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Postby Fade2White12 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:32 pm

One of the best young curves is Rich Hill's 12-6. His is one of my favorite out-pitches in the league.
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Postby MotorCityKitties » Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:11 pm

I'm not sure if it's the best, but Bonderman's slider is nasty. He's only got 2 pitches and he still managed to K over 200 last year.
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Postby Another Blown Save » Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:18 pm

Casey Fossum probably has the best Eephus pitch :-D
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Postby mweir145 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:04 am

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.
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Postby Ender » Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:14 am

I'll agree with Sheets on the curve and its not even close. He has as good movement as anyone else with it and better control than anyone else. Now hopefully throwing it doesn't kill his arm long term.
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Postby TheRawDAWG » Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:34 am

mweir145 wrote:
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.
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Postby Ender » Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:52 am

TheRawDAWG wrote:
mweir145 wrote:
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.


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Postby LukeW9027 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:15 am

DevilDriver wrote:slider - liriano


Liriano has the most dominant slider ive seen. Its just flat out unhittable unless he hangs it. K-Rod has a great slider, but he tends to throw it too much and becomes predictable sometimes when I have watched him.

Another pitch I would like to nominate is the many fastballs of Carlos Zambrano. This guy throws one of the best 2-seamers in the game, a nasty cutter on the lefties, and can paint the edge with a 4-seamer at 96. Not to mention that frisbee slider that fools those righties who hit a whopping .174 against Big Z last season.
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Postby Mercer Boy » Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:38 am

Best knuckle-ball:

Wade Boggs ;-D

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