The 10 Nastiest Pitches From Sunday

The Nastiest Pitches from Sunday's MLB action

Every morning, the We Love Baseball crew reviews the Nastiest Pitches from the previous day’s games. If you see something you think should be included here be sure to tweet @PitcherList to let us know. Or, if you’re a PL+ Member and part of our Discord, shout it out in the Nastiest Pitches channel.


Yennier Cano’s Changeup



I didn’t watch this game in its’ entirety, so as far as I’m concerned this was the highlight of the entire game. Yennier Cano came in down three in the top of the ninth to face the best hitter on the planet and completely ate his lunch and went back for some dessert with this filthy changeup.


Greg Weissert’s Sweeper



The Boston Red Sox are going to try getting by with a bunch of lower-profile guys in their bullpen this season, and so far that formula has been working just fine. Greg Weissert seems to have snuck up on everyone with this ridiculous sweeper which got 20 inches of horizontal break. Hot damn.


José Soriano’s Sinker



Jhoan Duran may be on the IL for the Twins right now but José Soriano is out here doing his best Duran impression with that ridiculous sinker. There aren’t too many guys out there throwing triple digit cheddar with that much movement. Keep an eye on Soriano in this bullpen.


Erick Fedde’s Sinker



Don’t trust the Fedde’s they say… but this is not the same Erik Fedde you knew from his previous stint in the majors. Others have written much about what’s changed and why he’s approaching his 2024 with an entirely new focus, but all it takes is a few innings of watching him to see that he passes the eye test in a big way. I’m a fan.


Yennier Cano’s Slider



We go back to the Yennier Cano fountain because, well, that’s just disgusting.


Bryce Miller’s Splitter



Bryce Miller has an all-new splitter and it’s just as filthy as advertised. The pitch earned 7/20 CSW against the Red Sox and it seems like a new weapon that will propel him to success in 2024 and beyond.


Bryan Hudson’s Slider



With his funky sidearm delivery, Bryan Hudson’s slider starts behind the batter and ends up in the opposite batter’s box, giving poor Brett Baty no shot of even making contact on this filth.


Michael King’s Changeup



Seeing Michael King traded to a west coast team was bittersweet – on one hand, my Red Sox no longer need to worry about him in the division, but it also means he’ll often be pitching well past my bedtime. Luckily, he delivered this nasty changeup right in time for my afternoon nap.


Reid Detmers‘ Slider



Reid Detmers has the stuff to be great. He sometimes puts it together like he did in Baltimore on Sunday, and it was just as beautiful as you’d expect. This slider is flat-out untouchable.


Tanner Banks‘ Curveball



On his last pitch of the afternoon, Tanner Banks gifted us with this disgusting curveball and we were spoiled to have a fantastic slo-mo shot to boot.


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Photos courtesy of Icon Sportswire
Adapted by Kurt Wasemiller (@KUWasemiller on Twitter / @kurt_player02 on Instagram

Ben Brown

Ben is a lifelong resident of the great state of Maine who loves the wild and wacky intricacies of baseball. During the summer months, you'll find him either in the woods at a golf course or floating on the water upta camp, both with a local beer in hand and a game on the radio.

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