Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Research

The relationship between shoulder range of motion and elbow stress in college pitchers. J Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. Ahead of Print: 1-29, 2020. Hypothesis: College pitchers with increased external rotation gain (ERG) produce increased 5 medial elbow torque (elbow stress), while those with reduced total rotational...

Scapular muscle strength in college baseball players with and without a history of UCL surgery. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. Ahead of Print: 1-21, 2020. Background: Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries are common in overhead athletes and have increased in prevalence among baseball pitchers of...

Individual factors associated with baseball pitching performance: Scoping review. BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine. Ahead of Print: 1-10, 2020. Background: Ball velocity, accuracy and game statistics represent three methods used to measure pitching performance. However, individual determinants of pitching...

Importance of radar gun inclusion during return to throwing rehabilitation following ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction in baseball pitchers: A simulation study. J Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. 29: 587-592, 2020. Background: Rehabilitation following elbow ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction in baseball pitchers...

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...