VILLANOVA: Ace of the Wildcats? pitching staff...Throws hard...One of the Big East?s top Major League prospects... Drafted in the 14th round of the 1999 Major League Baseball draft by the Minnesota Twins...Missed time in 2001 due to injury.
2001- Made only three starts on the season, missing time due to injury...Was 2-1 with a 6.75 ERA on the season...Threw 12.0 innings, allowing 10 runs (nine earned) on 15 hits, walking five and striking out 12.
2000- Earned third team Freshmen All-America honors by Baseball America...Received Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-America honorable mention...Named to the Big East All-Rookie Team...Big East Conference Rookie of the Week on April 17... Fourth in the Big East in ERA (2.62) and third in opponents batting average (.227)...Appeared in 12 games, making 11 starts...Recorded a 4-4 record on the season...Second on the team in innings pitched with 75.2...Gave up just 62 hits and 36 runs (22 earned), striking out 51 and walking 45...Threw four complete games and combined for one shutout...Was 2-4 with a 2.26 ERA in Big East play...Led the Wildcats in innings pitched in conference play with 55.2...Struck out 35 batters and walked 32 in Big East play, surrendering 47 hits and 25 runs (14 earned)...Held opponents to a .236 batting average in conference games...Among the national leaders in ERA.
PERSONAL: Sociology major...Earned two varsity letters in baseball for head coaches Robert Caputo and Fred Callo...Named the 1999 Most Valuable Player of the Archdiocesan of New York...Westchester County Player of the Year as a senior... Earned All-League, All-District, All-City, All-County and All-American honors in 1999...Named as one of the top 12 high school pitchers in the nation in 1999...Recorded an 11-1 record and a 0.87 ERA as a senior...High school teammate of current Wildcat Mike Ciccotelli...One of three children of John and Ann Slocum...Born 3/27/81 in New Rochelle, N.Y.