Nick Pollack here, founder of PitcherList.com. You might have seen one of our Pitching GIFs around the web, checked out one of our in-depth GIF Breakdowns, enjoyed our daily rundowns of the Nastiest Pitches, or maybe you have no idea who we are and that's cool too. Thanks for checking out our Patreon page, where you'll be able to check in on what is going on behind the scenes as well as get exclusive content molded just for our patrons.
What is Pitcher List?Pitcher List was created in 2014 when I wanted to share my love for pitching to as many people as possible. I realized GIFs were the perfect medium to express the joy of a beautifully placed Fastball or witness the incredible break of a nasty Slider. Since then, we've created the definitive Pitching GIF database for starting pitchers in the MLB, featuring a GIF of every pitch inside every starting pitcher's repertoire. For example, take a look at Corey Kluber's player page or the GIF we have for Aroldis Chapman's Fastball:
We're also a fantasy baseball outlet dedicated to understanding each and every starter in the big, featuring daily pitching recaps, weekly podcasts (On The Corner Podcast) outlining starting pitchers and their fantasy impacts, and The List, which ranks the Top 100 starting pitchers in fantasy baseball each week.
It has been an amazing ride thus far including being featured on CBS Sports, USA Today, FanGraphs, Five Thirty Eight, Bleacher Report, The Washington Post, and we've been incredibly fortunate to have grown a dedicated community that has been with us along the way. We hope you can join us for the journey ahead!
Up to now, everything you see on the site has been funded out of my personal pocket. My goal has always been to keep the site 100% free without any content behind a paywall and not plaster readers with advertisements because ads are stupid. In order to take the next step with the site, we need your support here on Patreon.
To give you an idea of our vision for Pitcher List, here are a few features we're aiming to add in the near future:
- Every pitcher in the majors (not just starters) with their own page and GIFs, updated the day after their MLB debut
- Player pages revamped with estimated future schedule, injury history, archives of their SP Roundup blurbs and GIF roundups
- Hitter List fully realized on the site, including unique player pages, daily roundups, and weekly updated rankings
- Short daily podcasts giving you all the fantasy updates you need to know about if you don't have time to keep up to date
- New stats (including VPR) fleshed out on the site, including team and player pages
- Daily projections for heavy streaming players and those in DFS leagues
- Expansion to Football, Basketball, and Hockey
- More Merch!
- A bunch more Podcasts and Live-Streams because those are a blast
- More daily article content. Like a lot more.
And that's just the start of it. There are a ton of ideas floating around with the team and we want to explore each one to make the best fantasy site on the web while continuing to improve our one-of-a-kind GIF database.
So here we are at Patreon. Everything raised here will be poured straight into the site, let it be server costs, adding those great features above, and supporting our talented writing staff. In other words, I personally won't see a dime of it as I am fully dedicated to making Pitcher List everything it can be. It would be foolish of me not to do so.
What would a Patreon be without fun rewards? Here's what we can give back to those who can help support us each month through Patreon:
$1 Become a Patron - Every little bit helps! We'll read your name at the end of our next Podcast as well as earning our deep gratitude for your support.
$5 Podcast Supporter - Once a month we'll host a Podcast dedicated to answering the questions that our Patrons want to know. You'll submit your questions here and we'll tackle them on the show. You'll also receive the podcast earlier than the masses as well as get a copy of the notes we write for each Podcast.
$10 Access to our Pitcher List Staff Slack Channel - The Pitcher List staff communicates on Slack and we thought it would be fun to open it up to our supporters. You'll be given access to a private Slack channel where the entire Pitcher List staff and other Patreon supporters chat 24/7 about their fantasy baseball teams, discussion of live baseball games, and get a sneak peek of what goes on behind-the-scenes at the site.
$50 Pitcher List VIP - Those who become Pitcher List VIPs will get to have 1-on-1 live chats with Nick throughout the season, a free merch item once it launches later this year, and a drink on us if you make it down to Brooklyn, NY.
So there you have it. I look forward to taking the next step with Pitcher List and I hope you can be a part of what's to come!
P.S. Here's one more awesome GIF for the road because why not: