The Nastiest Pitching GIFs of the Fourth Quarter 2018
There were some ridiculous pitches throughout the baseball season, and you’ve been voting every day for your favorite pitches. We held the Nastiest Pitching GIFs of the First Quarter, Second Quarter, and Third Quarter tournaments and it’s time to crown another king of pitching GIFs with the Nastiest Pitching GIF of the Fourth Quarter. Sixteen pitches will enter, who will win?
Here are the rules:
- All GIFs were pulled from the GIF of the Week competitions across weeks 19-24 to end the regular season plus the four weeks of the Postseason.
- Every winner was granted an automatic bid, with the extra slots being hand selected by the staff across all Nastiest Pitches articles.
- Votes will last until 12:00 a.m. EST the following morning, with the next round starting at 9:00 a.m. every morning and final round beginning on Monday morning.
- The excellent Justin Paradis has created a gorgeous bracket of all 16 pitches, with secondary pitches and fastballs broken up into two brackets, with #1-8 seeds.
Here are the matchups for Round #1:
#1 Aaron Nola’s Fastball vs. #8 Alex Cobb’s Splitter
#2 Jordan Hicks’ Fastball vs. #7 Nathan Eovaldi’ Cutter
#3 Zach Britton’s Fastball vs. #6 Rick Porcello’s Fastball
#4 Michael Kopech’s Changeup vs. #5 Dallas Keuchel’s Changeup
#1 Chris Sale’s Slider vs. #8 Corey Knebel’s Curveball
#2 Dylan Maples’ Slider vs. #7 Aaron Nola’s Curveball
#3 Adam Ottavino’s Slider vs. #6 Taylor Rogers’ Curveball
#4 Chaz Roe’s Slider vs. #5 Blake Treinen’s Slider
Watch The GIFs In The Links Below!
- Nastiest GIF Tournament Bracket
- Aaron Nola's Fastball vs. Alex Cobb's Splitter
- Chris Sale's Slider vs. Corey Knebel's Curveball
- Jordan Hicks’ Fastball vs. Nathan Eovaldi's Cutter
- Dylan Maples' Slider vs. Aaron Nola's Curveball
- Zach Britton's Fastball vs. Rick Porcello's Fastball
- Adam Ottavino's Slider vs. Taylor Rogers' Curveball
- Michael Kopech's Changeup vs. Dallas Keuchel's Changeup
- Chaz Roe's Slider vs. Blake Treinen's Slider