The Nastiest 16 Pitching GIFs of April 2019

Jorge Lopez’s Two-Seam Fastball vs. Jeurys Familia’s Sinker


Jorge Lopez actually used a whiffle ball on the offering below. That hasn’t been officially reported, but that’s the only way to explain the amount of break on this heater. But Lopez drew the short straw in the first round. He goes against a 96-mile-per-hour sinker from Jeurys Familia. Believe it or not, pitches can come in that hot and still have depth. That didn’t seem possible five years ago.


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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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