It was announced yesterday that two pitchers will be undergoing Tommy John surgery...
Many pitchers are having Tommy John surgery. I recently got tweeted, by one of my followers, "Another one bites the dust," following the news regarding Taillon. It is hard to know why so many pitchers need these surgeries, but it is becoming notable that many pitchers are getting the procedure done. Kris Medlen, Jarrod Parker, Taillon, and Parnell are just a small sample size of the pitchers that will need the surgery sometime in the near future, if not done already.
Personally, I blame the fact of overthrowing on Tommy John surgery. Young pitchers feel that they need to prove themselves in this league, and they want to give everything they've got on every pitch. If they understand how pitching this much takes a toll on their body, they will understand how to save themselves into the future. That's just a thought.