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gomuskies
11-24-2007, 02:19 AM
is he a mid 90's guy? anyone know

CesarGeronimo
11-24-2007, 02:34 AM
This is a list from August 2006 that I found on actasports.com of the hardest throwers in the game in 05 and 06:

Who are the hardest throwers? They are all relievers except Daniel Cabrera. Here's the top ten list over the last two years:

Name Team Throws Avg Fastball (MPH)
Joel Zumaya Tigers R 98.56
Billy Wagner Mets L 96.47
Bobby Jenks White Sox R 96.29
Kyle Farnsworth Yankees R 96.20
Ambiorix Burgos Royals R 96.04
Brad Lidge Astros R 95.78
Francisco Cordero Brewers R 95.75
Daniel Cabrera Orioles R 95.74
Derrick Turnbow Brewers R 95.68
Mark Lowe Mariners R 95.61

Bip Roberts
11-24-2007, 02:39 AM
Faster than anyone in our bullpen does

gomuskies
11-24-2007, 02:54 AM
Pitcher Radar Speed Date Location
Mark Wohlers 103.0 mph Mar-95 Spring Training
Joel Zumaya 103.0 mph Apr-06 McAfee Coliseum
Armando Benitez 102.0 mph May-02 Shea Stadium
Bobby Jenks 102.0 mph Aug-05 Safeco Field
Randy Johnson 102.0 mph Sep-04 Pacific Bell Park
Robb Nen 102.0 mph Oct-97 Jacobs Field
A.J. Burnett 101.0 mph May-05 PNC Park
Rob Dibble 101.0 mph Aug-92 Candlestick Park
Kyle Farnsworth 101.0 mph May-04 Minute Maid Park
Eric Gagne 101.0 mph Apr-04 Pacific Bell Park
Jose Mesa 101.0 mph Jan-93 Cleveland Stadium
Guillermo Mota 101.0 mph Jul-02 Qualcomm Stadium
Justin Verlander 101.0 mph Oct-06 Camden Yards
Billy Wagner 101.0 mph Nov-03 Yankee Stadium
Nolan Ryan 100.9 mph Aug-74 Anaheim Stadium
Josh Beckett 100.0 mph Dec-03 Pro Player Park
Daniel Cabrera 100.0 mph Sep-05 Camden Yards
Roger Clemens 100.0 mph Oct-01 Yankee Stadium
Bartolo Colon 100.0 mph Jun-99 Jacobs Field
Francisco Cordero 100.0 mph Jul-04 Jacobs Field
Rich Harden 100.0 mph May-05 McAfee Stadium
Jorge Julio 100.0 mph Sep-04 Skydome
J.R. Richard 100.0 mph May-76 Candlestick Park
C.C. Sabathia 100.0 mph Jun-02 Jacobs Field
Ben Sheets 100.0 mph Oct-04 Miller Park
Derrick Turnbow 100.0 mph May-05 Miller Park
Kerry Wood 100.0 mph Oct-05 Wrigley Field




the list above is fastest average fastball...95+ not bad and he's hit 100, i know power arms arent everything it would just be nice to have one

mlbfan30
11-24-2007, 03:12 AM
http://baseball.bornbybits.com/plots/Francisco_Cordero.html

2 pitch pitcher: Fastball and slider
Fastball is on average 96.1 MPH
Slider is on average 88.81 MPH

Seems like a typical overpowering closer to me.

SMcGavin
11-24-2007, 08:54 PM
http://baseball.bornbybits.com/plots/Francisco_Cordero.html

2 pitch pitcher: Fastball and slider
Fastball is on average 96.1 MPH
Slider is on average 88.81 MPH

Seems like a typical overpowering closer to me.

Awesome, it's been a while since the Reds had a guy like this. I'm thinking Burton gets it in the mid-90s on occasion, is there anyone else in this pen that can do that? Bray, Coffey maybe? Perhaps the contrast between Cordero and the soft tossing vets like Weathers and Stanton will make those two more effective. Then again, maybe it will make no difference, but I'm in an optimistic mood.

mlbfan30
11-25-2007, 10:04 PM
This is interesting. Weathers is also a fastball/slider guy. Lets Compare

Weathers (AVG speed)
Fastball : 88.79
Slider : 84.65

Cordero (AVG speed)
Fastball : 96.10
Slider : 88.81

Weathers throws 81.31% fastballs
Cordero throws 50.39% fastballs

http://baseball.bornbybits.com/plots/David_Weathers.html
http://baseball.bornbybits.com/plots/Francisco_Cordero.html

Here's the site with all the players. They also have hitters info.

757690
11-25-2007, 10:52 PM
This is interesting. Weathers is also a fastball/slider guy. Lets Compare

Weathers (AVG speed)
Fastball : 88.79
Slider : 84.65

Cordero (AVG speed)
Fastball : 96.10
Slider : 88.81

Weathers throws 81.31% fastballs
Cordero throws 50.39% fastballs

http://baseball.bornbybits.com/plots/David_Weathers.html
http://baseball.bornbybits.com/plots/Francisco_Cordero.html

Here's the site with all the players. They also have hitters info.


Nice stat. Thanks for the site link.
It shows why Weathers has been around for so long, and why I am now scared about Cordero's four year contract. That's a lot of sliders on his elbow.

jnwohio
11-25-2007, 11:43 PM
This is interesting. Weathers is also a fastball/slider guy. Lets Compare

Weathers (AVG speed)
Fastball : 88.79
Slider : 84.65

Cordero (AVG speed)
Fastball : 96.10
Slider : 88.81

Weathers throws 81.31% fastballs
Cordero throws 50.39% fastballs

http://baseball.bornbybits.com/plots/David_Weathers.html
http://baseball.bornbybits.com/plots/Francisco_Cordero.html

Here's the site with all the players. They also have hitters info.


Got any figures on Burton? It would be interesting to see where he falls in with the other two.

*BaseClogger*
11-25-2007, 11:46 PM
Nice stat. Thanks for the site link.
It shows why Weathers has been around for so long, and why I am now scared about Cordero's four year contract. That's a lot of sliders on his elbow.

Maybe Weathers throws mostly fastballs because he has to pitch to contact and can't overpower anyone?

Bip Roberts
11-26-2007, 12:43 AM
Nice stat. Thanks for the site link.
It shows why Weathers has been around for so long, and why I am now scared about Cordero's four year contract. That's a lot of sliders on his elbow.
Have you seen how many innings hes pitched? haha