Chaz Roe is a journeyman reliever at this point in his career, but if the name sounds familiar, it's because he possesses one of the most devastating sliders in the big leagues.
I mean, look at this filthy pitch from a couple years ago with the Baltimore Orioles.
As a pitcher, you'd like to keep the slider down and moving away from a hitter, or down and busting in on their shoe tops.
Well, with this whiffle ball-like slide piece Roe threw to Andrew Knapp of the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday was so filthy is didn't matter where it was located.
How many fingers for the wiffle ball? pic.twitter.com/XOZx9Wrpas— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) March 13, 2018
Knapp even looked back at the umpire to ask what the hell that was.
That pitch is funky and very effective. We can only hope the Rays recognize his nastiness and keep him around.