Originally Posted by The Rage
It is legit. Guy is a true power arm. Sits in the mid-upper 90's unlike Bailey who was really a 91-94mph guy. Anything more is just to hard on his arm over long term. With Stephenson, that is softball.
Hopefully they can keep him healthy.
I know Stephenson can throw that hard, it just doesn't mean that he is every time out.
As for Bailey, I saw him at 94-96, touching 98 in the minors. That didn't last for the whole time he was in the minors, but there was a time when he could do that for long stretches of time.