The Rise Of Tommy John Surgeries

Bill Petti constructed the chart below using this set of data from Jon Roegele. Correlation does not equal causation, but the increase in frequency is not good for the sport. If you are interested in the breakdown by team, Petti has that data since 2000 here.


4 thoughts on “The Rise Of Tommy John Surgeries

  1. I thought we were going to see some real visuals on these blown ligaments. you know, some gnarly gifs of pitchers arms going limp.

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  4. I think its pretty simple. As steroids are being banned in the sport, many of which were used to keep healthy and/or from keeping the body from being overly tired which leads to arm injuries, the rise in arm injuries is skyrocketing.

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