Diego Castillo’s Sinker + The Nastiest Pitches from Saturday’s Games

Andy Patton examines nine of the nastiest pitches from Saturday's games, including offerings from Blake Snell, Lance McCullers, Miles Mikolas and Justin Verlander.

Every morning we review the nastiest pitches from the previous day’s games in glorious HD GIFs. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite pitch and check back this weekend to see if it will be in contention for the GIF of the Second Half Contest. Did we miss your favorite pitch? Send us a tweet next time @PitcherList and we’ll GIF it up + give you a shoutout here in the article.

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Diego Castillo’s Sinker – Good god. How many guys hit 100 miles per hour with that kind of movement? This pitch is absolutely obscene.

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Lance McCullers’ Curveball – McCullers transitioned to the bullpen for the remainder of the season. His curveball is just as filthy in relief, here getting a big reach from Caleb Joseph for strike three.

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Steven Wright’s Knuckleball – One of the few knuckleballs still in the game, Wright managed to put this thing right on the lower half, getting a big swing through from Giancarlo Stanton.

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Chaz Roe’s Slider – This might be the last day that Roe shows up on nastiest pitches this year. If this is it for 2018, au revoir, crazy nasty slider. You will be missed until spring.

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Miles Mikolas‘ Curveball – Mikolas had a huge game on Saturday, tossing eight shutout innings against the Cubs. His curveball has been absolutely filthy all season, and this was just another one of the many nasty breaking balls from him this season.

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Trevor Richards‘ Changeup – Richards had an excellent start for Miami, tossing 6.2 scoreless innings. His changeup was particularly devastating, as Jay Bruce found out the hard way.

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Blake Snell’s Curveball – On a day with so many great arms throwing, it was impossible to not pick a third pitcher from the Rays on Saturday. Snell’s curveball has been complete money this season, as rookie Danny Jansen found out the hard way.

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Justin Verlander’s Slider – Verlander fanned 10 Orioles on Saturday, finishing his regular season with 290 strikeouts. His slider has long been his bread and butter, and veteran Adam Jones had no chance on this big bender.

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Jeremy Jeffress‘ Curveball – It’s only fitting that my final nastiest pitch of the regular season is Jeffress, as he was actually the first pitch that I posted this season. Plus, his reaction says it all.

GIF Of The Night

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Andy Patton

Andy is the Dynasty Content Manager here at PitcherList. He manages all of the prospect content on the site, while also contributing a weekly article on dynasty deep sleepers, and the weekly hitter and pitcher stash lists. Andy also co-hosts the Never Sunny in Seattle podcast on the PitcherList Podcast Network, and separately hosts the Score Zags Score Podcast.

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