Brian Mohr of the Fort Myers Miracle Examiner has an interesting interview with relief pitcher and moustache aficionado Anthony Slama (part 1 here, part 2 here). Slama’s major league numbers weren’t terribly impressive: a 7.71 ERA, 6.94 FIP, and 1.00 K/BB in just 4.2 innings. He had a very good strikeout rate (9.64 K/9), but, unfortunately, a sky-high walk rate (9.64 BB/9, coincidence? probably) as well. I’m not sure what to think about Slama; he’s always had a very high strikeout rate, but his walk rate has ballooned at every level in the minor leagues. It’s one of the reasons the Twins have been so reluctant to promote the 26 year-old, who’s spent three seasons in the minors. At any rate, with at least four relievers likely departing as free agents, Slama will probably get another chance to prove himself next spring.
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