Originally Posted by REDblooded
Didn't Bailey's VELO drop when the Reds adjusted his motion to hold the occasional base runner?
That is what some people think, but he also went through a somewhat consistant velocity surge in 2009, mainly the 2nd half of the year........then had arm problems in 2010-11
I just think throwing 94-98mph was to hard for him. He seems to be comfortable in the 92-94mph range most nights. Which is fine if he can keep refining his breaking stuff. If he gets it to Mat Latos level, he would be pretty good. Matt Cain doesn't throw nearly as hard as he did a couple of years ago either, but that offspeed stuff is super good.
Stephenson topping out around 100 tells me he has one of those "elite" type of arms like Chapman. I would take a Verlander type approach and tell him to save the big gas for later in the game though.