As a preview to tonight’s draft, I took a look at the workloads for NCAA pitchers projected to be drafted in the first round. The big takeaway is that UCLA’s Griffin Canning was worked very hard in his college career.
Below is the slideshow and audio from my presentation on college pitcher workloads at the SABR Analytics Conference earlier this month. Thanks to Jacob Pomrenke of SABR for making both available.
In my newest article for The Hardball Times, I analyze college pitcher abuse through five different lenses: per-game workloads, rest before/after outings, Pitch Smart guidelines, staff entropy, and Tommy John surgeries. In every section, it’s clear that reckless pitcher management is a running theme in NCAA baseball. You can see more here.