Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Research

Analyzing MLB player’s performance based on age and experience. J Sport Economics & Management, 7(2): 78-100, 2017. Abstract: This study models player performance as a function of age, experience, and talent. The unbalanced panel includes 5,754 seasons spread among 562 batters and 4,767 seasons spread among 489...

Peak Athletic Performance and Aging: Evidence from Baseball. J Sport Sci. 27(6): 599–610, 2009. Abstract: Baseball players exhibit a pattern of improvement and decline in performance; however, differing lengths of careers and changes in rules and characteristics of the game complicate assessments of age-related...

Current Workload Recommendations in Baseball Pitchers: A Systematic Review. AM J Sport Med. 48(1): 229-241, 2020. Background: Several recommendations have been made regarding pitch counts and workload for baseball pitchers at different levels, including Little League, high school, collegiate, and professional...

Previous Seasons Workload and Injury Among MLB Starting Pitchers How many innings can we throw: does workload influence injury risk in Major League Baseball? An analysis of professional starting pitchers between 2010 and 2015. J Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 27: 1386-1392, 2018. Background: There has been increasing...

Association between late-night tweeting and next-day game performance among professional basketball players. Sleep Health. 5(1): 68-71, 2019. Objectives: In sports, decreased sleep duration is generally associated with poorer performance compared to adequate or enhanced sleep duration. Yet, these findings have...

Playing video games for more than 3 hours a day is associated with shoulder and elbow pain in elite young male baseball players Background: The effect of lifestyle factors on elbow or shoulder pain in young baseball players remains unclear. This study examined the association of game playing and television viewing...

Youth Single-Sport Specialization in Professional Baseball Players.  Orthopedic J Sport Med. 8(3): 1-8, 2020. Background: An increasing number of youth baseball athletes are specializing in playing baseball at younger ages. Purpose: To describe the age and prevalence of single-sport specialization in a cohort of...

Early Sports Specialization is Associated with Upper Extremity Injuries in Throwers and Fewer Games Played in Major League Baseball. Orthopedic J Sport Med. 7(7): 1-5, 2019. Background: Single-sport athletes who specialize in baseball at a young age may have a greater predisposition to overuse injury, burnout, and...