Shifting wisdom on pitch counts

Training limits based on rehab programs not the best for all arms

Updated: June 5, 2012, 1:24 PM ET
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

The overuse of pitchers is always a topic during the first week of June. The college postseason bumps up against the big league draft to produce mass pitch-count hysteria. College coaches use their best pitchers as often as possible with the idea of winning a national championship while professional organizations live in fear of drafting a pitcher who throws 123 pitches on Friday and comes in for a high-stress two-inning save on Sunday.

It's not just win-hungry college ...

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