mac-unit wrote:He went from 93 innings to 135 innings to 169.1 innings to this years 178.1
None of those jumps were beyond excessive. Some people just get hurt and there's no stopping it. Everybodys body is different
Do you disagree that Harvey's usage this year was more typical of a veteran starter? Do you disagree that rookie's should have lighter workloads?
He was on pace for about 220 IP which would have blown away the Verducci Effect that you mentioned or a typical rookie limit of 200 IP. The fact is that the Mets were riding him this year. This is nothing like what the Cubs did with Prior but that is the extreme situation.