Throwing Injuries Cost MLB Teams $140 Million in 2018. Is there a Solution?

During the 2018 MLB regular season, 75 pitchers combined to earn $203,818,000 million dollars in salary. $139,415,000 million dollars of the salary was never truly earned by the 75 pitchers because they were unable to pitch due to a throwing related injury. A similar scenario happens each year, and when it comes to running a business, MLB Organizations continue to pay for MLB pitchers who are unable to fulfill 100% of their contract demands.. Can any of the unfulfilled contracts be avoided or managed differently?

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DVS Model Continues to Show that Pitching Mechanics is Statistically Related to the Risk of Major Throwing-Related Injury

Delivery Value System (DVS) completed a major data re-collection and database expansion in the Fall of 2018. This expansion increased the number of professional and college pitchers in our database to over 1200, including every MLB pitcher on an opening day 2018 roster.  With the recent database expansion, the DVS Model continues to prove a pitcher’s mechanics significantly influence their time to a major injury.

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CS #7: The DVS System Proves Valid as Pitcher's Improve Arm Health at the USPBL

In this article, we provide a complete summary of all the data that was collected from over 50 professional pitchers throughout the course of the Inaugural USPBL season. Our hypothesis was that as pitchers spent more time exposed to the DVS Arm Care System, The USPBL Throwing Program, and our pitching methodology that is designed to improve a DVS Score, their Shoulder Range-of-Motion Patterns would become less injurious.

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The DVS Forecaster Now Available for MLB Organizations

The probability of injury occurring to a MLB Pitcher in future inning totals is now available to MLB Organizations looking to make short and long-term decisions regarding the value of their MLB pitcher. As part of Delivery Value System’s ongoing research to combat the rising injury trends among MLB pitchers within baseball, DVS created the DVS Forecaster, which encapsulates the power of the DVS Model into web-based software. The DVS Forecaster can be accessed on-demand by any MLB organization, and will be made available to MLB Organizations through an annual licensed subscription.

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Introducing the DVS Forecaster: Injury Prediction Software for Major League Baseball

Later this summer, DVS will release an injury prediction tool to help Major League Baseball determine the current and long term risk associated with signing a baseball pitcher. The tool, labeled as the DVS Forecaster, is a web-based software application that will allow MLB Teams to choose a pitcher or groups of pitchers and see the corresponding statistical predictions.

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2016 MLB Draft Follow Up

With six of the top pitchers taken in the first round of the 2016 MLB draft already making injury headlines, we wanted to take a look back at our analysis from that year's draft. In total, nine of the top 50 pitchers according to MLB.com’s top 100 Draft Prospects for the 2016 Draft have either undergone, or are scheduled to undergo surgery caused by a throwing-related injury. As much of our research has continued to revolve around finding answers and solutions to baseball's current injury epidemic, it's important to continue to shed light on these alarming trends that have seemingly become accepted as normal.

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