The Epidemic

The Tommy John surgery and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome epidemic in baseball pitchers is an entirely man-made phenomenon.

Over the past 15 to 20 years, pitching coaches have discovered a number of tricks and shortcuts that quickly deliver pitching velocity increases by pushing pitchers' mechanics, Timing, and arms to the limit.

And, increasingly, beyond it.

My presentation about the epidemic provides an overview of the problem, its root cause, and the solution. For best viewing, download the PDFs of my presentations to your computer (right click then Save File/Link As...) and open them from there...

Want to know how I judge Timing in pitchers? Want to do your own study of the impact of Timing on pitchers' health? Here's some insight into my methodology for judging Timing.

Given that The Epidemic deals with the topics of Tommy John surgery, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, pitching injuries, and injury prevention, most of it is accessible for free. However, because this is what I do for a living, and how much time I have invested in this project, the more important sections, which are marked with are only available to clients who purchase access to The Epidemic. or one of my other pitching webbooks.

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In order to ensure that the information contained in The Epidemic is available to everyone who needs it, much of the information in The Epidemic is available for free. However, researching pitching and hitting is the only thing I do for a living, so the most important and valuable content is only available to those who have purchased access to The Epidemic or to my Power/Advanced Pitching clients.