The Nastiest Pitches From April Tournament: Filthy Four

Which pitch will be crowned the Nastiest Pitch of April?

Every day we bring you the nastiest pitches of the previous night’s games, and there are a bunch to sift through for our weekly Nastiest Pitch series to determine which pitches are the nastiest of the week. We’ve since narrowed it down to sixteen of the very best pitches from the previous month, and it’s up to you to determine which pitch will be crowned the Nastiest Pitch of April.

Vote for one pitch in each matchup, and be sure to come back on Tuesday to vote in the next round. Every vote counts, and your opinion matters!


Image by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns on Twitter)


4/26 – Justin Lawrence’s Slider (1)






4/23 – Devin Williams‘ Changeup (4)




Justin Lawrence’s slider has cruised through the first two rounds, but it has a very tough opponent in Devin Williams‘ changeup. I’m also just now realizing that both pitches came against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, which, for all the Phillies fans out there, I promise was not intentional. Unless it was…


Which Pitch Was Nastier?


4/8 – Jhoan Duran’s Splitter (3)






4/22 – Kyle Wright’s Sinker (1)




Both Jhoan Duran and Kyle Wright have made a ton of waves around baseball this season with their performance on the mound. Both of these pitches are deserving of a spot in the championship round, but only one can advance.


Which Pitch Was Nastier?


Tune in later this week for the championship matchup, and don’t forget to let us know in the comments if your favorite pitch deserves some love!


Photo by Joe Robbins/Icon Sportswire | Adapted by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns 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.

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