If Peavy is on the board in the late rounds, I will grab him. Ankel and lat injuries,but NOT an arm injury. We all make at least one late round pick that we drop, so grabbing him in round 18 is a justifiable risk/reward pick.
Cliff Lee had back to back shortened seasons as well, but went on to stick 200 or more over and over. Oswalt had some issues, Carpenter, and numerous others have all come back to post several large inning seasons.
***JDOUBLE**** LEE and OSWALT NEVER had SURGERY, let alone 2 Surgeries ( Ankle and the freakish Lat tearing off the bone, which has never happened to a PITCHER) Carp had elbow or shoulder issues, which is normal and Pitching Coaches know how tobring along guys that have had those surgeries, no one knows how to bring PEAVY along, he says he is healthy,but since he has had MAJOR Injuries, doesnt seem tome it wld be in anyones best interest to rush this underachiever...
Shoulder surgery for a pitcher isn't good, it's not like TJ where many times guys ome back stronger after the surgery. The problem is that Peavy also has bad mechanics - he throws across his body too much but the guy is a warrior. If anybody can make it back from this injury it's Peavy, the guy is a bulldog!
bailguy-He has had no ankel problems since so that is a non-issue. Regarding the detached lat surgery, I prefer that over shoulder or elbow surgery anytime. The lat is secondary to a pitcher, the arm/shoulder is primary. I don't buy the logic. Having said that, he is still only a late round pick.
Tried looking up treatment for his injuries, but there was nothing on the net. Found out the lats are responsible or related to all major torso movements. That means its used every time a pitch is thrown. And Peavy's detached. Think about it. It doesn't sound good.
When you have one of the most violent delivery motions in baseball history.......only Kevin Appier and Len Barker were worse.......i'm not surprised that muscles are getting pulled off the bone. I hope he makes it back because he's always been a favorite of mine.