35-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Brian Slocum in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Brian Slocum Contract Information:
Signed minor league deal with Pittsburgh in December 2008.
The Pirates reassigned Slocum to their minor league camp on Wednesday.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Brian Slocum.
Slocum was shut down in early May with an elbow injury and never made it back. He'll need to get over his control issues if he's to make it as a starter, especially since he doesn't have the blow-it-by-'em stuff to succeed as a late-inning guy.
Slocum made some progress when he tossed 94 innings at Triple-A Buffalo, striking out 91, but continues to struggle with walks. A big arm will not stay long if it's wild and Slocum will have to tame himself or be back in Buffalo by March.
Slocum is plodding up the ladder after spending three seasons at Villanova, which means much of his success has come against players much younger and less experienced. That success has also not been extraordinary, which begs the question: Why did Cleveland protect him in the Rule 5 draft? He wasn't exactly dominant in college and owns 4-plus ERAs over the past three seasons, two spent in Kinston. It could be his nice Arizona Fall League campaign as a reliever, where he struck out 19 in 20 innings. He can build on that and maybe get to a level where he's playing with boys his own age.