How Fast Do They Throw? Average And Max Velocities For Everyone In The AFL

Thanks to the Pitch F/X data that is being gathered at several Arizona Fall League sites, we have consistent pitch data that has never been available for prospects before. So if you want to know who’s the hardest and softest tossers in the AFL, now we know. You probably won’t be surprised by who’s No. 1, but it’s worth noting that converted shortstop Sergio Santos may have a future as a pitcher if his raw arm strength is any indication.

* = lefthanded pitcher

Pitchers Max
Fastball
Pitchers Max
Fastball
Stephen Strasburg 100.5 Travis Schlichting 93.3
Sergio Santos 98.8 Evan Scribner 93.2
Jenrry Mejia 98.5 Brandon Gomes 93.1
Tanner Scheppers 98.2 *Zach Kroenke 93.1
Phillippe Aumont 97.4 Jacob Rasner 93.1
Scott Mathieson 97.2 Mike Leake 93
Craig Kimbrel 97.2 *John Gaub 92.9
Bradley Boxberger 97 Scott Moviel 92.9
Drew Storen 97 Matt Gorgen 92.9
Evan Englebrook 96.8 Michael Schwimer 92.9
Blake Wood 96.7 Edgar Garcia 92.5
*Michael Dunn 96.6 Jeff Mandel 92.4
Kenley Jansen 96.6 *Spencer Steedley 92.3
*Andy Oliver 96.6 Steve Hirschfeld 92.2
Javy Guerra 96.5 Justin Friend 92.2
Grant Duff 96.3 Sean Watson 92.1
Danny Gutierrez 96.2 Scott Gorgen 92.1
Eric Krebs 96.1 Aaron Miller 92
Adam Reifer 96.1 Brandon Sisk 92
Logan Ondrusek 95.9 Jay Buente 91.9
*Andrew Miller 95.9 Ben Swaggerty 91.9
Jeff Lyman 95.7 Paul Phillips 91.7
Connor Graham 95.6 Matt Long 91.6
Chia-Jen Lo 95.6 Chaz Roe 91.6
Anthony Varvaro 95.5 *Nick Hill 91.6
Evan Reed 95.5 *James Russell 91.5
Aaron Crow 95.5 Thad Weber 91.5
Mark Rogers 95.4 Reidier Gonzalez 91.4
Josh Fields 95.4 Scot Drucker 91.3
*Matt Harrison 95.4 *Tony Watson 91.3
Wilton Lopez 95.3 Mickey Storey 91.3
*Dustin Richardson 95.3 Ryohei Tanaka 91.3
Zach Putnam 95.2 *Eric Niesen 91.1
Robbie Weinhardt 95.2 Josh Perrault 90.8
Alex Burnett 95.1 Tommy Mendoza 90.6
Josh Judy 95.1 *Matt Reynolds 90.6
Carlton Smith 94.8 Randor Bierd 90.5
Richard Lentz 94.8 *Takanobu Tsujiuchi 90.4
*Zach Braddock 94.7 Mike McCardell 90.3
*Donald Veal 94.6 Chris Province 90.3
Gary Daley 94.5 Justin Cassel 90.1
Jeremy Haynes 94.4 Tooru Murata 90.1
Joe Martinez 94.4 Bryan Augenstein 90
Blake Parker 94.3 Cesar Valdez 90
*Lee Hyde 94.2 Aaron Hartsock 90
Sam Demel 94 Eddie Gamboa 89.9
Mitch Talbot 94 Josh Wilkie 89.8
Brennan Garr 94 Steve Edlefsen 89.7
Daniel Meszaros 93.9 *Steve Garrison 89.6
Omar Aguilar 93.8 Marco Albano 89.6
Garrett Parcell 93.8 Robert Wooten 89.6
Brandon Erbe 93.8 Tim Kiely 89.4
*Mike Minor 93.8 Vinnie Pestano 89
Mike DeMark 93.7 Heath Rollins 88.6
Josh Stinson 93.6 James Simmons 88.4
*Jay Voss 93.5 Toshiyuki Yanuki 88.4
Andrew Johnston 93.4 *Hiroshi Katayama 88.3
Ian Kennedy 93.4 Kyle Bellamy 88.2
Josh Butler 93.4 *Tom Layne 86.6
*Danny Moskos 93.3    
Mike Parisi 93.3    

And here is the average fastball velocities for everyone in the AFL as measured by Pitch F/X.

Pitcher AVG
VELO
Pitcher AVG
VELO
Stephen Strasburg 96.78 Mitch Talbot 90.86
Sergio Santos 95.95 *Mike Minor 90.85
Tanner Scheppers 95.93 Edgar Garcia 90.77
Phillippe Aumont 94.93 Ian Kennedy 90.66
Drew Storen 94.83 *Zach Kroenke 90.62
Kenley Jansen 94.81 *Danny Moskos 90.51
Jenrry Mejia 94.53 *Sean Watson 90.51
Scott Mathieson 94.5 Michael Schwimer 90.44
Blake Wood 94.41 Chaz Roe 90.42
Craig Kimbrel 94.4 Jay Buente 90.38
Evan Englebrook 94.25 *James Russell 90.34
Adam Reifer 94.05 Matt Long 90.34
*Michael Dunn 93.85 Scott Gorgen 90.32
*Andy Oliver 93.83 Brandon Gomes 90.3
Connor Graham 93.73 Mike Parisi 90.24
Javy Guerra 93.66 Scott Moviel 90.24
Robbie Weinhardt 93.44 Thad Weber 90.23
Grant Duff 93.39 Josh Butler 90.17
Josh Fields 93.33 Aaron Miller 90.15
*Matt Harrison 93.31 Paul Phillips 90.03
Evan Reed 93.27 Brandon Sisk 89.98
Gary Daley 93.08 *Spencer Steedley 89.87
Jeff Lyman 93.06 Justin Friend 89.85
Anthony Varvaro 92.98 Mike Leake 89.76
*Dustin Richardson 92.97 Steve Hirschfeld 89.7
*Andrew Miller 92.82 Jeff Mandel 89.66
Eric Krebs 92.81 Eddie Gamboa 89.65
Richard Lentz 92.79 *Eric Niesen 89.44
Daniel Meszaros 92.76 Scot Drucker 89.41
Aaron Crow 92.72 Mickey Storey 89.18
Chia-Jen Lo 92.7 Josh Perrault 89.13
Sam Demel 92.68 Steve Edlefsen 89.12
Josh Judy 92.68 *Matt Reynolds 89
Brandon Erbe 92.62 Tony Watson 88.96
Joe Martinez 92.62 Ryohei Tanaka 88.73
Mark Rogers 92.58 Aaron Hartsock 88.54
Danny Gutierrez 92.5 *Takanobu Tsujiuchi 88.42
*Donald Veal 92.47 Mike McCardell 88.42
Alex Burnett 92.42 Chris Province 88.38
Bradley Boxberger 92.37 Justin Cassel 88.27
Garrett Parcell 92.29 Heath Rollins 88.22
Matt Gorgen 92.29 Bryan Augenstein 88.2
Carlton Smith 92.26 Tommy Mendoza 88.13
Jeremy Haynes 92.18 Ben Swaggerty 88.12
*Zach Braddock 92.14 Tim Kiely 87.75
Logan Ondrusek 92.04 Tooru Murata 87.7
*Lee Hyde 92.03 Vinnie Pestano 87.62
*John Gaub 91.64 Robert Wooten 87.56
Jacob Rasner 91.59 Randor Bierd 87.52
Zach Putnam 91.51 Josh Wilkie 87.5
Blake Parker 91.51 *Nick Hill 87.42
Mike DeMark 91.46 *Hiroshi Katayama 87.27
Andrew Johnston 91.42 Marco Albano 87.22
Josh Stinson 91.42 Toshiyuki Yanuki 87.1
Brennan Garr 91.36 *Steve Garrison 87.08
Evan Scribner 91.32 Kyle Bellamy 87.01
Wilton Lopez 91.29 James Simmons 86.63
Omar Aguilar 91.19 *Tom Layne 86.6
Travis Schlichting 91.16 Cesar Valdez 86.21
*Jay Voss 91.04    
Reidier Gonzalez 90.9    

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