American League

Can hard-throwing Cabrera challenge Chapman's throne?

Aroldis Chapman may finally have some competition for the title of baseball's hardest-throwing pitcher.

Of course, the Cuban left-hander raised the bar even higher over the past week.

Chapman reached 105.1 mph on July 18, matching the fastest pitch since Major League Baseball started tracking speeds in 2008. Chapman — whose stint with the New York Yankees ended Monday when he was traded to the Chicago Cubs — threw 13 pitches of at least 104 mph from last Monday through Saturday. Nobody in baseball had reached that mark all season until then.

Chapman's fastball has been in a class by itself — to the point that has a "Chapman...