The 2023 Major League Baseball season is almost upon us, which means we’re just a few days away from watching lots of different pitchers throwing lots of different types of nasty pitches.
One of those pitchers is Giants right-hander Tyler Rogers. The 32 year old showed off a pitch Monday night against the Oakland A's that wasn’t close to being a strike but was a pitch that seemingly defied physics and is something that we’re not used to seeing at any level of baseball.
Rogers threw a 73-MPH slider that rose through the air and over his catcher’s glove.
Why is this impressive? First check out the pitch and then allow the great Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja on Twitter) to explain:
Here's more on why that pitch is nasty:
It's moments like this that make me glad I’ll never have to try to get a hit off a MLB pitcher.
Because good luck with that!