The 10 Nastiest Pitches From Saturday

The Nastiest Pitches from Saturday'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.


Reese Olson’s Sinker



One pitcher who has not seen the praise he deserves is Detroit Tigers‘ young gun Reese Olson. Olson has been dealing of late and this ridiculous two-seam fastball with extra movement to clip the top corner of the strike zone was nasty.


Erick Fedde’s Changeup



Let’s give credit where credit is due even if it is the Chicago White Sox! Erick Fedde has quietly been a bright spot and his six strikeouts across 6.1 innings were a masterclass of control. This 88-mph changeup to fell Anthony Santander was his pitch of the day.


Dillon Tate’s Sweeper



The Orioles rallied late in this one to outgun the White Sox and Dillon Tate picked up the win thanks to a dominant couple of frames in which he struck out four, his devastating sweeper doing most of the work – this lovely 79 mph effort was perfectly placed to punch out Andrew Vaughn.


Jhoan Duran’s Four-Seam Fastball



This is how you want your elite closer to end the game, a nasty 101 mph heater from Jhoan Duran that takes off up and out of the zone like a rocket. B-e-a-utiful!


Jordan Hicks‘ Sinker



Jordan Hicks was electric for the Giants across five innings, striking out eight with his nasty mix of splitter and sinker. This 97 mph paint down in the zone was as close to the perfect pitch as you will see. Phenomenal.


Luis Severino’s Sinker



It was a tale of two sinkers in New York as Luis Severino rolled back the years to strike out six through seven impressive frames. Sevy worked in his four-seamer and sweeper too, but this 97 mph sinker inside to Curt Casali was the bee’s knees!


Mason Miller’s Sweeper



We all tune in for the heat but Mason Miller is more than just 100 mph plus fastballs. His sweeper is also nasty as shown here with this ripping 87 mph sweeper to strikeout Jeremy Peña.


Marcus Stroman’s Splitter



Wowsers, what a pitch this is from Marcus Stroman, who blanked the Padres in San Diego with five strikeouts in six stellar innings. This perfectly located split-finger fastball with extra run away from David Peralta was a sight of joy.


Tanner Bibee’s Curveball



A devastating 12-6 curveball from Tanner Bibee to dispose of the dangerous Logan O’Hoppe was his sixth and final strikeout of a brilliant showing as the Guardians beat the Angels 4-3 to move to 35-17.


Aaron Nola’s Four-Seam Fastball



Just look at how this 90 mph heater takes off up and inside to strike out Kris Bryant. Pure filth from one of the best pitchers in the game, take a bow Aaron Nola.


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Benjamin Haller

A Yorkshireman living in Australia, loving Major League Baseball from afar. As I wait for my A's to build their new stadium, I spend my time coaching soccer, writing for sportbc.blog, and over-analyzing relief pitcher scoring in fantasy baseball. Follow me @benjaminhaller1 for thousands of retweets

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