Jordan Hicks’ Fastball vs. Fernando Rodney’s Fastball

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

How do you define a nasty pitch? Does it have to be a strike? Jordan Hicks wowed the baseball world with this 105mph heater that featured a ton of life…but it didn’t land inside of the strikezone. Does it matter? Meanwhile, Fernando Rodney’s subtle movement toward the outside corner may be underappreciated as its elegant beauty had the staff watching the pitch for dozens of loops. Will elegant execution or raw ability move forward to Wednesday’s vote?

Jordan Hicks‘ 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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