The Nastiest 16 Pitching GIFs of April 2019 — Semi-Finals

Jordan Hicks’ Slider vs. Jose Alvarado’s Sinker


They may have come from different parts of the world, but it wouldn’t be immensely surprising if Jordan Hicks (Houston native) and Jose Alvarado (Venezuelan) crossed paths with the same personal pitching coach at some point. Pretty much everyone else in the game throws the ball in the plate’s general vicinity, whereas these two are throwing it at opposing hitters’ back foot. Though, the results are there, so how much can you really argue with the results?






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Nick Friar

Nick pitched at Northwestern University from 2011-14. He firmly believes the answer to every count and situation is a changeup — probably because he only topped out at 91. Nick runs the GIF Tournaments at Pitcher List. If you see a pitch that deserves recognition, let him know on Twitter @Nick_Friar. Maybe give him a follow, too? Or not. Actually, "not" might be the right answer here.



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