Thread: Jerry Owens?
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Old 02-14-2005, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by buehrle4cy05
Just read on that the White Sox traded Alex Escobar for Nationals Minor League OF Jerry Owens? His batting average at single-A didn't look too bad...anybody got anything else on this guy?
Best athlete in the Expos/Nationals system. Former WR at UCLA, transferred to Masters College to "deepen his faith" and to resume a baseball playing career after being injured in football several times. Hadn't played since HS but burst onto the scene and was a 2nd round pick in 2003 draft.

Blazing speed, very limited power, good arm. Good all-around athlete, still not a truly instinctive base-stealer. Will be a CF'er. Very toolsy and showed good progress in his first full-season league this year.

Good pick-up turning a guy we had no place for into a legit prospect. Was old for his league, but that is due to the extenuating circumstances WRT taking a couple years off from baseball.

Will start in Winston-Salem as far as I can tell. Was ranked 3rd best athlete (behind only Weeks and Milledge) and 5th fastest runner in 2003 draft per BA.
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