Originally Posted by blandman
Claiming he throws his four seamer at 95 is no different than if I claimed he threw at 86 (because he threw it that slow just as often). His average velocity on that pitch was 91, and he almost never dialed it up to 95 because he can't keep his control on that pitch, which is important because he gets no movement on it. He threw it at 91-92 almost every game of the season, and relied way more on his breaking stuff.
The only way you could think he's a fire-baller is if you watched one or two pitches a game, at most. There's no other explanation.
I never said he was a fire baller.
The trends say he will maintain his velocity for a while. He's actually gained velocity every month he's been in the major leagues.