Henry Owens Pawtucket Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 22
Born: July 21, 1992
Huntington Beach, CA
Height: 6-7
Weight: 200
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: Supplemental 1st round, 2011
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Edison (CA)
ETA: 2016

Photo William Parmeter


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2012 Prospect Preview
Owens using size to advantage (3.20.12)
Owens fans seven in short outing (4.25.12)
The Book: Henry Owens (6.4.12)
2013 Prospect Preview
Owens features harder breaking ball in debut (4.9.13)
Owens strikes out 10 in combined no-hitter (7.17.13)
Scouting Scratch: Henry Owens (8.14.13)
2013 Top 40 Season in Review
Dispatches from the Fort: Spring Training 2014 (3.27.14)
Scouting Scratch: Henry Owens (6.26.14)
The Write-Up: Henry Owens (7.25.14)
Owens shows improving curve in Triple-A debut (8.5.14)
2014 Top 40 Season in Review
Owens working through struggles while... (4.30.15)
Scouting Scratch: Henry Owens (5.7.15)
The Write-Up: Henry Owens (5.26.15)

Physical Description: Very tall, lanky with long limbs. Still has room for strength gains in legs and upper body, but will always be on the skinny side.  

Mechanics: Works from the first-base side of the rubber. High three-quarters arm slot. Very rhythmic delivery with a high leg kick, but low energy delivery. Starts with his hands set at chest, drops hands and pulls back up before coming forward with solid momentum. Easy release and loose arm. Average arm speed. Very deceptive delivery; the ball comes out from behind his head and jumps on hitters due to the extension from his long limbs. Can struggle to repeat his mechanics from pitch-to pitch, leading to control issues. Reportedly made a slight mechanical adjustment involving a hinge at the waist entering spring training 2015.

Fastball:
88-91 mph. Can reach back for more when loose and hit 92-94 mph. Jumps on hitters. Hitters struggle to square the pitch up, generates a lot of weak contact. Shows late downward action. Average pitch that plays up due to deception. Fringe-average command, but solid-average control. Command comes and goes within outings.  

Changeup: 76-79 mph. Potential plus-plus offering. Has steadily improved since he entered the organization. Great feel for the pitch. Same arm speed and look as his fastball. Shows late arm-side fade and drop. Can turn over with cut at times. Commands the pitch to both sides of the plate, inside and outside the zone. Comfortable throwing against righties and lefties and in any count. True out pitch that will miss bats at the big league level.  

Curveball: Velocity varies. Average potential. Long, loose at lower velocities. Flashes deep break and tight rotation at higher velocities. Has thrown both a softer version 68-72 mph and harder version at 74-76 mph. Able to throw for strikes. Has committed to throwing the harder, more powerful version in 2015 spring training, potentially a very positive development.

 

Slider: High-70s. Work in progress. Threw the pitch some during Hig School, but hadn't thrown it as a professional until 2015. Short, horizontal movement. Lacks tilt, but has potential with continued repetition and refinement.

Career Notes: Originally committed to the University of Miami.  

Summation: Profiles as a solid number three starter with a chance for more if he continues to refine his command and curveball. Development of curveball is key; relies heavily on fastball/changeup combination. Advanced feel for pitching. Will be able to withstand the rigors of starting at the big league level. Although somewhat goofy off the field, is able to flip the switch, and possesses a mature demeanor on mound. Floor of a back-end starter.

 
   
  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2011 Edison Hs HS --- 18 11 0 1.000 1.10 13 --- 2 77.0 41 --- 10 --- 25 114 0.86 4.56 13.32
  2012 Greenville SAL A Bos 19 12 5 0.706 4.87 23 22 0 101.7 100 58 55 10 47 130 1.45 2.77 11.51
  2013 Salem Car A Bos 20 8 5 0.615 2.92 20 20 0 104.7 66 39 34 6 53 123 1.14 2.32 10.58
  2013 Portland East AA Bos 20 3 1 0.750 1.78 6 6 0 30.3 18 8 6 3 15 46 1.09 3.07 13.65
  2014 Portland East AA Bos 21 14 4 0.778 2.60 20 20 0 121.0 89 36 35 6 47 126 1.12 2.68 9.37
  2014 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 21 3 1 0.750 4.03 6 6 0 38.0 32 17 17 4 12 44 1.16 3.67 10.42
  2015 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 22     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
August 15, 2011 by Tom Battista (Boston)
Signing Bonus: $1,550,000
MiLB Debut: April 7, 2012 (Greenville)
MLFA Eligible: November 2017
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2015
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2014):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2015): MiLB contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
2013 Carolina League All-Star
Carolina League Pitcher of the Week (July 15-21, 2013)
Red Sox ML Starting Pitcher of the Month (July 2013)
Red Sox ML Starting Pitcher of the Month (August/September 2013)
Baseball America 2013 Second-Team Minor League All-Star - SP
2013 Red Sox ML Pitcher of the Year
Eastern League Pitcher of the Week (April 3-13, 2014)
2014 Futures Game All-Star
2014 Eastern League All-Star
2014 Eastern League Season-End All-Star
2014 Eastern League Pitcher of the Year
2014 Portland Sea Dogs Pitcher of the Year
SoxProspects.com Awards
2012 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (July 2-8, 2012)
2012 SoxProspects.com All-Star - SP
2013 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (April 4-7, 2013)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (July 15-21, 2013)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (August 12-18, 2013)
2013 SoxProspects.com All-Star - SP
2013 SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Year
2014 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (April 3-6, 2014)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (April 7-13, 2014)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (May 19-25, 2014)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (June 16-22, 2014)
2014 SoxProspects.com Season-End All-Star
2015 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star

 

  

 
 

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