This study aimed to investigate changes in power and fatigue of collegiate baseball pitchers throughout a season to determine injury risk. Isokinetic, mobility, and performance test records were reviewed for 18 male NCAA-I baseball athletes. Testing was performed during the offseason, season start, and end of non-conference play and included medicine ball throws, hop testing, and 3-speed isokinetic testing. Statistical analysis determined that the kneeling medicine ball throw, 6-m hop, and several isokinetic outcomes decreased throughout the season. Using a combination of medicine ball throws, hop testing, and isokinetic testing at specific times during a season may provide insight into the overall fatigue level and injury risk within baseball pitchers.
Konz, Suzanne M.; Lapole, Chris; Anders, Brandi; and Leigh, Steve
"AN INVESTIGATION INTO SEASONAL POWER CHANGES IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL PITCHERS,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 41:
1, Article 68.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol41/iss1/68