The Nastiest 16 Pitching GIFs of April 2019

Luis Castillo’s Two-Seam Fastball vs. Jordan Lyles’ Curveball


Luis Castillo made some noise in the pitching GIF world in April. This two-seamer is a great example of why. Not only is it 96 with a ton of movement, it starts just off Eric Hosmer‘s hip, leading the slugger to believe he’s about to get drilled—not exactly an appealing pitch to swing at. As foolish as Jordan Lyles made Nomar Mazara look with this ridiculous curve, it’s going be tough for the Pittsburgh righty to pull off the upset. Not that it matters, but does Jordan Hicks have any friends?


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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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