Chris O'Leary

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  1. Well, that question is only the basis of my work... - http://clients.chrisoleary.com/Pitching/The-Epidemic
  2. Nope. That difference is how I evaluate injury risk, in part. But they are increasingly common because they are increasingly taught.
  3. Which is why I'm back. P.S. Seems like Ohtani just broke, which just sucks...
  4. Unsubstantiated? How about 4 years of consistent predictions, including uniformly negative assessments on the day of Reyes' first start back? Gleaned by following around on his rehab? Analysis http://www.chrisoleary.com/pitching/PIP/Overviews/Reyes_Alex_PitchingMechanics.html Tweets http://www.chrisoleary.com/pitching/PIP/Overviews/Reyes_Alex_ChrisOLearyTweets.html
  5. Meant rotator cuffs are stronger (than in the past) due to all the conditioning work pitchers do. No amount of conditioning will allow pitchers to handle the overload their arms are now experiencing.
  6. The old "tweeting from multiple accounts to make it look like an emerging consensus" thing.
  7. Lat injuries are what I call a Greased Pig injury. Rotator Cuffs are stronger, so the failure point has shifted to a different point in the kinetic chain. Most often that's the Lat either up in the shoulder or in the lower/mid back (ala Kershaw). When Lats start getting stronger, the failure point will shift somewhere else, likely the Biceps and its tendons.
  8. You don't need to attend medical school to notice a pattern and make a prediction. In fact, I'd argue it probably helps. P.S. Here's the pattern I noticed, which Jeff Passan pooh-poohed in his book The Arm. http://clients.chrisoleary.com/Pitching/The-Epidemic/Premature-Pronation The thing about predictions is they render irrelevant questions like yours. If you can predict what's going to happen to players, that suggests you understand what's going on. Regardless of who/what you are.
  9. What happened to Alex Reyes? Analysis http://www.chrisoleary.com/pitching/PIP/Overviews/Reyes_Alex_PitchingMechanics.html Tweets http://www.chrisoleary.com/pitching/PIP/Overviews/Reyes_Alex_ChrisOLearyTweets.html A lot of people are blaming it on the Inverted W... clients.chrisoleary.com/Pitching/New-Updated/Truth-About-the-Inverted-W But, if I had to classify his problem, I'd go with Scap Loading... http://clients.chrisoleary.com/Pitching/The-Epidemic/The-Big-Five/Scap-Loading ...or Flying Open... http://clients.chrisoleary.com/Pitching/The-Epidemic/The-Big-Five/Flying-Open-with-the-Glove-Side There's also the issue of his Tommy John Twist. http://clients.chrisoleary.com/Pitching/The-Epidemic/The-Big-Five/Tommy-John-Surgery-Twist
  10. All I'm doing is extrapolating. The incidence of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is hockey-sticking in baseball pitchers. TOS > Clots > Strokes > Disability or Death Look up J.R. Richard, who had TOS. The more cases of TOS, the greater the risk of serious problems. And multiple pitchers have already had Pulmonary Embolisms (PEs) which are scary as s---. P.S. I'm seeing more and more TOS in hockey players.
  11. I've been talking about the hockey-sticking incidence of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) and related problems for years. My umbrella term for this meta-syndrome is Pitching-Induced Coagulation Syndrome (PICS). http://clients.chrisoleary.com/Pitching/The-Epidemic/The-Big-Five/Hyperabduction/Pitching-Induced-Coagulation-Syndrome I'm considering expanding that term to Pitching-Induced Coagulation And Neuropathy Syndrome (PICANS). In sum, the effort to squeeze more and more velocity out of younger and younger pitchers is going to lead to a tragedy like the one that struck J.R. Richard. That will be the tragic end game of the epidemic. http://clients.chrisoleary.com/Pitching/The-Epidemic
  12. Matz not throwing the slider could indicate (more) elbow problems, the root cause of which are... - Flying Open with the Glove
  13. I've been doing some research into the topic of blood clots in baseball pitchers and have come up with a new umbrella term that better encapsulates all of the players involved... - http://clients.chrisoleary.com/Pitching/The-Epidemic/The-Big-Five/Hyperabduction/Pitching-Induced-Coagulation-Syndrome
  14. Joke all you want. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is no laughing matter, and Osuna is easily the most vulnerable pitcher. TOS > Blood Clots > Strokes. Google "JR Richard" - http://clients.chrisoleary.com/Pitching/The-Epidemic/The-Stakes
  15. Velocity problems mean the issue is with the shoulder. Command problems mean the issue is with the elbow. Generally.