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Bob.Gregg.WJPA.Radio

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Re: Baseball 2019
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2019, 08:53:23 AM »

bfgrad, I don't believe there is any more INNINGS limitations.

The pitching restriction rules are all PITCH based.

How many pitches you throw dictate how many days rest are required.

There are GAME limits (100/game) and WEEK limits (200/week).
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Re: Baseball 2019
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2019, 10:20:47 AM »

I don't know, Bob, I think that pitch counts probably aren't the panacea to arm problems. At the prep level, the innings and rest rule might just be better. If a pitcher is throwing a lot of pitches either because the opponent is getting hits or the pitcher is wild, the coach isn't going to leave him in for very long anyway.

I think there is too much emphasis on throwing hard rather than actually learning to pitch. I still remember when BF was a surprise winner of the 2007 (?) Beaver Co Legion. BF Legion knocked out Hopewell and one of the wins was a game pitched by Brandon Rue, who wasn't a pitcher first and didn't throw hard, where Rue just put pitches all game on the outside corner at the knees. Hopewell's hitters were helpless.
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« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2019, 10:56:10 AM »

bfgrad, I wasn't advocating one or the other.

PONY League has also gone to pitch count instead of innings to trigger rest requirements.

Hard throwing is what gets you noticed.  THAT'S why emphasis is put on throwing hard. PERIOD.
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Re: Baseball 2019
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2019, 02:28:38 PM »

I know, Bob. Muscling up on everything is the thing to do for HS kids. Every parent thinks their kid is next big bonus baby, but the odds aren't with them. Even as dominant as Brendan McKay was, he's only in AA at age 23.
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Re: Baseball 2019
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2019, 02:25:56 AM »

And watching these young kids trying to throw curve balls is ridiculous also. Too much strain on the arm IMO. Like you said, teach these kids how to locate their pitchers and they would be much better off
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