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2011 TigsTools: Best Fastball

Crosby delivers a very good fastball

The fastball is one of those tools that can draw "Oohs" and "Aahs" from anyone watching the game as they watch the scoreboard radar gun light up with big numbers. It's not all about velocity though as the movement of the fastball can dictate the ultimate success of the pitch. This list looks at total fastball grade including velocity in the windup, stretch and the movement of the pitch.

Best Fastball 1. Bruce Rondon 2. Ramon Lebron 3. Brenny Paulino 4. Casey Crosby 5. Tyler Stohr Rondon's fastball matches his massive frame as he can dial it up to 98-99 mph consistently and can even touch 94-95 when he drops his arm slot down toward a side-arm angle. His fastball has good sink helping him induce weak contact in addition to plenty of swings and misses. Lebron and Paulino...

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