JoshExley wrote: 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.http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/ ... owey.shtml
Don't get me wrong, I expect him to be at least decent. But I think it's going to take more than being able to throw a well-located fastball to consistently get major league hitters out.
According to BA's scouting report on him, he throws NINETY percent fastballs (not the 75% I had mentioned), and it sits from the high 80's to the low 90's.
He's rated behind Garza and Perkins on BA's top 10 list, and he's rated as a "Good" prospect by Kevin Golsdstein at BP, not "Excellent" (like Garza) or "Very Good" (like Perkins).
Looks like we might see how he does pretty soon.