The Nastiest 32 Pitching GIFs of 2018 – Round 2

After looking at Adam Ottavino‘s slider and Jordan Hicks‘ fastball one thing has become clear: if you flip-flopped Michael A. Taylor and Ozzie Albeis in these GIFs, neither guy is getting a hit on these two pitches. And it’s moments like these that remind us all of the most puzzling question surrounding baseball: why would anyone ever want to be a hitter? You’d be lucky to succeed 1 out of 20 times against these pitches, nevermind 3 for 10.

Adam Ottavino’s Slider #2 vs. Jordan Hicks’ Fastball

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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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