Zito is God wrote:Slowey has been touted to have the best control in all of the minors this year. I think they will love to see if he can translate that to major league level. He'll have to be since he does not throw very hard.
I really have no idea where Garza's 1.5+ WHIP is coming from, hes getting pounded. Never thought after the MLB experience he'd be giving up more than 1 hit per inning in the minors.
I think the Twins have too many touted prospects and need to move a couple of a good offensive bat. Garza's stock will continue to take hits if he keeps that WHIP up.
The issue with Slowey, from what I've read, is that he throws primarily (as in over 75%) fastballs, albeit fastballs with excellent accuracy. In AAA, perfect placement of mostly fastballs will get a lot of outs, but in the majors, I'm not so sure it'll be quite as effective.
As for Garza, they've got him working on his secondary pitches in AAA right now. His fastball is already major league ready, so once his secondary pitches catch up, the sky's the limit for him.
His WHIP is what it is because he gave up 24 baserunners in his first 13 innings (3 starts).
Since then, he's allowed 31 in his last 23 (4 starts).
Even further, in one of those four starts, he gave up 11 of the baserunners in only 4 innings.
To me, that sounds like a guy who's working on stuff and getting more and more comfortable and consistent with it.