Adam Ottavino’s Slider + The Nastiest Pitches from Thursday’s Games

Andy Patton examines the six nastiest pitches from Thursday's games, including offerings from CC Sabathia, Steve Cishek and Max Fried.

Every morning we review the nastiest pitches from the previous day’s games in glorious HD GIFs. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite pitch and check back this weekend to see if it will be in contention for the GIF of the Second Half Contest. Did we miss your favorite pitch? Send us a tweet next time @PitcherList and we’ll GIF it up + give you a shoutout here in the article.

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Adam Ottavino’s Slider – The season is winding down, but Ottavino’s slider hasn’t lost a step. This pitch has been one of the nastiest pitches all season, and one look at this frisbee is enough to know why.

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Max Fried’s Curveball – Fried’s big loopy curveball was on display in a one-inning outing on Thursday, freezing fellow left-hander Brandon Nimmo. What a way to start an at-bat.

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Steve Cishek’s Sinker – Cishek is one of the rare sidearmers who can hit the 90’s. While that’s impressive enough, he gets nice arm-side run and can locate it right on the outside corner. Unfair.

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C.C. Sabathia’s Slider – Sabathia may have got himself ejected from this game, but the meanest thing he did might have been forcing rookie Jake Bauers to try and handle this wicked slider off the black. That’s just not fair.

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Matt Hall’s Curveball – Hall was Detroit’s minor league pitcher of the year, and was highly regarded as having one of the best curveballs in the system. It’s not hard to see why after seeing this big heavy breaking ball get a big whiff from Tyler Austin.

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Ben Lively’s Fastball – I’m a sucker for tight two-seam fastballs that are located well. Ben Lively is never going to win any Cy Young awards, but this is a fun pitch that Greg Allen, or anyone for that manner, would have a hard time handling.

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Andy Patton

Andy is the Dynasty Content Manager here at PitcherList. He manages all of the prospect content on the site, while also contributing a weekly article on dynasty deep sleepers, and the weekly hitter and pitcher stash lists. Andy also co-hosts the Never Sunny in Seattle podcast on the PitcherList Podcast Network, and separately hosts the Score Zags Score Podcast.

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