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    Chapman hits 105!

    There is an article on ESPN Rumor Central that reports Chapman hit 105mph on one of his fastballs last night. It was verified by at least two guns. All of the rest of his fastballs were 100-104mph.

    Can you imagine guys like Cueto and Volquez blowing away people with their 95mph fastballs, and then Chapman can throw it 10mph faster? That's ridiculous. Compared to Chapman, it is like Cueto and Volquez are throwing slop up there.

    What is the record for fastest recorded pitch?



    For those who have ESPN Insider here's the link: http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb/features/rumors#6891
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    Wow. Here's an interesting article I found:

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/arti...baseball.shtml

    It says the fastest pitch ever recorded was 104.8 mph by Joel Zumaya.

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    Re: Chapman hits 105!

    could you imagine if Chapman had a change up like Edinsons? I laugh just thinking about it.

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    Well if Chapman's fastball sits at 100-104, his changeup could literally be 94-95mph. LOL!

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    Re: Chapman hits 105!

    From Jamie Ramsey:

    I just saw the organization report from last night's minor league games. I can confirm that Chapman actually did throw 105.

    http://twitter.com/Jamieblog
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    Re: Chapman hits 105!

    Quote Originally Posted by takealeake View Post
    Wow. Here's an interesting article I found:

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/arti...baseball.shtml

    It says the fastest pitch ever recorded was 104.8 mph by Joel Zumaya.
    I thought Bench pulled that stunt with Gerry Arrigo, not Maloney.
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    Re: Chapman hits 105!

    Baseball America has reported the same thing. That is some serious heat.

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    Re: Chapman hits 105!

    Were these the same guns used to clock Brandon Phillips as he drove that night?

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    That heat will melt your face. That is beautifully disgusting.

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    Re: Chapman hits 105!

    And to think I thought I was witnessing history the night he threw 103, TWICE.

    Dude is ridiculous. Has anyone ever hit over 103 before?

    105??!!!!!?????!! My goodness.

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    Re: Chapman hits 105!

    Quote Originally Posted by malcontent View Post
    I thought Bench pulled that stunt with Gerry Arrigo, not Maloney.
    It was Arrigo. In fact, we discussed it in this thread one time.

    Help stamp out, eliminate, and do away with redundancy.

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    Re: Chapman hits 105!

    I remember reading an article last year, before Chapman signed, that argued that Chapman's heat was overrated. He was convinced that Chapman's fast ball actually sits at like 92-94 and touches 97-98 and that the reports of a 100+ FB were totally bogus. I guess he was wrong.

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    Re: Chapman hits 105!

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg View Post
    And to think I thought I was witnessing history the night he threw 103, TWICE.

    Dude is ridiculous. Has anyone ever hit over 103 before?

    105??!!!!!?????!! My goodness.
    I posted somewhere that I've seen Zumaya hit 107.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddie View Post
    I posted somewhere that I've seen Zumaya hit 107.
    Was that during a game though? As I understand it, the fastest Zumaya has ever been clocked during a game was 105.

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    I would like to know what gun zumaya was clocked on. Stadium guns and tv guns are notorius for being higher then scout guns. If Zumaya hit 105 on scouts guns like chapman did I would be surprised.


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