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Kevin Slowey being called up???

Postby quitesanemax » Wed May 07, 2008 12:17 pm

I remember there was a lot of talk about him, but I don't see any threads here even though he is starting tomorrow. Is this just a one time start for him? Any Minnesota fans know what the organization thinks of this kid, and if he is worth putting on a fantasy roster?


http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/7968/news
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Re: Kevin Slowey being called up???

Postby littletank » Wed May 07, 2008 12:41 pm

quitesanemax wrote:I remember there was a lot of talk about him, but I don't see any threads here even though he is starting tomorrow. Is this just a one time start for him? Any Minnesota fans know what the organization thinks of this kid, and if he is worth putting on a fantasy roster?


http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/7968/news


He's an average bum that started the year in the rotation. Only reason he's out of the rotation is because of an injury.
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Re: Kevin Slowey being called up???

Postby Inukchuk » Wed May 07, 2008 12:56 pm

Actually, he was the Twins' #1 pitching prospect coming into this year. He's got good control and has some K potential. He's just getting off the DL and he'll be taking Baker's spot in the rotation, and will remain there if he can prove himself. Definitely one to keep an eye on.
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Re: Kevin Slowey being called up???

Postby quitesanemax » Wed May 07, 2008 1:06 pm

I'm in a 16 team league, and having trouble finding pitchers. I definitely won't play him tomorrow. Lets see how he does. But would you drop Wellemeyer for him?

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Postby Inukchuk » Wed May 07, 2008 2:03 pm

I can't see Wellemeyer keeping his numbers up. Slowey's upside is much higher...
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Re: Kevin Slowey being called up???

Postby verb1999 » Wed May 07, 2008 2:27 pm

Kevin Slowey is often compared to retired Twins' pitcher Brad Radke. Not known for being a super flashy stud, but rather for his command, control, and abilty to help his team compete. Last year with the Twins he won 4, lost 1 in 11 games, pretty decent K's (44 in 66.2 IP), a 4.72 ERA and a respectable 1.40 whip.

Will he pan out? Time will tell. The Twins' bats are well known for going to sleep for periods of time, but my personal opinion being a Twins fan from MN is that he'll only be getting better with more experience. He's approximately 23 years old, and the Twins organization is typically good in helping their young arms bloom to their potential.

p.s. I wouldn't use the word "bum" to describe Slowey by any means, myself.
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Re: Kevin Slowey being called up???

Postby Inukchuk » Wed May 07, 2008 4:17 pm

verb1999 wrote:I wouldn't use the word "bum" to describe Slowey by any means, myself.


You should hear what he calls ARod... :-t
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Re: Kevin Slowey being called up???

Postby mjg5250 » Wed May 07, 2008 4:54 pm

Slowey is the man, definitely not a bum, he'll grow better with experience. I have good feelings for him.
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Re: Kevin Slowey being called up???

Postby littletank » Wed May 07, 2008 9:06 pm

mjg5250 wrote:Slowey is the man, definitely not a bum, he'll grow better with experience. I have good feelings for him.


Slowey will have about a 5 era with a 1.8 whip and will not win more then 5 games the rest of the season.
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Re: Kevin Slowey being called up???

Postby Inukchuk » Thu May 08, 2008 6:54 am

littletank wrote:
mjg5250 wrote:Slowey is the man, definitely not a bum, he'll grow better with experience. I have good feelings for him.


Slowey will have about a 5 era with a 1.8 whip and will not win more then 5 games the rest of the season.


Any actuaul analysis go into that, or just woman's intuition?
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