Francis Martes has stood out in the early days of Astros camp for how hard he’s throwing the ball, but that isn’t the only thing manager A.J. Hinch noticed about him. The right-hander shred a few pounds in the offseason, and he’s focusing on slowing down his delivery.
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Justin Verlander was absolutely dominant in Game 2, and he’ll need to be again to prevent the Yankees from winning the American League Championship Series. How can New York’s hitters attack Houston’s ace? We have some ideas.
Bryan Shaw punctuated a two-inning save for the Indians vs. the Angels on Wednesday night by firing a cutter past the potent bat of American League Most Valuable Player Award candidate Mike Trout. The pitch popped into the glove of catcher Roberto Perez at 97 mph, continuing a recent trend for Cleveland’s setup man.
Back on the same mound he sustained a right elbow flexor strain two months ago, Vince Velasquez made a statement in the Phillies’ 5-2 win over the Marlins on Tuesday night at Marlins Park.
Nationals right-hander Joe Ross’ fastball velocity dipped into the high-80s in the team’s game against the Braves on Sunday, pitching one at-bat in the fourth inning before the Nationals pulled him. It’s unclear whether he left with an injury.
Thyago Vieira, another phase of the learning curve will come Sunday when the intriguing Mariners prospect appears in the 2017 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Marlins Park in Miami.
In a season that has been anything but kind to Matt Harvey, the right-hander hit what he called one of his lowest points physically Wednesday night after “arm fatigue” forced him from the Mets’ 9-4 win over the Cubs after just four innings and 58 pitches.
For example, Tom Verducci in Sports Illustrated was the latest to do a deep dive in how the value of a curveball has never been greater. Consider that 121 pitchers had thrown at least 40 innings this year, and just one in the top 10 in average velocity was also in the top 10 in […]
Headed into the season, we were very in on Keon Broxton as a breakout possibility for Milwaukee, but a slow start to 2017 muted the hype. Hopefully you didn’t look away too much, because he’s starting to live up to it.
It's time for Week 4 (April 24-30) of the Fantasy Baseball season. Unlike the Toronto Blue Jays , your season probably isn't over yet, so here's what you need to know. There is no obvious team to avoid this week, which is great news. Just play your best players. ATL, BAL, BOS, CHC, CHW, CIN, […]