Originally Posted by dougdirt
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.
No disagreement from me. But I think it was to tough on his arm or at least he thinks so. Starting pitchers generally don't want to pitch from their max effort and I think 94-98mph was all from full effort while 91-95mph is his cruising speed. Still a good arm, classic righty.
Stephs got a elite arm though. I bet 95mph is his cruising speed.