2015 Phillies Rotation Candidates

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Slowey has 106 big league starts with the Twins and Marlins already, and has to be considered a leading Phillies back-end rotation candidate entering the spring.

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Back in December the Phillies signed Kevin Slowey as a free agent under their stated plan to bring in as many pitchers to compete for rotation spots at both the major league and AAA levels.

The 30-year old Slowey has pitched in parts of 7 big league seasons, and has made 106 starts at the MLB level with the Minnesota Twins and Miami Marlins. He is thus one of the most experienced of the rotation candidates, and has to be considered a leading contender for a back-end rotation spot entering spring training.

The former 2nd round pick of the Twins in the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft, Slowey already has a 43-36 record in the majors, with a 4.62 ERA and a 495-111 K/BB ratio across 662 innings. Of his 137 appearances, 106 of them are starts, so he is almost certainly to be a starter for either the Phils or the Iron Pigs.