Fact: Reds closer Aroldis Chapman throws really, really hard.
That was in 2011. When’s the last time you saw someone get a standing ovation for throwing a ball in the middle of an at bat?
We’re in 2015 and he’s still pumping 100+ mph heat. With the latest advancements in baseball technology in the last two seasons, baseball unveiled StatCast, which tracks millions of data points each game, from how fast a baserunner accelerates when he steals a base, to how efficient an outfielder is in chasing down a flyball. You can also see the fastest pitches thrown in a season.
It just speaks to how insane Chapman is and how we may never see a pitcher throw as hard as he does ever again.