Spring Training Velocity Updates 03/18

Mike Foltynewicz

The last look at velocity year over year changes in spring training was 03/09. I took another look into this morning. A couple of new guys on the list and a couple dropped off the list. Interesting to note there are more dramatic changes in velocity gains than in losses. Newly acquired Mike Foltynewicz of the Texas Rangers is one of those. In ATL last season, he could not keep his job. Ultimately he was released. He is known for be a hard thrower with a career avg. of 96 mph. He could not velocity up over 91 mph last season and became expendable due to getting hit. It is possible TEX found a gem here because this spring he is averaging 94 mph and a gain of 3.4 mph! LAA Shohei Ohtani looks to be in a similar position. He has gone from 93.8 avg. fastball to 97 this spring. He has also hit well! The list is below.

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