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.
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.