MLB gave the pipeline Macin WinWynn — a former two-way player in the St. Louis system — could throw some of the best darts in minor league baseball, an 80 grade, literally the top of the scale, arm in the offseason.
The 20-year-old shortstop collected a bouncing ball from Astros prospect Yanner Diaz in the second inning and fired it for an easy 100.5 mph throw. For reference, the hardest major league infield throw in the Statcast era came in at 97.8 mph and Just this week it was drafted by Pirates shortstop Oneil Cruz.. Winn increased his arm strength by 99.8 miles last season at Single-A Palm Beach (where Statcast data is available), so this is the first time the publicly available data has cracked triple digits.
Wynn’s improved bat helped him in High-A and Double-A. Top 100 prospects For the first time in 2022, and the defense against the six is always special. But just like he did Saturday, it’s his arm that draws the biggest breaths in the majors.