One of the benefits of the Arizona Fall League is that two of the six parks have Pitch F/X data, which allows us to get some accurate radar readings of how the Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers are throwing. This year we didn't see everyone in a Pitch F/X park, with the big omission being top prospect Gerrit Cole. That wasn't a huge loss, since we were provided with a lot of radar readings from Cole throughout the year, with the right hander working in the upper 90s and hitting triple digits in pretty much every outing, while also displaying strong secondary pitches.
We did get some Pitch F/X data on Michael Colla, Nathan Baker, and Jeff Inman.
Colla only pitched in one game where Pitch F/X data was available. He threw 14 pitches, with 12 fastballs, throwing 10 strikes and four balls. Here were the breakdowns:
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