Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Yes, steroids help pitchers

Yes, steroids help pitchers--if they know how to use them - ESPN:

"After controlling for variables such as the month of the season and whether pitchers had Tommy John surgery or were knuckleballers, Addona and Roth found that steroid use increased average fastball velocity by 1.07 MPH, and the results were strongly significant. The effect was more powerful for relievers than for starters, and increased with age: 35-year-old relief pitchers who used steroids, for example, boosted their AFV by 1.44 MPH."

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