Top-10 Profiles of 2019: No. 9 Owen Washburn


By Andy Sroka
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

We'll be spending the rest of the month detailing the players who earned the most clicks to their profiles throughout 2019 ending with the state's most-viewed profile of the year, set to be released on Dec. 31. We started the countdown yesterday with our No. 10 most-viewed profile of the year, and we’re onto the No. 9 today, 2B/RHP Owen Washburn (Webster).

We actually spent a little bit of time covering Washburn in our No. 10 most important story of the year, Team Wisconsin’s trip to the PBR Future Games where it was held at LakePoint for the first time. There, few prospects came away with more buzz than Washburn and he ultimately landed on a commitment to South Carolina.

Washburn has some real long-term two-way possibilities. He has more pop than meets the eye from the left side – balls jump from his left-handed barrel more than you might expect from his 6-foot, 170-pound frame. He’s an all-around athlete and that helps him move well on the infield, and probably fits best at second base. On the mound, Washburn came out firing at LakePoint, touching 89 mph with his first pitch. He also mixed in a sharp 12/6 breaking ball at the high-profile event and, given his size, there’s still a ton of projection yet to be tapped into, making him one of the top prospects in Wisconsin’s 2021 class.

NO. 9: OWEN WASHBURN

Owen Washburn

Class of 2021 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Webster
    State: WI
  • Summer Team: STIKS Academy
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
90
Max FB
(07/02/20)
84 - 89
FB
(07/15/20)
75 - 77
CB
(07/02/20)
78 - 79
CH
(07/15/20)
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
84 - 89
CB
72 - 74
CH
78 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
86 - 88
CB
75 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
86 - 88
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
85 - 88
CB
74 - 76
CH
76 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
82 - 84
CB
70 - 76
CH
75 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
80 - 82
CB
73 - 73
Position
6.89
60-yard
(03/10/19)
82
INF Velo
(07/31/19)
90
Exit Velo
(03/10/19)
4.44
H-1st
Position
60-yard
6.94
INF Velo
82
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
6.89
INF Velo
81
Exit Velo
90
Position
INF Velo
77
H-1st
4.44
Exit Velo
82

Scouting Report

3/10/19

Body: 6-foot-0, 170-pounds. Highly projectable, athletic build with strength, broad shoulders trim waist.
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP High ceiling two-way prospect with easy athleticism and bloodlines. 
Run: 6.89 runner in the 60. Easy runner, plus athlete.
Hit: LHH. Comfortable setup, open stance, smooth loading action, short stride, on time, lower half works, stays in balance. Easy bat speed, hand generated, short to the baseball slight uphill plane through contact, confident approach, with gap to gap contact. Feel for barrel.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee. Easy bat speed.
Defense: Raw athletic actions, well above average body control, showed best when on the move, fluid light footwork.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Short over the top actions on the infield, played on target, with carry, athletic arm action on the move.

3/10/19

Positional Profile: 2B/RHP High ceiling two-way prospect with easy arm speed, athleticism and bloodlines.
Body: 6-foot-0, 170-pounds. Highly projectable, athletic build with strength, broad shoulders trim waist.
Delivery: Easy repeatable full windup delivery, smooth and on line with direction, slight high front side, lands square, athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long draw, full clean arm path, high 3/4 slot, easy arm speed.
FB: T84, 82-84 mph. Showed feel for strikezone, above average control for age, slight sink action.
CB: 70-76 mph. 11/5 shape, landed for strikes, misses typically stayed down.
CH: 75-77 mph. Deceptive arm speed, slight sink action.

7/23/18 - 5-foot-10, 150-pound, athletically-built, two-way prospect. High-upside left-handed hitter. Tall, open, quiet setup, minimal pre-pitch movement, smooth load, leg-kick timing trigger, maintains balance through contact and fluid rhythm throughout. Simple swing, stays short to the ball, natural lift, hard contact. 82 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, short, loose, easy, accurate arm; carries across the diamond and clocked at 77 mph. Sure hands and clean, quick exchange. 4.44 runner down the line. On the mound, right-handed pitcher, compact, balanced, repeatable delivery, works on-line, lands square and finishes athletically. Clean, compact arm action, loose and quick out front, high ¾ slot. Fastball, inconsistent run and cut action, sat 80-82 mph, touched 83. Curveball, works on a 12/6 to 11/5 plane, depth, 73 mph. Saw a changeup in warmups, sink and fade action. High-follow 2021 two-way prospect.

7/8/18 - 5-foot-11, 150-pound two-way prospect with a long, lean, projectable frame. On the mound, works from a high ¾ with a long, loose arm action, live arm that projects. In line direction, lands square. Fastball showed occasional arm side run, sat 79-81 mph, touched 83 mph. Slider, flashed late break, 70-72 mph. High follow in the 2021 class.

11/5/17 - 5-foot-7, 140-pound right-handed pitcher. On the mound has a long, quick arm action from an over the top slot. Tall and fall delivery with a short stride, works in line with home plate. Fastball worked 77-78 mph. Spins it well, curveball has 12-6 shape with tight rotation at 65-66 mph. Changeup sat 72 mph.

4/2/17 - 5-foot-5, 115-pound, lanky left-handed hitting shortstop. Offensively, open setup, short, leg lift stride, maintains balance. Line drive hitter, has an approach, short barrel path, fluid rhythm, 73 mph exit velocity. Defensively, loose arm action, over-the-top slot, 66 mph across the infield. On the mound, high ¾ arm slot, long, loose arm action, tall and fall delivery, smooth rhythm. Fastball, flashed run and sink, sat 68-69 mph. Curveball, 11/5 shape, good feel, 60-63 mph. Ran an 8.03 60.




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