Originally Posted by gedred69
If memory serves me, Owings got some mention in the National media 2-3 years ago as a pitcher with promise, worth watching for the future. (It seems looking at his numbers, like he's a Hitter)! Does anybody have an insight on what his strengths/weaknesses are? Does he have attributes that could turn out to be a good addition to the Reds?
I saw him pitch on TV a few times and was impressed. He throws hard and has a bulldog mentality. The scouting report on him is that he doesn't have good enough off speed pitches to be better than a back of the rotation pitcher.
But what impressed me was that he threw strikes and was very aggressive, kinda like a harder throwing, RH, Tom Browning.
He also could hit, he has a career .895 OPS!
He was injured the second half of this year, and his numbers when he was healthy were very strong. An ERA around 4, and a WHIP of around 1.2. So if he is healthy, he should be a strong contender for the #4-5 spots in the rotation. But who knows if he is healthy.