Thursday, February 21, 2013

The slow Orange and Black pen

Henry Schulman of the SF Chronicle discusses how the Giants don't have a flamethrower in the bullpen and delivers a stat that shows the pen's average speed on their throws is among the slowest in MLB.

Team speed

League rankings for average fastball velocity for playoff teams in 2012:
Rk Team MPH
1 Nationals 93.6
2 Tigers 93.2
4 Cardinals 93.0
5 Reds 92.8
7 Rangers 92.5
14 Yankees 91.8
19 Orioles 91.5
25A's91.1
26 Braves 90.8
29 Giants 90.3
Note: Mets were last at 90.1.

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