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Stuart Wallace

  • joined Feb 21, 2011
  • last login Jul 12, 2014
  • posts 46
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Associate Managing Editor for Beyond the Box Score, contributor at Camden Depot, District Sports Page, and Gammons Daily. Personal rants (with a Washington Nationals twist) at www.howdoibaseball.com.

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Josh Beckett's hip impingement injury

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Due to the large amount of axial and torsional force put upon the hip joint in the act of pitching, the femoroacetabular (hip) impingement injury sustained by Josh Beckett is not an uncommon one.

Dexter Fowler and intercostal muscle strains

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A core muscle group fundamental to the mechanics of numerous baseball activities as well as breathing, intercostal muscle strains can be devastating to a player's performance.

Evan Gattis and rhomboid muscle injury

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A scapular muscle group less frequently encountered or injured in baseball, the rhomboid muscles are nonetheless an integral part of the anatomy of the overhead athlete.

The effects of plantar fasciitis on Jedd Gyorko

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One of the most common foot and ankle injuries seen in athletes, plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury that has wreaked havoc on San Diego Padres infielder Jedd Gyorko.

Breaking down Stephen Strasburg's mechanical tweak

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With so much focus on his arm (and elbow), Stephen Strasburg has made a mechanical tweak with his feet that's gone mostly unnoticed and one that probably should have been made sooner.

Breaking down Jordan Zimmermann's near-Maddux

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We break down what brought Jordan Zimmermann to near perfection in his complete game win Sunday over the San Diego Padres.

Yordano Ventura's (Pitcher's) Elbow

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While a less ominous diagnosis than what was originally hypothesized, Yordano Ventura's valgus extension overload (VEO) is nonetheless an injury to be taken seriously. We review VEO, commonly known as 'Pitcher's Elbow'.

Prince Fielder's pain the neck

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Prince Fielder's season has been cut short due to a disc herniation in his neck, prompting surgery. Here, we discuss what the injury entails.

Adam LaRoche's quad strain: effects on hitting

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How has Adam LaRoche's recent quad injury affected his swing and hot start to the season?

Hamate fractures and power, part two

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We return to the subject of hamate fractures, now with a focus on their effect on switch hitters.

Hamate fractures and power in the PITCHf/x era

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Do hamate bone fractures permanently sap a hitter of his power?

Tommy John surgeries and similarity scores

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We look at similarity scores to find potential differences between pitchers who have had one Tommy John surgery and those who go on to have a second procedure.

A closer look at Scott Kazmir's triceps tightness

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We look at the role of the triceps muscle in throwing through the lens of Scott Kazmir's last start.

Justin Verlander's wOBA split: Cause for concern?

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The season is still very young, but Justin Verlander shows a significant left-right wOBA split for the first time in his career.

Smoking aces? Tobacco use and UCL re-tears

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There are myriad potential causes of a re-tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. Could tobacco use play a role in why some players suffer a re-tear sooner than others?

Bullpen workhorses

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Using 70 innings pitched each of the last four years without any starts as our filter, who are the most turned-to bullpen arms?

A matter of leverage? Medlen/Strasburg revisited

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We revisit the Medlen/Strasburg debate on the best method for starting pitchers returning from Tommy John surgery and look at whether leverage plays a role.

2014 Team Previews: Miami Marlins

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While they are still a couple of years away from contending, there is still a lot to like about the 2014 Marlins.

Defining effectively wild

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As attempt to define the turn of phrase used to describe pitchers with fleeting command of the strike zone and see who fit the bill in 2013.

Can anyone hit it like Bonds these days?

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Without question, Barry Bonds was one of the more gifted hitters the game has seen. Has anyone comes close to repeating some of his accomplishments at the plate?

Cody Ross' hip and his 2014 prospects

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Cody Ross suffered what is thought to be the first hip dislocation at the MLB level last season. What can we expect from Ross performance-wise after such a traumatic injury?

Splitting the difference: effects of left-right sp

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Trouble getting opposite hand hitters out can sometimes make or break a closer, or even relegate one to a career of setup duty. Does the lack of a platoon split make a good closer great?

The best and worst home run pitches of 2013

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We look at which pitcher and pitch type pairings are the most ripe for a homer and least likely to leave the yard.

First and worst 2013: Split-finger/cut fastballs

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The last of the series of best and worst pitches of 2013 using z-scores, we look at a pair of hybrid heaters.

First and worst: Two-seamers/sinkers of 2013

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More fun with z-scores, as the best and worst pitch of 2013 series rolls on. This week, we look at two-seam fastballs and sinkers.

Contrasts in closing

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In a role dominated by big fastballs, two closers make their living using a secondary pitch as their primary method of getting hitters out.

Sizing up Grady Sizemore

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The Cincinnati Reds are rumored to be kicking the tires on Grady Sizemore, who is two seasons removed from his last MLB appearance. Is he worth taking a flyer on, despite his injury history?

The Best and Worst Curveballs of 2013

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More fun with z-scores, as the best and worst pitch of 2013 series rolls on. Now, we turn our attention to curveballs.

First and worst: Changeups of 2013

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Continuing our series of best and worst pitches of the season, we now look at changeups with the help of linear weights, PITCHf/x data, and a little ingenuity.

A Lone Star return for Scott Feldman

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Scott Feldman signed a three year, $30 million deal ply his wares with the Houston Astros. Will his return to the state of Texas be a fruitful one for him and his new team?

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