Round 3: Blake Treinen’s Fastball VS Aaron Nola’s Fastball

With just four pitches remaining, three are heaters are taking the spotlight, each with a ton of movement while coming with different approaches. Blake Treinen’s Fastball gets its dazzle from the smoke it leaves behind at 99mph while also featuring wild movement that miraculously nips the inside the corner. Meanwhile, Aaron Nola doesn’t get the same velocity on his Two-Seamer at a “pedestrian” 93mph, but makes up the difference in precisely spotting the pitch on the outside corner after looking out of his hand to miss the plate by a foot. Does brash power or skilled command make it to the final round?


Blake Treinen’s Fastball vs. Aaron Nola’s Fastball

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


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Nick Pollack

Founder of Rotographs and Washington Post contributor and has worked with CBS Sports, Grantland, and SB Nation. Former pitching coach and Brandeis alum.



Nathan Smith

More over the right shoulder optical illusion fastballs. These are impressive pitches but the definitely aren’t curving nearly as much as they appear to be.

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