Now remember, this is a list of the city’s top “electric arms.” This means we’re counting down the pitchers who have the top stuff and lively arms of the two clubs.
This is not a list of the best overall pitchers. If it was, Mets ace Jacob deGrom surely wouldn’t be on the notables section.
Don’t get it twisted either. With a fastball that routinely touches 96 miles an hour and a change with pinpoint control, deGrom’s stuff is just silly.
The same can be said for Andrew Miller who’s four-seamer is in the mid-90s at it’s lowest. His weapon, that nasty slider, gives fits to both lefties and righties.
If we were discussing 2014, Masahiro Tanaka might be No. 1 on this list. However, the elbow has really done a lot to his electricity. The Japanese import still possesses one of the nastier splits in the game, but it’s not as terrifying as we once saw.
Now, let’s get on to the big show: