Who has the straightest, most hittable fastball in the Major Leagues?
I would say my personal award would be a three way tie between Philip Hughes, Brad Lidge, and Clay Buchholz.
Hughes throws his at like 90-94 most of the time, hits his locations decently, but always seems to get hit fairly hard because his fastball stays on a straight line the entire way to the plate.
Lidge, idk about this guy. Guys always hit his fastball pretty well, to the point where he started throwing more Sliders than fastballs this year. He throws his anywhere from 93-97, yet guys seem to sit on it and most of the time get the barrel on it. Thank god he has the filthiest slider in all of baseball.
Buchholz throws his like 89-95, misses his locations fairly often, and just gets pounded. Hes straight over the top, and his four seamer gets killed. Decent two seamer that moves atleast a little, but he unlike the other two cant even keep his straight fastball on the corners. Likewise, he gets murdered. Hopefully he can figure it out and be a number 2-3 for my Sox next season.