RESEARCH: Tommy John surgery and pitching performance
Could Adam Wainwright be the poster boy for Tommy John (TJ) surgery?
He had the surgery in February, 2011 and returned to the Cardinals’ rotation in April, 2012, 404 days later.
The results were very positive:
Two yrs Two yrs before since surgery surgery ============================= xERA 3.20 3.15 WHIP 1.13 1.15 Dom (K/9) 8.3 8.2 Ctl (K/BB) 3.5 4.8
Wainwright was the same pitcher, with better Command. And that’s not all:
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