Originally posted on Baseball Professor  |  Last updated 9/27/12

We’ve had a lot of wordy posts this week, none wordier than our Top 10 Early Targets for 2013 Fantasy Drafts. While this post is lengthy, it’s because of velocity charts and not words. This list contains six starters and four relievers, and while a drop in velocity is usually a bad thing, sometimes it’s the pitcher looking to improve control. Whatever the reason, here are 10 pitchers who’ve had the most stark fastball velocity drops over the last few years.

All velocity charts are courtesy of Fangraphs.com.

Dan Haren

Tim Lincecum

Josh Beckett

Tommy Hanson

Ubaldo Jimenez

Jered Weaver

Mike Adams

Jonathan Papelbon

Matt Thornton

Matt Belisle

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