Baseball scouts are worried about Joba’s velocity on his fastball. Topping out in the 92-94 mph area throughout spring training, though he has consistently been in the 98 mph range the past 2 seasons.
I really can’t believe this is news. He’s missing 4-6 mph off his fastball in spring training. The kid is stiff so what? I’ll worry when I start seeing him rub his elbow and cringe in pain. More newsworthy is the fact that he’s a #5 starter for the Yankees, when he is a complete stud.
I’ll take Chamberlain as my #5 over Masterson or Buchholz any day.