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#44 Prospect - Jake Cowan

#44 Prospect - Jake Cowan

PostPost #1 by Jordan Tuwiner » February 13th, 2011, 11:17 am

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Like many O's 2009 draftees, Cowan went down with an injury. The right hander's season was cut short after just 41 innings due to shoulder problems, which resulted in labrum surgery.

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Re: #44 Prospect - Jake Cowan

PostPost #2 by Jordan Tuwiner » February 13th, 2011, 11:26 am

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Re: #44 Prospect - Jake Cowan

PostPost #3 by Shorebirdfan » February 13th, 2011, 12:03 pm

Listed at 6'3" and only 165, he looked at little bigger last year (maybe 180). I think he still needs to fill out a little more physically. As you mention, very limited last so hard to have a really good read on him. Weakness I saw in that limited time is he has a tendency to keep the ball up too much. I'd like to see him get down and on the corners more, but I like his stuff. I like the similiarity in motion and release on the cirve and fastball above. Seemed hard to read pitches off his hand. Look forward to hearing what his timeframe for return is this season.
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Re: #44 Prospect - Jake Cowan

PostPost #4 by Don » February 13th, 2011, 8:18 pm

I would like to see some side shots of him to gain a better perspective on Jake. I figure this was pre-surgery shots because he leads with a high elbow and usually the rear follows a similar path to the lead arm. I would like to see him compared to his plane, but the high elbows are a usual trait of labrum tears.
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