Hardest-Throwing Free Agent Relievers

Thanks to the average fastball velocity data available at FanGraphs, we can make all kinds of fun lists.  Today we'll compile the hardest-throwing free agent relievers (minimum 20 innings in 2010).

1.  Kyle Farnsworth – 94.9
2.  Jesse Crain – 94.8
3.  Kerry Wood – 94.4
4.  J.J. Putz – 94.0
5.  Jose Contreras – 94.0
6.  Joaquin Benoit – 94.0
7.  Guillermo Mota – 93.9
8.  Frank Francisco – 93.4
9.  Rafael Soriano – 92.9
10.  Jason Frasor – 92.8

Bobby Jenks gets an honorable mention, as he'll top the list at 95.0 if he's non-tendered.  The White Sox had a ridiculously hard-throwing bullpen this year; Matt Thornton is at 96.1 but we assume his option will be picked up.  Also of note: the Cardinals' Mike MacDougal (94.7) just missed our innings cutoff.


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