Saturday, March 29, 2008
Friday fastball speedsPosted by Mike Fast
I'm browsing through the pitch data from Friday's games where the PITCHf/x system was turned on, and here are some of the average fastball speeds for pitchers who pitched in those games. Take them for what they're worth.
Pitcher Speed D.Turnbow 96 J.Broxton 95 E.Gonzalez 94 T.Lincecum 94 J.Saunders 94 A.Miller 93 C.Billingsley 92 B.Colon 92 E.Gagne 92 F.Carmona 92 S.Torres 92 J.Bonderman 92 R.Mahay 91 R.Betancourt 91 M.Corpas 91 W.Rodriguez 90 T.Jones 90 J.Tavarez 90 B.Fuentes 90 G.Rusch 90 B.Bannister 89 J.Suppan 88 S.Kline 86 G.Maddux 86 W.Williams 84 C.Hamels 83 J.Borowski 82
Note: I think there may have been an error with the system in the Toronto-Philadelphia game. It was only turned on for part of the inning and was recording speeds that were too low, so don't read too much into Hamels being recorded with an 83-mph fastball.
Mike Fast is a Royals fan who enjoys investigating baseball questions using data of many sorts. He is a member of Complete Game Consulting. He welcomes comments via e-mail.