The Book on Henry Owens
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Henry Owens / LHP, BOS
Huntington Beach, CA, USA
40 | 3/11/2014
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (4/24/2014): #39
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #30
Scout.com/FOX Sports: #21
Minor League Ball (Sickels): Unranked or n/a
Baseball America 2014: #40
Baseball Prospectus: #69
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
A tall lefthander from California, Boston prospect Henry Owens is a raw but high-ceilinged pitcher who many project as a future relief specialist, though he's shown the durability and maturity to survive as a starter, and the Sox are expected to keep him in that role as long as possible. Owens fastball is a low-90's offering with movement, though it could pick up a few ticks as he grows and gains strength. He mixes in two curves, one hard and one soft, with varying degrees of effectiveness, and a weak changeup that does almost no good whatsoever at present.
With command to improve and strength to build, Owens won't be an All-Star anytime soon, but his raw ability shouldn't be overlooked, either. Given a couple of years of good guidance and hard work, he could find himself taking an MLB mound every fifth day, or at least for an inning or two twice a week.
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