Top pitchers, hitters at specific pitches

Clayton Kershaw's curveball might be the most unhittable pitch in baseball. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

It took a while for Mike Minor to develop full confidence in his fastball, but now, throwing that pitch inside is the default decision for him. “If I’m not sure what I want to do,” he said earlier this season, “I just throw the fastball.”

And it shows. I asked ESPN researcher Justin Havens to dig out some top 10 lists for pitchers and hitters in relation to specific pitches -- the fastball, changeup, slider and curveball -- to determine who is throwing these types the best and who is hitting them the best. Here is his answer: