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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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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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Injury Correlations Found In 5 MLB 40-Man Rosters

In our most recent profiling of 5 Major League Baseball 40-Man Rosters, we found NO pitcher with a DVS Score of 17 or higher has undergone a significant throwing-related injury whereas 70% of pitchers with a DVS Score of 11 or below have suffered a major throwing-related injury. Furthermore, we continue to find strong injury correlations amongst the relative DVS Score ranges.

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DVS Analysis: What do the top 5 highest paid pitchers in baseball have in common?

Clayton Kershaw, Zach Greinke, David Price, Justin Verlander and Felix Hernandez not only are the highest paid pitchers in the game but also are a testament to the fact that avoiding injury while accumulating a significant number of innings yields the opportunity to sign the multi-million dollar, multi-year contract. Read more to see what commonalities have led them to maximize their earning potential.

 

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