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Brian Slocum, rhp

School: Villanova U. Class: So.
Hometown: New Rochelle, N.Y.
B-T: R-R Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 195 Birthdate: 3/27/81
Previously Drafted: Twins '99 (14th round).
Scouting Report: The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Slocum is the one shining light in a down year in Pennsylvania. He hasn't strung together consecutive injury-free seasons but has an outside chance of going in the first round. He has a lot going for him and might have been the best athlete at Villanova this year--in any sport. His arm works well, and he has a chance to have three above-average pitches: a 91-93 mph fastball, a hard slider and a changeup. He knows how to pitch and has excellent makeup, and his time on the shelf has saved wear and tear on his arm. Injuries have been an issue since he missed the 2001 season with a sore shoulder and came home early from the Cape Cod League. No surgery was ever performed. He pitched through biceps tendinitis again this spring and took his regular turn in the Villanova rotation, going 4-2, 3.41 with 65 strikeouts in 69 innings. He has made significant strides, particularly in his development of a breaking pitch, since being taken in the 14th round out of high school.

2002 Statistics

W

L

ERA

G

SV

IP

H

BB

SO

4

2

3.41

12

0

69

58

28

65

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