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Oct 16

MLB Playoff Heat Check Thursday, October 15

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
Jacob deGrom Fourseam 96.04 49
Jacob deGrom Two-seam 95.35 15
Zack Greinke Fourseam 93.66 38
Zack Greinke Two-seam 90.79 23
Jacob deGrom Slider 90.61 12
Zack Greinke Changeup 88.98 14
Zack Greinke Slider 87.48 22
Jacob deGrom Changeup 86.21 14
Jacob deGrom Curveball 82.29 15
Zack Greinke Curveball 75.63 6

Relievers Pitches by Average MPH:

Name Pitch Avg Count
Noah Syndergaard Sinker 99.60 6
Noah Syndergaard Fourseam 99.14 7
Jeurys Familia Sinker 97.30 14
Chris Hatcher Fourseam 96.67 4
Jeurys Familia FS 95.50 1
Kenley Jansen Cutter 94.08 14
Luis Avilan Fourseam 93.90 3
Jeurys Familia Slider 88.97 6
Chris Hatcher Slider 86.78 5
Kenley Jansen Slider 83.50 2

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