Top Ten Best Baseball Pitches

List of the top ten most effective pitches in baseball for getting a batter out. Don't be afraid to specify a pitch e.g. Circle change, 3 finger change. And Backyard Baseball pitches don't count haha.
The Top Ten
1 Gyroball

It was a great pitch I used it for my strikeout pitch it got them guessing.

The batter thinks it's rising when it's actually dropping. It's awesome!

DO NOT THROW THIS it will damage your arm, throw a 4seam as a fastball like a normal person

2 Two-Seam Fastball

Best pitch in the game. High cell high movement.

3 Spitball

This pitch used water to alter the shape of the ball, making it into an oblong and virtually impossible to hit. This pitch was so nasty it was banned from the league. This pitch is just dirty.

Why would you learn this pitch? have fun getting caught applying foreign substances to the ball, you're better off putting pine tar on your hand from your glove

4 Slider

An under-rated pitch that every hurler should have in his arsenal. When you get a pitcher that gives it good movement and good location, it's untouchable. Combine this with the two-seam fastball and you get the scissor effect...

Remarkable pitch. Great for messing with the batter, but you can't leave it right in the zone. If you pitch it right, it's deadly.

Third fastest pitch in baseball after the two fastballs. I think Ted Williams called it the greatest pitch ever.

5 Knuckle-Curve

No one believes you when you say you throw one, but it's like a curveball on steroids. The index finger just creates more spin than a regular curveball providing an even more dominant curveball, thus more strikeouts. Everyone should throw a knuckle curve.

It strikes my friend out almost every time if a get a good enough spin on it.

You should see Craig Kimbrel on the Cubs throw this pitch 90mph! YIKES

6 Four Seam Fastball

With control it can be so many different pitches, and it's the easiest to control. And velo isn't everything. It's location, pitches before that, etc. You use your fastball to set up all your other pitches therefore it's the best.

It is the fastest one, and if you have no control over it, you can not set up a change up well. This is the most important one. you also need to be able to throw it because it is the easiest on the arm. to many breaking balls will blow up a younger pitchers arm.

The hell is this... When someone pitches you this it's a dinger. The ball doesn't move

7 Knuckleball

Best pitch ever, all batter look like little leaguers when this pitch comes to town, you have got to love this crazy pitch. Watch some R.A. dickey.

Toughest pitch to learn. And it is just like throwing a wiffle ball. It will break 3-4 times before actually reaching the plate. It basically has a mind of its own

Very hard to hit well rounded pitch.

8 Curveball

Crazy cool gets batters every time.

Virtually every pitcher College-level and up has to have a curveball

9 Split Finger Fastball (Splitter)

In my opinion, this is the best possible pitch a pitcher could throw. Just think about it. The sharpest break of all pitches right in front of home plate, no less! Plus, you can get about 96 MPH on this thing. (Fastest splitter)

Splitters are great pitches. They don't mess up your arm like curves and sliders, and they brake enough to get any batter out with the proper location. Just look at a guy like Koji Uehara of the BoSox. His splitter was nearly invisible.

10 Changeup

When used with a fastball, the change up is the best pitch.

A changeup that acts like a curveball.

Cornerstone of a pitcher's repertoire, never a bad time for a changeup

The Contenders
11 Sinker

I'm 13 and my sinker is top 10 in state, my best pitch and in my opinion, the best ever.

12 Cutter

It perplexes me that this isn't number one. Mariano Rivera revolutionized it. Then, pitchers year by year found out the wonders of this pitch. You think it is a fastball, then, bam, it broke away.

His cutter is an epic pitch and no one can hit it I use it and it domonates hitters like no other. The Pitch itsself can break from almost hitting a batter to the outside corner.

13 Circle Changeup

One of the toughest pitches to read. Looks like a 2seam with the movement of a sinker. Incredibly hard to throw and even harder to hit.

Why is this #24? This is an amazing pitch, a cross between a Changeup and a sinker.

14 Screwball
15 Vulcan Changeup

The best pitch around, all time.

16 12-6 Curveball

This is the third best pitch. Has the longest break of all pitches and is deadly when thrown properly. The disadvantage about this pitch is the velocity, although if you decide to throw a 4 seam fastball right before this, the batter will be in confusion because of the about 10-20 MPH difference.

Clayton Kershaw has the nastiest one in the league. Great for getting hitters looking

No doubt has the most movement by any pitch ever.

17 Forkball

Basically like the spitball except it's legal!

18 Slurve
19 Eephus Pitch

This pitch really drops on the batter and looks like a clown pitch, best used on heavy hitters

20 Meatball

For the batter- this is a great pitch.

21 Running Fastball

Great fastball. The pitcher uses a grip to tail latterally toward the glove side.

22 Palmball
23 Foshball

Great Pitch. Very similar to a Splitter, but with some tail away from a right handed batter. There are technically two ways to grip it as well, both resulting in the same movement, but with different speed. Downright nasty pitch, but very underrated, and rarely seen.

24 Sidearm Curve

I'm left-handed and it definitely feels more natural to throw sidearm for a curveball than any other way. I kind of throw sidearm for any pitch. Sharp break downwards

25 Folly Floater
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