In an early spring training game, Tampa Bay Rays prospect Jake Cronenworth was hit by an Aroldis Chapman fastball. As one would expect, taking a fastball from the hardest thrower in MLB history will naturally leave a mark. How much of a mark?

A picture says 1,000 words.


It actually resembles a crater more than a bruise.

We really have to give Cronenworth credit for standing up after that. It would be so easy to spend literally the rest of spring training in a tub with that kind of mark on the body. But he soldiered on.

Still, hitters may want to take a look at this before crowding the plate against Chapman.