Monday, March 5, 2012

Cashner brings the heat avg'ing 102.2 mph

Nice to have a legit guy blowing gas out of the bully again.... Wow !! Hardball talks about Cashner...

Move over Aroldis, the National League might have a new hardest thrower. As Dan Brooks pointed out, PitchFX data had Padres reliever Andrew Cashneraveraging 102.2 mph with his fastball on Sunday. He threw 10 pitches in his scoreless innings out of the pen, all of them heaters. According to the data, they ranged between 100.5 and 103.3 mph.

For those unfamiliar with the Cashner saga, the former first-round pick debuted with the Cubs as a reliever in 2010 and then won the fifth spot in the team’s rotation a year ago, only to hurt his shoulder in his season debut. He didn’t return until September, and he was a reliever again then. The Padres acquired him for top prospect Anthony Rizzo in the offseason and immediately announced their intention to leave him in the pen, at least for 2012. He’s expected to work as a setup man in front of closer Huston Street.
Now if he can only stay healthy he can turn into that lock down back of the bullpen guy... And this might end up another holy crap type of trade....

Play Ball !!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The harder you throw the faster you're going to throw your arm out. I'll bet he'll be on the DL by the All Star Break.