2011 MLB Mock Draft: Will Henry Owens Chop Down Competition With Braves?
2011 MLB Mock Draft Gives Atlanta Braves LHP Henry Owens With 28th Pick
Atlanta’s farm system is one of the more unconventional success stories in all of baseball. They only draft guys who will sign for slot money, which means that most of the premium talent in the draft is not going to be on their radar. But they have one of the best development teams in the sport.
Since they won’t be going for an over slot pick, high school lefty Henry Owens makes a lot of sense for this team at No. 28. He is not an elite talent right now, but he does have good enough stuff and makeup to warrant consideration for the first-round.
He has a good frame at 6-foot-6, 195 pounds, but he could stand to add a little more beef to his slender frame. His fastball is an average pitch at best and his offspeed pitches aren’t very good right now.
The Braves have taken some guys thought to be average or below-average pitchers and worked with them to find a little extra something in them. Perhaps they can do the same with Owens.
|1. Pittsburgh - Gerrit Cole, RHP||18. Oakland - George Springer, CF|
|2. Seattle - Anthony Rendon, 3B||19. Boston - Alex Meyer, RHP|
|3. Arizona - Dylan Bundy, RHP||20. Colorado - C.J. Cron, 1B|
|4. Baltimore - Danny Hultzen, LHP||21. Toronto - Levi Michael, SS|
|5. Kansas City - Trevor Bauer, RHP||22. St. Louis - Jose Fernandez, RHP|
|6. Washington - Bubba Starling, CF||23. Washington - Tyler Anderson, LHP|
|7. Arizona - Sonny Gray, RHP||24. Tampa Bay - Kolten Wong, 2B|
|8. Cleveland - Jed Bradley, LHP||25. San Diego - Dillon Howard, RHP|
|9. Chicago Cubs - Mikie Mahtook, CF||26. Boston - Blake Swihart, C|
|10. San Diego - Matt Barnes, RHP||27. Cincinnati - Sean Gilmartin, LHP|
|11. Houston - Archie Bradley, RHP||28. Atlanta - Henry Owens, LHP|
|12. Milwaukee - Taylor Jungmann, RHP||29. San Francisco - Joe Ross, RHP|
|13. New York Mets - Taylor Guerreri, RHP||30. Minnesota - Brian Goodwin, CF|
|14. Florida Marlins - Cory Spangenberg, 3B||31. Tampa Bay - Brandon Nimmo, RF|
|15. Milwaukee - Javier Baez, 3B||32. Tampa Bay - Tyler Beede, RHP|
|16. Los Angeles Dodgers - Robert Stephenson, RHP||33. Texas - Travis Harrison, 3B|
|17. Los Angeles Angels - Francisco Lindor, SS|
Most recent updates:
What is the duplicate article?
Why is this article offensive?
Where is this article plagiarized from?
Why is this article poorly edited?