Was playing around with the ol’ db and wrote a quick query to pull out average fastball velocities this season in Japan. These are exceedingly simple lists; I didn’t filter by number of pitches thrown or anything like that.
Here are the 15 fastest averages:
|Eulogio de la Cruz||95.21|
|Chang Yong Lim||92.00|
No surprises here, mostly relievers and many foreign pitchers, though I didn’t expect to see Wolfe. Morillo, de la Cruz, Uchi and Yang have all thrown very few innings so take their appearance on this list with a grain of salt for each.
And here are 15 slowest:
No real surprises here either, though it is striking to see how much softer Watanabe throws than everyone else.