GIFS OF THE SECOND HALF

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

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’ […]


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

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: – […]


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

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: – […]


The Nastiest Pitching GIF of the Second Half Tournament 2017

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! […]


Blake Treinen’s Slider vs. Aaron Nola’s Changeup

The semi-finals of the First Half tournament saw Blake Treinen and Aaron Nola squaring off with Treinen’s Fastball blowing dust in the face of Nola’s Fastball. Now with secondary pitches as the focus, Nola could get his revenge and make his first appearance in the final round. Is the horizontal ride of his slow ball more deserving of your […]


Zach Britton’s Fastball vs. Lance McCullers’ Changeup

Zach Britton was part of the most exciting vote of the tournament thus far, exchanging leads with Jakob Junis’ Slider through the entire day, and needing the full night to earn enough votes to see Round 3. His newest opponent is Lance McCullers, who is no stranger to absurd movement at high velocities, as his Changeup has a mind of […]


Lance McCullers’ Changeup vs. Jose Berrios’ Fastball + Curveball

The sharp lateral movement of Lance McCullers’ Changeup was enough to overcome the harder but tamer movement of Miguel Castro’s Fastball, but he faces a different animal today. Here we have Jose Berrios with a brilliant pair of pitches, each complementing themselves perfectly to make one beautiful pitching GIF. Which do you favor? The sheer brilliance of McCullers’ slow ball or the […]


Zach Britton’s Fastball vs. Jakob Junis’ Slider

Voters elected to go with whiffs over sneaky strikes in each of these two pitches’ first round bouts, but there are only swings-and-misses left to vote for in Round 2. Does the heavy break at 97mph of Zach Britton’s Fastball get your vote or has Jakob Junis’ Slider won you over with its ability to bring batters to […]


Aaron Nola’s Changeup vs. Chaz Roe’s Slider

It could spell another deep run for a Chaz Roe Slider as he ousted Marcus Stroman in the first round with a Slider that swept across the entire plate…and didn’t even end in a strike (just like the 2015 winner!). It could also spell the end of the road as Roe is matched up against a nasty Changeup from […]


Blake Treinen’s Slider vs. Justin Verlander’s Curveball

There isn’t much surprise to see Blake Treinen’s Slider take the step forward to the quarter finals as Treinen takes a step closer to becoming the first pitcher to win both halves of the same year. Justin Verlander will be a difficult obstacle to overcome, as he made Todd Fraizer look worse than any hitter we’ve seen during the year. Is […]


Lance McCullers’ Changeup vs. Miguel Castro’s Fastball

Finally, we have two pitches with crazy good lateral movement square off in what may be the hardest vote of the tournament. First, there’s Lance McCullers’ Changeup that has a life of its own as it ate up Trey Mancini despite missing its spot by a good foot or two. There’s also Miguel Castro’s heavy Fastball that not only has nasty […]


Collin McHugh’s Curveball vs. Zach Britton’s Fastball

One of our favorite elements of pitching is watching the reactions of hitters and this Collin McHugh Curveball is everything we ever want. Adrian Beltre couldn’t help but twist in self defense for what he assumes is a heater aimed for his head before the pitch changes direction and floats over the plate for a called strike. It may have […]


Adam Ottavino’s Cutter vs. Jose Berrios’ Fastball + Curveball

Here are a pair of GIFs that I like to label as “wild cards” for this tournament. First is a Cutter from Adam Ottavino that acts as a hard slider, zooming well off the plate at a hard 89mph, making it incredibly tough for Buster Posey to resist while also impossible to resist. Then we have the sole “double […]


Felipe Rivero’s Slider vs. Jakob Junis’ Slider

Plenty have focused on the absurdity that is Felipe Rivero’s arsenal, which includes a triple digit heater and a 90mph Changeup, but it’s his vicious Slider that was voted here today as it whipped back to the inside corner to steal a strikeout. Meanwhile, Jakob Junis took a different approach, using his Slider’s harsh movement to induce a terrible […]


Marcus Stroman’s Slider vs. Chaz Roe’s Slider

At the start of July, Marcus Stroman’s Slider woke up and gave us some of the prettier pitches you’ll ever see. While this one may not have the fiercest movement, it’s elegant placement right on the outside corner dazzled plenty fans across the nation. The pitch faces a formidable foe in Chaz Roe’s breaker, however, as the pitch is a former GIF […]


Aaron Nola’s Fastball vs. Aaron Nola’s Changeup

We feature plenty of Aaron Nola pitches at Pitcher List and for good reason: the kid’s three-pitch repertoire is filth all the way through. We already held a Twitter vote to determine which Fastball deserved a place in this tournament, but Nola will have to face himself one more time as he continues in this tournament, this […]


Justin Verlander’s Curveball vs. Stephen Strasburg’s Curveball

Through the playoffs, Justin Verlander wowed us as he often put the Astros on his back during critical victories. One of the biggest was Game 6 where his deuce made a fool of many Yankee batters, including Todd Frazier, swinging plenty late on this big hook. That doesn’t mean an instant ticket to the Elite eight, however, as Stephen Strasburg threw […]


Blake Treinen’s Fastball vs. Blake Treinen’s Slider

The winner of the Nastiest Pitching GIF of the First Half Tournament is back with another pair of fantastic offerings and it’s hard to pick a clear winner. One one hand, you have a Fastball that exhibits black magic to get this much movement at a blistering 98mph. On the other, there’s a Slider well past 90mph […]