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Postby RedSoxdominate » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:54 pm

I'm a sports editor at my college newspaper, and I'm trying to do an article on who has the best of each pitch in the majors. For example, who has the best fastball, who has the best curve, etc.

What do you guys think?
I can't come up with who has the best slider or splitter/sinker.

some options

fastball -
Zumaya
Nathan?
Jamie Moyer?

Changeup -
Santana

curve -
Zito
Halladay?
Oswalt?

splitter -
Clemens?

Slider -
lidge?
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Re: Best pitch in baseball?

Postby Yoda » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:58 pm

Fastball is definitely Marino Rivera.

Change up should go to Hoffman as much as I like Santana. Hamels is up there also.

Slider would definitely be Krod. Lidge doesn't have the same command.

Curve probably Zito.

Splitter = Harden.

Sinker = Webb.
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Postby teddy ballgame » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:59 pm

I'll give Rivera best cut fast but not 4 seam.
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Postby teddy ballgame » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:59 pm

Knuckleball - Wakefield
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Postby Yoda » Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:01 pm

Forgot Sheets for his curve. He throws two varieties (fast slurvy and a slow 12/6) and both are knee bucklers. He also has the best command of the pitch.
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Postby nsulham » Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:01 pm

teddy ballgame wrote:I'll give Rivera best cut fast but not 4 seam.


Agreed.
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Postby Old_Style » Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:02 pm

You forgot the Gyroball. :-D
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Postby glcmustliveon » Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:16 pm

If you're looking for a slider, Krod should top the list. Mariano Riveras Cutter is a type of fastball, but if you want pure speed Zumaya looks to throw the hardest.
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Postby TheRock » Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:21 pm

Smoltz got hisself a nasty splitter.
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Postby mak1277 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:41 pm

TheRock wrote:Smoltz got hisself a nasty splitter.


His slider is still completely filthy too.
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