Oct 22

MLB LCS Heat Check Wednesday, October 21

heatIndexHere 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
Edinson Volquez Fourseam 96.42 4
Edinson Volquez Sinker 95.99 61
Steven Matz Sinker 94.56 51
Jason Hammel Fourseam 93.16 22
Jason Hammel Two-seam 92.46 8
Marco Estrada Fourseam 90.09 54
Marco Estrada Cutter 88.24 11
Jason Hammel Slider 87.12 6
Edinson Volquez Changeup 85.03 10
Jason Hammel Changeup 84.70 3

Relievers Pitches by Average MPH:

Name Pitch Avg Count
Danny Duffy Two-seam 98.40 2
Kelvin Herrera Fourseam 98.28 6
Roberto Osuna Fourseam 97.43 3
Danny Duffy Fourseam 97.12 18
Roberto Osuna Two-seam 96.70 1
Hector Rondon Two-seam 96.60 2
Jeurys Familia Fourseam 96.57 3
Aaron Sanchez Two-seam 96.17 6
Hector Rondon Fourseam 96.07 6
Fernando Rodney Two-seam 95.96 13

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