The Nastiest 32 Pitching GIFs of 2018

Not quite sure how Chris Archer did it, but this slider looks like a fastball until the absolute last second. Is this an act of wizardry? Maybe. Maybe not. It certainly doesn’t appear to be the act of a mortal. But as much as Archer’s slider looked like a grooved fastball at first, David Robertson’s curveball looked like it was going to be launched into 2019. Yangervis Solarte made sure to put a little something extra into that swing, but, truthfully, he never stood a chance.

Chris Archer’s Slider vs. David Robertson’s Curveball

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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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