The 10 Nastiest Pitches from Friday

The Nastiest Pitches from Friday'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.


Corbin Burnes‘ Changeup



Simply absurd movement here from Corbin Burnes on this changeup. He had another one just like this earlier in the game. Typically, whiffle ball pitches are sliders to the glove side but this changeup looks like it caught a 50 mph wind gust and sailed out of the zone. Impressive stuff.


Mitch Spence’s Sweeper



Speaking of impressive stuff, I’m loving Mitch Spence’s sweeper the more I see it. Super tight movement with a ton of late, sharp break.


Mason Miller’s Fastball



Don’t tell me this A’s team doesn’t care. Ever since the move to Sacramento was announced, they’ve been particularly frisky. They may only be 4-6 in their last 10 games, but they’re 3.5 games ahead of the ASTROS in the AL West. Yes, the tough and mighty Astros. Miller’s electric stuff and release of emotion in this GIF should go to show that this ragtag group of baseball players really care about winning games in 2024.


Corbin Burnes‘ Slider



I swear I tuned into more than just one game tonight.


Yennier Cano’s Changeup



Okay, maybe not. But seriously, it’s hard not to watch games in that ballpark with how good the camera angle is.


Kutter Crawford’s Kutter



Kutter Crawford’s namesake pitch has become a nasty weapon in his growing arsenal. He puts a lot of filth on tape, and while the results haven’t always been there, it’s easy to tell he’s got a bright future ahead of him.


Jorge López’s Sinker



It’s not the elite 100 mph+ velocity we see out of the Mason Millers of the world, but a nice backdoor sinker is a nice backdoor sinker regardless of what the radar gun reads. Give me this over 100 mph up and out of the zone any day.


Trevor Richards‘ Changeup



It’s amazing to me that this pitch from Trevor Richards and the changeup at the top by Corbin Burnes are classified as the same type of pitch. The shape, the velocity, everything about them are so different and yet they’re both changeups. Baseball is amazing, man.


Derek Law’s Slider



A nasty, hard-biting slider down and in to Vidal Bruján is an easy selection for one of the nastiest pitches of the day.


Graham Ashcraft’s Sweeper



We finish this installment of Nastiest Pitches with a sharp sweeper that makes Adolis García look very foolish.


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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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