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Masset Theory in Practice, 2009 Edition

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White Sox back-end of the bullpen options.

Higher Pitcher’s Mound = More Injuries

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Measuring the Mound Scott Segrin sends along this article (with a hat tip to Rightfield Bleachers) on how the height of the mound causes stress on pitchers: The study found that, compared to flat ground, pitchers on a 10-inch mound can experience increases in superior shear and adduction torque in the shoulder. According to Raasch, that means a greater amount of stress on the joint surface and surrounding structure. Some injuries can be devastating: a rotator cuff or labrum tear. And months of rehabilitation. Raasch and his researchers recruited 20, top-level major-league pitchers as well as Milwaukee-area Division I college pitchers for the study. The researchers used a motion-analysis system using eight digital cameras that recorded the three-dimensional positions of 43 reflective markers placed on their bodies. Using different mound levels - flat, 6 inches, 8 inches and 10 inches - the cameras focused on determining whether there was increased stress at different levels. At the moment, they're not saying lower the mound, but further study could lead in that direction. http://www.baseballmusings.com/archives/025377.php

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