The Nastiest 32 Pitching GIFs of 2018

You just had Treinen’s heaters square up, now it’s time for his ridiculous slide piece. We all love bat-flips but the best we get from Mitch Moreland is after this slider from Treinen. Some people think these flips are disrespectful, but I see nothing wrong with that reaction. That heavy slider (No. 1) goes up against a Treinen slider (No. 2) that has the same shape, but slightly earlier break, though with more movement to Freddy Galvis. No bat-flip from Galvis though—probably because it wasn’t strike three—that could prove costly in the voting!

Blake Treinen’s Slider #1 vs. Blake Treinen’s Slider #2

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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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