Who ever thought that the Toronto Blue Jays would enter the ring and be in contention for one of the most hotly contested pitchers in the world? MLB Trade Rumors reports that the Blue Jays discussions with Aroldis Chapman are heating up, and met with him for a private workout on Thursday.
Here he is as a young 19-year old at the Baseball World Cup, most notably the semifinal game against Japan in which he struck out 11 and allowing only three hits. He also has a very funky Tim Lincecum-esque delivery:
One thing is evident, even from this brief footage of him at the Baseball World Cup ... this kid can throw heat. Even his pickoff throw to first base was a bullet , and I wouldn't be surprised if it clocked in at around 90 MPH.
By the brief footage I watched above, ...
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