LHP - slider or cutter?

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Given the choice of cards would you choose a LHP (starter or reliever) who throws a top cutter or a top slider? I feel like the slider is tougher to control than the cutter, but with more break it can still be effective if you can bust righty hitters - but same could be said for a cutter. Left on left I like the slider but I've hit right handed batters when running it in.

So Sale with his slider or Paxton with his cutter?

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Slider for a lefty, cutter for a righty.

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I sucked with Sale. Paxtons cutter and Kershaw slider

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@raesONE said in LHP - slider or cutter?:

Slider for a lefty, cutter for a righty.

This. But throwing a slider into an opposite handed hitter can be dangerous. Generally I like sliders away.

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@rosborn27 said in LHP - slider or cutter?:

@raesONE said in LHP - slider or cutter?:

Slider for a lefty, cutter for a righty.

This. But throwing a slider into an opposite handed hitter can be dangerous. Generally I like sliders away.

Agreed.

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@raesONE said in LHP - slider or cutter?:

Slider for a lefty, cutter for a righty.

Sure, but for argument's sake the pitcher doesn't have both pitches in his repertoire.

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@bimblekay said in LHP - slider or cutter?:

@raesONE said in LHP - slider or cutter?:

Slider for a lefty, cutter for a righty.

Sure, but for argument's sake the pitcher doesn't have both pitches in his repertoire.

Then I think it is whatever you feel you throw and can place better.

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@bimblekay said in LHP - slider or cutter?:

@raesONE said in LHP - slider or cutter?:

Slider for a lefty, cutter for a righty.

Sure, but for argument's sake the pitcher doesn't have both pitches in his repertoire.

Well in that case if you hesitate between Sale and Paxton, I'd go with Sale because they're lefties and Sale has the slider.
If you mentioned 2 righty pitchers, I would've recommended the guy who has the cutter (assuming the pitchers are comparable attribute wise of course).

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@rosborn27 said in LHP - slider or cutter?:

@raesONE said in LHP - slider or cutter?:

Slider for a lefty, cutter for a righty.

This. But throwing a slider into an opposite handed hitter can be dangerous. Generally I like sliders away.

Oh big time. I throw it way in or low and in

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@lazy_toast said in LHP - slider or cutter?:

@rosborn27 said in LHP - slider or cutter?:

@raesONE said in LHP - slider or cutter?:

Slider for a lefty, cutter for a righty.

This. But throwing a slider into an opposite handed hitter can be dangerous. Generally I like sliders away.

Oh big time. I throw it way in or low and in

Also throwing it low outside so it crosses the zone but finishes low out of the zone works, there's a chance it may catch if the batter doesn't swing, but it's difficult to square up and likely ends in a weak pop out or a grounder... Unless you're ahead in the bottom of the 9th, then it will get pulled for a homer.

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When the question is “Sale or.......?” The answer is always Sale.

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