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Postby RynMan » Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:57 am

Another Blown Save wrote:Casey Fossum probably has the best Eephus pitch :-D


Whoa, wait a minute! Fossum throws an Eephus? Or are you just saying that he throws fat, loopy pitches?
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Postby RedSoxdominate » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:26 am

Burnett can't be on the list right now. It's too unfair to the pitchers who are healthy for more than a quarter of the season. Has there ever been a pitcher with more unfulfilled potential?
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:29 am

RedSoxdominate wrote:Burnett can't be on the list right now. It's too unfair to the pitchers who are healthy for more than a quarter of the season. Has there ever been a pitcher with more unfulfilled potential?


Half the pitcher on the Cubs? :-b
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Postby TheA'sFatLeadoffMan » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:33 am

Not too long ago Pedro had the best fastball, changeup, slider, and curve... Those were the days, those were the days...
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Postby mweir145 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:19 am

RedSoxdominate wrote:Burnett can't be on the list right now. It's too unfair to the pitchers who are healthy for more than a quarter of the season. Has there ever been a pitcher with more unfulfilled potential?

Burnett made over 20 starts last year, I'm pretty sure that's over a quarter of the season. However, I'm not exactly sure how that's relevant to a discussion of the best pitches in baseball, which Burnett should almost certainly be a part of considering his stuff.
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Postby mweir145 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:22 am

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Field wrote:What about Burnett?

He has an electrifying two-seamer I believe. We didn't get to see a lot of it last year obviously.

Burnett's curve is actually better than Halladay's as well, and that's saying something.



Burnett's "stuff" is up there with anybody in the league. If he can harness it and stay on the field he'd be top 5 pitcher in baseball. But the if's are still there. But a healthy year from him and Halladay plus Chacin with the Jays lineup makes me smile.

Anyway, back on topic, based on pure stuff Burnett has to be there somewhere. Whether it be his FB or Curve.


If I were a Blue Jay fan nothing about Chacin would make me smile.

Not even his 200+ IP 2005 season? He may not be able to duplicate it, but he's a capable #3-4 starter for the Jays at his best I believe. Even with injury problems and a terrible start to the season last year he still ended up with somewhat respectable numbers for the AL East.
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Postby willy-t » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:49 am

Mariano's cutter is by far the best pitch in baseball. Its all he's been using for a decade and he's the best closer in baseball.

Kazmir should get a mention for his slider and RJs was the best in baseball for about 7 years running untill 2004.
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Postby 05worldserieschamps » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:10 am

Hands down, the best pitch in baseball in Marianos Cutter. There shouldn't even be a debate. Like already stated, it's the only pitch he throws. The batter KNOWS it's coming, and he is one of the most sucessful closers ever. If hitters knew Santana's changeup, among other great pitches, was coming, they could probably hit them about half the time. But Mariano dominates the game with just one pitch. Unbeliveable.

I'll also take Trevor Hoffman's change up, Bobby Jenks' Fastball and Liriano's Slider.
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Postby Yoda » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:29 am

LukeW9027 wrote:K-Rod has a great slider, but he tends to throw it too much and becomes predictable sometimes when I have watched him.


Yeah Krod's slider is so predictable that he has a career 2.28 ERA and 11.96 K9. ;-7

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Postby Kingctb27 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:46 am

I'd still give the best pitch to Johan's Change-up.

He's not the best pitcher in baseball for nothin...
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