Seven Mechanical Flaws that Lead to Tommy John Surgery

MLB can count all the pitches they want, and can blame youth league baseball till the cows come home — ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) / elbow injuries that require Tommy John surgery can be avoided if these mechanical flaws are identified and corrected.

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Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.