Hughes, Nova make Verducci’s annual YAE list

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  1. Al Carter

    You may be right with this theory, but I could make one hell of a staff with the guys on your list. I don't believe the 30 inning rule stands alone. I personally feel that it only manifests itself after years of overwork and/or overthrowing. I would bet many of these players were used too much back in high school and even earlier. The effect is cumulative, not a one year thing.

    • Ain't my list or my theory. Just mentioning it.

  2. MikeD

    If I remember correctly, the YAE was disproven by a couple different people in the sabermetric community. The concept is fine (not abusing young pitchers), but the way it's been constructed and the outcome has been proven incorrect.

    • I'm not saying it's right or wrong, only that it's worth at least mentioning. As I said above:

      It is, by no means, a hard and fast rule and Verducci himself is the first to admit it. But, it bears watching.

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