Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Joel Zumaya's Magic Arm

Joel Zumaya appeared yesterday in the matchup between the Royals and the Tigers and showed that no Guitar Hero mishap or silly "horrific shoulder injury" would keep him from hitting the triple digits.  Via Brooks Baseball, here is the velocity chart for the 12 pitches he threw:

Those peaks are fastballs, and you can see he sat at over 100 mph on his 2nd, 3rd and 4th pitches.  Numbers 1, 5 and 6 are curveballs.  On his seventh pitch, he dialed it up to 102 and then settled in around 101 for the remainder of the inning, ending with a curveball.

That's just sick.  Enjoy it now, because he'll be back on the surgeon's table again before we know it.

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