Last season, MLB introduced Statcast, an automated tool that tracks player and ball movements at high speed, and it reveals some intriguing numbers.
For example, last week Billy Hamilton of the Reds logged the fastest home run trot at 16.2 seconds, according to Statcast.
Then on Wednesday, Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks registered the fastest throw from the outfield at 105.5 mph in a game against Oakland. Hicks, 26, caught Yonder Alonso's fly ball to left, then uncorked a dart to nail Danny Valencia, who had tagged up from third, at the plate.
Hicks' throw is the fastest ever tracked by Statcast, but with this being the start of just its second season in use, we should expect to see lots of new records. According to MLB.com, Carlos Gomez of the Astros set the previous mark in September at 103.1 mph.
Somewhere, Vladimir Guerrero is frustrated Statcast was not around to measure his throws.