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Tom Verducci Effect: Dead Arm and Tommy John Surgery Facing the Yankees

2006, Tom Verducci famously put forth his theory on pitchers' limit and created a phenomenon across baseball. Originally called the “year after effect,” it has since been renamed in his honor. The Yankees took this to heart and employed strict versions of it with Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes.

Verducci wrote his column in November of 2006 and predicted downturns for pitchers in 2007. Using statistics and reasoning, he made a good argument as to why pitcher’s should be coaxed along in their careers. The following summer, Joba was drafted, Hughes was brought up to the MLB, and Joba followed him to the show shortly thereafter.

The theory is that young pitchers (under 25) should not have their innings increased by more than 25 ...

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