We are down to two. A nasty changeup from a less heralded pitching prospect, and a hammer slider from a Brewers stud is what we have come down to. You decide who wins!
Here are the rules:
- All GIFs were pulled from pitchers who have yet to appear in a major league game.
- You can only vote on a matchup once, so make sure you pick the one you absolutely want.
- Voting will continue until 12:00 a.m. EST the following morning.
Here are the matchups for Round 2:
6. Eli Morgan’s Changeup vs. 3. Drew Rasmussen’s Slider
Watch the GIFs in the Links Below!
Eli Morgan’s Changeup vs. Drew Rasmussen’s Slider
Eli Morgan has perhaps the best changeup in the minors, as this thing looks like it’s falling down an elevator shaft. He’s an undersized, spin-rate monster who could flash well in the middle innings, especially as long as that change piece stays filthy. Drew Rasmussen is my pitching prospect crush for this year. After two elevated heaters, each at 99 mph, Rasmussen dropped this tight slider in on the hands, giving the hitter virtually no chance of making contact. An absolutely filthy sequence that would make Blake Snell (and Nick) very proud.
Which was the better pitch? Vote to decide which pitch advances to the next round!