by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/17/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Kevin Slowey endured a rough outing at home as he was tagged with the loss Friday night against the Diamondbacks.
Slowey (1-4), who made his ninth start of the season, had a hard time keeping the ball in the park as he surrendered a pair of home runs to Paul Goldschmidt and a solo shot to Eric Chavez. The right-hander was charged with six runs and seven hits over three innings of work. He struck out one and walked one in a 9-2 defeat.
Slowey has lost his last two starts and has seen his ERA rise from 1.81 to 3.44 over that span. He is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday against the Phillies. He is 1-0 with a 0.73 ERA in two starts against the Phillies this season.
Kevin Slowey endures rough outing
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Marlins pitcher Kevin Slowey, who pitched a two-hitter his last time out, took a step back as he suffered his third loss Saturday night against the Dodgers.
Slowey, who made his eighth start of the season, surrendered two runs in the third, including a solo home run to Dee Gordon. He gave up two more in the fifth and was charged with five runs and 11 hits over 4 2/3 innings in a 7-1 defeat. He walked three and failed to record a strikeout in 102 pitches, 69 strikes.
Slowey saw his ERA rise from 1.81 to 2.55 after his shortest start of the season. He is scheduled to make his next start Friday at home against the Diamondbacks. The right-hander has not faced Arizona since 2011, when he surrendered two runs and three hits in two-thirds of an inning. He is 0-1 with a 2.39 ERA in four starts at Marlins Park.
Time to pay attention to Kevin Slowey
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/7/2013) For his first five starts, Kevin Slowey was pretty easy to ignore. He had missed most of the previous two seasons with injuries, was never much of a strikeout guy and pitched for a Marlins team that didn't offer anything in the way of run support.
But his last two starts have been so dominant -- one run on six hits with two walks and 15 strikeouts in 15 innings -- that Fantasy owners have no choice but to take him seriously.
He's always been a control artist. His downfall with the Twins -- who at the time played in a hitter-friendly park -- was the long ball, but he'll have an easier time keeping the ball in the yard at Marlins Park. He still won't get much run support, but if he's eating innings, he's at least a serviceable stream option, right?
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/6/2013) Marlins pitcher Kevin Slowey has been a major surprise this season, and the addition of a new pitch has helped him go deeper into games.
Slowey appears to have scrapped his cutter, and is now throwing a slider. While the pitch isn't getting an elite amount of whiffs, it is an improvement over the cut-fastball. The biggest benefit of throwing the slider is it has allowed him to pitch deeper into games this season. In the past, Slowey has had trouble picking up quality starts. He's been able to rack up five quality starts in seven chances this year.
Slowey relies on a strike-throwing, extreme-flyball approach, which can be dangerous. But Marlins Park has played friendly to hitters, particularly when it comes to home runs. Slowey has a limited upside in Fantasy leagues but can be used as an occasional spot starter, especially when he pitches at home.
Kevin Slowey picks up first win since 2010
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) It took him 22 appearances, including 15 starts, but Marlins starting pitcher Kevin Slowey picked up his first win since 2010 during Sunday's series finale against the Phillies.
Slowey (1-2), who made his seventh start of the season, enjoyed a dominant outing as he pitched seven shutout innings and allowed two hits in a 14-2 victory. He struck out seven and walked two in 95 pitches, 60 strikes.
Slowey has allowed just one run and six hits over his last 15 innings of work. He has struck out 15 and walked two over that span. He is scheduled to start Saturday night on the road against the Dodgers. The right-hander has allowed just two runs over 18 1/3 innings of work away from Marlins Park.
Kevin Slowey keeping it in the yard
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) When Kevin Slowey was successful in the past, it was largely thanks to his accuracy. As the Marlins are learning, Slowey does not walk batters, which raises his margin for error. Most of the time, that approach did not prove particularly successful, generating just one sub-4.00 ERA in a full major-league season. He appears to have flipped the script in his first six starts for the Marlins.
Slowey has a 2.15 ERA through 37 2/3 innings, with 29 strikeouts to six walks. So far, the Marlins are getting the good side of Slowey, without any of the downsides. If Slowey can continue to allow only 0.72 home runs per nine innings, nearly half his career rate of 1.39, maybe the good times will keep rolling. And his new home park is spacious enough to at least make a dent in his rate.
Unfortunately, we have enough of a track record for the 28-year-old to think his home run prevention is a smoke screen, especially given a low 33.7 groundball percentage. Slowey's underwhelming stuff and flyball tendencies do not look like a good combination for him to sustain a low home-run rate. Slowey might be worth adding in deeper rotisserie categories for a short-term boost in WHIP and ERA while he's pitching well. Just don't expect him to remain anywhere near this productive all season.
Kevin Slowey has another quality start
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Kevin Slowey turned in another quality start but left with a no-decision Tuesday night against the Mets.
Slowey allowed a sacrifice fly and surrendered four base hits in eight innings. He struck out eight and did not issue a walk in 106 pitches, 73 for strikes. It was the longest outing by a Marlins starter this season, and Slowey's longest since July 31, 2010.
Slowey has not allowed more than three runs in each of his six starts and has a 2.15. He is scheduled to start Sunday at Philadelphia. He allowed a run and nine hits over 5 1/3 innings April 14 against the Phillies.
Solid Kevin Slowey remains winless
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/25/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Kevin Slowey tossed his second quality start in a row Thursday against the Cubs, but remained winless due to the Marlins' stagnant offense.
Slowey was given an early 3-1 lead in the first two innings, but he slowly let the Cubs back in it, with a run scoring in each of the fourth and sixth innings.
Slowey limited the Cubs to three earned runs on five hits in six innings of work, and he did not walk anyone for the second time in five starts. He threw a season-high 112 pitches, 76 of them for strikes. He struck out a season-high six batters, and he earned a no-decision in a 4-3 loss.
Despite a solid 2.43 ERA, Slowey is 0-2 as the Marlins have scored just six runs in his five starts. He has 21 strikeouts and just six walks in 29 2/3 innings. Slowely is scheduled to make his next start Tuesday against the Mets.
Marlins give Kevin Slowey no support
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/19/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Kevin Slowey continued his solid start Friday against the Reds, but he remained winless after four starts.
Slowey held a strong Reds lineup to a run -- a Joey Votto sac fly -- on four hits in six innings. He struck out four and walked one in 82 pitches over six innings of a 2-1 Marlins win.
Slowey (0-2) thas a 1.90 ERA with 15 strikeouts in 23 2/3 innings. He has walked six and allowed 23 hits for a 1.23 WHIP. His next start is Thursday against a Cubs team that ranks third-to-last in the league in runs scored.
Marlins not supportive of Kevin Slowey
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Marlins pitcher Kevin Slowey (0-2) held an opponent to fewer than three runs for the third time this season but was saddled with a no-decision during Miami's 2-1 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday. Slowey permitted a run and nine hits over 5 1/3 innings to halt a streak of 10 consecutive starts with a loss, dating back to the 2011 season.
He shut out the Phillies for the first five innings before allowing his only run of the game and shaved his ERA to 2.04. The right-hander struck out four batters and walked two.
In Slowley's three outings, the Marlins have scored just one run, which came in Sunday's game. He faced another stiff challenge in his next scheduled start Friday at Cincinnati.
Kevin Slowey seeing no run support
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Marlins starter Kevin Slowey took his second straight tough loss to begin the year Monday night against the Braves. After being outdueled by Gio Gonzalez in his season debut, Paul Maholm threw seven scoreless innings to land the right-hander his second loss.
Slowey allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings in the 2-0 loss. He allowed an RBI groundout to Dan Uggla in the fourth before surrendering a solo homer to Justin Upton in the sixth.
The 28-year-old also struck out three with no walks while throwing 93 pitches, 67 for strikes.
Slowey, who has a 2.19 ERA, will make his second start of Week 2 (April 8-14) Sunday against the Phillies.
Kevin Slowey takes tough loss in first start
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Kevin Slowey held the Nationals to just one earned run in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday but still earned the loss in his season debut.
He allowed four hits and walked three batters while striking out four, and his only blemish was a home run served up to pitcher Gio Gonzalez.
Slowey is on track to face the Braves at home in his second start of the year.
Kevin Slowey moves up to No. 2
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) In less than a week, Marlins pitcher Kevin Slowey has vaulted from the last player added in the rotation to No. 2 starter among the group. Slowey, who was originally slated to make his debut Saturday at the Mets, is now projected to start Wednesday's game at Washington after Miami placed two starters (Henderson Alvarez and Nate Eovaldi) on the disabled list Sunday.
After not pitching in the majors last season, the veteran right-hander registered a 2.41 ERA with 17 strikeouts in six games (two starts) this spring.
Kevin Slowey caps off productive spring
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Kevin Slowey, who recently won the job as the team's fifth starter, was effective in his final spring start Wednesday against the Red Sox. Slowey allowed one run on five hits and three walks in five innings. He struck out four and allowed a solo homer to Jonny Gomes. Slowey finishes the spring with a 2.41 ERA in six outings (two starts). He struck out 17 and walked seven in 18 2/3 innings.
As we wait for the day Marlins super prospect Jose Fernandez is promoted to the majors, as of now the pickings are slim for Fantasy owners. Nolasco is really the only mixed-league viable starter on Draft Day. I see sleeper potential in pitchers like Eovaldi and LeBlanc, but it's still best to view everyone outside of Nolasco as NL-only Fantasy options at the outset of the season. I can see certain scenarios where some of these arms might come into play in mixed-league drafts, but they have to be pretty deep formats.
Kevin Slowey makes Marlins rotation
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Marlins starter Kevin Slowey has been named the No. 5 starter to begin the season, reports MLB.com Tuesday. Miami optioned Jacob Turner to Triple-A due to poor performance to open the rotation spot.
Slowey pitched 13 2/3 innings this spring and gave up four earned runs for a 2.63 ERA with 13 Ks and an impressive 0.95 WHIP. He did not pitch in the majors last year after going 0-8 with a 6.67 ERA for the Twins back in 2011.
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/16/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Kevin Slowey worked a team-high 4 1/3 innings in relief during a 4-2 Grapefruit League win over the Mets on Saturday. Slowey, who is competing for the final spot in the team's starting rotation, replaced Henderson Alvarez in the fourth inning and allowed one run and two hits. He also had four strikeouts and walked two to trim his spring ERA to 2.63 after five appearances.
Kevin Slowey emerging as deep-league option
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (3/15/2013) Marlins manager Mike Redmond told the Palm Beach Post that he has concerns about starting pitcher Jacob Turner's command, and although that's bad news for him, it could mean a windfall for rotation candidate Kevin Slowey. He and Wade LeBlanc ("Mr. March") would appear to be the frontrunners for the fifth starter's job, but with Turner's struggles there may be room for both of them.
Although the Marlins don't figure to provide much run support, Slowey could thrive in Miami as a flyball pitcher who doesn't hurt himself with walks. Granted, Slowey didn't fare well at Target Field when he was a Twin, but Marlins Park may be a tougher place to hit the ball out. He's at least worth a look in NL-only leagues and could be useful as a streaming option in deeper mixed leagues.
Slow start cripples Slowey
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/11/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Kevin Slowey gave up three runs and two hits over three innings during Miami's 8-7 win over Boston in a Grapefruit League matchup Monday. Making his first start of the spring, and fourth appearance overall, Slowey allowed a solo homer to leadoff hitter Jackie Bradley in the first inning before being tagged for two more runs in the third. Bradley's blast halted his scoreless streak at 6 1/3 innings to open the spring and pushed his ERA to 2.89. He also finished with five strikeouts, his most this spring, and walked two batters.
Slowey still spotless
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (3/6/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Kevin Slowey made his third appearance this spring, and in tossing 2 2/3 innings without giving up a run against the Cardinals on Wednesday, he maintained his Grapefruit League scoreless streak. He allowed only two hits and struck out two batters. Slowey has now pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings in exhibition play, and he also has yet to walk a batter.
Slowey off to promising start
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/28/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Kevin Slowey was very effective in relief Thursday against the Cardinals after starter Jacob Turner was lifted after yielding six runs in 1/3 inning. Slowey tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and no walks. He also struck out two. Slowey has tossed 3 2/3 scoreless innings through two spring outings.
Slowey takes mound for Miami
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/24/2013) Miami starting candidate Kevin Slowey took the mound following starter Henderson Alvarez on Sunday in Grapefruit League action against Washington. Slowey pitched the third inning but couldn't get out of the fourth before being removed in favor of Alex Sanabia. The game went into a rain delay shortly after. Slowey gave up four hits and no runs over 1 2/3 innings. He struck out two batters.
Marlins give Slowey a look
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/23/2013) The Marlins signed free agent right-hander Kevin Slowey to a minor-league deal Wednesday. Slowey spent last season in the Indians organization, but he was limited to eight starts at Triple-A Columbus because of a stress fracture in his rib cage.