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Angels closer Huston Street says fans and media are too quick to criticize velocity of his pitches

Angels closer Huston Street says fans and media are too quick to criticize velocity of his pitches

Huston Street wanted to make two things perfectly clear. First, the Angels closer does not believe there should be any concern over his velocity. Second, he believes social media are fueling an "obsession" with velocity, to the detriment of the game.

"I think velocity is one of the most over-hyped things in the game," Street said Friday. "And, to hear people say that my velocity is down this year is funny. It just is not."

According to Fangraphs, Street's average fastball velocity this season is 87.9 mph, down from 88.5 mph last season and 89.3 mph two years ago.

However, all of his fastballs Thursday hit the 88-90 mph...

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