Misconceptions about proffesional velocities

http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=708

I have repeatedly seem people claim of pitchers (i.e. tim lincecum) “SITTING” at 97-98 mph and this is just not true. There may be a good amount of pitchers in the minors who throw 94-95 but there is only a handful who sit at 97+

The article just points out how rare 97-98mph truly truly is.

P.S. I just added that quote from the article because if you think about it 63% isn’t really all that many! Kinda gives you hope :wink:

i was all excited about reaching 85mph at 16 then i read this… 17 year old, 100mph and im like :cry:

I’d say at 5’8 140 at 16 85 mph is pretty impressive friend.

Have we seen your mechanics yet OffSet? You should post them.

what about
zumaya
chamberlain

no pitcher sits up there from the start
when the get comfortable they will

so you are saying the radar guns are “juiced up”

Have we seen your mechanics yet OffSet? You should post them.[/quote]
im hoping to as soon as i get my paws on a camera

yes most stadium radar guns are juiced. i was watching a game on tv and the tv gun had the pitch at 93 and the stadium gun had it at 97. they juice the guns because thats what the fans want.

[quote=“kelvinp”]what about
zumaya
chamberlain

no pitcher sits up there from the start
when the get comfortable they will

so you are saying the radar guns are “juiced up”[/quote]

Did you even read it? Chamberlain is in there, it is prospects anyways…

http://baseball.bornbybits.com/php/2008_tool.php

website shows the speed, break, and location of any given pitcher’s pitches from this year.

Have we seen your mechanics yet OffSet? You should post them.[/quote]
im hoping to as soon as i get my paws on a camera[/quote]

yea i wanna see ur mechanics too, it cud be something to learn from…throwing 85 n being 5’8,

u obviously use ur whole body

[quote=“TheOleOneBall”]http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=705

http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=708

I have repeatedly seem people claim of pitchers (i.e. tim lincecum) “SITTING” at 97-98 mph and this is just not true. There may be a good amount of pitchers in the minors who throw 94-95 but there is only a handful who sit at 97+

The article just points out how rare 97-98mph truly truly is.

P.S. I just added that quote from the article because if you think about it 63% isn’t really all that many! Kinda gives you hope ;)[/quote]

If anyone wants to see the average pitch velocities for any pitcher you can find them here
http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=all&stats=pit&lg=all&qual=y&type=4&season=2008&month=0
. Their data is provided by Baseball Info Solutions, the same company as quoted above.