2011 MLB Draft: Henry Owens Selected at #36 by Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox have selected left-handed high school pitcher Henry Owens out of California with the 36th overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft.

18-year-old Owens, at 6-foot-6 and 190 pounds, is very much a project pick for Boston. While he already has a decent fastball, curve, and changeup, all of which he can hit the zone with, he's being picked up for what he can be more than what he already is. If everything turns out right for Owens, he'll end up being seen as a bargain having come from anywhere but the very top of the draft.

With the Sox likely not in desperate need of pitching help anytime soon, Owens makes sense. He may not have the glamor of a Josh Bell, but in a few years time if things fall right then Owens could count himself as one of the top prospects in the system. Right now, he has what is hardest to teach, and lacks that which is most easily built up.

MLB.com once again has the video:

 

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