Get To Know: Anthony Slama, RHP and Entrepreneur
Image courtesy of Richard Marshall, Pioneer PressAnthony Slama grew up in southern California and attended Mater Dei High School. He went to UC-Riverside before spending his junior season at the University of San Diego.
The Twins made Slama their 39th round draft pick in 2006. He didn't immediately sign. Instead, he signed before the 2007 draft, one of the final players to be a draft-and-follow. Upon signing, he started putting up remarkable statistics.
2007: Elizabethton/Beloit: 14 saves, 1.71 ERA, 31.2 IP, 49 strikeouts.
2008: Ft. Myers: 25 saves, 1.01 ERA, 71.0 IP, 110 strikeouts
2009: New Britain/Rochester: 29 saves, 2.67 ERA, 81.0 IP, 112 strikeouts.
2010: Rochester: 17 saves, 2.20 ERA, 65.1 IP, 74 strikeouts.
In mid-July, he received The Call. His big league career lasted just seven games over two seasons. He fought some injuries.He spent some time in independent leagues, in Mexico and in the Dodgers organization.
He hung up the cleats, but he has kept himself busy the last few years. He and his wife have welcomed two children into the world. He has worked in and owned a couple of businesses.
His new venture is really exciting. He began 3 Week Beast, an online strength and conditioning training program. It is designed for boys and girls from ages 11 to 18, though if you're older, it is still a great workout program. Slama used his history and lessons learned from coaches and trainers from his past, along with his own research and learning, to develop the program.
Website: Just $9.99
YouTube Channel: 3weekbeast
It was a lot of fun catching up with Anthony Slama for this 40ish minute podcast interview, and I really think that you will enjoy it as well.
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