Owings was a two-way stud out of college and he could have been drafted in the first few rounds as a pitcher or positional player. Transferred from G.Tech after his sophomore year, went to Tulane, was the four hitter and co-ace with Brian Bogusevic.
He's a big boy, great pitcher's body. Tall and thick, throws in the mid-90s. Has developed a great deal since being drafted and focusing on just pitching. I think he entered the pros with a low-low-90s fastball, topping around 93-94, a pretty decent slider, and no change. He now has a mid-90s fastball, topping around 96 with some good sink, a hard, plus slider, and an average change-up. He has also developed some good control. But boy can he hit it a LONG way...
he got hit-up when he was in the majors this year, but check out DANA EVELAND on the brewers ... i believe Liriano and Verlander struggled when they initially came up, and Eveland's minor league numbers are pretty damn good.. he should be up again this year
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Micah Owings, AZ
Micah Owings making such a positive impression in the D'backs front office :
" ... He'll be in the big leagues by next week probably," Tucson outfielder Chris Young said, joking. After throwing six no-hit innings in his Triple-A debut at Portland last week, Owings (2-0) impressed again Wednesday night in a 5-1 win over Las Vegas. He allowed one run in 6 1/2 innings, giving up just two hits after the second inning ... Combined with his outings at Double-A Tennessee, Owings is 8-2 with a 2.59 ERA ... "He's an exceptional competitor," Tucson manager Chip Hale said. "I think his stuff is going to get better and better. The big question we have in our organization is, 'Is he a starter or is he a reliever?' ... "When he hits, it's like having a DH in there," Hale said. Owings led Tulane in batting average (.355), home runs (18) and tied in RBIs (63), while going 12-4 with a 3.26 ERA to earn Conference USA player of the year in 2005." (Tucson Citizen)
Humberto Sanchez, Detroit...SP....
Humberto Sanchez ... 6'6" righty ... made his Triple-A debut on June 8, beating Buffalo by tossing 5.2 innings and allowing just one run. He followed up his impressive debut with two scoreless performances last week, throwing a total of 13.1 innings of shutout baseball ... For the week Sanchez was 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 13.1 IP, including 12 K. Humberto spent the first two months of the season with Double-A Erie, where he posted a 5-3 record with a 1.76 ERA and 86 K in 71.2 IP. He's now won his first three Triple-A starts. Humberto Sanchez missed the first half of the 2005 season with a groin injury, and after coming back went 3-5 with a 5.57 ERA in 15 appearances with Erie. The 22-year-old looked better during his six starts with Mesa of the Arizona Fall League in the offseason, going 1-0 with a 2.13 ERA. The native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, was originally chosen in the 31st round of the 2001 draft by Detroit." (International League)
Wow this guy can hit and throw? Hes in the AL unfortunately though.