Scout Premium Content

Tool Time: Top Fastballs for Starters

The fastball. Velocity is only one part of the equation. The ability to spot the fastball up at different locations on the black and off is just as vital. It doesn't matter if you throw 100 mph if it can't be thrown over the dish. These San Diego Padres prospects bring the heat.

Mat Latos While an oblique injury took away much of his season, Latos' fastball is explosive and sets up the rest of his pitches. As far as pure power goes, Latos tops them all. Latos throws his cheddar in the mid-90s with control and can reach as high as 97-98 mph. On top of that, he controls the pitch well, making his secondary pitches more deadly. Simon Castro Armed with a fastball that... Recommended Stories

  • Peyton Manning emerged alone atop yet another category in the NFL record book tonight vs the Niners, as he tossed touchdown #509 under the national spotlight of Sunday Night Football (NBC). (Photo…

  • Former USC and NFL running back LenDale White added tons of drama to what was a relatively quiet Homecoming weekend for the Trojans.

  • Here’s a way to watch football and improve your golf swing at the same time. In your living room (or on the range), practice the one-minute golf swing, as shown in this video. Set the timer on your…

  • Dr. Roto, like many others, can't believe Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (pictured above) passed for over 300 yards and rushed for over 100 yards in the same game. First time that's ever happened…

  • As soon as those winds fall off, get into the stand! I always tell people you can't kill them if you aren't out, but if you want to try and pick an opportune time – this is it.

Up Next


0 Fans online
    Join The Conversation