The Nastiest 32 Pitching GIFs of 2018 – Round 2

If these two start on opposite sides of the bracket they could easily wind up in the finals. Sadly, Aroldis Chapman and Trevor Bauer had to square off in the Swee 16. Now, do yourself a favor and watch this Chapman fastball five times in-a-row. Now answer this: does that fastball rise? Then look at Bauer’s slider. No, that’s a real pitch from a real MLB game. There was no doctoring of the tape. Pitcher List has a great graphics team, but the only person who’s reached out about creating pitches with CGI is that same imbecile who did “removed” Henry Cavill’s mustache for the Justice League re-shoots.

Aroldis Chapman’s Fastball vs. Trevor Bauer’s Slider

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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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