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Saturday, March 18, 2017

High cost of the heater Fastball mania not good for baseball

A record 31 big league pitchers touched 100 mph on the radar gun last season, according to PITCHf/x data, and two pitchers — Aroldis Chapman and Mauricio Cabrera — averaged at least 100 mph for the season.

There is more heat in the forecast. Baseball America documented another 71 prospects who clocked at 100 mph in the minor leagues last year.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 18, 2017 at 07:48 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: fastballs, injuries, pitching

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