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The main difference between a slider and curveball is the way that they move. Imagine your throwing a slider at a clock. It would go from 3 to 9. However, if you were to throw a curveball at a clock it would go from about 1:30 to 7:30.

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Easy a cutter is a fastball and a curve is an off speed pitch. For an example if you throw a 4 seam fastball at at 95 mph your cutter will be in the 91-93 mph range, but your curve will be slower depending if it is a 12-6 curveball or just an regular curve. Curve balls break away from the arm of the pitcher so lefty it goes right and a righty it goes to the left. A cutter moves both ways and usually looks like a fast ball till the last second and moves up, down, left or right.

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A curveball is generally slower than a slider, and curves diagonally as it approaches the batter. The slider shifts suddenly horizontally, usually right before it crosses the plate.

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A fast ball has more velocity and does not move as much as a curveball

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a slider has a simple machine :).

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