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Pedro Martinez breaks down ‘deadly mixture’ inflicting MLB’s pitching damage disaster

Pedro Martinez is the latest legend to weigh in on the pitching injury crisis. Posting to X on Tuesday, the Baseball Hall of Famer put a lot of the onus on analytics gurus in MLB front offices for the rash in elbow injuries the last several years. “When we see so many up and coming

Pedro Martinez breaks down ‘deadly mixture’ inflicting MLB’s pitching damage disaster

Pedro Martinez is the newest legend to weigh in on the pitching damage disaster.

Posting to X on Tuesday, the Baseball Corridor of Famer put lots of the onus on analytics gurus in MLB entrance workplaces for the rash in elbow accidents the final a number of years.

“After we see so many up and coming MLB pitchers with fewer than 200 innings within the minors, plenty of muscle mass, underworked child ligaments and a staff demanding max velo on all the things they throw, we’re seeing the proper deadly mixture for arm damage,” Martinez tweeted.

Former MLB great Pedro Martinez weighed in on the rash of pitching injuries.
Former MLB nice Pedro Martinez weighed in on the rash of pitching accidents. Boston Globe /Landov

“The analytics division has pressured the younger children by pressuring them to have revolution, velocity and spin fee…that’s an excessive amount of for child ligaments.”

He wrote about how issues have modified since he was growing within the minor leagues.

“When within the minors I targeted on working my ligaments; I by no means lifted heavy weights,” Martinez continued.

“Time has modified, and so has coaching, however if you wish to turn out to be a pitcher, it is best to attempt to be taught the texture for pitching and the data of what to do with the ball slightly than throwing arduous.”

Spencer Strider #99 of the Atlanta Braves pitches in the second inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Truist Park on April 05, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Spencer Strider #99 of the Atlanta Braves pitches within the second inning in opposition to the Arizona Diamondbacks at Truist Park on April 05, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. Getty Photos

Martinez, 52, didn’t put any blame on the pitch clock, which has been cited in various conversations as a doable contributor to the rash of accidents because it was adopted by MLB final yr to enhance the tempo of play.

Guardians ace Shane Bieber is already out for the year with an elbow injury, and Braves ace Spencer Strider has experienced an elbow issue on which the staff received’t elaborate in regards to the severity.

Astros pitcher Justin Verlander was on the same wavelength as Martinez when he described the “pandemic” of pitching injuries earlier this week.

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“Everyone is throwing as arduous as they probably can and spinning the ball as arduous as they probably can,” Verlander stated.

He cited the change of baseballs that “began flying out” of the park in 2016, saying it modified his mentality on the mound.

“That modified how I needed to strategy pitching,” Verlander stated.

“You needed to begin approaching the batter like, ‘I desire a swing and miss. You’ll be able to’t put the ball in play.’“

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