• Full name Jonathan Bowlan
  • Born 12/01/1996 in Arlington, TN
  • Profile Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 240 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Memphis
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (58th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2018 (signed for $697,500).
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    Bowlan is a massive, 6-foot-6, 260-pound righthander who went from being a part-time starter/reliever as a sophomore to a weekend starter as a junior. He's pitched better than his 2-9, 3.71 record would indicate. He's allowed 93 hits in 85 innings, but he's only walked 18 while striking out 104. His stuff has stayed firm as a starter and he sits 91-94 and touches 95 with a three-pitch mix while carrying that velocity deep into games. His changeup and slider are both below-average pitches right now, but they flash potential to be at least average offerings eventually. Bowlan has the frame to be a durable back-end starter and unlike a lot of big-boned pitchers, he already has solid body control and above-average control for his age.

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  • Rated Best Control in the Kansas City Royals in 2020

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  • Kansas City Royals optioned RHP Jonathan Bowlan to Omaha Storm Chasers.
  • RHP Jonathan Bowlan assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers from Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
  • RHP Jonathan Bowlan assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers from Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
  • Northwest Arkansas Naturals activated RHP Jonathan Bowlan from the 7-day injured list.
  • Northwest Arkansas Naturals placed RHP Jonathan Bowlan on the 7-day injured list retroactive to April 21, 2023.
  • Kansas City Royals optioned RHP Jonathan Bowlan to Northwest Arkansas Naturals.

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