During last night’s 7-2 win to even up the series with the Giants at two apiece, Dodgers reliever Brusdar Graterol brought the heat.
103 MPH on the radar gun without breaking a sweat. In the age of velocity where we can often be desensitized, this is sick.
103 MPH fastball from Brusdar Graterol.
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) October 13, 2021
Here’s a closer look at his mechanics, in case you were wondering how he’s accomplishing this:
Brusdar Graterol, Mechanics/Slow (101mph Fastball) pic.twitter.com/cZlkkUrax5
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) October 13, 2021
Graterol out there looking like a perfect order of wings — no legs. I mean how is this happening? Obviously we’re looking at a generational arm and can only hope he tightens up his mechanics to give us all a lasting career.
Just sucks it has to be for the Dodgers, of all teams.
The 23-year-old right-hander dealt with forearm tightness earlier this year, which leads us to believe there’s stress on that arm. Throwing 103 mph heaters while you look like you’re playing catch with your son in the front yard seems relatively stressful on every ligament imaginable. Again, we wish this freak of an athlete the best so we can see more of this.