The Nastiest 32 Pitching GIFs of 2018

Apparently, Jose Alvarado didn’t get the memo that Rafael Devers is just a kid. There’s no way he’d throw a 98 MPH fastball with that kind of movement if he’s made aware, right? As mean as Alvarado’s fastball was, Lance McCullers’ fastball to Nelson Cruz is the definition of bullying. Seriously, look it up. Under the baseball sub-section, you’ll see “Lance McCullers 94 MPH fastball that attacked Nelson Cruz in on his hands on April 17, 2018.” Oddly specific, but the people at Webster’s have been at this a while. Why start questioning them now?

Jose Alvarado’s Fastball vs. Lance McCullers’ Fastball


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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