Does the prospect of watching a fast-moving baseball throw from a pitcher excite you? If so, then you are in the right place because we and our online betting fans love it too. And as a way of sharing the love for hard-throwing pitchers, we present you with a special article purely dedicated on highlighting the fastest pitchers in MLB, as of June 2015. Oh, and don’t forget to buckle up because it is going to get freaking speedy down here…
A Look at the Online MLB Betting Report on the Fastest Pitchers in 2015
The Reds have reinstated from the paternity list LHP Aroldis Chapman and optioned to Louisville IF/OF Kristopher Negron.
— #VoteReds (@Reds) June 25, 2015
1. Aroldis Chapman (Cincinnati Reds)
1.95 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 3-3, 56 SO in 33 Games Played in 2015
The 27-year old Chapman is the undisputed king of fast balls. On September 25, 2010, Chapman threw the fastest pitch in modern day MLB history, clocking a jaw-dropping 105.1 mph to Tony Gwynn, Jr. Since then, Chapman has been consistently mesmerizing fans with his hard-throwing skills wherever he goes. In 2014, the Cuba-born right-handed pitcher became the first pitcher to average 100+ mph for a season at 100.2 mph average fastball speed. Earlier this season, the Royals closer hit 102.8 with a four-seam fastball and the expectations are that he will exceed that mark in the course of the season. Interestingly, reports have it that the Cuban Missile pulled a fast one on his wife and was recently placed on a paternity leave to tender to the results of his actions. From us to him, we have nothing but hearty congratulations!
2. Trevor Rosenthal (St. Louis Cardinals)
0.56 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 1-0, 34 SO in 31 Games Played in 2015
Here is another flamethrower that is having a splendid season. For the fourth straight year, Rosenthal is in the century club, thanks to the four-seam fastball clocked at 100.4 miles per hour that he threw earlier in the season. But more impressive than his throws are his stellar numbers as a closer.
3. Nathan Eovaldi (New York Yankees)
4.95 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, .316 BAA, 6-2, 54 SO in 14 Games Played in 2015
Unquestionably the fastest hard-throwing starter in the MLB, Eovaldi is enjoying a successful season in the Major Leagues as a fourth-year. With an average of over 95 miles per hour for his fast ball, Eovaldi is always a beauty to watch when he takes on the mound. Even more notably, the right-hander clocked the fastest pitch in his career this season, uncorking a 100.6 miles per hour missile, earning himself a third straight year in the century club.
4. Arquimedes Caminero (Pittsburgh Pirates)
3.48 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 0-1, 38 SO in 33 Games Played in 2015
Despite having just two years of experience in the Major League, Caminero is strongly finding his footing. Before this season, Caminero’s fastball velocity maxed out at 98.4 miles per hour. All that changed in 2015, as he uncorked a four-seamer clocked at 101.1 miles per hour earlier in the season. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the season pans out for the 28-yearl old player from the Dominican Republic.
5. Kelvin Herrera (Kansas City Royals)
1.93 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 1-1, 29 SO in 30 Games played in 2015
Herrera, another Dominican Republic native, is one more player whose reputation as a fast-baller precedes him wherever he goes. His fastest throw clocked at 102.8 miles per hour in 2012. Although his velocity has dropped a little over the recent times, the Royals reliever returned to the century club for the fourth year in a row, tossing a four-seam fastball measured at 100.0 miles per hour earlier this season.
Honorable Mentions: Kevin Gausman (Baltimore Orioles), Gerrit Cole (Pittsburgh Pirates), Blake Treinen (Washington Nationals), Yordano Ventura (Kansas City Royals), Carlos Martinez (St. Louis Cardinals), Dellin Betances (New York Yankees), Jake McGee (Tampa Bay Rays) and Jake McGee (Tampa Bay Rays).