Originally Posted by dougdirt
Prior threw 167 innings in 2002. He threw 231 in 2003.
We just don't see young pitchers making that kind of jump anymore. Every team now believes that is far too much of a jump for an arm that young. And yeah, it is an organizational problem as well as a manager problem. There are multiple examples of Prior going out and throwing 15-20 extra pitches in blow out games down the stretch. That is entirely on the manager.
Jarrod Parker went from 135 (immediately after TJ) to 214 in 2012.