Uncommitted Senior Spotlight - RHP Owen Backofen

Cooper Trinkle
Lead Scout

As we head into the fall, we are beginning to see tons of 2024 graduates make commitments to play at the next level. Indiana's 2024 class features a deep crop of talent, with plenty of prospects still left on the board. Today, we take a deeper look at '24 RHP Owen Backofen of Fishers HS.


Owen Backofen RHP / Fishers, IN / 2024

Backofen offers projectability with his 6-foot-4, 190 pound frame and there is athleticism in the long-levered body. The Fishers product has a long, loose arm action that produced a fastball that has been up to 88 mph with some arm-side run and his changeup, thrown at 74-77 mph, comes out of the same H 3/4 arm slot as the fastball. Backofen has showed improvements on a sweeping, 71-74 mph slider that gets better each time I see him. There is still some rawness to the overall operation, but the projectable right-hander still has plenty of room for growth in his overall game. 




The Backofen File