View Poll Results: Nastiest pitch in baseball

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  • Santana's changeup

    6 30.00%
  • K-Rod's slider

    2 10.00%
  • Papelbon's splitter

    0 0%
  • Rivera's cutter

    7 35.00%
  • Wagner's fastball

    0 0%
  • Zito's curveball

    2 10.00%
  • Brandon Webb's Sinker

    0 0%
  • Pedro's changeup

    0 0%
  • Hamels' changeup

    0 0%
  • Other (please post)

    3 15.00%
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Thread: Nastiest pitch in MLB?

  1. #1
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    Nastiest pitch in MLB?

    Discuss, give reasons as well.

    Let me know if you voted other.

    I went with K-Rod's slider, that thing has so much break it seems like it is an illegal pitch, I've seen batters swing at the ball and miss by a foot.
    Last edited by IM3; 06-04-2007 at 06:05 PM.

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    Mariano's cutter in his prime was unhittable.

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    Santana's change is filthy. Its what makes him the best pitcher in baseball. So deceiving

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    Also Sandy Koufax had the best curveball, ever.

    HM: Bert Blyleven

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    Johan Santana Changeup is the nasty pitch.

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    Hamels' change might be as good as Santana's.

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    Ben Sheets' low 80's curveball or Hamel's/Santana's changeup.

    Barry Zito's curveball isn't even his best pitch anymore, let alone one of the nastiest in the game.

    Once Sheets starts getting some ESPN time (soon), everyones gonna know about that curveball.

    Until then:

    http://milwaukee.brewers.mlb.com/tea...ayer_id=282656

    Enjoy.

    Also, Jeremy Bonderman's slider should be there. IMO its the second best strikeout pitch in the AL besides Santana's changeup.
    Last edited by SenorGato; 06-04-2007 at 08:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Ryan
    Mariano's cutter in his prime was unhittable.

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    Fernando Cabrera's slider with proof:

    The mantle of the most unhittable pitch in 2006 goes to the slider of Fernando Cabrera. Cleveland's young reliever recorded a Whiff Rate of .652 on that breaking ball, and, if you think that's a fluke, think again. Had Cabrera qualified the year before, 2006 would have been the second consecutive season his slider led the league. In 2005, Cabrera posted an eye-popping Whiff Rate of .762, though in limited action (42 swings). Interestingly, Cabrera only threw his slider in the strike zone 28.6 percent of the time, well below the major league average of 41.6 percent. In other words, he makes the pitch unhittable with a late bite that places the ball outside the plate or in the dirt much of the time.

    Currently this season he has 31 strikeouts in 23 innings pitched.

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    El Duque's Eephus

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    I think Nolan Ryans fastball should be up thier.

    and if you include todays game then garland's sinker has to be thier.

  12. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by ucrenegade
    I think Nolan Ryans fastball should be up thier.

    and if you include todays game then garland's sinker has to be thier.
    Garland's sinker?

    Lowe's sinker >>>> Garland's sinker

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