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A Theory on Pitching Development

Unfortunately, my college degree is a bachelor in Sports and Entertainment Management, so deductive statistics is a bit over my head. However, I have been giving some thought to the way the Pirates develop pitchers. It has been widely reported (thanks to Dylan Bundy) that the Pirates aren't exactly thrilled with a long toss. It seems to be effective in one aspect that we have seen a reduction in pitching prospects injuries since Neal Huntington and company took over. But the development of the guys taken in the late rounds and given large sums of money has been largely a disappointment. And now, in the midst of a second consecutive collapse, it seems the pitching staff is flat out exhausted. James McDonald and AJ Burnett seems gassed and even the bullpen has been rough. Is it possible adding a long toss program could improve any or all of these things?


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