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Postby pibb55 » Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:29 am

Does anyone have a link to somewhere that gives the average MPH for pitchers... I remember reading earlier in the year that Harden lead this stats last year by having the highest average pitch velocity of all starting pitchers last year.... but I can't seem to find it.
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Postby dorje3 » Thu Jul 07, 2005 4:29 am

I'm not sure what the significance of "average velocity" is as most high velocity pitchers are successful because of a devastating change up that would in turn decrease the "average velocity" of the pitcher in question.
But here's a shot in the dark:
Daniel Cabrera.
I think Cabrera threw 45+ pitches in one start that were clocked higher than 95 on the radar gun.
Forgive me if I have misinterpreted the question you have asked, or the formula therein.
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Postby Fantasy Guru » Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:19 am

I don't know his average velocity, but Billy Wagner can get it up to 101mph, and that's not something I'd want coming my way.
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Postby Mercer Boy » Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:39 am

Farnsworth and Wagner frequently hit 99 MPH with the fastball during games. I was watching the Pirates last night, and I think Wagner threw about 10 fastballs. Five or six of them were 99. One was 97, and the others were like, 95. :-o

Cabrera does have a lot of zing also!

I remember someone saying Harden threw pretty dang fast, but I've never actually seen him pitch to know. :-)
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Postby AT » Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:46 am

Sabathia was routinely throwing 97,98 last night against the Tigers. He got shelled. Nice work CC ;-D Pull your pants up.
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Postby WharfRat » Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:46 am

AJ Burnett is another one to think of, I know he's hit 100 more than once.
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Postby Jagfan21 » Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:49 am

Kyle Farnsworth throws gas.
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Postby AT » Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:52 am

Anyone remember the at bat where Randy Johnson quick pitched Brady Clark for taking too much time to get into the box @ Milwaukee like a month ago? His next 3 pitches were 100, 101, 100.
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Postby kurtistb » Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:58 am

here are some stats from 2003 just to give you an idea of how hard Billy Wagner throws (or at least threw 2 years ago)

# Billy Wagner in 2003 threw 159 pitches over 100 mph. According to those who record such numbers in ballparks across the country, every other pitcher in baseball legitimately topped 100 mph a grand total of 40 times. Think about that. Bartolo Colon was next, with 12 pitches over 100.

# For the "It's Good to be Bartolo Colon" segment on E!, Colon is listed as throwing the most pitches over 95 mph of any AL pitcher (636), and had the second highest average fastball velocity (93.4) to C.C. Sabathia (93.9). Kerry Wood (95.5) and Jason Schmidt (95.0) had the highest average NL velocity and were 1-2 in pitches over 95. In case you were wondering, Greg Maddux had the third slowest average fastball (85.4) of any NL pitcher.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/gammons/story?id=1659935
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Postby Matthias » Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:58 am

none of you have read his question... his question was does anyone know what the *average* mph for pitchers is? sorry; tried a quick google search. couldn't find it for you.
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