The Nastiest Pitches Of Week 16 – Which Pitch Gets Your Vote?

Here at PitcherList, we compile the Nastiest Pitches every day, and each Saturday we let our readers pick their favorite pitch of the week.

Every week we review the nastiest pitches from the previous week in glorious HD GIFs. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite pitch and check back Saturday to see if it will be in contention for the GIF of the First Half Contest. Week 15’s winner was Blake Treinen’s Fastball again. That’s three weeks in a row for Treinen now.

Did we miss your favorite pitch? Send us a tweet next time @PitcherList and we’ll GIF it up + give you a shoutout here in the article.

This week’s pitches are lighter because of the All-Star break, but there’s two very different Fastballs to choose from. Check back next Saturday to see which GIF our readers picked as the nastiest pitch of the week.

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Aaron Nola’s Curveball – Not only was it the All-Star game, it was a happy Nola Day. Nola looked solid in one inning of work, here fanning Salvador Perez with this nasty curveball off the plate.

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Ray Black’s Fastball – The Giants reliever released pure venom on Oakland’s Nick Martini, inducing a tremendous whiff on this rising heat for his second strikeout of the day.

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Blake Treinen’s Sinker – The A’s closer got a little wild in the process of picking up his 24th save, but before he walked Andrew McCutchen and Buster Posey, he toyed with Chase d’Arnaud via cartoonish movement.

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Carlos Martinez’s Cutter – C-Mart lasted just five innings against the Reds on Friday, but he had no troubled confounding Jesse Winker with this inside cutter, as the Cincinnati outfielder found his way to one knee in the process.

Which was your favorite pitch? Vote below and the winner will be featured in the GIF of the First Half Contest.

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Max Posner

Max is a NYC born student living in Baltimore, MD. He enjoys the Yankees, overanalyzing, and asking lots of questions.

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