November 09, 2007

Owen Could Be In Majors Sooner Than Later

Jon Torenli at Brooklyn Eagle writes about Dylan Owen and how he is racking up the Awards and could be on thefast track to the Majors:

The 21-year-old right-hander continued to pile up the individual honors this past week as he was tabbed the Topps New York-Penn League Player of the Year. Owen, a South Carolina native who attended Francis Marion University, had already been named a New York-Penn League All-Star, the organization’s Sterling Award winner as the best prospect at his respective level and minor league’s Short-Season Pitcher of the Year.

Not a bad resume for a 5-foot-11, 185-pound dynamo who throws with the guile and ferocity of a seasoned veteran, despite his baby-face looks.

“The way he pitched all year, he was our ace,” Brooklyn manager Edgar Alfonzo said after watching his No. 1 hurler lead the NY-Penn in victories (nine) and ERA (1.49). Owen, like most big-time pitchers, finished the campaign strong, yielding only one earned run over 34 innings during his final six appearances. That stretch of dominance included five scoreless frames in a first-round series-clinching playoff victory over the hated Staten Island Yankees, a team he beat three times in as many outings during the regular season as well.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i remember watching this kid on sny and thinking that the mets are going to trade him just to have us suffer