Originally Posted by matthughesfan21
Curveballs and sliders actually put more strain on the UCL than a fastball does, but when you mix in the offspeed pitches with a 100mph fastball all while having poor mechanics, its no wonder this didn't happen sooner
Yeah, but when you watch that kid release, all of his pitches basically have the same look where his elbow is higher than his shoulder weather he is throwing a curveball, slider, or fastball. It's not that it's JUST the fastball, but rather the fact that he throws as HARD as he does ALL the time. I agree, it's surprising this didn't come sooner.