10 Fastest Pitches of 2023 MLB Season is a Jhoan Duran Highlight Reel

MLB: Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins
Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Jhoan Duran is one of the best relief pitchers in all of baseball, thanks to three lights out pitches. But let’s not kid ourselves. Duran’s “offspeed” pitches are great but it’s his 102-105 MPH fastball that sets him apart from the rest of the pitchers sitting in MLB bullpens.

10 Fastest Pitches of 2023 is a Jhoan Duran highlight reel

How much harder does Duran throw than other professional flamethrowers? Well, here are the 10 fastest pitches of 2023. Notice how many of them are Jhoan Duran… (spoiler: it’s nine)

In 2024, the 26-year-old Dominican will try and bounce back from a down summer in 2023. What? Duran fell off the wagon last season, compared to his rookie year. His ERA climbed over .6 points, his WHIP was up too. He allowed more hits, more home runs and walked 1.5 more batters per 9 innings.

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Minnesota Twins set at closer

Oh, and he was still one of the most dominant closers in baseball. His rookie season was just historic and unsustainable. The Minnesota Twins have weaknesses they will work to strengthen this offseason. One things is for sure, they’re set at closer.

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