The 27-year-old Parker has already undergone two Tommy John surgeries and two fractures of the medial epicondyle in the elbow. Why has he been so unlucky?
Maybe it has nothing to do with luck. Last year, pitching motion expert Angel Borrelli spoke at length about Jarrod Parker’s mechanical flaws in this podcast. We’ll get into more detail about Parker, how could have corrected his issues, and whether he still has baseball pitching in his future, in an upcoming post.
In the meantime, we wish him the best and hope he remains tenacious — there ARE answers, if he looks for them.