Aroldis Chapman struck out all the Arizona Diamondbacks he faced in the ninth inning Monday night, throwing one blazing fastball after another. At one point against a completely helpless Paul Goldschmidt, Chapman cranked one up there at a mind-boggling 104.
Just to put that in perspective for you: A 94 MPH fastball is considered a blazing fastball. If you can throw 94, you are one of the harder throwers in the major leagues.
Now add 10 MPH to that and you have the fastball Aroldis Champan threw to Paul Goldschmidt. Here you go Paul Goldschmidt, try and hit this one!
Forget it. You’re not hitting it. Balls going warp speed can’t be hit by major leaguers. Aroldis Champan is just toying with people now. He isn’t even worried about the batter anymore, he’s just trying to see how hard he can throw it.
How high can Chapman go? Can he hit 105? 106? What is the upper limit for Aroldis Chapman? He is the hardest thrower in the history of MLB that we know of. There was no gun around in the 1800s obviously but I seriously doubt any of those guys were throwing 104 anyway. Most of those guys were malnourished and suffered from mild dwarfism. They weren’t pumping it up there at 104.