Pitch Counts Are Not As Arbitrary As You Think
Do pitching mechanics fail after 100 pitches? Is the effectiveness of a pitch diminished after 100 pitches?
Baseball personalities state that the threshold is arbitrary.
Veterans of the game cite that pitch counts coddle the pitchers too much, weakening their arms, and causing injuries.
Doctors, researchers, and sabermetricians state that large quantities of high leverage pitches can lead to injuries.
So, who is correct?
Let’s first talk about how Innings Pitched collected the already available data, from reputable sources, like FanGraphs and Baseball Reference.
Identify metrics that are affected by fatigued arms…
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