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The Tommy John Twist, as I discuss in my main article about the topic, is a movement I have long expressed concern about; how you often see the same twist in the wrists of pitchers who have had or will need Tommy John surgery.
The problem with the Tommy John Twist is it's often accompanied by — because it CAUSES — the Timing problem that is the root cause of the majority of arm problems in baseball pitchers.
Tommy John Twist: Overview
I originally referred to this movement using a technical term, Premature Pronation. I then started calling this movement the Tommy John Surgery Twist, because of the position of the wrist and the common result.
Hunter Greene's Tommy John Twist
I've recently shortened that to just the Tommy John Twist.
Casey Mize's Tommy John Twist
The Tommy John Twist results from teaching ballplayers to point the ball at second base and, I believe, contributes to injuries in baseball pitchers by increasing the likelihood they will have a Timing problem.
Aaron Civale's Tommy John Twist
That is a problem for two reasons.
First, studies show that pronating the pitching arm side forearm for an extended period of time will tend to inhibit the external rotation of the pitching arm, leading to a Timing problem and, in the worst case, what I call Flat Arm Syndrome.
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