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Saturday, March 15, 2014

SABR conference explores new frontiers - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN

A lot of interesting tidbits in this one too.

But the most sobering realization? While the rate of successful outcomes on Tommy John surgeries is down around 75 percent, Fleisig said that he’s found nearly 40 percent of parents and coaches think it might help their baseball-playing kids in high school and college to have elective Tommy John surgery, thinking that it might reliably add a couple ticks to their fastball. He suggested that the phenomenon of added velocity in big-league pitchers who’ve had the surgery is a reflection of professional athletes being uniquely equipped in terms of carefully managed rehab and recovery.

And this one.

Next up was the reliably controversial topic of team chemistry. SABR’s Vince Gennaro presented his findings from a wide-ranging project on trying to measure team chemistry by talking to players and recently retired players. In defining team chemistry, Gennaro notes that players believe in it and that support from their teammates is integral, and that front office and coaching staff can play key roles. A salient feature of positive clubhouses was that there was a positive teaching environment, which contributed to the goals of fostering accountability, proactive teammate support, trust and group identification. Gennaro suggests this isn’t different from high-functioning teams in the corporate world, or even some military examples.

Read the article.

Notes from day two.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 15, 2014 at 09:23 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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