Baseball has had its moments over the years, and pitching, being a part of every moment, is always fun to watch. Different pitchers have pitches with different amounts of movement...there's just so much to take in. I find it interesting.
Pitchers are usually judged by their pitch rotation and their location, as well as speed. All of those stats lead to strikeouts, which lead to fewer baserunners, which lead to fewer runs, which lead to more wins. It's vital for any pitcher in major league baseball to display control, accuracy, and speed to be successful.
However, a stat not always referenced is a pitcher's late movement. The late movement is the pitch's movement from its reaching the plate to its reaching the catcher's mitt.
Many pitchers rely on late movement to bolster their stats and earn more strikeouts. In this slideshow, we'll be observing some of baseball's best late-movement pitchers, and which pitch specifically works for them and why.
Are you ready? Let's get down to business.