What's wrong with Bumgarner?

Giants' top pitching prospect still unsure about recent drop in velocity

Updated: September 22, 2009, 4:23 PM ET
By Jason Grey | ESPN.com

Madison Bumgarner's midseason drop in velocity has been puzzling. Even to Bumgarner.

"I wish I knew," Bumgarner said. "The ball feels like it's coming out the same."

It's definitely concerning considering that Bumgarner is the best pitching prospect in baseball not named Strasburg, and is a likely member of the San Francisco Giants' rotation in 2010. There have been some reports going around the Internet that Bumgarner's previous radar gun readings were exaggerated. ...

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