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    Fastest and Slowest Pitchers in MLB

    John Dewan's Stat of the week lists the fastest and slowest pitchers in MLB, averaged over the course of the year. Pretty interesting

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    Slowest 2008 FastballsPitcher Average
    Fastball Speed
    Chad Bradford, Orioles-Rays 79.6
    Jamie Moyer, Phillies 81.2
    Tom Glavine, Braves 82.1
    Livan Hernandez, Twins-Rockies83.7
    Greg Maddux, Padres-Dodgers 83.7
    Doug Davis, Diamondbacks 84.6
    Barry Zito, Giants84.9
    Cla Meredith, Padres 85.1
    R.A. Dickey, Mariners 85.1
    Kenny Rogers, Tigers85.2
    Fastest 2008 FastballsPitcher Average
    Fastball Speed
    Matt Lindstrom, Marlins 96.9
    Jonathan Broxton, Dodgers 96.3
    Brian Wilson, Giants 95.8
    Manny Delcarmen, Red Sox 95.5
    Jose Valverde, Astros 95.5
    Brandon Morrow, Mariners 95.5
    Matt Thornton, White Sox 95.3
    Jonathan Papelbon, Red Sox 95.3
    Joel Hanrahan, Nationals 95.2
    Chris Perez, Cardinals95.2


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    Re: Fastest and Slowest Pitchers in MLB

    Yay! I can throw harder than 10 of the pitchers in the majors

    An average of almost 97 per fastball is gggggaaaassss



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    Re: Fastest and Slowest Pitchers in MLB

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Yay! I can throw harder than 10 of the pitchers in the majors
    Prove it!



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    Re: Fastest and Slowest Pitchers in MLB

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Prove it!
    Would you rather be hit in the ribs, butt, or helmet?

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    Re: Fastest and Slowest Pitchers in MLB

    I thought this was a thread about taking time between pitches, not actual pitch speed.

    I was all ready to come in here ranting about the A's pitchers...



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    Re: Fastest and Slowest Pitchers in MLB

    How nasty must your stuff be to top our your fastball in the low 80's and be good in MLB?

    wow

    I would LOVE to catch a bullpen for Zito, Maddux, Glavine, Moyer



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    Re: Fastest and Slowest Pitchers in MLB

    No mention of Tim Wakefield and his 38mph fastball?


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    Re: Fastest and Slowest Pitchers in MLB

    Quote Originally Posted by ketchupnmustard View Post
    No mention of Tim Wakefield and his 38mph fastball?
    Its for pitchers that threw at least 500 fastballs. I think Wakefield may throw like 100 actual fastballs all year.



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    Re: Fastest and Slowest Pitchers in MLB

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    How nasty must your stuff be to top our your fastball in the low 80's and be good in MLB?

    wow

    I would LOVE to catch a bullpen for Zito, Maddux, Glavine, Moyer
    Zito blows! and I think that maddux would be the hardest person to catch bullpen for because he has so much dang movement on evey pitch


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal&Gold11 View Post
    Zito blows! and I think that maddux would be the hardest person to catch bullpen for because he has so much dang movement on evey pitch
    But Maddux can probly tell you exactly where to put the glove and you wouldn't have to move.


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    Re: Fastest and Slowest Pitchers in MLB

    The one I will never understand is Moyer. He doesn't have any movement on the ball and really doesn't have that great of command, but still gets outs...



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    Re: Fastest and Slowest Pitchers in MLB

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    The one I will never understand is Moyer. He doesn't have any movement on the ball and really doesn't have that great of command, but still gets outs...
    It's so easy to hit they can't hit it



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    Re: Fastest and Slowest Pitchers in MLB

    I read a story about Maddox pitching with his eyes closed....he missed the glove on the first try, but got it on the second. Amazing.

    No mention of Farnsworth?


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    Quote Originally Posted by bufante View Post
    I read a story about Maddox pitching with his eyes closed....he missed the glove on the first try, but got it on the second. Amazing.

    No mention of Farnsworth?
    Farnsworth hasn't really thrown all that hard the last few years... Wonder why



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    Re: Fastest and Slowest Pitchers in MLB

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    It's so easy to hit they can't hit it
    Ain't that the truth. In high school, I would hit well against the pitchers that threw hard, same with the whole team, but when a slow pitcher was on the mound, everyone, including me would be way to antsy to hit and couldn't get very good contact on the ball


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