24-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Despite twice being a top-50 prospect, Owens has never had a ton of hype in the fantasy community. Owens deserves attention. The lefty put up a 9.9 K/9 in 518 minor league IP, but a 4.0 BB/9 identifie...
Owens (0-2) gave up two runs on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts over just 4.2 innings in Thursday's loss at Yankee Stadium.
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|Last 14 Games (Team)
1 Games Pitched: Avg. 4.7 IP/G
|Last 30 Games (Team)
1 Games Pitched: Avg. 4.7 IP/G
|Last 60 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched: Avg. 4.8 IP/G
Henry Owens Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
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2016 Stat Review for Henry Owens As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)
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Boston Red Sox Roster
MajorsAbad, Fernando (P)
AAACastillo, Rusney (OF)
AAButtrey, Ty (P)
A+Ball, Trey (P)
AAnderson, Shaun (P)
RookieAcosta, Christopher (P)
Henry Owens: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Owens entered the 2014 season ranked as one of the best pitching prospects in baseball, and he did nothing to diminish his status. He immediately made an impression when he pitched a rain-shortened, six-inning no hitter in his first start of the season. Owens dominated the Double-A Eastern League, striking out more than a batter per inning and limiting opponents to a .201 average. He has a recurring problem with wildness, but those bouts are fewer these days and he reduced his walk rate over the course of the season. The lefty made his Triple-A debut in August, tossing 6.2 shutout innings, but overall the hitters at the advanced level challenged him. The Red Sox don't have to add him to the 40-man roster until after the season, so they won't be rushing him to the majors in 2015, unless he forces the issue. To do that, he'll need to become more consistent, particularly with his fastball command.
Owens is a fast-rising prospect, who dominated the High-A Carolina League before earning a promotion to Double-A Portland, where he was equally impressive against more advanced hitters. The tall lefty struck batters out at an 11.3 K/9 clip while limiting opponents to a .177 batting average. Owens was ranked 91 on Baseball America's top 100 prospects list entering the season and will surely ascend those rankings based on his performance in 2013. He's not overpowering -- the fastball ranges between the high-80s and low-90s -- and it tends to lose velocity over the course of games and the season. Walks are still an issue for him and he needs to control the fastball better. His changeup is considered the best offering while his curve, which he can consistently drop in for strikes, lost some velocity over the season. He'll join the major league training camp as a non-roster invite and should open the season in Maine with a promotion to Triple-A a real possibility.
Owens had a strong start to his professional career with Low-A Greenville last season. In 101.2 innings, he posted 12 wins (tops in the Red Sox system) with a 4.87 ERA and an excellent 11.5 K/9. His season ERA was definitely bloated as shown by his 3.49 FIP. A 6-foot-6 left-hander, Owens' strikeout arsenal consists of a fastball, a very good changeup and steady breaking pitches. His productive year in 2012 should lead to him starting 2013 at High-A as one of the brighter pitching prospects in the Red Sox's farm system.
Owens, a 6-7 left-hander, has the pitches to get by in the lower level of the minors, but ultimately it's the command of his fastball that will dictate his success at the upper levels. Owens has a good curve ball and a developing changeup. Like many tall pitchers, consistent mechanics will be the challenge in 2012.