Duke Welker was hitting 98 MPH today.

There were a lot of top Pirates prospects throwing today. Unfortunately, a lot of the top guys in the system were on the road. Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie, both top ten prospects, started in the A-ball games at Toronto's minor league complex. Missing out on those two guys throwing is missing out on some of the hardest throwers in the system.

Taillon has touched 99 MPH in the past with his fastball, and has been sitting 94-97 MPH this spring. Allie has hit triple digits in the past, and has been consistently 95-96 MPH this spring with much better command than in the past.

The thing about the Pirates system is that there isn't a shortage of hard throwers. Taillon and Allie were on the road today, but the home teams featured some fireball p...

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