From Jon Roegele at Beyond the Box Score on November 16, 2012:
Since Tommy John’s groundbreaking surgery in 1974, hundreds of baseball players have undergone the same procedure. … We present a more complete list of these players than appears to be publicly available. [You can also find articles on]:
A look at pitch mix of pitchers in years immediately preceding Tommy John surgery as compared to the league average pitcher.
A look at pitch velocities of pitchers in years immediately preceding Tommy John surgery as compared to the league average pitcher.
After completing two studies comparing characteristics of pitchers headed toward Tommy John surgery with the league average pitcher, we look to the academic research arena for assistance on interpreting the results.
Read the series of articles here: http://www.beyondtheboxscore.com/2012/11/15/3650488/tommy-john-surgeries-continuing-research-and-analysis
Originally published: November 16, 2012. Last Updated: November 16, 2012.