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Oct 21

MLB LCS Heat Check Tuesday, October 20

heatIndexWhat does it mean when Chris Young, Kyle Hendricks, and R.A. Dickey appear in the heat check list? It’s playoff baseball! Here you’ll find information regarding the pitchers that light up the radar gun each and every night. I’ve listed for both starters and relievers the top average pitch velocity with a heading for type. It doesn’t equate to quality of an outing or take into consideration the end result of the pitch (sometimes really, really good fastballs go a long way), but it’s fun.

Starters Pitches by Average MPH:

Name Pitch Avg Count
Jacob deGrom Fourseam 94.91 23
Jacob deGrom Two-seam 92.86 28
Jacob deGrom Slider 88.56 7
Chris Young Fourseam 87.77 50
Kyle Hendricks Cutter 86.73 6
Kyle Hendricks Sinker 86.52 38
Jacob deGrom Changeup 85.89 16
R.A. Dickey Fourseam 83.20 2
Chris Young Changeup 82.95 2
Chris Young Slider 82.18 26

Relievers Pitches by Average MPH:

Name Pitch Avg Count
Kelvin Herrera Fourseam 98.61 7
Kelvin Herrera Two-seam 98.00 1
Hector Rondon Fourseam 96.88 5
Hector Rondon Two-seam 96.50 3
Jeurys Familia Sinker 95.82 9
Ryan Madson Fourseam 95.54 7
Pedro Strop Two-seam 95.37 3
Justin Grimm Fourseam 95.35 4
Liam Hendriks Fourseam 95.35 10
Pedro Strop Fourseam 95.30 2

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