Nolan Ryan raves about Joel Zumaya’s arm

Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, who knows a little something about throwing fastballs, told the Detroit Free Press that Tigers reliever Joel Zumaya has "the best arm I’ve seen since I don’t know when."

Ryan was watching from his front-row seat near the Rangers’ dugout when Zumaya struck out five batters in a two-inning relief stint on Saturday. "His fastball was electric," Ryan continued. "His arm is alive. Not only is he throwing hard, but his arm is alive. … It was fun to watch because you don’t see
arms like that very often."

Ryan, baseball’s all-time strikeout king, said the last arm he saw that rivaled Zumaya’s belonged
to a young Billy Wagner.

Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, who knows a little something about throwing fastballs, told the Detroit Free Press that Tigers reliever Joel Zumaya has "the best arm I’ve seen since I don’t know when."

Ryan was watching from his front-row seat near the Rangers’ dugout when Zumaya struck out five batters in a two-inning relief stint on Saturday. "His fastball was electric," Ryan continued. "His arm is alive. Not only is he throwing hard, but his arm is alive. … It was fun to watch because you don’t see
arms like that very often."

Ryan, baseball’s all-time strikeout king, said the last arm he saw that rivaled Zumaya’s belonged
to a young Billy Wagner.

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