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Postby frog99 » Mon Mar 15, 2004 6:21 pm

His fastball has been maxing out at 82 MPH

yuck.


i wonder what people are predicting for him this year.[/b]
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Postby bleach168 » Mon Mar 15, 2004 6:24 pm

My draft is 2 weeks away. But this is something worth monitoring during spring.

If he can't get it up to 90, AVOID AVOID AVOID!!!
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Postby PacmanJr » Mon Mar 15, 2004 6:26 pm

Nomo goes through this every year...
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Postby fezzik » Mon Mar 15, 2004 6:29 pm

ya, he couldn't throw more than 85 all last year...he basicly just relies on that fork ball/splitter that dives into the dirt and his ability to locate that mediocre fastball.
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Postby frog99 » Mon Mar 15, 2004 6:33 pm

fezzik wrote:ya, he couldn't throw more than 85 all last year...he basicly just relies on that fork ball/splitter that dives into the dirt and his ability to locate that mediocre fastball.



so basicaly his velocity has been detorating over the past couple seasons... i thought a couple of years ago he atleast could hit 90 mph.
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Postby fezzik » Mon Mar 15, 2004 6:39 pm

two or three years ago, yes...but last year he rarely (if ever) topped 85 on the gun, but still put up respectable numbers. I'm an avid Dodger fan and watched most of there games on TV...he pretty much just relied on his forkball to K people. However, I think batters became more patient as the season went on and adjusted to his lack of velocity. They just say on that 85mph fastball because the forkball is difficult to throw for a strike...hence his numbers inflated. I'm staying away from him this year, but obviously I hope he does well. That's my theory.
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Postby bleach168 » Mon Mar 15, 2004 7:11 pm

Thanks Fezzik, looks like I'll be avoiding him.
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Postby Rapps5 » Mon Mar 15, 2004 7:24 pm

he put up good numbers last year because of that forkball, solely. he relies on that pitch way too much, and cant strike a guy out with his below average fastball. keep an eye on him this spring
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Postby LBJackal » Mon Mar 15, 2004 8:31 pm

I'd be more worried about a guy like Nen who can't even hit 90 when he relies on his high 90's fastball. Nomo has been around for a decade, I'm pretty sure people aren't just recently figuring him out. He should be good for around his usualt numbers IMO. As long as he can keep his velocity at where it's been the past few years.
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Postby BroknArrw » Mon Mar 15, 2004 9:38 pm

Whats Maddux top out at?

Thats what I thought.

Ohhh what about Wakefield?

Maybe speed ain't everything...
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