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When I began following the game (mid-1970's), it seemed fairly common for at least a couple pitchers on a roster to relieve some and start some. Sure, there were guys who were used strictly as starters and others who were strictly relievers. However - and especially for early career pitchers, middling pitchers, and guys coming back from injury - there were ...


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The short answer is that starters train to pitch once a week and relievers train to pitch whenever they are called into action, which could be anytime. This article dives into this: http://www.sportingnews.com/au/mlb/news/pitchers-who-are-starters-and-relievers-mike-montgomery-mike-minor-cubs-rangers/aj436r7wiyzg12gvsk80bjsr7 The challenge for so-called ...


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During the 2018 MLB season, Jordan Hicks had the two fastest pitches recorded at 105.1 and 105.0 mph. Outside of several Chapman pitches and two pitches by Tayron Guerrero, Jordan Hicks dominated the first page of results of MLB Statcast's list of fastest pitches.


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