The Nastiest 32 Pitching GIFs of 2018

Based on his reaction, it seems Carlos Santana never heard the rule “two for flinching.” (Hopefully, he has Atlantis: The Lost Empire on his watch list this offseason.) Major League Baseball should make that rule mandatory on pitches like this Seth Lugo fastball. After all, it was a strike. That running fastball faces another from Aroldis Chapman. Only, his was just a bit harder,though comes with some wicked movement of its own.

Seth Lugo’s Fastball vs. Aroldis Chapman’s 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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