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Henry Owens

LHP | DiamondbacksARI
Henry Owens
Name: Henry Cole Owens
Born: Jul 21, 1992 in Orange, Calif. USA
High School: Edison HS, Huntington Beach, Calif.
Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (36th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2011 (signed for $1,550,000)
The top high school pitching prospect in Southern California by a landslide, Owens has a long track record of success against top competition in the biggest showcases and high school games. His 6-foot-7, 200-pound frame, easy arm action, deception, composure and advanced feel for pitching make him a potential late first-round or sandwich pick this June. Scouts have been waiting for his velocity to jump up from the 87-90 mph range for two years, and this spring it has bumped 94, though he still pitches at 88-91. He entered the spring with a loopy curveball as his second pitch, but his offspeed stuff has improved as the season progressed. His curveball has firmed up a bit, and midway through the spring he started throwing a slider and a low-80s cutter, demonstrating better feel for his craft. He also has a promising changeup, though he seldom uses it against overmatched high school hitters. Despite his size and arm action, scouts aren't convinced Owens has a ton of projection, and his lack of current plus stuff creates reservations.
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