Re: Jonathan Broxton's splits KC/Reds
I think it's a combination of the cutter, the velocity going up slightly and simply shaking off the rust. Again, not to beat a dead horse, but the guy was coming off major surgery. It should have been a foregone conclusion that it would take a while to build up his strength and stamina again.
The Royals said repeatedly his velocity was improving early in the season. Scouts were saying the same in July when scouting him. There is one site that shows the velocity improved nearly a couple MPH over the first four months.
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