This was interesting from Roch's entry on Irvin...on some changes to his offseason workouts and increased velocity
“Let’s just say my bullpens I typically sit in the 83, 84 (mph) range. I’ve gotten my bullpens up to 90. Without trying or purposely trying to throw hard. To me, that’s a noticeable uptick in velocity. That is with less effort and just focusing on some weight training and long-toss routines. Just changing up a couple of things in the offseason and focusing on the 162-game season. Velo is going to be there, I wouldn't be surprised that in spring training I don’t see a five or six (95, 96 mph). I’m a little happy the velo is up a bit. That’s something I’ve never worried about but I am conscious of.”
Noted he walked 2 or fewer in 29 of 30 starts last year. Limited free passes, big left-field, solid defense and more velocity is a good recipe for what he could produce.