Heredia throwing today at Pirate City
Today was a camp day at Pirate City. The Pirates did a workout in the morning, then played two inter-squad games. Top Mexican pitching prospect Luis Heredia pitched in one of the games. I noticed he was pitching during his first batter, and was able to quickly react and get video of his next two batters. Heredia struck out the first two hitters he saw, and had a two strike count on the third hitter, but the inning was called when he reached his pitch count after two foul balls.
Heredia was throwing 92-94 MPH in the two at-bats where I had a radar gun on him, and I was told that he ranged from 91-96. The biggest thing I noticed was how effortlessly he throws the ball, while still getting the high velocity. It's hard to believe that he's only...
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