Minor League star brightens dim season

Published On September 2, 2014 | By Tyler Scionti

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Yes Sox fans, the 2014 season is all but over.

Sorry for the blunt, and quite harsh, statement but let’s face it, it’s true. There is hope though for a bright future, so for you diehard fans who stuck it out this far, just know that 2015 and beyond has the potential to be a very good, and successful series of seasons. While the addition of Rusney Castillo has gotten the bulk of the media’s attention, we want to call upon another bright star: Henry Owens.

At 21 years young, had Owens not been drafted to the Sox he’d be moving into college right now nervous about the new year. Instead, the young lefty is dominating in the minors as he started the season in AA Portland and has quickly become a fixture for the PawSox at AAA.

Just look at this line: Between the two teams Owens has amassed at 16-5 record over a career high 153 innings pitched. Over those 153 innings he has struck out an incredible 161 batters while allowing just 57 walks. It is because that incredible resume that Owens has been named the Eastern Pitcher of the Year. 

While Owens will not be in the starting rotation come 2015, don’t be surprised to see the lanky lefty as a September call-up. Scouting reports show he has a decent fastball that will gain some life as he develops, but his off speed stuff is absolutely nasty. Congrats to Owens, he worked hard this year and deserves the honor and I think I speak for the entirety of Red Sox Nation when I say we can’t wait to see him in Boston!

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Hi I'm Tyler Scionti, I'm a member of the class of 2015 at the College of the Holy Cross where I study English and Economics. At school I cover a variety of sports while also writing a beat column on the Boston Red Sox.