Originally Posted by dougdirt
Hughes couldnt top 92 after the 1st inning today, and that is how it usually is with him. Bailey, when he throws his FB 93-94 has tons of movement on it.
You have to remember, most scouting "reports" are typically overdone. Neither Hughes or Gallardo throw overly hard. The reports of them hitting the mid-90's is overglossed. We know Bailey is the classic power hurler, but so to comes the slow development.
Hughes probably dropped his velocity to control the strikezone. He will move up in heat as he gains more confidence.
Bailey's fastball is straight, but he hides his delivery well most of the time.