The Book on Henry Owens
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Henry Owens / LHP, BOS
Huntington Beach, CA, USA
29 | 8/1/2014
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (9/18/2014): #16
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #30
Scout.com/FOX Sports: #12
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-ceiling pitcher who many project as a future relief specialist, though he's shown the durability and maturity to survive as a starter. Owens fastball is a low-90's offering with movement, which should pick up a few more ticks on the radar gun as he grows and gains strength. At present, he usually mixes in two curves, one hard and one soft, with varying degrees of effectiveness, and a weak changeup that does almost no good whatsoever.
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. Given another year or two 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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