Duran is the only player in MLB history to throw an off-speed pitch at 100 mph
The 100.8 mph "splinker," according to Minnesota Twins communications director Dusty Morse,
Jhoan Duran's off-speed pitch to strike out Alex Verdugo on Monday night was the first in MLB history to hit 100 mph.
According to Baseball Savant, Duran leads the majors this season in splitter velocity (averaging 96.2 mph) as well as four-seam fastball velocity (averaging 100.7 mph).
His curveball ranks second in baseball with an average speed of 87.7 mph.
Duran now has 68 of the top 68 splitter velocity spots in the pitch-tracking period, according to Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com.
"That from a pitcher gives you more energy than most things I've ever seen." Ever. The ultimate goal is to get three outs. There are numerous ways that can be taken.
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