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  1. :-O

    I need to see it from the straight-on angle.

    Comment by Dan — September 26, 2012 @ 11:33 pm

  2. I very much agree. I actually looked back through the entirety of his game log. He’s pitched in front of a couple of the league’s better cameras (Boston, Tampa Bay), but, in every case, either (a) he didn’t throw the screwball or (b) the game was a FOX national game.

    Comment by Carson Cistulli — September 26, 2012 @ 11:49 pm

  3. Are there any other big-leaguers who currently throw one?

    Comment by Blueyays — September 27, 2012 @ 12:03 am

  4. Here’s the entire list:,d.

    I thought maybe one other pitcher besides Hector Santiago would be throwing one, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. Danny Ray Herrera has a screwball, but he got Tommy John earlier this year.

    Comment by Carson Cistulli — September 27, 2012 @ 12:08 am

  5. 2nd hitter is not Josh Donaldson, it’s Brandon Moss.

    Comment by Bobbee — September 27, 2012 @ 12:13 am

  6. Ack. Entirely. Edited duly. Thanks.

    Comment by Carson Cistulli — September 27, 2012 @ 12:14 am

  7. Thank you!
    Ironically, PITCHf/x doesn’t even see all of Tateyama’s screwballs as such; it classifies many of them as either sliders or curveballs. Yet another example of why I never trust its pitch identification labels.

    Comment by Blueyays — September 27, 2012 @ 12:22 am

  8. What’s the difference between this and the 2 seem FB for righties?

    Comment by jcxy — September 27, 2012 @ 9:03 am

  9. Much slower with a lot more break. Much more depth.

    Comment by Shin Soo — September 27, 2012 @ 9:44 am

  10. Is this the categorical imperative come to fruition? This looks like the categorical imperative if the categorical imperative were a pitch, which, being the categorical imperative, it most certainly could be.

    Comment by dp — September 27, 2012 @ 11:22 am

  11. ack attack

    Comment by RA Rowe — September 27, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

  12. How fast does the pitch go?

    Comment by nubillybaroo — September 27, 2012 @ 12:04 pm

  13. If you look at the end of each gif, you’ll see “73” flash on the diamond at the top of the screen.

    Comment by dustin — September 28, 2012 @ 12:53 am

  14. As fast as molasses in the cold

    Comment by Bip — December 22, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

  15. I believe that Zack Grienke also throws one occasionally as an out-pitch to left-handers. It definitely breaks like one, and all the announcers call it his change-up, but the break is too much to the right to be a straight change.

    Comment by tomunc — June 14, 2015 @ 12:30 pm

  16. I couldn’t see where to edit so let me add that when he has that pitch working, along with his other stuff, he’s nearly unbeatable.

    Comment by tomunc — June 14, 2015 @ 12:33 pm

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