Sunday, January 31, 2016

DrB's 2016 Giants Top 50 Prospects: #39 Dan Slania

Dan Slania, RHP.  DOB:  5/24/1992.  6'5", 265 lbs.

A+:  4-5, 3.53, 71.1 IP, 11.36 K/9, 1.89 BB/9, GO/AO= 0.73.
AFL:  1-0, 2.25, 12 IP, 11.25 K/9, 3.00 BB/9.

I really liked Dan Slania's college profile at Notre Dame and thought he might be the type of pitcher the Giants like to draft.  They took him in the 5'th round of the 2013 draft.  He's been a solid reliever at 3 levels since then with even better peripheral numbers.  He's got a mid-90's FB with excellent command as well as a couple of secondary pitches.  He should move up to AA Richmond this year where another good season will put him on the threshold of the majors.  The Giants are stacked with reliever prospects  which they have enough confidence in that Bobby Evans said they did not feel the need to bolster their bullpen via free agency this offseason.  Slania is probably somewhere about #11 or 12 on the bullpen depth chart, which says more about the Giants depth there than it does about Slania.  Anyway, Big Dan has a high probability of having a long MLB career as a long-middle reliever with an outside chance of eventually closing.  ETA is 2017.

1 comment:

  1. Slania on Doc's Top 50:

    2014: 42
    2015: --
    2016: 39