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    HOW hard does Cordero Throw?

    is he a mid 90's guy? anyone know

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    Re: HOW hard does Cordero Throw?

    This is a list from August 2006 that I found on actasports.com of the hardest throwers in the game in 05 and 06:

    Who are the hardest throwers? They are all relievers except Daniel Cabrera. Here's the top ten list over the last two years:

    Name Team Throws Avg Fastball (MPH)
    Joel Zumaya Tigers R 98.56
    Billy Wagner Mets L 96.47
    Bobby Jenks White Sox R 96.29
    Kyle Farnsworth Yankees R 96.20
    Ambiorix Burgos Royals R 96.04
    Brad Lidge Astros R 95.78
    Francisco Cordero Brewers R 95.75
    Daniel Cabrera Orioles R 95.74
    Derrick Turnbow Brewers R 95.68
    Mark Lowe Mariners R 95.61

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    Re: HOW hard does Cordero Throw?

    Faster than anyone in our bullpen does

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    Pitcher Radar Speed Date Location
    Mark Wohlers 103.0 mph Mar-95 Spring Training
    Joel Zumaya 103.0 mph Apr-06 McAfee Coliseum
    Armando Benitez 102.0 mph May-02 Shea Stadium
    Bobby Jenks 102.0 mph Aug-05 Safeco Field
    Randy Johnson 102.0 mph Sep-04 Pacific Bell Park
    Robb Nen 102.0 mph Oct-97 Jacobs Field
    A.J. Burnett 101.0 mph May-05 PNC Park
    Rob Dibble 101.0 mph Aug-92 Candlestick Park
    Kyle Farnsworth 101.0 mph May-04 Minute Maid Park
    Eric Gagne 101.0 mph Apr-04 Pacific Bell Park
    Jose Mesa 101.0 mph Jan-93 Cleveland Stadium
    Guillermo Mota 101.0 mph Jul-02 Qualcomm Stadium
    Justin Verlander 101.0 mph Oct-06 Camden Yards
    Billy Wagner 101.0 mph Nov-03 Yankee Stadium
    Nolan Ryan 100.9 mph Aug-74 Anaheim Stadium
    Josh Beckett 100.0 mph Dec-03 Pro Player Park
    Daniel Cabrera 100.0 mph Sep-05 Camden Yards
    Roger Clemens 100.0 mph Oct-01 Yankee Stadium
    Bartolo Colon 100.0 mph Jun-99 Jacobs Field
    Francisco Cordero 100.0 mph Jul-04 Jacobs Field
    Rich Harden 100.0 mph May-05 McAfee Stadium
    Jorge Julio 100.0 mph Sep-04 Skydome
    J.R. Richard 100.0 mph May-76 Candlestick Park
    C.C. Sabathia 100.0 mph Jun-02 Jacobs Field
    Ben Sheets 100.0 mph Oct-04 Miller Park
    Derrick Turnbow 100.0 mph May-05 Miller Park
    Kerry Wood 100.0 mph Oct-05 Wrigley Field




    the list above is fastest average fastball...95+ not bad and he's hit 100, i know power arms arent everything it would just be nice to have one

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    Re: HOW hard does Cordero Throw?

    http://baseball.bornbybits.com/plots...o_Cordero.html

    2 pitch pitcher: Fastball and slider
    Fastball is on average 96.1 MPH
    Slider is on average 88.81 MPH

    Seems like a typical overpowering closer to me.

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    Re: HOW hard does Cordero Throw?

    Quote Originally Posted by mlbfan30 View Post
    http://baseball.bornbybits.com/plots...o_Cordero.html

    2 pitch pitcher: Fastball and slider
    Fastball is on average 96.1 MPH
    Slider is on average 88.81 MPH

    Seems like a typical overpowering closer to me.
    Awesome, it's been a while since the Reds had a guy like this. I'm thinking Burton gets it in the mid-90s on occasion, is there anyone else in this pen that can do that? Bray, Coffey maybe? Perhaps the contrast between Cordero and the soft tossing vets like Weathers and Stanton will make those two more effective. Then again, maybe it will make no difference, but I'm in an optimistic mood.

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    Re: HOW hard does Cordero Throw?

    This is interesting. Weathers is also a fastball/slider guy. Lets Compare

    Weathers (AVG speed)
    Fastball : 88.79
    Slider : 84.65

    Cordero (AVG speed)
    Fastball : 96.10
    Slider : 88.81

    Weathers throws 81.31% fastballs
    Cordero throws 50.39% fastballs

    http://baseball.bornbybits.com/plots..._Weathers.html
    http://baseball.bornbybits.com/plots...o_Cordero.html

    Here's the site with all the players. They also have hitters info.

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    Re: HOW hard does Cordero Throw?

    Quote Originally Posted by mlbfan30 View Post
    This is interesting. Weathers is also a fastball/slider guy. Lets Compare

    Weathers (AVG speed)
    Fastball : 88.79
    Slider : 84.65

    Cordero (AVG speed)
    Fastball : 96.10
    Slider : 88.81

    Weathers throws 81.31% fastballs
    Cordero throws 50.39% fastballs

    http://baseball.bornbybits.com/plots..._Weathers.html
    http://baseball.bornbybits.com/plots...o_Cordero.html

    Here's the site with all the players. They also have hitters info.

    Nice stat. Thanks for the site link.
    It shows why Weathers has been around for so long, and why I am now scared about Cordero's four year contract. That's a lot of sliders on his elbow.

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    Re: HOW hard does Cordero Throw?

    Quote Originally Posted by mlbfan30 View Post
    This is interesting. Weathers is also a fastball/slider guy. Lets Compare

    Weathers (AVG speed)
    Fastball : 88.79
    Slider : 84.65

    Cordero (AVG speed)
    Fastball : 96.10
    Slider : 88.81

    Weathers throws 81.31% fastballs
    Cordero throws 50.39% fastballs

    http://baseball.bornbybits.com/plots..._Weathers.html
    http://baseball.bornbybits.com/plots...o_Cordero.html

    Here's the site with all the players. They also have hitters info.

    Got any figures on Burton? It would be interesting to see where he falls in with the other two.

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    Re: HOW hard does Cordero Throw?

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    Nice stat. Thanks for the site link.
    It shows why Weathers has been around for so long, and why I am now scared about Cordero's four year contract. That's a lot of sliders on his elbow.
    Maybe Weathers throws mostly fastballs because he has to pitch to contact and can't overpower anyone?
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: HOW hard does Cordero Throw?

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    Nice stat. Thanks for the site link.
    It shows why Weathers has been around for so long, and why I am now scared about Cordero's four year contract. That's a lot of sliders on his elbow.
    Have you seen how many innings hes pitched? haha


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