60 hard dash time for pitchers


#1

Just curious if this is of any importance for a pitcher. Every showcase my son has attended has everyone including PO’s run. I’ve seen expected range by positions but never on pitchers. Just wondering if speed matters for pitchers or whether they just run the PO’s in showcases for lack of anything better to do.


#2

I don’t think it matters much for PO’s.


#3

Agree. It doesn’t matter.

It does, to a small degree, help scouts and college coaches get a better idea of a pitcher’s fitness and athleticism. That said, fastball speed and pitchability are far more important than running speed.