An inferential and descriptive statistical examination of the relationship between cumulative work metrics and injury in major league baseball pitchers

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Title translated into German:Eine inferentielle und deskriptive statistische Untersuchung der Beziehung zwischen der kumulativen Arbeitsmetrik und Verletzungen bei Major-League-Baseballspielern
Author:Karakolis, Thomas; Bhan, Shivam; Crotin, Ryan L.
Published in:Journal of strength and conditioning research
Published:27 (2013), 8, S. 2113-2118, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
Language:English
ISSN:1064-8011, 1533-4287
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Identification number:PU201311007649
Source:BISp
TY  - JOUR
AU  - Karakolis, Thomas
A2  - Karakolis, Thomas
A2  - Bhan, Shivam
A2  - Crotin, Ryan L.
DB  - BISp
DP  - BISp
KW  - Baseballspiel
KW  - Sportmedizin
KW  - Sportspiel
KW  - Sportverletzung
KW  - Unfallstatistik
LA  - eng
TI  - An inferential and descriptive statistical examination of the relationship between cumulative work metrics and injury in major league baseball pitchers
TT  - Eine inferentielle und deskriptive statistische Untersuchung der Beziehung zwischen der kumulativen Arbeitsmetrik und Verletzungen bei Major-League-Baseballspielern
PY  - 2013
N2  - In Major League Baseball (MLB), games pitched, total innings pitched, total pitches thrown, innings pitched per game, and pitches thrown per game are used to measure cumulative work. Often, pitchers are allocated limits, based on pitches thrown per game and total innings pitched in a season, in an attempt to prevent future injuries. To date, the efficacy in predicting injuries from these cumulative work metrics remains in question. It was hypothesized that the cumulative work metrics would be a significant predictor for future injury in MLB pitchers. Correlations between cumulative work for pitchers during 2002–07 and injury days in the following seasons were examined using regression analyses to test this hypothesis. Each metric was then “binned” into smaller cohorts to examine trends in the associated risk of injury for each cohort. During the study time period, 27% of pitchers were injured after a season in which they pitched. Although some interesting trends were noticed during the binning process, based on the regression analyses, it was found that no cumulative work metric was a significant predictor for future injury. It was concluded that management of a pitcher's playing schedule based on these cumulative work metrics alone could not be an effective means of preventing injury. These findings indicate that an integrated approach to injury prevention is required. This approach will likely involve advanced cumulative work metrics and biomechanical assessment. Verf.-Referat
L2  - https://dx.doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e3182785059
DO  - 10.1519/JSC.0b013e3182785059
SP  - S. 2113-2118
SN  - 1064-8011
JO  - Journal of strength and conditioning research
IS  - 8
VL  - 27
M3  - Gedruckte Ressource
ID  - PU201311007649
ER  -