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Brad Hand’s average fastball velocity has taken a small dip that can make a big difference.Brad Hand thrived with lower velocity in 2020. With the Nats, he wants to bring back the heat.|Jesse Dougherty|January 26, 2021|Washington Post
Corbin’s velocity on his fastball and make-or-break slider dipped in 2020, too, but he is only 31 and there is no reason to believe he can’t physically respond.Jon Lester strengthens the Nationals’ biggest strength — and gives them an undeniable identity|Barry Svrluga|January 19, 2021|Washington Post
His strikeout rate sagged, if only marginally, and his fastball velocity was just a tick lower than usual.Nationals and veteran starter Jon Lester agree to one-year deal|Jesse Dougherty|January 19, 2021|Washington Post
He saw a nearly identical distribution of fastballs and breaking pitches.A bulked-up Victor Robles had a down year. He’ll look to fine-tune his game in winter ball.|Jesse Dougherty|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
In total, the Dodgers have five average-or-better starting pitchers, including Dustin May, their fifth-ranking arm, whose fastball averages 99 mph, tops in the majors.MLB Starting Pitchers Will Have Less Rest This Postseason|Travis Sawchik|September 29, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Every batter, it's a fastball for a strike or pop-up, then a change-up for a ground out.
The key is to get ahead with a first-pitch fastball for a strike.'
Once again he could throw his fastball for strikes with impunity--for six or seven innings at least.
"I did all the work to get my fastball back, to rehabilitate my shoulder," he says.
Zachary wound up, eyed the runner, then uncorked a sizzling fastball.