Bullpen hopeful boasts 100-mph heater

Mostly on Jose Capellan. Capellan, as most of you probably know by now, was in A-ball last year but has impressed the Braves with his fastball which reportedly is regularly in the 100 MPH range. He’s 23, but missed the 2002 season and much of last year with elbow surgery. Like occasionally happens, he seems to have picked up a few MPH on the table. The Braves are thinking of him as a reliever for now, but my understanding is that he’s still a starting candidate long-term.

Also: Smoltz is fine, and Julio is still really old.

Outside Braves camp… Damian Moss got really fat last year and now he’s in Tampa. George Lombard is with the Pawtucket Red Sox. Darren Holmes hopes to pitch in 2005. And Steve Avery was seen in Braves camp briefly. Give it up, Steve.