The Futures Collegiate

Baseball League

Pitching Guidelines

The Futures League institutes pitching guidelines that are similar to how many Major League organizations structure their pitcher's development programs. As a forward thinking organization, the Futures League is trying to protect its future stars by preventing its pitchers from being overused.

The guidelines are as follows:

  1. Any pitcher that throws 2 games in a row must rest the next day
  2. Any pitcher that throws 30 pitches or less can pitch the next day
  3. Any pitcher that throws 31-40 pitches must rest for 1 day
  4. Any pitcher that throws 41-50 pitches must rest for 2 days
  5. Any pitcher that throws 51-80 pitches must rest for 3 days
  6. Any pitcher that throws 81-99 pitches must rest for 4 days
  7. Any pitcher that throws 100 or more pitches must rest for 5 days
  8. Any pitcher that throws 40 pitches or more in an inning must be taken out (he can still finish the inning) and must rest the next day
  9. Pitchers cannot start a new inning after they have thrown 90 pitches.
  10. Pitchers cannot start a new batter after they have thrown 100 pitches.