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Tool Time: Top Fastballs - Relief Pitchers

There is nothing sexier than a relief pitcher that can bring the heat. Think Billy Wagner and Mariano Rivera – the Padres are stockpiling a number of flamethrowers in the pen and with the pen such an asset on the big league club they have extended that thought process to the minors.

1. Pascual Juan A lefty that can dial it up to 99 MPH on the radar gun is rare and Juan fits the mold. Scouts say he has one of the fastest left-handed arms they have ever seen and there is room for improvement. Juan sits in the 93-96 MPH range and can consistently get the ball rocking at those speeds. What he needs to work on is his first pitch strikes, staying ahead of the hitters and his... Recommended Stories

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