Comments on: Stephen Strasburg and the Risk of Injury to Pitchers Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:01:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Anonymous Sat, 28 Aug 2010 03:09:00 +0000 I agree with the sentiment that the risk can’t be avoided, and I like the approach the Pirates have taken. They took 3 high-ceiling, less polished young arms for about the same price (less actually), rather than putting all their money on one arm like Strasburg. I have actually been watching a few clips of Taillon and Allie lately (there isn’t anything on Heredia to my knowledge) and to me it seems like Taillon actually has the more violent delivery of the two. While Allie may be less consistent in his delivery, he seems to keep his arm from extending as far and whipping across as hard. It goes without saying that he also has a build that appears capable of withstanding a freight train, so maybe that gives me an illusion of safety for his arm, but Allie just makes me cringe less when I watch him. I don’t know much about pitching delivery, so maybe I’m completely off base here, but what is the general opinion among established baseball experts about these guys and their motions?