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July 26, 2010
WHICH PITCHER HAS THE BEST FASTBALL?
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July 26, 2010

Si Players Mlb Poll

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WHICH PITCHER HAS THE BEST FASTBALL?

Justin Verlander, Tigers 30%

Jonathan Broxton, Dodgers 11%

Ubaldo Jimenez, Rockies 7%

Felix Hernandez, Mariners 6%

Joel Zumaya, Tigers 6%

FAST FACTS

It pays to throw smoke: The worst ERA of the top five belongs to Verlander, at a healthy 3.86.... Jered Weaver of the Angels, who leads the majors in strikeouts, did not receive a vote.... If you want to bring it, it pays to be righthanded. The top 15 vote-getters were righties. The southpaws with the most votes were Braves closer Billy Wagner and Reds minor leaguer Aroldis Chapman, with five (1.6%) each.

Based on 339 players who responded to SI's survey

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