Yoda wrote:My guess is that at the least Slowey will put up numbers like Sowers 06. The worst case scenario would be Mike Pelfrey #2.
Sowers arrived in the majors with a decent change-up and an offspeed pitch that could keep hitters honest.
From every report I've read, Slowey gets by with his fastball command and doesn't have anything else that's even average to fall back on.
If you tell a major league hitter that it's 90% certain that a fastball around 90 mph is coming, I don't think too many good major league hitters will be fooled very often no matter how good the placement is. If Slowey is forced into using pitches that he hasn't been throwing consistently in the minors, he could be in real trouble.