The Nastiest 16 Pitching GIFs of April 2019

Jordan Hicks’ Slider vs. Jameson Taillon’s Curveball


This Jordan Hicks slider is both impossible to hit and almost as challenging to lay off of. Most sliders that start in the righty batters box don’t dip into the lefty’s. Meanwhile, Jameson Taillon started the season with a big yacker on Opening Day. A guy could tear his ACL on a pitch like this.


Which was the better pitch? Vote to decide which pitch advances to the next round!

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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