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Dan Slania
Name: Daniel Alexander Slania
Born: May 24, 1992 in Tucson, AZ
High School: Notre Dame (Ill.) HS
College: Notre Dame
High School: Salpointe Catholic HS, Tucson, Ariz.
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 275 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 5th round (162nd overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2013 (signed for $283,500)
Slania hasn't started a game in three years at Notre Dame and has excelled in relief, setting school records for career ERA (1.71) and saves (29). After hitting 97 mph last summer while leading the Cape Cod League with 10 saves, he topped out in the low 90s early this spring, when the weather was terrible in the Midwest. As it warmed up, he started throwing 92-93 mph and touching 95 more regularly. He has made progress with his curveball and slider, with both breaking balls grading as close to average. At 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds, he doesn't have the prettiest body or delivery, but he does have some athleticism and has no difficulty throwing strikes. Slania may get an opportunity to work out of the rotation in pro ball. He has a strong frame, aptitude for throwing a changeup and showed what he can do in a longer outing on May 3. In a 19-inning loss to South Florida, Slania worked innings eight through 16, allowing two runs while striking out seven. Scouts weren't thrilled that he threw 140 pitches, but 93 of them went for strikes. The Red Sox drafted him in the 42nd round three years ago out of an Arizona high school.
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