• Full name Hunter Scot Owen
  • Born 01/30/2002 in Portland, ME
  • Profile Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 261 / Bats: R / Throws: L
  • School Vanderbilt
  • Drafted in the 4th round (106th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2023 (signed for $631,700).
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    School: Vanderbilt Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 21.5
    BA Grade:50/Extreme
    Tools:Fastball: 55. Slider: 60. Curveball: 50. Changeup: 45. Control: 55.

    Owen is a massive lefthander with a 6-foot-6, 261-pound frame who took a big step forward from his 2021 to 2022 seasons. After struggling with control as a freshman, Owen posted a 2.05 ERA over 26.2 innings and lowered his walk rate from 16.7% to 7.1%. He continued to pitch well in 2023 and posted a 3.52 ERA through 12 starts and 64 innings, with a 28.9% strikeout rate and 6.5% walk rate. He throws from a three-quarter slot and has a bit of a crossfire landing that could add some deception. Owen sits 92-94 mph with his fastball and has been up to 97. The pitch has solid riding life and he’s throwing it for strikes at a 70% clip this spring. His go-to secondary is a plus slider in the mid 80s that occasionally looks like a cutter and has generated nearly a 50% whiff rate. He’ll also mix in an upper-70s curveball and a mid-80s changeup—both of which are fringy to average offerings. Owen’s size, stuff and above-average control make him an appealing starter prospect and one of the best college lefthanders in a class that’s lacking at the demographic, but he missed time down the stretch with shoulder soreness and his health status could complicate his draft stock.

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  • LHP Hunter Owen assigned to Quad Cities River Bandits from ACL Royals.
  • LHP Hunter Owen assigned to Vanderbilt Commodores.

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