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Tool Time: Top Fastballs for Relievers

Matt Bush

The most important pitch in baseball – no matter who you ask – is still the fastball. While it is true you can't teach velocity, movement and location are even more important. These San Diego Padres prospects are attempting to boast a combination of the three.

Matt Bush What surprised many insiders wasn't the velocity of his fastball but how quickly it came back and the relative ease with which he threw the pitch. Bush was hitting 98 MPH with his heater before his injury and was commanding it to all four quadrants of the plate and keeping it down in the zone. Provided he makes a full recovery, his fastball alone will enable him to move quickly... Recommended Stories

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