Lance McCullers’ Fastball vs. Adam Ottavino’s Slider

Lance McCullers' Fastball vs. Adam Ottavino's Slider.

This one is going to be tough. On one hand, you have one of the liveliest fastballs you’ll ever see, getting a rugged swing from slugger Nelson Cruz as Lance McCullers’ fastball zooms across the entire plate and into no-man’s land. But to grant McCullers a spot in the finals means denying Adam Ottavino his chance at the title with a slider that someone bent its way from hitting the batter to nipping the inside corner. It’s black magic vs. black magic and there’s no wrong answer.

Lance McCullers’ Fastball 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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