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?