Here's a Thought: MLB's 10 Most Effective Sliders

Nathaniel StoltzSenior Analyst IAugust 4, 2009

Here's a Thought: MLB's 10 Most Effective Sliders

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    ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 21:  Closer Jonathan Broxton #51 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch on the way to his 17th save against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on June 21, 2009 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.   The Dodgers won 5-3.  (Photo by

No. 10: Francisco Cordero

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    ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 14:  National League All-Star Francisco Cordero of the Cincinnati Reds pitches during the 2009 MLB All-Star Game at Busch Stadium on July 14, 2009 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

No. 9: Jonathan Broxton

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    ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 21:  Closer Jonathan Broxton #51 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch on the way to his 17th save against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on June 21, 2009 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.   The Dodgers won 5-3.  (Photo by

No. 8: Glen Perkins

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    ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 17:  Pitcher Glen Perkins #15 of the Minnesota Twins throws against the Texas Rangers on July 17, 2009 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

No. 7: Darren Oliver

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    ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 12:  Pitcher Darren Oliver #38 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim throws a pitch against the New York Yankees on July 12, 2009 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.  The Angels won 5-4.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

No. 6: Jesse Chavez

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    NEW YORK - MAY 09:  Jesse Chavez #43 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches against the New York Mets on May 9, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Pirates 10-1.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/G

No. 5: Todd Coffey

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 19:  Todd Coffey #60 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches against the New York Mets at Citi Field on April 19, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

No. 4: Juan Gutierrez

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    PHOENIX - MAY 26:  Relief pitcher Juan Gutierrez #58 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the San Diego Padres during the major league baseball game at Chase Field on May 26, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Padres 6-5.  (Pho

No. 3: Luke Gregerson

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    SAN DIEGO - APRIL 6:  Luke Gregerson #57 of the San Diego Padres throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 6, 2009 at Petco Park in San Diego, California.  The Dodgers won 4-1.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

No. 2: Huston Street

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    DENVER - JULY 26:  Relief pitcher Huston Street #16 of the Colorado Rockies delivers in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field on July 26, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. Street recorded his 25th save of the season as the Rockies defea

No. 1: Virgil Vasquez

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    PHOENIX - JULY 26:  Starting pitcher Virgil Vasquez #50 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the major league baseball game at Chase Field on July 26, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Pirates 9-0