Originally Posted by TaylorStSox
And that's ridiculous.
No it isn't. He did lose velocity this year (which is actually worrisome). But he throws on average a lot harder than Quintana (MORE than 2mph) and dials it up to 98 (whereas he used to be able to dial it up to over 100). It's a whole other league of velocity. The only reason to think there's not a line between these guys is to ignore reality. Quintana's TOP speed that he barely throws is closer to Sale's average fastball than Quintana's average fastball velocity is to Sale's average.