As we gear up for the 2022 season, the Nastiest Pitches team will be highlighting some of the filthiest pitches we see during Spring Training. If you see something you think should be included here be sure to tweet @PitcherList to let us know. Or, if you’re a PL+ Member and part of our Discord, shout it out in the #nasty-pitches channel, where we host giveaways during the season. If you’re not already a PL+ member, you’re missing out!
Luis Severino’s Slider
Severino is trying to regain his dominant form of 2017 and 2018. Well-located sliders like this will go a long way towards doing that.
Tanner Houck’s Sinker
Houck’s slider has appeared on Nastiest Pitches multiple times, but this splitter looks pretty darn good.
Tanner Houck’s Slider
Ah, there’s that slider that makes Red Sox fans so excited. We can expect to see this many more times this season.
Hyun Jin Ryu’s Curveball
Ryu is not what he once was. He’s been better known throughout his career for his changeup, but he can spin a curve up there as well.
Brayan Bello’s Slider
Bello is trying to make a name for himself on a Red Sox staff that could use some help. He is not expected to contribute, but if he can ring guys up like this he’s got a chance.
Aroldis Chapman’s Slider
With what will likely be further decreased velocity on his fastball Chapman will need more sliders like this one.
Raisel Iglesias‘ Changeup
With a changeup like this it is easy to see why Iglesias has quietly been one of the most reliable relievers in baseball the last 6 seasons.
Julian Merryweather’s Changeup
Injuries derailed high expectations early in Merryweather’s 2021 season. The changeup is not featured prominently amongst his weapons, but he gets the much-hyped Riley Greene here.
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