Chris Sale’s Slider vs. Yu Darvish’s Slider

Chris Sale's Slider vs. Yu Darvish's Slider. Vote the winner of Nastiest Pitching GIFs of the Second Quarter 2018!

It’s no surprise that Chris Sale has an entry in this tournament – he may have had one in every single tournament – and the latest iteration of his wicked breaker is the textbook definition of a backfoot slider. However, Yu Darvish has a bit of a unique slide piece of his own, displaying absurd late break to force MVP candidate Freddie Freeman to overcommit on a ball that nearly hit him. We’re guaranteed a gorgeous slider in the second round, but which pitcher will carry the torch?

Chris Sale’s Slider vs. Yu Darvish’s Slider

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Nick Pollack

Founder of Pitcher List. Creator of CSW, The List, and SP Roundup. Worked with MSG, FanGraphs, CBS Sports, and Washington Post. Former college pitcher, travel coach, pitching coach, and Brandeis alum. Wants every pitcher to be dope.

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