Do hard-throwing relievers really pitch better?

Collaboration with Jeff Long

There has been a distinct trend in Major League Baseball that has involved filling bullpens with flamethrowers the likes of which older fans had rarely seen. Relievers have become even greater specialists, making it more difficult on opposing hitters looking to put up runs later in games. The question though, is does this added velocity really help?

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