For a few years we had the Melotakis, Chagois, Burdi, Reed dreams of a great bullpen in waiting - now we have none of them.What happened?It is disappointing to see the whole class of BP arms fail.It is also fuel for my personal belief that young arms should be up in the BP soon before they flame out.But Melatokis is an different case and since I do not know him I start to think that there is a personality trait or something off the field that keeps pushing him away.
Melotakis: Tommy John
Chargois: Tommy John (2 years), then missed most of 2017 (elbow)
Burdi: Tommy John
Reed: Oblique (2017), Shoulder (2018) though he is back now.
Zack Jones: A couple of shoulder surgeries, an aneurysm in his shoulder, etc.
Luke Bard: shoulder injuries cost him 2+ years earlier in the year.
Alex Muren: Thoracic Outlet
Injuries are an unfortunate part of it.