BrewerJer wrote:The conventional wisdom is that a young pitcher shouldn't throw more than 25-30 more innings than the year before. I've heard it as the difference between Johan Santana and Francisco Loriano. One Twins pitcher was done the right way, the other wasn't.
Slightly off topic, but this "conventional wisdom" is pure folly. One of the two pitchers you mentioned also possessed an elbow-shredding slider. Liriano's elbow blows eventually no matter how many innings he would've thrown last year.