The Nastiest Pitch Arsenal of 2020 – Finals

It all comes down to this. Who's the champ?

Back in December, we crowned Tanner Houck as the champion of the 2020 Nastiest Pitches Tournament. Now, with Spring Training underway, it’s time to take a look at the Nastiest Pitch Arsenals in the league. This tournament features eight SPs with the best stuff in the league, squaring off with each other in order to crown the nastiest of them all.

Now, there are a few rules we must follow:

  • Please vote for whichever pitching arsenal you feel is the nastiest in each matchup. The best thing about Nastiest Pitches is that beauty is in the eye of the beholder — we all have different definitions of what we think a nasty pitch looks like, so there will likely be some surprises in the results.
  • You can only vote on a matchup once, so make sure you pick the one you absolutely want.
  • Voting will continue until 12:00 a.m. EST the following morning.

Without further ado, here’s how the 2020 bracket shapes up:


Image by Ethan Kaplan (@DJFreddie10 on Twitter)


Yu Darvish






Jacob deGrom




This was the matchup I sort of expected all along. The man with a million pitches vs. (arguably) the best pitcher in baseball. Yu Darvish may have nearly triple the pitch mix of Jacob deGrom, but you can’t deny that deGrom’s been the better pitcher the last few years. But this tournament isn’t about who puts up better statistics. It’s about who has the nastiest pitches in their arsenal. Which ace deserves the crown? Vote below to decide!


Which pitcher has the nastiest arsenal?


Photos by Icon Sportswire | Adapted by Justin Paradis (@freshmeatcomm on Twitter) and Doug Carlin (@Bdougals on Twitter)

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.

One response to “The Nastiest Pitch Arsenal of 2020 – Finals”

  1. Mike Honcho says:

    Love the blue Padre uni Yu is rockin’.
    When did the Padres start wearing those??

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