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Re: Best Pitches in Majors

Postby AquaMan2342 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:14 pm

What about Joe Nathan's change?
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Re: Best Pitches in Majors

Postby jake_twothousandfive » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:40 pm

AquaMan2342 wrote:What about Joe Nathan's change?

Nathan throws almost entirely fastballs and sliders. He throws the occasional CB but I don't think he throws many change-ups at all. :-?
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Re: Best Pitches in Majors

Postby greenandgold » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:42 pm

I think this year Lincecum's change up might be the best

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.ph ... t-changeup
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Re: Best Pitches in Majors

Postby Montana168 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:49 pm

in 2 years or less, we'll be talking about Clayton Kershaw's curve as the best in the bigs.
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Re: Best Pitches in Majors

Postby skjelstrom » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:55 pm

greenandgold wrote:I think this year Lincecum's change up might be the best

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.ph ... t-changeup


I was actually just reading that article myself, but if you notice it says his changeball is second to Rich Harden's but actually better because of how well he uses it with his fastball. A changeup relies on the effectiveness of their fastball too.

So is it who's pitch is best or more effective?
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Re: Best Pitches in Majors

Postby Dalingh » Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:08 pm

Trevor Hoffman's changeup. The dude has built his career around it...
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Re: Best Pitches in Majors

Postby Another Blown Save » Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:37 pm

Verlander's Fastball
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Re: Best Pitches in Majors

Postby smoovethug » Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:53 pm

Cole Hamels' changeup. Brad Lidge's slider.
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Re: Best Pitches in Majors

Postby fezzik » Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:15 pm

Another Blown Save wrote:Verlander's Fastball


So far this year I have to agree with this.

When Harden is throwing well, I like him for best Change. ;-D
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Re: Best Pitches in Majors

Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:36 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
jake_twothousandfive wrote:

That thread's from 2007. Things have changed since then.

I didn't take it as Dan saying "Yawn, been there, done that." More of pointing in a direction in case people care to read (Dan, I'm giving you benefit of doubt here; don't F up :-b). I actually tried to find that thread myself, but I am pathetic with the forum's search engine. :-D


it was a little bit of both...more like, "hey, here's an old thread, maybe the mods can merge it" and that way people can see how things have changed (or stayed the same in some cases)

plus i didnt think it was that old, but once i found it i was posting it regardless :-b
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