**In this series we strive to prove the universal truth that every baseball player holds some kind of record.*
It's the rare player that sets a record in the majors after only 15 games but The Cuban Missile is one of those rare players. He holds the record for fastest recorded pitch [105.1 mph] against the Padres this past September.
This record should maybe have a * on it as it's a record of technology. How fast did Christy Mathewson pitch? Or how about Smokey Joe Wood or Walter Johnson? We'll never really know.
If I was a prospecting collector I would be all in on Aroldis over any other prospect. I might just be a sucker for his story of defecting from Cuba but Aroldis is my man.
2010 Bowman #BP10 Aroldis Chapman
2009 Bowman Draft Picks #BCW24 Aroldis Chapman Gold Version
2009 Bowman Draft Picks #BCW24 Aroldis Chapman