Top Ten Best Baseball PitchesList 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
DO NOT THROW THIS it will damage your arm, throw a 4seam as a fastball like a normal person - LambsWhiskey
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!
It was a great pitch I used it for my strikeout pitch it got them guessing.
2 fastest pitch and moves on the hitter
Best pitch in the game. High cell high movement.
Definitely At least in the top 2 or 3
it is the best fast moving pitch
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 - LambsWhiskey
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.
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 pitch
You should see Craig Kimbrel on the Cubs throw this pitch 90mph! YIKES
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.
I am 15 and I love my Knuckle Curve it is one of my most effective pitches along with my Circle Change
Messes up a batter mentally. No one likes a knuckle-curve - Chickenlegs
Though this pitch is the beginning pitch it is very effective if you know how to throw and locate it though the contact could be very crucial
We all about what is Fast Ball for beginner's.First is to hold you need grip the four seam fastball.Second place your index and middle fingertips directly on the perpendicular seam of the baseball.Third the "horseshoe seam" should face into your ring finger of your throwing hand.Finally trow it to the mount of the catcher
Younger players base his pitches on this specific pitch, should be at least top 5
This should be your best pitch. it is the most accurate (and fastest) if you can't hit your spot with this don't even think about throwing a curveball or anything else. (this should be #1)
Tricky pitch, although it's prone to be hit for homers if left up in the zone - Chickenlegs
I am a pitcher in little league and I have used used it it is almost impossible to hit
Can be a very nasty pitch if you get the right grip and movement on the ball
Very hard to hit well rounded pitch.
Virtually every pitcher College-level and up has to have a curveball - Chickenlegs
It's funny to see batters get so fooled on a good hook
Crazy cool gets batters every time.
If started at the knees each time, there won't be one pop-fly - Chickenlegs
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. - AlGalaxy
Cornerstone of a pitcher's repertoire, never a bad time for a changeup - Chickenlegs
this pitch can make the best htters look like ameteurs
Felix Hernandez has the best in the game and Jamie Moyer had a good one too - Jman2021
When used with a fastball, the change up is the best pitch. - Cbatower
Look up Brandon Webb, best sinker pitcher in the game today - Chickenlegs
Why isn't this at least in top 5! such a good pitch
I’m 13 and my sinker is top 10 in state, my best pitch and in my opinion, the best ever.
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 slider
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.
This is like the best change up this should be in top ten
The ' thing is like a slurve but reverse
The best pitch around, all time.
No doubt has the most movement by any pitch ever.
I throw this one, it's nasty. Easy to learn too
So easy to learn and a great moving pitch to
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
My favorite pitch the eephus down
For the batter- this is a great pitch. - AlGalaxy
Basically like the spitball except it's legal!
Helo why is this so low
This is a great pitch why is this so uderrated
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.
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
How do u throw it?
It doesn't exist - LambsWhiskey
This pitch acts like a curveball. You throw it with the same arm action as you throw a football.
You grip it around the seams and when you're pitching, you twist your hand so it curves. This pitch is very rare and is one of the best changeups ever.
Uhm no. that's how you might throw a cutter. this list is trash - LambsWhiskey
Instead of dropping arm side for a RHP, it drops glove side.
For the batter they have to swing down and if they hit it it’ll go straight back to the catcher causing an easy out
For most people it just goes vertically this goes horizontally and vertical
Curves, knuckles, and slurves
A faster curve
This struck batters out so well it was banned, and even worked against Josh "The Black Babe Ruth" (although I would call babe the white gibson) Gibson.
"When you haven't been taugt to pitch from a young age you grip the ball with your whole hand and angle your foot 45 degreese from the plate and aim for the middle and the ball should curve right before the plate" this pitch is good as long as you have a capale catcher.
You grip this pitch like a 4-Seam Fastball and when pitching this pitch, your arm release has to be low and near your legs or ankles. This pitch is basically a fast lefty curveball for righties and a fast righty curveball for lefties.
This pitch is taxing on your arm so I recommend throwing it in college with your parent's permission.
With wiffleballs as many times as you want.
It moves sideways then down. It could fool batters easily
Watch Chris Sale slider
Why is this last this is literally chris sale's top pitch - LambsWhiskey
Some extra movement horizontally
Just like a regular curveball but extra break