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All of the warning signs are there for a James McDonald injury. – Image Credit: David Hague
After the first start of the year from James McDonald, I got a question. “What is up with his velocity? Is he injured?”
McDonald’s velocity was down in the first game of the year. He ranged from about 87-92 MPH, but averaged 89 MPH with his fastball. Looking at this chart from FanGraphs, it was the first time in the last three seasons that he’s averaged below 90 MPH in a game. He’s only averaged 90 once. That start came last year, in his second outing of the season. He was normal the rest of the year.
I didn’t want to speculate an injury. It was one start, and it was cold. It wouldn’t have been out of the ordinary for him to have a lot velocity, just like he did in the second start last April.
Then the second start came this year, and again his velocity was low. This time it didn’t have a wide range, averaging about 91 MPH and sitting 89-92.
Tonight was his third start, and once again the vel...
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He’s caught over 300 foul balls, but no one ever thinks to pan a camera over on him to get it on video.
Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran looks like he though he could’ve caught this one, but it was well out of his reach. Oh well.
Here’s to you, Mr. giant glove wearing man…
Garrett Jones is one of the biggest pull hitters in baseball. (Photo credit: David Hague)
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MLB News: The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased the contract of Vin Mazzaro from Tripla-A Indianapolis on Tuesday. His role on the club is expected to be middle relief.
Fantasy Ramifications: None.
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