Sunday, January 31, 2010

Throwin Heat

According to a Sporting news poll of Major League players, the Tigers Justin Verlander has the filthiest fastball.

The right-hander received seven of 21 votes. Right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton of the Dodgers was second with five votes. No other pitcher received more than two votes, not even Cy Young winners Zack Greinke (2009) and Roy Halliday(2003).

Verlander led the majors with 269 strikeouts, eight more than National League Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum, 27 more than Greinke.

Verlander is in the final year of his contract. The figures being thrown out there are 5years/$75M and 6years/90M.

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