Henry Owens was drafted by the Red Sox in the supplementary first round in 2010. He ended up signing for $1,550,000, a hefty fee for a supplemental first rounder. The money will not be spent in vain though, as Owens is a top-notch prospect and has front of the rotation potential. He is projected by SoxProspects.com to start out the season in Greenville, which is a testament to how far along Owens already is, even though he’s only 19. He has been underrated going into 2012, much of that is due to him not throwing a professional pitch yet. But when scouts see what he can do this year he won’t be underrated much longer.
Andrew Rodriguez: What has minor league spring training been like this year so far?
Henry Owens: Exciting to say the least. The new facilities are unbelievable and the competition is awesome.
Andrew Rodriguez: What would you say is your best pitch?
Henry Owens: My fastball.
Andrew Rodriguez: What is your greatest strength as a player?
Henry Owens: My mental strength. ...