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Postby ctt8410 » Sat May 26, 2007 2:52 pm

One thing that may hold Slowey back a little longer is that Ramon Ortiz won't be as easy to get rid of as Ponson considering he's making 3.1 million this year compared to 1 million for Ponson.
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Postby ctt8410 » Sun May 27, 2007 1:55 am

I think Slowey already had the advantage over Garza, but this certainly can't help Garza's case...

"I know how to pitch," Garza said Friday by phone. "I didn't get up here because I don't know how to pitch. I said (to Rochester pitching coach Stu Cliburn), 'Just let me pitch. You guys just relax. Yeah, I was in a funk for April. My bad. I'm sorry I didn't deal with disappointment the way you guys thought I was going to.'


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Postby JoshExley » Sun May 27, 2007 9:43 am

Ramon got wrecked last night, so I'm hopeful Slowey gets the call. Each start he seems to get stronger and stronger (Slowey that is). I will predict that he's up by this time next week.........PLEASE!!!!!

Hmm.....
" If the Twins promote Class AAA Rochester pitching whiz Kevin Slowey before June, he could gain an extra year of major league service time, which would allow him to become eligible for salary arbitration sooner. And that could cost the Twins an extra $3 million if the right-hander with the pinpoint control continues to succeed at his present pace.

Promoting Slowey soon could mean he would become eligible for salary arbitration after the 2009 season rather than after 2010, when the Twins are scheduled to play in their new ballpark. Holding Slowey back this summer could save millions for the Twins between 2010 and 2012. "

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Postby TurdFerguson » Sun May 27, 2007 8:12 pm

Slowey is the most underrated pitching prospect in baseball.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Sun May 27, 2007 8:23 pm

TurdFerguson wrote:Slowey is the most underrated pitching prospect in baseball.


BA ranked him #71 overall, how's that underrated?
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Postby TurdFerguson » Sun May 27, 2007 8:48 pm

PlayingWithFire wrote:
TurdFerguson wrote:Slowey is the most underrated pitching prospect in baseball.


BA ranked him #71 overall, how's that underrated?

He wasnt even in the top 15 pitching prospect wise out of all the list Ive seen. But he has been putting up numbers every since he entered the minors.Hence, I did say pitching prospect, not overall.
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Postby Pirates4Life » Sun May 27, 2007 9:26 pm

TurdFerguson wrote:Slowey is the most underrated pitching prospect in baseball.


He's rated the way he is because there are legit questions about how his stuff will translate to the majors. I've read that he throws almost 75% fastballs, albeit with excellent control. And we aren't talking about an exceptional fastball, either. It's good enough to dominate AAA hitters, but I wonder how his approach will work against major leaguers.

He's a good prospect, but those lists are normally based on expectations of major league success, not minor league dominance.
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Postby JoshExley » Sun May 27, 2007 10:48 pm

Pirates4Life wrote:
TurdFerguson wrote:Slowey is the most underrated pitching prospect in baseball.


He's rated the way he is because there are legit questions about how his stuff will translate to the majors. I've read that he throws almost 75% fastballs, albeit with excellent control. And we aren't talking about an exceptional fastball, either. It's good enough to dominate AAA hitters, but I wonder how his approach will work against major leaguers.

He's a good prospect, but those lists are normally based on expectations of major league success, not minor league dominance.


I dunno, man. Every level he's pitched at he puts up decent numbers and now he just keeps getting better. He doesn't walk anyone. I think he's going to be solid.

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Postby joecahill » Mon May 28, 2007 12:00 am

PlayingWithFire wrote:
TurdFerguson wrote:Slowey is the most underrated pitching prospect in baseball.


BA ranked him #71 overall, how's that underrated?


And he's PECOTA's fifth-rated pitching prospect (#20 overall), behind the likes of Lincecum, Hughes, and Gallardo. I don't know how that's underrated. B-)
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Postby akula » Mon May 28, 2007 12:10 am

joecahill wrote:
PlayingWithFire wrote:
TurdFerguson wrote:Slowey is the most underrated pitching prospect in baseball.


BA ranked him #71 overall, how's that underrated?


And he's PECOTA's fifth-rated pitching prospect (#20 overall), behind the likes of Lincecum, Hughes, and Gallardo. I don't know how that's underrated. B-)


who else is in the top 5? Garza or Bailey?
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