LOOK: Getting hit by Aroldis Chapman leaves unbelievable mark

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.