Justin Verlander’s Curveball vs Adam Ottavino’s Slider

Justin Verlander's Curveball vs Adam Ottavino's Slider.

There is little question about the dominance of Justin Verlander this season, with his curveball performing right up there with the rest of his arsenal. He made Manny Machado look foolish on this massive hack, but we’re at a crossroads of philosophy today. Is inducing a major swing from an MVP candidate more impressive than freezing a batter in the box with a deceptive slider? Adam Ottavino may have a fighting chance and sneak into Friday’s semi-finals.

Justin Verlander’s Curveball vs Adam Ottavino’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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