Brian Slocum

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Brian Slocum
Born: (1981-03-27) March 27, 1981 (age 38)
New Rochelle, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 22, 2006, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
July 8, 2008, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
Win–loss record0–0
Earned run average7.78

Brian John Slocum (born March 27, 1981 in New Rochelle, New York) is a retired right-handed Major League Baseball pitcher. After high school, he was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 14th round of the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft, but chose to attend Villanova University. The Cleveland Indians selected him in the 2nd round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft and he was signed in June of that year.

High school and college[edit]

In 1999, he was named MVP by the Archdiocesan of New York and Westchester County Player of the Year as a senior at Iona Prep (New York) and was named one of the top 12 high school pitchers in the United States.

In 2000, Slocum was named third-team freshman All-American by Baseball America and Louisville Slugger freshman All-America honorable mention at Villanova. In 2002, he was rated the #1 prospect in Pennsylvania and 40th nationally entering the 2002 draft by Baseball America. He compiled a 10-7 record with a 3.31 ERA, 128 strikeouts, and 68 walks in 155 innings in 3 years at Villanova.

Minor leagues[edit]

In 2003, Slocum was named a Carolina League top prospect with Kinston by Sportsticker and in 2004, he led the Carolina League in wins (15) with Kinston and tied for the league lead in complete games (2) and shutouts (2). In November 2005, Cleveland added him to their 40-man roster. A free agent after the 2008 season, Slocum signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates in December. He was released in July 2009.

Major leagues[edit]

In 2006, Slocum made his major league debut at Kansas City on April 22, pitching 2 innings, giving up 2 runs, walking 2, and striking out 2.

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