Author Topic: Aroldis Chapman  (Read 1711 times)

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Offline Potomac Cannons

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Re: Aroldis Chapman
« Topic Start: August 31, 2010, 12:41:34 PM »
Yeah I really doubt the 105 MPH rumor.  There is pretty good evidence out there that the arm is only able to handle speeds up to 103 before things start bursting and ripping off.  I'm guessing the radar gun needs to be tuned, minor league parks have notoriously bad speed guns.

Anyone that is interested in this type of science (biomechanical pitching), take a look at Dr. Glenn Fleisig's work.  Some really interesting stuff, although a bit heavy on the physics.

One of the scouts who had 105 on his gun took the batteries out and rebooted...and got 105 again.