The Nastiest 32 Pitching GIFs of 2018

Chris Sale had a stretch this year where he was legitimately unhittable. This fastball came during that sweet spot. Seriously, it’s 100 on the black. As a left-handed hitter, you have zero chance of making contact. It’s just science. You’re better off doing what Nomar Mazara did: take it and hope the umpire screws up. So, on the one hand, you have a 100 MPH heater, on the other, you’ve got a 66 MPH knuckleball that makes Trey Mancini look like a middle schooler. When Steven Wright is healthy, he’s as tough as anyone in the league. Looking at this matchup now, this might be the toughest one of the opening round.

Chris Sale’s Fastball vs. Steven Wright’s Knuckleball

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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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