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Old 08-04-2004, 12:35 PM
Gimm Gimm is offline
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Originally Posted by Chisoxfn
Honel never threw what they advertised, at least not in the Sox system. The few times I saw him pitch, he would top out at 90/91 and was pitching in the upper 80's.

That's why I don't believe the reports and wait until I see the guy pitch. Too much BS.

Back to Honel, there is a huge difference between 88 and 94 mph as far as what it does to a hitter's timing/plan - with his two different knuckle curves and a change up, he'd be unhittable with a big fastball.

Will he ever throw as hard as he did in high-school?
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