August 21, 2007

Remember Dylan Owen

Writerhoward at Mets Baseball writes about Cyclones pitcher Dylan Howard and how he believes he was the steal of this year's draft. I have to admit I didn't know how good this kid was until the game last night on SNY:

If you've been reading this blog, you'll already know that I consider Cyclones pitcher Dylan Owen to be one of the steals of the draft. Yesterday, in a game in KeySpan Park against the Staten Island Yankees, Owen continued to dominate NY-Penn League opposition.

In six innings he limited the Yankees to three hits while holding them scoreless. It was fortunate he was able to do that as the Cyclones scored only one run.

His 1.82 ERA keeps him #2 in the league in that stat; however, his latest victory places him in the lead in the Wins category with seven.

The ability to dominate hitters in the NY-Penn League is an indicator of future success. Another ex-Mets organization starter who did that was Scott Kazmir. During his stay in Brooklyn he pitched 18 innings and had an 0.50 ERA. His strikeout to walk ratio was 34:7 or 4.86:1, only slightly better than Owen's, which is 53:11 or 4.8:1.

To place Owen's K/BB stat in perspective, in 2005 Pedro Martinez was #2 among National League starters in K/BB ratio with 4.43.


Anonymous said...

i didnt even notice that the Mets drafted this kid

Anonymous said...

he came out of no where

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