● I’m continuing to track all fastball velocities on this spreadsheet which is updated when I feel like it.
● Martin Perez’s made a few changes to his delivery and as a side effect, his fastball is up a couple of ticks.
Pérez said he’s using his hips more in his delivery after working with new pitching coach Wes Johnson and his knowledge of biomechanics. Though Pérez insists he’s not necessarily focused on adding velocity, his fastball showed consistent velocity around 95 mph for the second straight start — up from an average of 92.8 mph last season, per Statcast.
“Before, I just used my arms,” Pérez said. “Now, I’m using all my body, and you guys can see the results. I don’t miss inside anymore. One or two, but before, I missed — like I was trying to use all of my upper body. Now, I just stay on the line and just throw the ball in front of my eyes.”
It could be an improvement in his results with his fastball getting the following results at different velocities.
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