James Paxton’s Fastball vs. Fernando Rodney’s Fastball

James Paxton's Fastball vs. Fernando Rodney's Fastball. Vote the winner of Nastiest Pitching GIFs of the Second Quarter 2018!

We have an interesting bout here in the second round with James Paxton and Fernando RodneyBoth pitches feature late bite at high velocities, though there is one major difference: Fernando’s heater never leaves the strikezone, albeit painting the outside corner, while Paxton’s start as an enticing pitch along the edge before darting off the corner. They both earned strikes, though it’s up to you to decide, which experience is nastier.

James Paxton’s Fastball vs. Fernando Rodney’s Fastball

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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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