6’7” 200 lbs
Drafted: 1st Round Supplemental 36th Pick from Edison HS in Huntington Beach California
Signed for $1,550,000 on August 15 2011
Henry Owens Player Page SoxProspects.com
Henry Owens Player Page MILB.com
Chris Mellen of Sox Prospects wrote in the March 9, 2012 Prospect Preview “Owens did not pitch after signing with the organization last season, but did appear in the Fall Instructional League. His stuff looked advanced enough to break camp with Greenville to begin this coming season. Owens has the feel for pitching and arsenal to be successful at this level in 2012. His curveball should prove to be an offering that fools hitters in A-Ball. The consistency of his fastball command will drive his overall results during game action. If Owens is spotting up on the corners and avoiding the middle of the plate, he should limit the amount of contact he gives up. His knowledge of how to pitch to his strengths will lead to a relatively quick assimilation against the level of competition. The physical toll of the professional season is where Owens is likely to experience the biggest adjustment. Given his need for strength, I expect him to wear down over the course of the season and have to fight through the mid-season wall. Owens is highly projectable and has the raw stuff to develop into a pitcher who is very nasty on batters as he progresses with his development. I see 2012 as a year of subtle steps towards reaching that potential.”
2012 Prospect Previews: Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Henry Owens
Edited by thehitcat, 21 May 2012 - 03:27 PM.