I had a few interesting questions sent in at the end of this week's Prospects Chat. My answers would have been too long for a chat, but they were questions I wanted to answer. Going forward, I might make that a Wednesday Q&A feature, highlighting some of the questions that would require a more in depth answer. Or maybe I'll just run them as "First Pitch" topics. For now, I'll go with them as "First Pitch" topics.
Do you feel Rudy Owens has started to repair his prospect status?
This question also had a mention about how Frank Coonelly compared Owens to Kyle Drabek after the 2010 season, although that part was cut off for some reason when I copied the question over.
Owens was the minor league pitcher of the year in 2009 and 2010. In 2009 he combined for a 2.10 ERA in 124 innings, with an 8.2 K/9 and a 1.2 BB/9 ratio. In 2010 he moved to Double-A, where he had a 2.46 ERA in 150 innings, with a 7.9 K/9 and a 1.4 BB/9 ratio.
Through the first four starts of the 2012 season, Owens h...
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