The Nastiest Pitches Of Week 20 – 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 19’s winner was Blake Treinen’s Slider Treinen is back in the top spot after a one week absence.

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 is an all breaking ball array of pitches including two Sliders from one pitcher and a few different style Curveballs. Check back next Saturday to see which GIF our readers picked as the nastiest pitch of the week.

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Blake Treinen’s Slider – Treinen got boomed by Max Kepler the at-bat before this, and I almost considered not including him today. But then I saw this bad boy and remembered that the Witch can almost never be denied a spot on the nastiest pitches.

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Chaz Roe’s Slider #1 – The flow in the hair, the bend on the pitch, Chaz Roe has it all going for him in this frame. Whit Merrifield looks like a lost man here.

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Chaz Roe’s Slider #2 – Good god. Poor Hunter Dozier didn’t stand a chance against this Roe specialty, which kissed the outside corner before flying safely away from Dozier’s helpless bat.

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Mike Fiers‘ Curveball – Fiers looked excellent yesterday, pitching seven innings of one-hit ball and logging eight strikeouts, including this filthy curveball that Rougned Odor very clearly wanted to annihilate.

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Zack Greinke’s Curveball – Greinke got a little feisty when he bumped up his slow curve by about 1 mph from 69 to 70, but he still hoodwinked Eric Hosmer for the whiff-‘n-kneel. The D-backs starter picked up seven K’s in six innings.

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Adam Ottavino’s Slider – Poor Dansby Swanson nearly threw his bat trying desperately to make contact with Ottavino’s hurricane slider. Once he realized he’d missed, he decided to give that bat a toss anyway. He wasn’t going to be needing it.

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Aaron Nola’s Curveball – Nola brought his whiffle ball curve to his showdown against Noah Syndergaard and the Mets and didn’t disappoint. His hook induced 13 whiffs out of 35 thrown, including this bit of filth to Michael Conforto. The Phillies ace picked up 21 swinging strikes overall and an impressive 40 CSW.

Which was your favorite pitch? Vote below and the winner may be featured in the GIF of the Third Quarter 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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