Thursday, May 15, 2014

High school pitcher throws 194 pitches in a single game


A high school pitcher from the state of Washington is probably feeling a little sore today after throwing an astounding 194 pitches in a single start on Tuesday.

Dylan Fosnacht of Rochester High School worked 14 innings in his team's 17-inning victory and racked up 17 strikeouts. Due to his unusually high pitch count, Fosnacht's performance is also bound to welcome some scrutiny as well, including from Rays ace David Price.
In a time where major league pitchers are succumbing to arm injuries left and right, it's a bit crazy to think a high schooler just tossed nearly 200 pitches in a single game. While there doesn't appear to be any immediate consequences from having Fosnacht throw this many pitches, there could be some down the line whether or not he pursues a career in baseball after high school.

Via Eye on Baseball (Photo: Twitter)

8 comments:

  1. And this is the number one reason players are getting Tommy John surgery in their rookie year in the pros, because some part time high school coach wants to win a meaningless game to puff up his own ego, that kid should never pitch another inning for that coach again.

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  2. Wrong! There are more TJ surgery's now more than ever. And that is WITH these atheltes on pitch counts.

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    1. because the are used up in high school to win some meaniless CIF trophy

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    2. Was he injured.. No. And were does it say that it was a meaningless game. 99.999% of kids don't make it anywhere. This may be the highlight of this kids sports career so let him go to it and quit worrying about the 1 in a million kid who makes it to the pro's and has to have TJ surgery. For mostly all of us, high school is as big as it gets. Parents who think their kid is going to the pro's is more of a problem than a coach over using a pitcher.

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  3. Future Tommy John recipient.

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    1. More than likely a future mechanic or stock broker. Mostly all players are not going anywhere other than beer leagues, not the pro's.

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  4. consider this: he only averaged 14 pitches per inning. it is a lot easier to throw more when you keep the total per inning down. think of it like sit ups. you probably couldn't do 200 sit ups in one set. but you could probably handle doing 14, then wait ten minutes, then do another 14, wait another 10 minutes and so on. pay attention to when a pitcher keeps pitches below 20 per inning compared to how well they do when they throw like 30 or 40 in an inning. they won't just throw more innings, but the total pitches thrown will and should be higher when pitch count is kept down per inning.

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  5. I wrote the "consider this" statement, and should of noted that no way would I let a kid throw that many pitches. my point is at least it wasn't in 6 innings.

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