The Nastiest 16 Pitches GIFs of August 2019

This July was a big one for pitchers. Aaron Sanchez tossed six frames in a combined no-no in his first start for Houston, Gerrit Cole and Chris Sale kept up their ludicrous strikeout rates, and other pitchers are starting to come to full form. Most importantly, some absurd GIFs emerged in August. So ridiculous that the list of honorable mentions from this month probably would have made most other tournaments in the past. Now it’s time to crown the best pitching GIF of them all from August 2019.

The best 16 have been pulled aside and ranked. Now it’s on you, the voter, to decide which stands above the rest.

Here are the rules:

  • All GIFs were pulled from August 2019.
  • 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. This is the first round.


Here are the matchups for Round 1:


American Bracket


1. Chaz Roe’s Slider vs. 8. Zack Wheeler’s Changeup
2. Charlie Morton’s Curveball vs. 7. Adrian Houser’s Two-Seamer
3. Hyun-Jin Ryu’s Curveball vs. 6. Yu Darvish’s Curveball
4. Dustin May’s Sinker vs. 5. Chris Sale’s Slider


National Bracket


 1. Walker Buehler’s Curveball vs. 8. Brendan McKay’s Curveball
2. Gerrit Cole’s Curveball vs. 7. Stephen Strasburg’s Curveball
3. Trevor Bauer’s Two-Seamer vs. 6. Sonny Gray’s Slider
4. Kirby Yates’ Splitter vs. 5. Joe Ross’ Sinker




Watch the GIFs in the Links Below!

Featured Image by Justin Paradis (@freshmeatcomm on Twitter)


Donny Moskovits

I currently study Financial Mathematics at Baruch College and I'm a die hard Mets fan. I write nastiest pitches articles here at Pitcher List, and I'm always up to talk and/or watch baseball no matter what time of the day.


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