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GIF Breakdown: Mike Minor’s Early Success in the Rangers Rotation

GIF Breakdown: Mike Minor’s Early Success in the Rangers Rotation

Ian Post breaks down Mike Minor's first two starts as a member of the Texas Rangers


GIF Breakdown: Jack Flaherty’s Fantastic 2018 Debut

GIF Breakdown: Jack Flaherty’s Fantastic 2018 Debut

Ian Post gives an in-depth look at the arsenal and approach of Cardinals rookie SP Jack Flaherty


GIF Breakdown: Shohei Ohtani’s Spring Training Debut

GIF Breakdown: Shohei Ohtani’s Spring Training Debut

Nick Pollack breaks down all thirty pitches Shohei Ohtani threw in his spring training debut.


GIF Breakdown: Understanding The Luis Castillo Hype Train

GIF Breakdown: Understanding The Luis Castillo Hype Train

Breaking down Luis Castillo's upside with way too many GIFs and 3,500 words.


Honorary GIF Breakdown: My analysis of Yordano Ventura from May 2015

Honorary GIF Breakdown: My analysis of Yordano Ventura from May 2015

January 22nd marks the anniversary of the tragic passing of Yordano Ventura. 


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

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

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 […]


GIF Breakdown: Jacob Faria’s Approach And Arsenal In 20 GIFs

GIF Breakdown: Jacob Faria’s Approach And Arsenal In 20 GIFs

With a pitching landscape as shaky and inconsistent as the first 3 months of the 2017 season, it’s critical for fantasy owners to jump on those somewhat unfamiliar names that are making noise before one of their league mates do. One of the most recent starting pitchers that’s doing just that is Tampa Bay’s Jacob […]


GIF Breakdown: Analyzing Steven Matz’s 2017 Debut in 15 HD GIFs

GIF Breakdown: Analyzing Steven Matz’s 2017 Debut in 15 HD GIFs

If you’re a constant reader of Pitcher List, you’d know that I have a large infatuation with Steven Matz. He was the only pitcher with 100 Innings or more in 2017 to have all four of his pitches carry a 50%+ zone rate and I believe has the complete approach + repertoire to be a legitimate ace. […]


GIF Breakdown: How Good Is JC Ramirez?

GIF Breakdown: How Good Is JC Ramirez?

We see this every year. Relatively unknown pitchers have a few starts that blow us away and we simply don’t know what to do. Is this player going to have a breakout season? Is this just a flash in the pan? Is it something in-between? JC Ramirez is the latest example after collecting 25 strikeouts across his […]


GIF Breakdown: Understanding Ervin Santana’s Hot Start To 2017

GIF Breakdown: Understanding Ervin Santana’s Hot Start To 2017

Looking at ESPN’s player rater for starting pitchers reveals a shocking name: Ervin Santana. At the time of this writing, he’s sitting well above Clayton Kershaw for the #1 spot, boasting a 0.77 ERA and 0.66 WHIP through his first five starts of the season. After a career of being known as good-but-not-great, it’s shocking […]


GIF Breakdown: Our Love Letter To James Paxton

GIF Breakdown: Our Love Letter To James Paxton

As pitchers and catchers start to report to Spring Training, some of us writers realize we’re in need of a little warm-up ourselves. What better way to kick off the 2017 season than a Valentine’s Day GIF Breakdown of one of our favorite starting pitchers? I’m here to warm that beautiful baseball heart of yours […]


GIF Breakdown: Why Matt Strahm Could Be The Best Pick Of Your Fantasy Draft

GIF Breakdown: Why Matt Strahm Could Be The Best Pick Of Your Fantasy Draft

Every off-season, we talk about sleepers and busts, underrated players, overrated players, rebounds, regression candidates, high upside and high risk options and a bunch of other labels to characterize players that might give us any sort of edge entering our fantasy baseball drafts. In recent years, it has been increasingly difficult to find the diamonds in the […]


GIF Breakdown: Analyzing Tyler Skaggs’ Fantastic Boston Outing In 13 HD GIFs

GIF Breakdown: Analyzing Tyler Skaggs’ Fantastic Boston Outing In 13 HD GIFs

Almost precisely two years ago to this day, on July 31st, 2014, Tyler Skaggs was lifted from a game in which he suddenly lost the feeling in his throwing hand. Skaggs had torn his UCL and would end up undergoing Tommy John surgery and thus begin his 12-18-month timetable for recovery. The hype for Skaggs […]


GIF Breakdown: Jose Berrios’ Return to the MLB In 13 HD GIFs

GIF Breakdown: Jose Berrios’ Return to the MLB In 13 HD GIFs

The first stint in the majors for Jose Berrios was disappointing to say the least. The 22-year-old had a 10.20 ERA with 7.20 BB/9 across his four starts, capped off by a 7 ER and 4 BB effort in just 0.2 innings against the Tigers. After cultivating in the minors for the next two months, it started to click […]


GIF Breakdown: Analyzing Dylan Bundy in 12 HD GIFs

GIF Breakdown: Analyzing Dylan Bundy in 12 HD GIFs

Since being drafted fourth overall back in 2011 by the Baltimore Orioles, right-handed pitcher Dylan Bundy has had quite the rocky road to the majors. He underwent Tommy John surgery in 2013 at the age of 20 and has dealt with additional elbow and shoulder tightness during his recovery. Bundy totaled just 65 innings over […]


GIF Breakdown: Analyzing Danny Duffy’s Against The Tigers In 13 HD GIFs

GIF Breakdown: Analyzing Danny Duffy’s Against The Tigers In 13 HD GIFs

Kansas City LHP Danny Duffy started the 2016 season as a member of the vaunted Royals bullpen, but injuries to starters Chris Young and Kris Medlen prompted the team to promote the lefty to the starting rotation. Since being moved out of the pen, Duffy has been phenomenal as a fill-in starter. Going into his […]


GIF Breakdown: Analyzing Junior Guerra In 12 HD GIFs

GIF Breakdown: Analyzing Junior Guerra In 12 HD GIFs

One of the lone bright spots during the first half of the 2016 Milwaukee Brewers season has been 31-year-old rookie starting pitcher Junior Guerra. After totaling just four innings for the White Sox in 2015 as a reliever, the Brewers claimed Guerra off waivers and converted him to a starter. In his 82 innings throughout […]


GIF Breakdown: Analyzing Brandon McCarthy’s Return From TJS in 12 HD GIFs

GIF Breakdown: Analyzing Brandon McCarthy’s Return From TJS in 12 HD GIFs

After making just four starts in 2015 for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Brandon McCarthy had to face a pitcher’s biggest nightmare – Tommy John surgery. He would have fourteen long months of recovery and rehabilitation of the surgically repaired ligament in his right elbow before he would throw his next big league pitch. That moment […]


GIF Breakdown: Lucas Giolito’s MLB Debut in 9 HD GIFs

GIF Breakdown: Lucas Giolito’s MLB Debut in 9 HD GIFs

After being touted by many as the #1 pitching prospect in baseball, Lucas Giolito finally got his chance on the big stage Tuesday night in front of an electric Washington crowd. Giolito had been struggling a bit in AA, but after a successful month of June, he was given the ball against the Mets on a rainy evening. Despite […]


GIF Breakdown: Analyzing Blake Snell in 10 HD GIFs

GIF Breakdown: Analyzing Blake Snell in 10 HD GIFs

After getting swept by the Giants, Indians, and the Orioles, the Tampa Bay Rays found themselves in an 11-game losing streak. Things wouldn’t get any easier as they then had the top offense in all of baseball, the Boston Red Sox, coming to town for a 3-game series at home. Rookie and top pitching prospect […]