The big right-hander has been extremely effective closing games for the Fighting Irish, and he's more than just a pure power guy blowing college hitters away. Yes, Slania can run his fastball up into the mid-90s. And his sharp slider acts as a strikeout pitch. But he has really good feel for a changeup that has good fade and deception.
With a three-pitch mix and pretty good command, the Giants might be tempted to give Slania a chance to start.
Andrew Owens is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.