Top Ten Best Baseball PitchesChickenlegs 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
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. - Chickenlegs
U can't tell the slider much when hitting and people take the pitchV 4 Comments
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.
Messes up a batter mentally. No one likes a knuckle-curve - Chickenlegs
I am 15 and I love my Knuckle Curve it is one of my most effective pitches along with my Circle Change
It strikes my friend out almost every time if a get a good enough spin on it.V 2 Comments
Younger players base his pitches on this specific pitch, should be at least top 5
The hell is this... When someone pitches you this it's a dinger. The ball doesn't move
Better have good location or be really fast - Chickenlegs
I think this one because all coaches pick this pitch
2 fastest pitch and moves on the hitter
Definitely At least in the top 2 or 3V 1 Comment
Virtually every pitcher College-level and up has to have a curveball - ChickenlegsV 2 Comments
I throw a splitter and I'm 15, it's a great pitch and does not put pressure in your arm like a curveball or slider
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. - AlGalaxyV 1 Comment
Not a magic pitch, but gets in a batter's head - Chickenlegs
The batter thinks it's rising when it's actually dropping. It's awesome!
Tricky pitch, although it's prone to be hit for homers if left up in the zone - Chickenlegs
Very hard to hit well rounded pitch.
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 ownV 1 Comment
Cornerstone of a pitcher's repertoire, never a bad time for a changeup - Chickenlegs
Felix Hernandez has the best in the game and Jamie Moyer had a good one too - Jman2021V 2 Comments
Look up Brandon Webb, best sinker pitcher in the game today - Chickenlegs
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.
I throw it at 11 years old, it doesn't hurt my arm in any way and strikes batters out 9 out of 10 times
Really trikes that hitter looks like a fastball but it moves
I heard the cut fastball is half four seamer, half sliderV 3 Comments
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.
This pitch really drops on the batter and looks like a clown pitch, best used on heavy hitters
This pitch was great but you get used to it after a while
Can be thrown in the 40s. Really can mess up some hitters
I throw this one, it's nasty. Easy to learn too
So easy to learn and a great moving pitch to
Basically like the spitball except it's legal!
For the batter- this is a great pitch. - AlGalaxy
Why is this #24? This is an amazing pitch, a cross between a Changeup and a sinker.
This is like the best change up this should be in top ten
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.
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List StatsUpdated 23 Feb 2017
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3. Two-Seam Fastball