IP 662
ERA 4.622
WHIP 1.323
BB/9 1.509
SO/9 6.73
  • Full name Kevin Michael Slowey
  • Born 05/04/1984 in Conroe, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Winthrop
  • Debut 06/01/2007
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (73rd overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2005 (signed for $490,000).
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    Few pitchers had improved their draft stock as much as Slowey, who burst on the scene with a 19-strikeout game as a freshman but didn't emerge as a candidate for the first three rounds until this year. His 11-1, 2.26 season included an opponent average of .171 (which ranked fifth nationally) and just 10 walks in 103 innings. Slowey has always had solid stuff and excellent control that scouts rate at least a 60 on the 20-80 scale; now his stuff has improved as he's become stronger. He's an excellent competitor who challenges hitters with a fastball in the 87-92 mph range that touches a bit higher. He complements it with a solid-average slider, which was his best secondary pitch this year, while his changeup was his best secondary offering in his first two years. He has a knack for missing bats, leading to his 317 strikeouts, a career record at Winthrop. Slowey impresses scouts with his makeup and intelligence on and off the field (he has a 3.96 GPA thanks to one B, in business calculus). Scouts liken his ceiling to that of Cory Lidle or Jeff Suppan, as an innings-eating third or fourth starter.

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  • Rated Best Pitching Prospect in the International League in 2007
  • Rated Best Control in the International League in 2007
  • Rated Best Control in the Minnesota Twins in 2007
  • Rated Best Control in the Florida State League in 2006
  • Rated Best Control in the Minnesota Twins in 2006

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