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June 6, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Red Sox select Henry Owens with the 36th overall pick

With the 36th overall pick in the draft, the Red Sox have selected left-handed pitcher Henry Owens out of Edison High School in Huntington Beach, California.

Owens, 18, is a 6-6, 195-pound southpaw who went 12-1 with 140 strikeouts in 91.2 innings this season. He features a low 90's fastball, a slider, change, as well as two different styles of a curveball. Owens has good poise on the mound and solid command, tools that made him a projected first-round pick going into the draft. His frame has room for growth and he figures to add more size as he gets into a professional program. Baseball America ranked Owens the 33rd best pitching prospect in the 2011 draft.

Owens is said to have a humble and laid back personality despite being a fierce competitor on the mound. He is currently committed to the University of Miami.