GIF Breakdown: The Dominance of Zack Wheeler

Nick Pollack details how Zack Wheeler dominated across the second half of 2019.

GIF Breakdown: Michael Kopech’s MLB Debut

Nick Pollack breaks down Michael Kopech's MLB debut in 1,650 words and 15 GIFs

GIF Breakdown: Bryse Wilson’s MLB Debut

Andy Patton broke down Bryse Wilson's MLB debut with seven GIFs and over 800 words of analysis.

GIF Breakdown: Touki Toussaint’s MLB Debut in 22 GIFs

Nick Pollack breaks down Touki Toussaint's MLB debut with 22 GIFs.

GIF Breakdown: Alex Reyes’ 2018 Debut In 19 GIFs

Nick Pollack breaks down Alex Reyes' 2018 MLB Debut with 19 GIFs.

GIF Breakdown: Analyzing Mike Soroka’s MLB Debut in 18 GIFs

Nick Pollack breaks down Mike Soroka's MLB debut against the New York Mets with 18 GIFs.

GIF Breakdown: Dissecting Fernando Romero’s MLB Debut

Andy Patton breaks down Minnesota Twins top prospect Fernando Romero's big league debut.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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 […]