The Five Toughest Pitchers—According To David Ortiz
Pedro And Papi
In an article in Derek Jeter's ThePlayers Tribune, David Ortiz lays out for us the five toughest pitchers he's ever faced. Not surprisingly, Pedro Martinez tops the list. After his good friend comes Yankee nemesis Mariano Rivera, followed by Mike Mussina, Sonny Gray and Miami's "hip-hop hurler" Carter Capps. Says Papi of Pedro, "Pedro’s changeup was the best I’ve ever seen. It was so good that he could have walked right up to the plate and told you, 'Hey bro, I’m about to throw you the changeup.' And you still wouldn’t be able to hit it." Indeed.