The Nastiest Pitching GIFs of the Third Quarter 2018

To kick things off, we’re featuring a pair of pitchers who may find themselves squaring off again in October. Masahiro Tanaka earned our #1 Fastball slot with this mind-bending fastball that curled over the zone with exagerrated horizontal movement. He faces another two-seam in Corey Kluber’s heater, which starts right off the plate before falling comfortably into the zone. Both are clear eye-candy, but we’ll only be seeing one in Round 2.

Masahiro Tanaka’s Fastball vs. Corey Kluber’s Fastball

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Nick Pollack

Founder of PitcherList.com. Rotographs and Washington Post contributor and has worked with CBS Sports, Grantland, and SB Nation. Former pitching coach and Brandeis alum.

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