Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Dylan Owen

Dylan Owen has been dominant for the Class A Short-Season Brooklyn Cyclones. In 11 games (10 starts) Owen is 7-1 with a stellar 1.82 era and has 53 strikeouts and only 11 walks in 54.1 innings. Dylan Owen was selected by the New York Mets in the 20th round of Major League Baseball’s 2007 First-Year Player Draft out of Francis Marion University.

The 21 year old was 10-1 with one save and a 1.14 earned run average for Division II Francis Marion. Owen struck out 121 batters in 102.1 innings pitched, walked only 19, and opponents hit just .208 against him, including a .178 figure by right-handed batters. He recorded three complete games, had six contests with double-figure strikeouts, and established a new PBC career record for strikeouts with 334. Of the 77 hits he allowed this season, only eight were for extra bases and he did not surrender a home run. He leads Division II in ERA and strikeouts. Owen was named the 2007 NCAA Division II national Pitcher of the Year by two different voting groups. He earned first-team Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association All-America honors each of the past two years. He was also selected as the Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the Year for both 2006 and 2007.

Remember Billy Wagner played Division III baseball in College and look how good he is now. Lets see if this kid continues to pitch this well.


Anonymous said...

What kind of stuff he got KYLE?


Anonymous said...

He's got good stuff! Solid slider and 88to90 two seam. He tops out around 93 94.