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#1 Teflon


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Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:06 AM

For years Mariano Rivera's cutter has been acknowledged as one of the nastiest pitches in baseball. What other current MLB pitcher's pitches would you put in that category? Stephen Strasburg's fastball? Cole Hamel's changeup? Adam Wainwright's curve? Feel free to use data to support your choice. (PITCHf/x, etc.)

Edited by Teflon, 28 May 2012 - 10:09 AM.

#2 Cody Christie

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:32 AM

RA Dickey and his knuckleball have been very good this year but it seems weird to consider the knuckleball as a nasty pitch.

#3 asmus_ndsu


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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:28 AM

Sabathia slider or kershaw curve for active players.... I think maddux 2-seam for non-active

#4 twinsfanstreif


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Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:27 AM

Johan Santana's Change is still pretty nasty....

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:59 AM

Hamels changeup was sick the other night, seen him pitch before but obviously wasn't watching closely enough. One of my favorites would be a healthy Brandon Webb sinker. Sick movement and comes off of bats like a bowling ball.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:06 AM

I like Verlander's curve.
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#7 asmus_ndsu


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Posted 18 June 2012 - 01:36 PM

I like Verlander's curve.

More like verlanders everything lol...

#8 YourHouseIsMyHouse


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Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:04 PM

Well, I have to say Chapman's fastball, Strasburg's changeup, and Kershaw's slider are all disgusting.