Rookie Review: 2023 LHP Owen Crowe (West Chester Rustin)


Ted Williams
Director of Scouting, PA

Throughout the preseason we'll be highlighting standout newcomers with our Rookie Review installments. A Junior southpaw impressed in early March at Ascent Scout Day with significant arm-talent and a high ceiling on the bump.

 

Owen Crowe

Class of 2023 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: West Chester Rustin
    State: PA
  • Summer Team: Ascent
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L
Trackman - Fastball
90.1
Velocity (max)
(03/02/22)
89.5 - 90.0
Velo Range
(03/02/22)
88.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/02/22)
2243
Spin Rate (max)
(03/02/22)
2184
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/02/22)
21.1
IVB (max)
(03/02/22)
18.2
IVB (avg)
(03/02/22)
-10.9
HM (max)
(03/02/22)
-7.9
HM (avg)
(03/02/22)
6.1
Extension (avg)
(03/02/22)
5.0
Release Ht (avg)
(03/02/22)
25
Spin Score (max)
(03/02/22)
25
Zone %
(03/02/22)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
90.1
Velo Range
89.5 - 90
Eff Velocity (avg)
88.6
Spin Rate (max)
2243
Spin Rate (avg)
2184
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
76.5
Velocity (max)
(03/02/22)
74.3 - 76.2
Velo Range
(03/02/22)
73.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/02/22)
1942
Spin Rate (max)
(03/02/22)
1797
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/02/22)
-12.6
IVB (max)
(03/02/22)
-11.9
IVB (avg)
(03/02/22)
11.2
HM (max)
(03/02/22)
9.4
HM (avg)
(03/02/22)
5.3
Extension (avg)
(03/02/22)
4.9
Release Ht (avg)
(03/02/22)
26
Spin Score (max)
(03/02/22)
33
Zone %
(03/02/22)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
76.5
Velo Range
74.3 - 76.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
73
Spin Rate (max)
1942
Spin Rate (avg)
1797
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
81.4
Velocity (max)
(03/02/22)
78.4 - 81.3
Velo Range
(03/02/22)
77.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/02/22)
1970
Spin Rate (max)
(03/02/22)
1890
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/02/22)
-0.6
IVB (max)
(03/02/22)
0.9
IVB (avg)
(03/02/22)
9.9
HM (max)
(03/02/22)
6.6
HM (avg)
(03/02/22)
5.5
Extension (avg)
(03/02/22)
4.9
Release Ht (avg)
(03/02/22)
24
Spin Score (max)
(03/02/22)
50
Zone %
(03/02/22)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
81.4
Velo Range
78.4 - 81.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
77.7
Spin Rate (max)
1970
Spin Rate (avg)
1890
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
81.5
Velocity (max)
(03/02/22)
79.2 - 81.5
Velo Range
(03/02/22)
78.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/02/22)
1643
Spin Rate (max)
(03/02/22)
1490
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/02/22)
13.9
IVB (max)
(03/02/22)
13.9
IVB (avg)
(03/02/22)
-12.6
HM (max)
(03/02/22)
-12.6
HM (avg)
(03/02/22)
6.5
Extension (avg)
(03/02/22)
4.8
Release Ht (avg)
(03/02/22)
20
Spin Score (max)
(03/02/22)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
81.5
Velo Range
79.2 - 81.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
78.2
Spin Rate (max)
1643
Spin Rate (avg)
1490
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)

ROOKIE REVIEW

What We Liked: The athletic 6-foot-1, 185lb lefty featured a starter's profile during his 'pen, turning up the heat with a couple 90 mph fastballs out of the gate. A fluid mover down the slope with good extension, Crowe maintained arm-speed on a seasoned four-pitch arsenal. The delivery repeated on-time with some drop/drive in the lower half allowing for a lower 5-foot release and 21 inches of IVB to the top of the zone, creating possible swing and miss chances. There was plenty to like in a tunneled mid-70's curveball that offered consistent, two-plane shape while a 79-82 mph changeup killed spin at 1490rpms, showing fade to the arm-side. A hard, sweeping 78-81 mph slider also flashed above-average, able to be utilized into RHH dead zones on the hands and land for strikes across the plate (7 inches HM). The West Chester Rustin product profiles as one of the best uncommitted left-handed pitching prospects in the class. 

Video: Ascent Scout Day, March 2, 2022

 

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