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Scouting Pitchers: Radar Love: Fastball Velocities for No. 4 Starters

James Benkard

James Benkard

James Benkard writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

Scouting Pitchers: Radar Love: Fastball velocities for No. 4 starters

American League:

Baltimore: David Hernandez: 92-94 against the Mariners on May 11. Hernandez missed his last start with right shoulder discomfort. He is scheduled to face the Nationals on May 21.
Boston: Clay Buchholz: 90-95 in Detroit on May 14.
Chicago White Sox: John Danks: 88-92 in Minnesota on May 12.
Cleveland: David Huff: 89-92 on May 13 in Kansas City.
Detroit: Jeremy Bonderman (#3, with Max Scherzer sent to Triple-A): 88-91 on May 12 against the Yankees.
Kansas City: Brian Bannister: 88-92 on May 16 against the White Sox.
LA Angels: Joel Pineiro: 87-89 in shutting out the Athletics on May 16.
Minnesota: Kevin Slowey: 86-90 in Toronto on May 17.
NY Yankees: Javier Vazquez: 88-90 on May 12 in Detroit.
Oakland: Trevor Cahill: 89-92 in Los Angeles on May 16. He lost some velocity as the game progressed.
Seattle: Doug Fister: 86-90 in Tampa Bay on May 14.
Tampa Bay: David Price: 93-96 against the Indians on May 18.
Texas: Colby Lewis: 88-92 in Toronto on May 16. Lewis touched 93 a few times, and was relieved by Chris Ray throwing 95-96.
Toronto: Dana Eveland: 86-88 against the Twins on May 17.

National League:

Arizona: Rodrigo Lopez: 87-90 in Atlanta on May 15.
Atlanta: Tim Hudson (#3): 89-92 against the Diamondbacks on May 16.
Chicago Cubs: Carlos Silva: 90-92 against Colorado on May 18. Carlos Zambrano closed out the game at 92-94. headed back to the rotation at some point soon, someone has to be bounced. Silva has a 5-0, 3.35 record, so it might not be him – unless he is roughed up in the next couple of weeks.
Cincinnati: Bronson Arroyo: 86-89 against the Cardinals on May 16.
Colorado: Jeff Francis (#2 already after coming off the DL): 87-90 against the Nationals on May 16.
Florida: Chris Volstad: 89-92 against the Diamondbacks on May 17.
Houston: Bud Norris: 92-95 in Los Angeles on May 18.
LA Dodgers: Hiroki Kuroda: 90-92 against the Astros on May 18.
Milwaukee: Dave Bush (#3, with Doug Davis on the DL): 84-87 against Philadelphia on May 16.
New York: Mike Pelfrey: 90-95 in Atlanta on May 17.
Philadelphia: Jamie Moyer: 80-83 in Milwaukee on May 14.
Pittsburgh: Ross Ohlendorf (#2 since coming off the DL): 89-93 in Chicago on May 16.
St. Louis: Kyle Lohse: 89-91 against the Nationals on May 17.
San Diego: Mat Latos: 92-96 against the Giants on May 18. Later, he had to apologize for damaging the Giants’ broadcaster’s car, if you can believe that.
San Francisco: Jonathan Sanchez: 91-94 in San Diego on May 18.
Washington: Livan Hernandez: 82-86 in Colorado on May 15.

Article first appeared 5/19/10