Tennessee Vols fans know pitcher Ben Joyce very well. He recorded the fastest pitch in college baseball history last season at over 105 MPH. Joyce was a key piece on a historic pitching staff for the Vols last year, too. Accordingly, he was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the third round of this year’s MLB Draft. His mechanics are very similar to a young flamethrower that has burst onto the scene in the MLB this season. That would be Camilo Doval, closer for the San Francisco Giants.

Doval consistently hits triple digits just like Joyce. Doval can turn it up to hit 102-103 MPH fairly often, and Joyce is no stranger to that. He rarely threw a fastball beneath 100 MPH in his time with the Vols, and he hit over 103 MPH many times.

The similarities in their mechanics is a bit of a marvel. Their arm extension is impressive, but they stay pretty compact. They both have very fluent motions within their windup.

It will be intriguing to see how Joyce develops for the Angels. There is a strong possibility that he could be their closer within the next couple of seasons, just like Doval.

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