Aaron Hicks clocked at over 105 mph on throw from outfield
Aaron Hicks broke a record on Tuesday night by recording the hardest throw from the outfield ever recorded.
The New York Yankees outfielder was clocked at 105.5 mph — a Statcast record — on his throw home to hose Oakland’s Danny Valencia at the plate to end the top of the fourth inning:
Aaron Hicks with 105.5 mph BULLET from the outfield https://t.co/iOnOoR70hd
— The Cheap Seats (@MLBCheapSeats) April 21, 2016
Hicks circled behind the ball perfectly and was able to get all his momentum going forward on the throw, which undoubtedly helped him get so much velocity behind it:
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) April 21, 2016
We thought it was impressive when Jackie Bradley Jr. was clocked at over 101 mph on a recent throw from the outfield, but this was even better.
Even though these position players are not pitchers, let’s not forget what good arms some of them have.