When we talk about velocity, it normally centers around one of two things.
It’s either the speed of which a ball comes out of a pitcher’s hand on a pitch, or the speed of which a ball comes off of a hitter’s bat, otherwise known as exit velocity.
But when concerning shortstops, velocity is often not talked about.
St. Louis Cardinals shortstop prospect Masyn Winn has shown why that is a mistake.
Monday, during the Cardinals spring training matchup against the defending World Series champion Houston Astros, Winn made a 95.6-MPH throw to nab Astros infielder J.C. Correa at first base.
Twenty-year-old @MasynWinn continues to unleash RIDICULOUS throws!
This one clocked in at 95.6 MPH! pic.twitter.com/n2sPZuHdRj
— MLB (@MLB) March 7, 2023
This was an unbelievable throw.
Perhaps if he doesn’t pan out at shortstop, Winn has the potential to turn into a pitcher and throw some heat.
The way he makes his throws suggests that he could be a two-way player.
There’s obviously no indication of that happening, but it might make people question a few things.
Correa simply never had a chance.
Winn fired a rocket to Juan Yepez at first base, leaving Cardinals fans speechless and impressed.
The Cardinals are high on Winn and believe that he, like Jordan Walker, could be a key piece for the team in the future.
Cardinals fans are certainly looking forward to the day that both Winn and Walker are on the field together at Busch Stadium.
Winn’s throws continue to impress fans and take the entire baseball world by surprise.
It’s not every day that you’ll see a shortstop who can throw up to 100 MPH.NEXT: Lars Nootbaar Will Be Living The Dream This Week