Carlos Villanueva freezes Jayson Werth with 57-mph pitch

Jayson Werth might still be shaking his head at this pitch

8/22/13 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5225 respect

Blog Photo - Carlos Villanueva freezes Jayson Werth with 57-mph pitchA wise man once told me that if you want to be a successful pitcher, the most important things are location and changing speeds.

Carlos Villanueva demonstrated exactly why changing speeds is important, with this ridiculous 57-mph lob pitch to Jayson Werth that left him frozen and shaking his head for a solid 5 seconds after the pitch crossed the plate.

Be sure to check out the end of the video, where Villanueva's next pitch hits 85 mph on the radar gun. Also, he's a guy whose fastball tops out at around 91 mph. That's approximately a 34 mph difference between that pitch and his fastball. You won't see many guys who can change speeds better than that.

Here's the video:



And of course, the gif:
Blog Photo - Carlos Villanueva freezes Jayson Werth with 57-mph pitch
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