On The Corner Podcast Episode 55 – Ronald mcDonald

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Kyle Bishop (@amoralpanic) joins Nick Pollack to talk all things Fantasy Baseball in Episode 55 of On The Corner. This week, they each discuss three hitters and five pitchers, including Collin McHugh, Josh Donaldson, Ronald Acuna, Jose Quintana, Wil Myers, and Mike Clevinger, while diving into the first 13 rounds of the Pitcher List mock draft.

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The Nastiest Pitching GIF of the Second Half Tournament 2017 – FINAL ROUND

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We’ve seen incredible pitches over the second half of the season, and you’ve been voting all year for your favorite pitches. Now that the dust has settled, this week we will be hosting a tournament to crown the Nastiest Pitching GIF of the Second Half. We just completed Round 3 and here are the results:

Lance McCullers’ Changeup (54.46%) defeated Zach Britton’s Fastball (45.54%) – Review

– Blake Treinen’s Slider (58.03%) defeated Aaron Nola’s Changeup (41.97%) – Review

As we enter the final round, here’s a quick reminder of the rules:

  • All GIFs were pulled from the eleven GIF of the Week competitions in the second half and a pair from the postseason.

  • Every winner was granted an automatic bid, with the extra slots being hand selected among other finalists.

  • There were two instances of the same type of pitch from the same pitcher being in contention for a spot (Blake Treinen’s Fastball and Aaron Nola’s Fastball) and we held two polls on Twitter to narrow it down to one of each.

  • Votes will last until 8:00am EST the following morning, with the next round starting at 10:00am every morning and final round beginning on Saturday morning. The winner will be revealed Monday morning next week.

Take a look at the contest’s beautifully hand-drawn bracket:

Here are the final two pitches, Lance McCullers’ Changeup and Blake Treinen’s Slider. Which pitch deserve the crown of the Nastiest Pitching GIF of the Second Half? Your vote will count!

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Lance McCullers’ Changeup vs. Blake Treinen’s Slider

Which was the better pitch? Vote to decide which pitch advances to the next round!

Pitcher List Staff League 2018 Mock Draft Is Live!

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It’s the off-season and we miss baseball.

To prepare for the 2018 season ahead, 13 members of Pitcher List staff elected to take part in a slow mock draft over the next week.

Check out the current draft board and let us know what you think of our selections thus far.

We are drafting according to a standard 5×5 format in a 13 team roto league.

At its conclusion, we’ll have a few articles from the staff detailing their picks while dissecting possible trends that may work in your favor come spring.

The Nastiest Pitching GIF of the Second Half Tournament 2017 – ROUND 3

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We’ve seen incredible pitches over the second half of the season, and you’ve been voting all year for your favorite pitches. Now that the dust has settled, this week we will be hosting a tournament to crown the Nastiest Pitching GIF of the Second Half. We just completed Round 2 yesterday and here are the results:

Lance McCullers’ Changeup (56.48%) defeated Jose Berrios’ Fastball + Curveball (43.52%) – Review

– Zach Britton’s Fastball (51.72%) defeated Jakob Junis’ Slider (48.28%) – Review

– Aaron Nola’s Changeup (55.68%) defeated Chaz Roe’s Slider (44.32%) – Review

– Blake Treinen’s Slider (60.37%) defeated Justin Verlander’s Curveball (39.63%) – Review

As we enter Round 3, here’s a quick reminder of the rules:

  • All GIFs were pulled from the eleven GIF of the Week competitions in the second half and a pair from the postseason.

  • Every winner was granted an automatic bid, with the extra slots being hand selected among other finalists.

  • There were two instances of the same type of pitch from the same pitcher being in contention for a spot (Blake Treinen’s Fastball and Aaron Nola’s Fastball) and we held two polls on Twitter to narrow it down to one of each.

  • Votes will last until 8:00am EST the following morning, with the next round starting at 10:00am every morning and final round beginning on Saturday morning. The winner will be revealed Monday morning next week.

Take a look at the contest’s beautifully hand-drawn bracket:


Click the link below to start voting!

Note: If the GIFs aren’t loading, refresh the page once or twice.

The Nastiest Pitching GIF of the Second Half Tournament 2017 – ROUND 2

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We’ve seen incredible pitches over the second half of the season, and you’ve been voting all year for your favorite pitches. Now that the dust has settled, this week we will be hosting a tournament to crown the Nastiest Pitching GIF of the Second Half. We just completed Round 1 yesterday and here are the results:

– Blake Treinen’s Slider (69.11%) defeated Blake Treinen’s Fastball (30.89%) – Review

Justin Verlander’s Curveball (59.27%) defeated Stephen Strasburg’s Curveball (40.73%) – Review

– Aaron Nola’s Changeup (52.63%) defeated Aaron Nola’s Fastball (47.37%) – Review

– Chaz Roe’s Slider (53.99%) defeated Marcus Stroman’s Slider (46.01%) – Review

– Zach Britton’s Fastball (52.19%) defeated Collin McHugh’s Curveball (47.81%) – Review

– Jakob Junis’ Slider (50.74%) defeated Felipe Rivero’s Slider (49.26%) – Review

Jose Berrios’ Fastball + Curveball (73.11%) defeated Adam Ottavino’s Cutter (26.89%) – Review

Lance McCullers’ Changeup (61.41%) defeated Miguel Castro’s Fastball (38.59%) – Review

As we enter Round 2, here’s a quick reminder of the rules:

  • All GIFs were pulled from the eleven GIF of the Week competitions in the second half and a pair from the postseason.

  • Every winner was granted an automatic bid, with the extra slots being hand selected among other finalists.

  • There were two instances of the same type of pitch from the same pitcher being in contention for a spot (Blake Treinen’s Fastball and Aaron Nola’s Fastball) and we held two polls on Twitter to narrow it down to one of each.

  • Votes will last until 8:00am EST the following morning, with the next round starting at 10:00am every morning and final round beginning on Saturday morning. The winner will be revealed Monday morning next week.

Take a look at the contest’s beautifully hand-drawn bracket:


Click the link below to start voting!

Note: If the GIFs aren’t loading, refresh the page once or twice.

The Nastiest Pitching GIF of the Second Half Tournament 2017

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We’ve seen incredible pitches over the second half of the season, and you’ve been voting all year for your favorite pitches. Now that the dust has settled, this week we will be hosting a tournament to crown the Nastiest Pitching GIF of the Second Half. Sixteen pitches will enter, who will win?

Update: Round two is now live! Only eight GIFs remain!

Here are the rules:

  • All GIFs were pulled from the eleven GIF of the Week competitions in the second half and a pair from the postseason.

  • Every winner was granted an automatic bid, with the extra slots being hand selected among other finalists.

  • There were two instances of the same type of pitch from the same pitcher being in contention for a spot (Blake Treinen’s Fastball and Aaron Nola’s Fastball) and we held two polls on Twitter to narrow it down to one of each.

  • Votes will last until 8:00am EST the following morning, with the next round starting at 10:00am every morning and final round beginning on Saturday morning. The winner will be revealed Monday morning next week.

Take a look at the contest’s beautifully hand-drawn bracket:

Click the link below to start voting!

Note: If the GIFs aren’t loading, refresh the page once or twice.

The 10 Nastiest Pitches Of The 2017 Postseason

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It was one of the most exciting postseasons we’ve had and it came with no shortage of fantastic pitches for us to adore. Before we run our Best Pitching GIF of the Second Half Tournament, we still need to crown the best pitch from the 2017 playoffs.

Let’s look back on the incredible October and try our best to select just one pitch that will carry the torch into this week’s tournament. It won’t be easy.

Yu Darvish’s Slider – The Dodgers traded for Darvish for a stable arm in the playoffs, and Darvish gave them just that in the NLDS, pitching over five frames and striking out seven, allowing just one ER. When Darvish is on, his Slider is public enemy #1 and the pitch made a fool of Paul Goldschmidt as its late bite pulled the pitch off the outside corner.

On The Corner Podcast Episode 54 – Bellrose Place

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Kyle Bishop (@amoralpanic) joins Nick Pollack to talk all things Starting Pitching in Fantasy Baseball in Episode 54 of On The Corner. This week, they each discuss five hitters and five pitchers, including Yu Darvish, Rich Hill, Cody Bellinger, Rhys Hoskins, Justin Verlander, and many others.

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Brad Peacock’s Fastballs + The Nastiest Pitching GIFs From World Series Game 7

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Through the playoffs, we’ll be featuring the nastiest pitches from the previous day’s games in glorious HD GIFs. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite pitch and check back after each round to see if it will be in contention for the GIF of the Second Half Contest. Did we miss your favorite pitch? Send us a tweet next time @ThePitcherList and we’ll GIF it up + give you a shoutout here in the article.

Brad Peacock’s Fastballs – It seems like we feature Peacock’s heater every time he throws, but we just can’t resist. He had a pair of fantastic heaters that made our eyes widen, first against Joc Pederson that whipped back over the plate, then later against Clayton Kershaw as the ball started in the middle of the plate before darting off the edge. Nasty every time.

GIF Breakdown: Justin Verlander’s Best and Worst Pitches From Game 6

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The original plan was to focus on fantasy content early in this off-season, but like most of you, I’ve been enveloped in this year’s World Series. It’s exhilarating, thrilling, unpredictable, every hyperbole you want. I’ve been helping out the inimitable Jonah Keri over at CBS Sports as he writes his takes on each game and he gave me the green light to feature what I prepared for him last night on Pitcher List today.

I wanted to talk about what happened to Justin Verlander in what seemed like yet another of his marvelous workhorse outings where he puts Houston on his back and carries them to the end. But something happened. Mike Petriello summed it up in a fun way:

Brandon Morrow’s Slider + The Nastiest Pitching GIFs From World Series Game 6

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Through the playoffs, we’ll be featuring the nastiest pitches from the previous day’s games in glorious HD GIFs. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite pitch and check back after each round to see if it will be in contention for the GIF of the Second Half Contest. Did we miss your favorite pitch? Send us a tweet next time @ThePitcherList and we’ll GIF it up + give you a shoutout here in the article.

Brandon Morrow’s Slider – Morrow finally had a day off yesterday and his performance in Game 6 showed it. This tight Slider at a blistering 90mph is as good as it gets from Morrow and Carlos Correa didn’t have a chance.

Alex Wood’s Changeup + The Nastiest Pitching GIFs From This Weekend’s World Series Games

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Through the playoffs, we’ll be featuring the nastiest pitches from the previous day’s games in glorious HD GIFs. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite pitch and check back after each round to see if it will be in contention for the GIF of the Second Half Contest. Did we miss your favorite pitch? Send us a tweet next time @ThePitcherList and we’ll GIF it up + give you a shoutout here in the article.

Alex Wood’s Changeup – Yes, his no-hit bid ended with a blast, but Wood was as on as ever in Game 4 and this Changeup should exhibit his dominance well. Watch the pitch start in the heart of the plate before dying right before getting to Yuli Gurriel, leading to a big swing-and-a-miss over a pitch well below the strikezone.

Rich Hill’s Curveballs + The Nastiest Pitching GIFs From Game 2 of the World Series

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Through the playoffs, we’ll be featuring the nastiest pitches from the previous day’s games in glorious HD GIFs. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite pitch and check back after each round to see if it will be in contention for the GIF of the Second Half Contest. Did we miss your favorite pitch? Send us a tweet next time @ThePitcherList and we’ll GIF it up + give you a shoutout here in the article.

Rich Hill’s Curveballs – Despite looking a little shaky in the early going, Hill was able to give the Dodgers four frames of just one run ball while fanning seven batters. His Curveball made it happen, earning nearly identical punchouts to Marwin Gonzalez and Carlos Correa with a Curveball that traveled plenty more than it had any right to.

Clayton Kershaw’s Slider + The Nastiest Pitching GIFs From Game 1 of the World Series

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Through the playoffs, we’ll be featuring the nastiest pitches from the previous day’s games in glorious HD GIFs. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite pitch and check back after each round to see if it will be in contention for the GIF of the Second Half Contest. Did we miss your favorite pitch? Send us a tweet next time @ThePitcherList and we’ll GIF it up + give you a shoutout here in the article.

Clayton Kershaw’s Slider – Kershaw’s Slider was on point through this entire game and he sent a message by fanning George Springer with the pitch to lead off the game. He kept the ball low and under the zone all night when he wanted a whiff, while using it to command the zone when he needed to sneak a strike. This was Kershaw in his prime.

Justin Verlander’s Curveball + The Nastiest Pitching GIFs From ALCS Game 6 & 7

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Through the playoffs, we’ll be featuring the nastiest pitches from the previous day’s games in glorious HD GIFs. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite pitch and check back after each round to see if it will be in contention for the GIF of the Second Half Contest. Did we miss your favorite pitch? Send us a tweet next time @ThePitcherList and we’ll GIF it up + give you a shoutout here in the article.

Justin Verlander’s Curveball – Verlander was the workhorse the Astros needed on Friday, helping secure a Game 7 in Houston. The Curveball that made everyone freak out was this deuce to Todd Frazier that induced one of the worst swings you’ll see this postseason.