Kenley Jansen (36, Boston Red Sox), the seventh player in major league history and the only active player to record 400 saves, has a clock running backwards.
Jansen recorded his 9th of the season and his 400th career save in an away game against the Atlanta Braves on the 11th (Korean time).
On this day, Jansen threw the ball with the highest speed of 98.7 mph to Travis Dano, the last hitter. In addition, the maximum velocity of his main weapon, the cut fastball, reached 98.5 miles.
This is not a speedgun error. Jansen threw a cut fastball of 95.7 mph and a sinker of 96.7 mph, excluding two sliders, in this game.
A much faster speed compared to the heyday. It was also two miles longer than the game in which Jansen recorded his first major league save.
Jansen earned his first career save on July 26, 2010 against the New York Mets. At the time, he threw a cut fastball that topped Ike Davis at 96.8 mph.
Redemption that increased by over 2 miles compared to when he was 23 when his shoulders were at their freshest. As a result, Jansen, who had been on a downward trend until last year, has risen again as a top-notch finisher.
There may be several reasons for Jansen’s speed improvement. First of all, the change in pitching form is being analyzed as the biggest cause.
안전놀이터 Of course, it is not that there aren’t more pitchers who have achieved an increase in velocity at the age of mid-30s. In the case of Charlie Morton (39), his velocity suddenly rose in his 34-year-old season and has continued to this day.