Ranking the 10 Nastiest Curveballs/Sliders in Minor League Baseball

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Ranking the 10 Nastiest Curveballs/Sliders in Minor League Baseball
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RHP Gerrit Cole (Pirates)

A few weeks ago as the minor league regular season neared conclusion, I highlighted the top tools and pitches at every minor league level. But now, with the season over and the Arizona Fall League underway, I thought I’d expand upon some more on the previous article.

Specifically, today I’ll review the top breaking balls among all minor league pitchers from this past season. While some are already graded as plus offerings, I also identified prospects with a curveball and/or slider that projects to be a plus pitch by the time they reach the major leagues.

So, here’s a look at the pitching prospects who possess the best breaking balls in the game.

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