Top 7 Power Pitchers on the Free-Agent Market and Where They'll Go

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Top 7 Power Pitchers on the Free-Agent Market and Where They'll Go
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As MLB free agency reaches its peak, there are still many players whose talents have put other teams into bidding wars.  First baseman Albert Pujols has narrowed his field down to two teams, and signing Prince Fielder appears to be anybody's game.

Yet, there is one small corner of the market that features a multitude of talent.  I'm talking about pitchers who throw so hard that batters probably don't even realize that the pitch has been thrown until the umpire makes the call and they go, "Wait....what just happened?"

That's right, folks.  I'm talking about the prototypical power pitcher, a hurler who relies less on the location and accuracy of his pitches and more on just blowing them away with his velocity.  One such pitcher expected to be on the market shortly is Japanese sensation Yu Darvish (pictured), whose fastball has been clocked as high as 97 miles per hour.

Thus, let's have a look at the seven best power pitchers on the market and predict just where they'll go.

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