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2012 TigsTools: Best Fastball

Rondon brings triple digit heat with his fastball

It's no secret the Tigers, under Dave Dombrowski and David Chadd, have coveted guys that throw hard or have lots of projection when looking at young pitching prospects. With that focus, the Tigers always have numerous players with huge velocity profiles, and that trend continues with this year's TigsTools list.

Best Fastball 1. Bruce Rondon (RHP) 2. Montreal Robertson (RHP) 3. Edgar De La Rosa (RHP) 4. Casey Crosby (LHP) 5. Melvin Mercedes (RHP) Rondon's fastball is one of the best in all the minor leagues. In my personal observation over three games last year, Rondon consistently sat at 99-101 mph and touched 103 on multiple occasions. Even when he took some off to find the strike zone or lower...

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