I was watching the Royals/Red Sox game last night, and Odalis Perez, the starter for the Royals last night, threw a 90 mph fastball just on the outside corner. It was straight, and just on the black, and 90 mph. The catch you ask? The ball had no spin, no rotations, nothing. They showed a close up replay of the ball leaving his hand going to the catcher and it could have been a still image of a baseball. There was less spin on this fastball than any Wakefield knuckler. He had a normal grip on the ball too.
I work for a company that charts every single pitch in baseball and I have never seen anything like this, nor have others that have worked there for a few years.
Has anyone seen such a pitch before? I thought it was amazing.
Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHN6yST9M1Q