Originally Posted by Superdude
His first scouting reports had him throwing harder, but I guess that was based on his time closing in college.
All reports I had from him this year as a starter had him around 90 MPH, give or take a MPH or 2. Topping out around 93.
John Sickels said he had a report of him working 91-93 and topping out at 96. That must have been in the California League, because the broadcasters in AA never saw that guy.
Likewise, as a reliever thus far in the Majors, he has topped out around 94-95, but mostly worked in that 89-92 range.
Either way though, I am not worried about his fastball at all, whether it is 89-90 or 93+. The pitch is nails when he is on. It is his other pitches that worry me.