PlayingWithFire wrote:BlueBandit24 wrote:PlayingWithFire wrote:ctt8410 wrote:Slowey's line from tonight:
8.0IP, 7H, 0ER, 0BB, 7K
For the year:
64.1 IP, 6-2, 1.54 ERA, 57K, 5BB, 0.81 WHIP
The 2 losses were both complete game efforts.
we all know he can pitch in AAA
the question has always been
1)can he keep up with his stuff in the majors
2)will he get a chance soon
Both valid concerns, and I'd say yes to both. He has similar stuff to Radke and the same type of great control. If he locates his pitches well and maintains command, he can have success.
If Ortiz struggles tonight, I think Slowey is up. He's been pitching too well and the Twins have too much ground to make up for them not to find another solid starter.
I have NO DOUBT that Slowey can be a Radke, but a lot of people is expecting more than that. Remember, Radke was hardly a spectacular type and is usually a consistent #3-4 fantasy SP at best. I know a few people that think Slowey can be a #2 or #1. I have serious doubts about that.
I'd agree with that. I like him as a middle of the rotation starter, but I don't expect him to be dominant as a MLB or fantasy pitcher. He might pile up more K's than Radke but his ceiling is probably a #3 fantasy starter.