11/18/2018 - College PREP - Germantown (Memphis), TN
Owen continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 83 mph. Fastball showed a range of 81-83 mph with sinking action. Breaking ball is hard, displaying 11/5 shape with late bite. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, showing feel for pitch with sinking action. Off speed stuff show as quality pitches that will get outs. Control is well above average as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. In the OF, defensive abilities are now solid as he displays smooth / athletic actions. Feet are aggressive as he attacks balls and takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls and plays through with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. At the plate, hitting potential has improved through a squared setup. Hands are quick (86 mph exit velocity) and aggressive as he attacks balls in the zone. Swing path is level and he shows a feel for the barrel through a line drive approach with gap-to-gap pop.
01/21/2018 - National Tryout Plus - Jackson, MS
Owen is a tall and lanky RHP/OF prospect. In the OF, Owen plays through ground balls, and gets into a good throwing position. He works to the spot of the ball and works behind the ball. Continuing to have an active pre pitch movement will allow Owen to have a quicker first step. At the plate, Owen starts in a square stance and has a soft stride. He uses the lower half and gets extension through contact. On the bump, Owen Gathers over the rubber, separates on time, and throws down hill. He has a firm glove side and works both sides of the plate. Owen will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.
06/24/2017 - Omaha National World Series - Session 2 (Ages 14-18)
Owen continues to show progress in his baseball abilities. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date, topping out at 78 mph. Fastball showed a range of 76-78 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 12/6 shape with late / sharp break and shows potential as an outstanding pitch. Control is well above average as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as more arm strength is gained through a long toss program. In the OF, he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls but needs to play through more with momentum to his target. At the plate, he shows an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Mental makeup is a plus as he is extremely coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
04/09/2017 - College PREP - Bartlett (Memphis), TN
Owen is a talented RHP/OF prospect who has a lanky, athletic build and graduates in 2020. On the mound, Owen has a balanced, on-time delivery throwing from a high 3/4 arm slot. He has a loose, free arm action and extends through his release. Owen stays square to home plate and does a nice job rotating with his core towards his target. Owen's fastball has good run and sink movement. He also features a curveball with good depth and a developing changeup. In the field, Owen plays with fluid footwork and agile body actions as he does a nice job playing behind the baseball. He fields the ball athletically with a soft glove. He has a quick exchange leading into a loose, long arm action throwing from a high 3/4 slot. He plays with momentum through the baseball producing strong, accurate throws. Offensively, Owen has a square setup with a centered balance. His lower half leads his swing starting with a short stride. He has a direct swing path and maintains an effective bat angle through the zone. He showed most solid contact to the pull side. Overall, Owen has a well-rounded skill set and high upside with the potential to impact the game from both sides of the ball.