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Kyle Hendricks Winning the ERA Title Despite a Sub-90 Average Fastball Velocity

Posted on 1 Sep, 2016, by in MLB

In only his third year as a starting pitcher, Kyle Hendricks of the Chicago Cubs in on pace to end up leading MLB in ERA. If it does happen, he’ll be the first pitcher since data started being kept on pitch type 14 years ago to finish with the lowest ERA while averaging fastball velocity that’s under 90 mph. More