The Nastiest 32 Pitching GIFs of 2018 – Round 3
Honestly, it kind of looks like Blake Treinen and Aroldis Chapman‘s fastball run in the opposite direction. They obviously finish in direct opposite locations, but if they were to actually move in the exact opposite direction, Chapman’s fastball would have to rise. And it kind of looks like it does—which is probably a direct result of watching so many of these GIFS.) That illusion is probably why it blew away Trevor Bauer‘s slider last round. But Chapman doesn’t have an easy matchup in Treinen, a.k.a. “The Most GIFable Pitcher of 2018” (which is a really long nickname). You go back even just five years and no one threw a pitch with that kind of sink at 99 MPH.
Blake Treinen’s Fastball #1 vs. Aroldis Chapman’s Fastball
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- Blake Treinen's Fastball #1 vs. Aroldis Chapman's Fastball
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