SHOCKandAWE wrote:West wrote:not to mention pedro last year, who went in the first round last year and burned many owners. and rj two years ago. i disagree with shockandawe, in general, hitters are much more predictable and less susceptible to injury then pitchers (unless your name is ken griffey jr.).
Actually the probability of injury is greater with hitters. PItchers are injured much less. It seems like more because pitchers are usually miss more time.
One of the biggest causes of injury is repetition. Throwing is the best way to injure your shoulder. Not to mention you are repetitively putting the rest of your body under strain every time you pitch. Hitters dont do anything repetitively. It is 3 (or more for fouls) explosive movements, followed by a long period of inactivity. I think that you will find if you did the research and look at the anatomy and epidemiology, pitchers are more easily and more frequently injured than hitters.