The Radar Report: May 13, 2012
"The Radar Report" is a premium feature that lists fastball velocities for several pitchers in the Indians' system which I have recorded during my visits to see the teams/players.
This piece will post two to three times a month during the season on Friday or Sunday and include anywhere from a half dozen to a dozen radar readings for pitchers. When available, it will also include velocity ranges for their secondary pitches.
One thing to note about the early readings the first month-plus into the season is how some velocities are down a little bit. This is expected with cold weather and the season just getting started, and will be interesting to follow how these velocities improve midseason and at the end of the season. One guy in particular whose velocity is down is Grant Sides, though he is coming off Tommy John surgery over a year ago and he had to start the season in extended spring training (I have not confirmed, but it may be because he was dinged up a little)....
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