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Jerry Owens

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Jerry Owens
Name: Jerry Lee Owens
Born: Feb 16, 1981 in Hollywood, Calif. USA
High School: Hart HS, Newhall, Calif.
College: The Master's (Calif.)
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Drafted in the 2nd round (57th overall) by the Montreal Expos in 2003 (signed for $600,000)
In an age of sophisticated scouting, Owens is the rare college player who was on no one's radar at the start of the year and has emerged as a possible late first-round pick. For many, he's become the best college prospect on the West Coast. A former wide receiver at UCLA, Owens transferred to The Master's College two years ago--in part to deepen his faith, in part because he didn't want to get hurt playing football (he'd already redshirted one season with a broken foot), and in part because he wanted to resume a baseball career abandoned since high school. He wanted to be a pitcher, but it was apparent his blazing speed would be wasted on the mound. In his first year back, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Owens hit a modest .330, but he turned it up this year, hitting .451-6-31. He also learned how to utilize his speed at the plate and on the bases. He's been timed at 3.85 seconds to first base and stole 30 bases. Primarily a left fielder in college, Owens will land in center field, where his speed will be maximized. He projects along the lines of Kenny Lofton or Tom Goodwin.
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