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Top 5 Nastiest Pitches You Missed This Week - June 16th

Top 5 Nastiest Pitches You Missed This Week - June 16th

1. Jake Odorizzi's Changeup Across the last three seasons, Jake Odorizzi has been remarkably consistent, sporting nearly identical strikeout rates (2.14%, 21.5%, 21.2%) and ERA totals (3.35, 3.69, 3.77) since 2015. The pitch that has helped him keep his head afloat has been a Split-Changeup, which features some deadly bite and whiffs plenty of batters. He started his game against the Blue Jays this week by fanning Kevin Pillar with the pitch, which dove from the middle of the plate down to Pillar's shins in a blink of an eye. 2. Steven Matz's At-Bat Among the sea of injuries that the Mets routinely have to...

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Top 5 Nastiest Pitches You Missed This Week - June 9th

General Baseball Nastiest Pitches Pitching

1. Joakim Soria's Curveball Joakim Soria had himself an inning for the books against the Astros on Thursday night, fanning the likes of Alex Bregman and George Springer en route to striking out the side in the eighth inning. He started off the frame by sitting down Bregman with this Curveball that falls from above his head before floating into the zone for strike three. Imagine how hard it is to pull the trigger when the ball is at eye-level. 2. Matt Harvey's Fastball Even with all of his struggles this season as he returns from surgery curing his Thoracic Outlet Syndrome,  Matt Harvey gave us a gift against...

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Top 5 Nastiest Pitches You Missed This Week - May 5th

Nastiest Pitches Pitching

  1. Tyler Glasnow's Changeup There have been big expectations for Tyler Glasnow as he's made his way to the majors, but his overall command has been lacking, rendering plenty of disappointing appearances. The lanky right-hander is adjusting, though, and has begun to incorporate an improved Changeup into the mix, which was executed at its best in this start against the Reds. Watch the pitch look just like an outside heater until the last moment, falling under Zack Cozart's bat for the strikeout. 2. Rick Porcello's Fastball There's something soothing about watching a Fastball zoom straight to the catcher's mitt, freezing...

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Top 5 Nastiest Pitches You Missed This Week - May 26th

General Baseball Nastiest Pitches Pitching

Top 5 Nastiest Pitches You Missed This Week - May 26th

1. Shane Greene's Slider In the 2016 preseason, there was plenty of hype surrounding Shane Greene's potential as a starter for the Detroit Tigers. While his experiment in the rotation was a major disappointment, he's found a home as a core member of the Tigers' bullpen. Greene's strikeout ability has always been apparent and he displayed it in a big way against the Astros this week. Check out this elegant Slider that curled back over the plate to nip the outside corner for the well deserved punchout. 2. Keone Kela's Curveball This pitch might not have the same sharpness of break that we...

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Top 5 Nastiest Pitches You Missed This Week - May 19th

General Baseball Nastiest Pitches Pitching

Top 5 Nastiest Pitches You Missed This Week - May 19th

1. Marcus Stroman's Fastball With Marcus Stroman, it's always been about the elite movement he gets on his heater, which has him among the best in the game in groundball rates. This pitch didn't get nearly as much love as it deserves this week, acting like a Splitter at 94mph to Tuffy Gosewisch. This ball starts off acting like a meatball Fastball down the heart of the plate before falling off a cliff where Gosewich has zero chance of making contact. Absolutely filthy. 2. Sonny Gray's Slider After a long hiatus on the DL, Sonny Gray made his fourth start of the season against the...

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