Recently, there was a discussion regarding fastball velocity in the Comments Section. I have long avoided posturing on one side or the other. I have often been concerned for the young men I meet at the Complex who either don’t have or don’t develop fastball velocity above 90 mph. I’ve listened to both sides. How low velocity is a tough thing to overcome. And how pitchers like Maddox, Glavine, Moyer, and a few others past and present were/are able to get by with low-velo fastballs.
Well, tonight I saw an example of why velocity is very important. Our pitcher threw strikes. A lot of strikes. And he got pounded. He’s reputed to have decent command, but a sub 90s fastball. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 5/17/2019