The Dodgers have designated lefty Henry Owens for assignment. His roster spot will go to Erik Goeddel, who was claimed off waivers today.
Owens was once viewed as a significant prospect, but never really took the final steps in his development. The Dodgers claimed him over the winter from the Diamondbacks, who had previously nabbed him off waivers from the Red Sox. Owens is still just 25, and will surely receive further opportunities to put it all together, but he has yet to pitch in the 2018 season.
In his 85 innings at the game’s highest level, Owens carries only a 5.19 ERA with 7.5 K/9 and 4.7 BB/9. The results had been better at Triple-A, despite middling K/BB figures, until a disastrous 2017 campaign. Owens dished out 115 walks to go with his 121 strikeouts in 126 frames split between Double-A and Triple-A, then was tagged for 21 earned runs (with a 15:13 K/BB ratio) in his 21 1/3 innings in the Arizona Fall League.
They should have made enough to open the Swihart-Owens Coffee shop.
Don’t laugh. Can he be much worse in the Sox pen than others not named Kimbrel or Kelly? I like Kelly but even he worries me. The bullpen will make or break this team.
I agree & don’t recall his name & TJS in same sentence
But it will only be open 12-1 because they won’t produce much…..
Watched him pitch in spring training. Pretty good arm but absolutely no command. Maybe he’ll figure it out one day but he doesn’t look close.
Right on. Watching him throw is tantalizing. He reminds me of a John Tudor/Jon Lester combo but in action, he’s more like Bobby Sprowl. For those scratching their heads, he was a Sox lefty prospect who back in 1978 had no control and walked everyone in the first September Boston Massacre Friday night game.
Sorry. Just looked it up. Memory is not entirely accurate. It was the last not the first game and he was wild but gave up some hits as well.
I seem to recall, during the period when he was being heralded as the next Steve Carlton, that he has sort of a “unique” personality which one writer was trying to compare to Bill Lee. In other words, his feet aren’t always on the ground. I’m guessing 75% of his problems are mental.
I wonder if he’s been to an optometrist lately. An Indians prospect back in the late 80’s had good stuff but no command just like Owens…..he went by the name of Rick Vaughn.
Should have kept him and DFA’d Baez!!
Most accurate comment yet!^^^^^
Agree! I don’t care anymore, like for over 3 years now that he can throw 95+
Is this the same Henry Owens that was a guaranteed future first-ballot Hall of Famer 3 years ago?