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Continued: Patrick Reusse: Rookie has a lot of Radke in him ... at least on the mound

  • Article by: PATRICK REUSSE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 12, 2007 - 11:17 PM

"I never could throw the ball past people," he said. "Even in high school, I only threw 83, 84. The college scouts weren't impressed."

Slowey attracted no interest from Pitt, Duquesne or Penn State, the main Division I programs in the area.

"My high school team was playing in a spring tournament in South Carolina," he said. "That's where Winthrop saw me. That was the one school real aggressive in recruiting me."

As a junior in 2005, Slowey beat Wichita State 2-1 in an NCAA opener. Wichita State's pitcher was Mike Pelfrey, who wound up going to the Mets as the ninth overall selection.

Slowey was expecting to be drafted by Oakland, San Diego or another of the "Moneyball" teams that draft based on college statistics rather than radar gun readings.

"When I studied it a little, this was a great spot, because the Twins might like pitchers who throw strikes more than any team," Slowey said.

Anderson is devoted to that concept, and that's why he puts Slowey in the same category as Garza and Perkins: young starters with a chance to fill the final spot in the rotation, if Sidney Ponson doesn't.

Patrick Reusse can be heard weekdays on AM-1500 KSTP at 6:45 and 7:45 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. • preusse@startribune.com

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