Michael Kopech and Thyago Vieira both struck out batters with unstoppable 101-mph heat
The future of the fastball is blurry -- literally. With fastball velocity rising across the league in recent years, the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday showed that there are at least two pitchers who look to keep the trend going: White Sox No. 2 prospect Michael Kopech and Mariners No. 10 prospect Thyago Vieira.
Facing his organizational teammate, Yoan Moncada, in the top of the third, Kopech -- who uses some offbeat offseason training programs to maximize his heat -- wound up and tossed some easy 101-mph cheese.
And then in the seventh, Vieira and his goggles also hit 101-mph to easily dispatch Zack Collins -- another White Sox prospect:
Before the game, the Cespedes Family BBQ boys caught up with Vieira to learn about his background and his attempt at growing Neymar's hair. Check it out below: