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Ubaldo Jimenez’s velocity is down

Mar 19, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

Ubaldo Jimenez

VelocityGames: they’re not just for Michael Pineda and Roy Halladay anymore!  Would you believe, Ubaldo Jimenez?  From the Akron Beacon-Journal:

A scout employed by an opposing team who watched Ubaldo Jimenez struggle against the Reds on Saturday almost couldn’t believe his radar gun.  “His fastball was 89-91 [mph],” the scout said. “He might have touched 92 once or twice, but his slider was flat. He also looked like his mind was somewhere else. I haven’t seen him like that in two years.”

He was up in the mid-90s two years ago. Last year he was down in the low 90s.  Yes, IIOSTSLNMABDAVYOK,* but if he can’t even sustain that, Jiminez is gonna get hammered.


*It is only spring training so let’s not make a big deal about velocity yet, ok?

  1. rastaraider - Mar 19, 2012 at 1:03 PM


  2. randygnyc - Mar 19, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Wow. I was even pushing for the Yankees to trade for him and was mad they didn’t.

    • sdelmonte - Mar 19, 2012 at 1:29 PM

      Nah, what would they do with another starter?

  3. randygnyc - Mar 19, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    Not now. No way. Last year, BEFORE his poor showing in Cleveland.

  4. Baseball Beer Burritos In That Order - Mar 19, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    I really do not understand what happened to him last year. K/9 didn’t drop significantly, K/BB ratio stayed about the same, total K dropped but not significantly, but all of a sudden he’s allowing way more balls in play and giving up about twice as many HR/9?

    I didn’t catch any of his games last year, if someone who did could fill me in I’d love to know (drafts coming up soon!)

    • Baseball Beer Burritos In That Order - Mar 19, 2012 at 1:44 PM

      Oh, and on a lighter note:
      Jimenez won’t be the only one getting hammered this year. -Mets fans

  5. drewsylvania - Mar 19, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Man, and I thought PHT trolled.

    • scatterbrian - Mar 19, 2012 at 1:55 PM


  6. areyesrn - Mar 19, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    mid 90’s? I thought he was still in the upper 90’s in 2009 & 2010…

    • pisano - Mar 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM

      Roids, or lack of them?

  7. foreverchipper10 - Mar 20, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    I didn’t need the explanation of your massive abbreviation. I think I have problems.

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