Friday, July 30, 2010

Don Cooper on Stephen Strasburg

CNNSI's Tom Verducci interviewed White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper, who compared Washington's new ace to Mark Prior in terms of throwing motion and durability concerns.

Strasburg just began his first stint on the DL today with minor shoulder inflammation.

This is not good news for the Nats.

Since 2003, the Sox have gotten 21 200+ inning years from its pitchers, which is seven more than the next best team in baseball. So Coop knows what he's talking about. It doesn't hurt when you've got ironman Mark Buehrle on your team, but he only accounted for 1/3 of the full seasons of quality pitching. The only other guy last year with over 200 innings? Any guesses?


  1. Haha...all i remember is the high-tech machine that could break down pitching mechanics. When Prior was a rookie they said he had the purest mechanics of anybody they tested and that based on that he would have a long, healthy career.

    Science is crap.

  2. I'm sure Garland had at least one, but last year the other guy was Danks with 200.1 IP (hey, it still counts!).

    Don Cooper > Pitching Analysis Computer