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Re: The most filthy pitches in MLB today

Postby tgalv » Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:53 am

i think i saw an article re-posted on here with statistical analysis of the nastiest pitches. i think AJ Burnett's power curve was up there on the list.
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Re: The most filthy pitches in MLB today

Postby willy-t » Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:33 am

R A Dickey has got the sickest knuckeball I have ever seen.
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Re: The most filthy pitches in MLB today

Postby Inukchuk » Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:12 am

tianyi86 wrote:Personally, I Santana's changeup looks that good because of his 97 mph fastball.


Actually, Santana's fastball usually only sits around 92-93, which I think makes his change even more impressive. Bottom line, he's the best pitcher in baseball, and the change is his best pitch.
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Re: The most filthy pitches in MLB today

Postby Rounders » Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:17 am

I'm bias, but Rich Hill has got a nasty curve. He can throw it so it sweeps across the plate, breaks straight down, or drop his arm angle to 3/4 and make lefties look stupid.
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Re: The most filthy pitches in MLB today

Postby deerayfan072 » Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:39 am

Best change is Shields change up

People know its coming and still cant touch the thing
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Re: The most filthy pitches in MLB today

Postby acsguitar » Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:53 am

Cole's Changeup ;D
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Re: The most filthy pitches in MLB today

Postby markj11 » Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:01 am

Peavy's two seemer is incrediable. It looks like a 94mph screw ball.
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Re: The most filthy pitches in MLB today

Postby mikhayl » Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:34 am

Sheets has the only legit 12-6 curve in baseball. It's almost unhittable and when he's on, he can locate it for a strike.

His curve is so ridiculous that he's an elite starting pitcher despite only having 2 pitch pitches in his arsenal (to be fair he very very rarely throws a change). It's one thing to pitch to 2-3 guys every other night and have two pitches, but to face lineups multiple times a game with two pitches is insane.
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Re: The most filthy pitches in MLB today

Postby Lofunzo » Mon Jun 11, 2007 2:15 pm

Cutter: Still gotta be Mo right? Even though he is having an off year? Dunno. Pettite has made this his out pitch this season with a lot of success and Matsuzaka throws a half cutter half slider that he calls a "Shuuto" which is supposed to be pretty good.


Agreed about Rivera but completely disagree about Pettitte. During his first stint with the Yankees, he was mainly a cutter/curveball pitcher. Now, I would say that he uses the curveball and changeup at least as much if not more.
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Re: The most filthy pitches in MLB today

Postby Yoda » Mon Jun 11, 2007 2:32 pm

I think Mo's cutter and Hoffman's change up are the best pitches in the game. Both of them have been extremely successful for over a decade utilizing mostly those two pitches. Neither are sexy but in terms of effectiveness, I don't know of too many successful pitchers with only two pitches.

For starting pitchers, I would go with Santana's change.
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