- New York Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman hit Tampa Bay Rays prospect Jake Cronenworth in the ribs with a fastball.
- Chapman has the fastest fastball in Major League Baseball, averaging over 100 mph.
- The pitch left a bruise that looks like a crater and can best be described as “disturbing.”
Early in Spring Training, New York Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman hit Tampa Bay Rays prospect Jake Cronenworth with a 98 mph fastball, right in the ribs.
On Wednesday, pitching guru Rob Friedman posted a photo of the bruise that the pitch left.
It looks like the ball left a crater. Ouch!!
Getting hit by Aroldis Chapman in the ribs leaves a mark. pic.twitter.com/RaAQ9TTdSe
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) March 28, 2018