The Nastiest 16 Pitching GIFs of April 2019

Yu Darvish’s Slider vs. Tyler Glasnow’s Curveball


This Yu Darvish slider comes in at 83, which is a good speed for a slider, but it looks so much hotter, even after the break. Like many others at the major league level, his arm action is consistent with his other pitches, but for some reason, this looks like heat the majority of the way in. Darvish is matched up against an Uncle Charlie from Tyler Glasnow that turned the once unstoppable Evan Longoria into a puddle. In fairness, even if he swung, Longo wasn’t hitting this pure 12-6 yacker.


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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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