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  1. Examining pitchers in the AFL

    Keith Law

    This year's Arizona Fall League season kicked off on Tuesday, and it's one of the best crops of pitching prospects the league has featured in a very long time, with tons of high draft picks, top-100 prospects and big velocity. This is my first post, ...

    Blog | October 11, 2014
  2. Can Jay Cutler succeed with this Chicago Bears offense? - NFL

    Adam Caplan

    Can Jay Cutler win with the Chicago Bears? Adam Caplan examines, along with news and notes from around the league.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2014
  3. A shift in MLB's injury equation

    Buster Olney

    BALTIMORE -- In his last start before Masahiro Tanaka landed on the disabled list, his average fastball velocity was 92.1 mph. He pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed five runs. As the Yankees learned two days later, following an MRI and three doctor co...

    Blog | July 13, 2014
  4. Fister lesson: Good arms can come cheap

    Buster Olney

    Three years ago, the Detroit Tigers surprised folks with an under-the-radar trade at the deadline, when they plucked an unspectacular right-hander with average fastball velocity from the Seattle Mariners. That pitcher, Doug Fister, was attractive to ...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  5. Justin Masterson's loss of velocity is the reason for his demise ...

    Justin Havens

    Justin Havens outlines the three reasons why Justin Masterson is struggling this year.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2014
  6. Another chance for Fife?

    Doug Mittler

    Just as Clayton Kershaw is almost ready to return, another Dodger lefthander landed on the disabled list Friday. Hyun-Jin Ryu, whose velocity appeared to be down in his last start, landed on the 15-day DL with left shoulder inflammation. Manager D...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  7. Romo's velocity a concern?

    Joe Kaiser

    Sergio Romo is one of the smallest relievers in the game, and nobody would ever think of the San Francisco closer as having a blazing fastball. But recently, the velocity on Romo's usual low 90s fastball has taken a dive. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Spor...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  8. CC Sabathia, Francisco Liriano among pitchers losing velocity - M...

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross looks at CC Sabathia and other pitchers losing velocity and explains how we should adjust our ERA projections accordingly.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2014
  9. Tyler Skaggs among pitchers with improved velocity and ERA projec...

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross explains why the increased velocity from certain pitchers -- including Los Angeles' Tyler Skaggs -- leads to an improvement in their projections.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2014
  10. How Jered Weaver thrives with below-average velocity - MLB

    Justin Havens

    Justin Havens explains how Jered Weaver is able to thrive despite a well-below-average fastball.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2014
  11. Scouting the Cape Cod League All-Stars

    Keith Law

    YARMOUTH, Mass. -- A few scouting notes from Saturday afternoon's Cape Cod League All-Star Game, held on a beautiful day in Yarmouth. * The best prospect of the day was Evansville lefty Kyle Freeland, who had some of the day's top velocity at...

    Blog | July 28, 2013
  12. Top 10 MLB pitchers by 'stuff' - MLB

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross ranks MLB pitchers based purely on their "stuff," using a mathematical model based on velocity and movement of pitches and pitch frequency.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2013
  13. Detroit Tigers should bench Victor Martinez - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello writes that because Victor Martinez isn't hitting, the Tigers can upgrade their team in two ways by sitting him.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2013
  14. Positive signs for Jered Weaver

    Buster Olney

    Carl Crawford was the first hitter who Jered Weaver faced in his start Wednesday night, Weaver's first since breaking his left (non-pitching) elbow in the first week of the season. When the count reached two strikes, Weaver fired a fastball high and ...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  15. How major league teams became better at scouting Asian pitchers -...

    C.J. Nitkowski

    C.J. Nitkowski examines how major league teams have become better at scouting Asian pitchers. Rather than pitchers from the Far East improving, MLB clubs are better identifying traits that lead to successful transitions, like size and velocity.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2013
  16. Crunch time for Stanek, Eades and Manaea

    Jason A. Churchill

    There are two elite prospects in the 2013 draft class, and both are college pitchers. Stanford ace Mark Appel is the top talent for the second straight spring and Oklahoma's Jonathan Gray has burst onto the scene with huge velocity, an out-pitch...

    Blog | May 02, 2013