2020 Pitching Prospects GIF Tournament: Best Curveballs

And I can't I can't keep keeping up with these curveballs

We’ve reached the finals! First overall seed versus second overall seed. Who is going to take the crown for best curveball?

Here are the rules:

  • All GIFs were pulled from pitchers who have yet to appear in a major league game.
  • You can only vote on a matchup once, so make sure you pick the one you absolutely want.
  • Voting will continue until 12:00 a.m. EST the following morning.

Here is the final matchup:

1. Matt Manning vs 2. Bo Takahashi


Without further ado…let’s rock the vote!


Matt Manning vs Bo Takahashi


Matt Manning is easily my favorite minor league pitcher in the Tigers minor league system. The 6’6″ righty has a big loopy spike curveball that pairs well with his fastball and budding changeup. He spent his year with Double-A Erie and the walks, which had been an issue in previous years, came down. Takahashi, meanwhile, was signed by the Diamondbacks in 2013 from Brazil. He has slowly climbed up the ranks and has spent most of the last season and a half in Double-A. He profiles to be a mid-inning reliever or organizational depth but man…that breaker is pretty.





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Shelly Verougstraete

Writes at Over The Monster, The Dynasty Guru, and Pitcher List. Can be heard on many podcasts at The Dynasty Guru and Over The Monster. Proud Dog Mom to Orsillo and Soto. Can be found filling your timeline with pictures of dishes coming out of her kitchen.

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