Re: July 20 minor league updates
Ward's also got a nice 3/4 delivery that will keep shoulder problems to a null, though the increased pressure on the elbow comes from that type of delivery. Though I guess TJ is better than rotator cuff. I wonder if that is the type of delivery Krivsky will look for most often from pitchers?
Bailey on the otherhand has a over the top motion that puts no pressure on the elbow, but a good deal on the shoulder, thus slowly building up his stamina is necessary while he has a good throwing motion, overwork could damage him at this stage. He actually got pulled from the area code games before his Sr. year in HS due to arm discomfort and had a bought with mild tendanitis last year. So far his handlers in HS and the Reds have done a good job not overworking him coupled with that fluid release, he should stay as healthy as a horse. Josh Beckett has that similiar over the top delivery and lack of innings early on in his career surely have staved off arm trouble as he completely grew. Mark Prior on the otherhand.............