Friday, March 3, 2023

Newsletter Excerpt, March 3, 2023 -- "The Disappearing Pitching Phenom"

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"Andrew Painter turns 20 next month. No pitcher 20 years old or younger has thrown 100 innings in the majors since Fernandez threw 172 in 2013. (Fernandez tore his UCL in 2014 and would throw just 116 innings over the next two seasons.) In the nine seasons since then, pitchers 20 and younger have thrown a total of 341 innings in the majors, and pitchers 20 and younger have made a total of 35 starts in the majors. "