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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Broxton Talks Velocity

Jonathan Broxton talks about his velocity and how he viewed the Spring and what he wanted to take out of it.
"Everything's fine," said Broxton, whose fastball ranged from 91-95 mph against the Angels. "Nothing is hurting or sore. This is not the time to worry about velocity. I don't care about the numbers, as long as I feel good and the ball is coming out fine. You get extra adrenaline once the real games start."

"You've got to build your arm strength," he said. "The first month and a half, you build. I was talking to [Eric] Gagne about that this spring, getting by early with 90 percent. You can't come out and be 100 percent in April, or by July and August you won't have anything left in the tank. Peak too soon and you go down early. When the bats start speeding up, the arm gets quicker and the adrenaline kicks in."


  1. Brox will be fine. There's no doubt in my mind he'll be blowing batters away with 100 mph heat.

  2. Agreed.

    Why over-extend yourself in the spring?