaining a throwing related injury; all in seven weeks time.