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Top Ten Sliders

The look into the best ranking pitches continues with an installment looking at the top sliders. These pitchers' sliders look different, are thrown at varying speeds and are used in different ways, but all are very effective pitches that lay the groundwork for success. Look inside to learn more about the area of greatest depth of any pitch on the farm.

10. Robert Carson – The objective of Carson's first off-season following the 2007 was to build a breaking pitch to go along with a good fastball/changeup combination. To coaches' surprise, the left-hander took to his slider much quicker than anticipated and it became a pivotal tool to his success in 2008. His slider has swing-and-miss break but he employs it more to generate contact. He still... Recommended Stories