Inflated velocity numbers in the big leagues


#1

This thought just came to me, how inflated do you think a pitchers velocity is when you see there speed thrown on TV during a game? I have heard that it is inflated by about 3-4 mph


#2

i really dont know but ive never even heard of this inlfating their velocity…i wouldnt think they do that…do they do it for college to?


#3

For the most part, big league clubs – and Fox Sports TV – use the Juggs gun, which we all know reads a little faster than the ray gun (Stalker). It’s about 3 to 4 mph difference, less the higher the velocity. I don’t think higher velocity readings are an intentional thing, I just think the Juggs is used more. (Am I spelling Juggs right?)


#4

Yeah you spelled Juggs right, I have also heard that they inflate the vlo numbers to impress TV viewers. I have never read an article or report to support this, but I have had this discussion before with friends in the minors currently.


#5

Agree with the inflation in the bigs…I never noticed it until so many mediocre pitchers were getting mid-90’s and above last summer. Could just be a conspiracy … but when the pitchers themselves are quoted as being surprised at the readings , kinda makes me wonder …