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Adam Loewen, lhp

School: Fraser Valley Christian HS. Class: Sr.
Hometown: Surrey, British Columbia.
B-T: L-L Ht.: 6-6 Wt.: 220 Birthdate: 4/9/84
College Commitment: Arizona State.
Scouting Report: Loewen has been known in Canadian scouting circles since 1996, when as a 6-foot-4, 180-pound 12-year-old he led his British Columbia entry to the Canadian Little League championship and a spot in the Little League World Series. The Arizona State signee has become bigger and stronger and now projects to be the highest-drafted Canadian ever--possibly even No. 1 overall. The Pirates travelled to Canada over Memorial Day weekend to take one last look at him. The 6-foot-6, 220-pound lefthander has silky smooth mechanics, a fluid, effortless arm action with good extension and a calm mound presence. His fastball sits between 90-94 mph with late movement, and he complements it with a nasty 76-78 mph, 12-to-6 curveball with command and an average changeup. Loewen is also an accomplished hitter with a sweet lefthanded stroke and power potential. He was used in the outfield and at DH during the 2000 World Junior Championship, and he hit third in the lineup for Canada's junior national team during a spring trip to Florida. Loewen's velocity was down the first time he pitched in Florida, and he touched just 87-90 mph in front of hoard of scouts. He redeemed himself in his next game, averaging 92-93 mph. He threw a no-hitter last summer against the Pirates' Dominican Summer League team while pitching for Team Canada and was almost unhittable throughout the tour. He didn't allow a run and gave up just three hits in 16 innings while striking out 33 batters.

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