6'10" 250lbs DOB: 09/04/92Injuries limited Slegers to just 10 innings from 2010, his senior year in high school, to 2012. He is finally healthy this season and, as a redshirt sophomore, has taken over as Indiana's ace, helping lead the Hoosiers to a Big Ten championship. Slegers typically throws his fastball about 90 mph and has touched 95 mph. He has a good approach on the mound and is able to add and subtract from his fastball as needed. Slegers also throws a solid changeup and is working to improve his slider. He is listed at 6-foot-10, 250 pounds, but repeats his delivery well for a pitcher of his size.
It's odd that you don't hear about delivery issues for a big guy like this. I might suspect there may still be some concerns. Think about a rotation that included this guy and Alex Meyer. I'll bet that pitching staff could put some points up on the Timberwolves.
Another kid I'm impressed with. I've never seen him pitch, but his stuff sounds like it will play well in Target Field. His size and the fact that scouts think he can repeat his delivery regularly tell me that he could have a very long career.