Outfielders were showing off their cannons during this past week in Major League Baseball. Aaron Hicks recorded the fastest throw in StatCast history at 105 MPH and Yasiel Puig barehanded a ball and skipped the cut off man to throw out Trevor Story at third base. Both of these throws were elite, but now it is your turn to decide which one was the best. Click the link below to see the videos and please vote!
Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitcher, Clayton Kershaw, is known for his great fastball and elite breaking ball, but it looks as if he has added another pitch to his arsenal. Tonight against the Atlanta Braves, Kershaw unloaded a 46 MPH breaking ball against Atlanta Braves’ catcher, Tyler Flowers. The pitch was an accident, but perhaps the 3-time Cy Young Award winner should add this to his elite combination of pitches. Kershaw tried to quick pitch Flowers and throw a fastball as he wasn’t ready, but his catcher called another pitch prior to his decision, and Kershaw decided to lob a pitch across the plate in order not to cross up his catcher. While this pitch was called a ball, it wasn’t long before Tyler Flowers was walking to the bench after striking out against the best pitcher in baseball.
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In case you haven’t seen or felt the breeze from this throw, New York Yankees’ outfielder, Aaron Hicks, gunned a runner out at home plate tonight by throwing the ball 105.5 MPH. This is the fastest recorded throw by MLB Statcast in baseball history. The previous high was by Houston Astros’ outfielder, Carlos Gomez, at 103.1 MPH. Not only was the velocity of this throw impressive, but it was right on the money to tag Danny Valencia out at home to save a run. While this throw did save a run, it wasn’t enough as the New York Yankees lost to the Oakland A’s, 5-2.
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