STATISTICALLY SPEAKING

How rapid has the increase in extreme-velocity pitchers been? Twins hitters are on pace this season to see more fastballs timed at 100 mph or greater than in the previous seven years that MLB has compiled pitchf/x data — combined.

 

100-mph pitches faced by Twins batters

2008: 0

2009: 18

2010: 11

2011: 3

2012: 7

2013: 9

2014: 15

2015: 71

2016: 101, through Friday