Tampa Bay Rays prospect Jake Cronenworth took a 98 MPH Aroldis Chapman fastball to the ribs early in Spring Training. On Wednesday he shared a picture of the bruise that it is still visible on his ribs.
Getting hit by Aroldis Chapman in the ribs leaves a mark. pic.twitter.com/RaAQ9TTdSe
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) March 28, 2018
This picture should serve as a warning to any potential batter who steps in the batter’s box to face the Yankees closer. Man that is ugly. It almost looks like there is a dent where the baseball hit him.
Just in case the picture wasn’t enough of a warning, here’s a video compilation of what it looks and sounds like to get hit with a Chapman pitch. It doesn’t look or sound like a whole lot of fun.
(h/t Business Insider)