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Hamels could be a "Rule of 30" victim

Hamels could be a "Rule of 30" victim

The Phillies caution that there's nothing to worry about, but they are sending their ace back to Philly for an examination on his left elbow. Could it be that the Rule of 30 has claimed another victim?

There is an old scouting rule-of-thumb for young pitchers; No pitcher under 25 should throw 30 or more innings than they did in the prior season. Actually, if you go back and track the stats, it turns out to be an pretty accurate predictor of injuries to young pitchers and if you look at Cole Hamels' stats, you'll find that - taking out seasons where he was already hurt - he threw more than 3...

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