Michael Kopech 2018 Outlook in Fantasy Baseball Talk Posted September 7, 2018 1 hour ago, secretagentman said: Over use or coddling? Used to be pitchers would throw 250-300 IPs a year in the 60's and 70's. Now they have to be brought up to handle 170 let alone 200+. Obviously over use is not a good thing, but not building up stamina and strength and arm conditioning because of pitch counts and babying top prospects is imo having negative effects as well, esp. when you factor in today's obsession with fastball velocity. I dare say someone like Jamie Moyer would not even get a try out these days. I do not know the answer to all this, but obviously too many guys are getting injuries despite all the attempts to prevent them that something is not being done right imo. And its in the post you're replying to that you seemed to ignore. He's saying pitchers now do travel ball and start throwing 3-5 innings when they're just becoming teen's instead of starting during varsity high school, college etc where your body is more developed.