Arkansas righthander Jacob Kostyshock (Aaron Fitt)

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Northwoods ML Dreams Showcase: Pitchers

Prospects

With several previous posts dedicated to prospect summaries (June 19  June 26  July 6  July 16  July 25  All-Star Hitters  All-Star Pitchers ) from our coverage of the Northwoods League this summer, we decided to turn our attention to the top tools and other measurables at the Major League Dreams Showcase on August 7 in Madison, WI.

FASTBALL VELOCITY
Everyone loves watching radar gun readings on the scoreboard (even the players) and this showcase was no different. The absolute smokeshow of velo coming towards home plate was astounding. The old industry standard of a 90 mph fastball was blown away by the new standard slowly creeping towards 95. In total, 32 pitchers saw time on the bump during the double-header showcase. Nearly all of them touched or exceeded 90. Half of them threw at least one pitch (on our radar gun) at or above 93 mph. And one of them touched 102. Yes, 102. He also touched 101 three times.

 


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