Jordan Hicks Threw the Five Fastest Pitches of the Season Yesterday … In One At-Bat (VIDEO)

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Jordan Hicks Threw the Five Fastest Pitches of the Season Yesterday … In One At-Bat (VIDEO)

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Aroldis Chapman still throws hard … but Jordan Hicks might be taking over as the new flame-thrower in the Major Leagues.

In a plate appearance against Odubel Herrera yesterday, Hicks unleashed the fire of hell to the plate, racking up the five fastest pitches of the 2018 season, including two at 105 MPH.

Take a look:

Here’s how each pitch registered:

Pitch 1: 104.2 MPH
Pitch 2: 105 MPH
Pitch 3: 104.3 MPH
Pitch 4: 105 MPH
Pitch 5: 103.7 MPH

All five now rank as the five fastest pitches of the season. Aroldis Chapman hold the sixth (103.3 MPH) and ninth (102.6 MPH)spot on the rankings, but Hicks has thrown seven of the top ten fastest pitches this season.

No one other than Hicks (19) or Chapman (12) even fall in the top 30.

OH! And the best part? Hicks’ reasoning for throwing a little harder than normal:

Damn, Odubel. Get in that box sooner.


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Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.