Trevor Bauer’s Slider vs. Mike Foltynewicz’s Slider

Trevor Bauer's Slider vs. Mike Foltynewicz's Slider. Vote the winner of Nastiest Pitching GIFs of the Second Quarter 2018!

Two excellent sliders biting into left-handers square off in the opening round. Trevor Bauer transformed his cutter into a slider at the tail-end of 2017, and the slide piece has been a dominant force all season long, featuring excellent drop and bend. Mike Foltynewicz has also taken strides with his sweeper, harnessing its command almost as a softer and emphasized cutter, focusing on high velocity and heavy lateral movement. Both breakers ate up their hitters, but only one can set course for the second round.

Trevor Bauer’s Slider vs. Mike Foltynewicz’s Slider

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Nick Pollack

Founder of Pitcher List. Creator of CSW, The List, and SP Roundup. Worked with MSG, FanGraphs, CBS Sports, and Washington Post. Former college pitcher, travel coach, pitching coach, and Brandeis alum. Wants every pitcher to be dope.

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