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Pitching Rules

Once again for the 2013 season, the Futures League is instituting 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 new guidelines are as follows:

 

 

Starters

1.      Any starter that throws 40 or less pitches must rest for 3 days

2.      Any starter that throws 41 to 99 pitches must rest for 4 days

3.      Any starter that throws 100 or more pitches must rest for 5 days

4.      Starters cannot start a new inning after they have thrown 90 pitches

5.      Starters cannot start a new batter after they have thrown 100 pitches

Relievers

1.      Any reliever that throws 2 games in a row must rest the next day

2.      Any reliever that throws 30 pitches or less can pitch the next day

3.      Any reliever that throws 31-40 pitches must rest for 1 day

4.      Any reliever that throws 41-50 pitches must rest for 2 days

5.      Any reliever that throws 51-80 pitches must rest for 3 days

6.      Any reliever that throws 81-99 pitches must rest for 4 days

7.      Any reliever that throws 100 or more pitches must rest for 5 days

8.      Any reliever that throws 35 pitches or more in an inning must be taken out (he can still finish the inning) and must rest the next day