Originally Posted by Joseph
Not to defend a second rate website that clearly has no editor, but 96 or 97 doesn't necessarily equate to elite if its a non-moving fastball.
Hitters will drive 97 MPH fastballs into the bleachers, but 97 MPH fastballs that rise or sink or cut....those are elite.
To some extent yes. A lot of it depends on both location and what his fastball sits at. If you are consistantly throwing and locating 92-93 MPH fastballs and dial up a 96 MPH fastball you are going to blow it by people. The problem is when you sit on a certain MPH and never come off it, a la Todd Coffey.