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Born July 21, 1992, Henry Owens is left-handed pitcher, currently playing for the Boston Red Sox. In 2011, Owens was selected by Boston in the first round of the MLB draft. At that time, he was studying in California, and attending Edison High School in Huntington Beach. In the same year, Owens was named Pitcher of the Year for Sunset League, and All-American of Louisville Slugger High School. However, his best achievement in that year was winning the State Player of the Year Mr. Baseball award from Cal-Hi Sports. In 91 innings, he struck out 140 batters, and posted 3 saves, earned 1.15 run average, and a 12-1 record.
Professional debut for Owens was in 2012, when he played for minor league low Class A team, Greenville Drive. In 23 games, he managed 47 walks, 130 strikeouts, 4.87 ERA, and a record of 12-5. Additionally, he came fourth for most strikeouts in South Atlantic League. Due to his outstanding performance, Owens was promoted in 2013 to Salem Red Sox, where he managed to post an overall record of 8-5, hitless streak of 19 innings, and 2.92 ERA. With this performance, he was again promoted in July to Portland Sea Dogs, a Double-A team. In the same year, Owens held the 77th rank of the top 100 MLB prospects, and he was considered the eight best prospect by Red Sox.
In 2014, Owens has started with a six-inning no-hitter. In Portland, he has managed a 14-4 record in three full games; he has struck out 126 batters, pitching in 121 innings, with 2.6 as earned run average. This got him a promotion to Pawtucket in August 2014. Owens is known for his changeup at 80 mph, and fastball at around 92 mph. His curveball is in the lower 70s, and combines well with his fastball.Continue reading "Henry Owens"