The Boston Red Sox’s top pitching prospect is moving on up.
Left-handed starting pitcher Henry Owens has been promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket, according to WEEI.com. Owens all but confirmed the news via his Twitter account on Friday.
Portland was amazing.. Now it's time to move up to the level with one more A added to the end of it—
Henry Owens (@______H______O) August 01, 2014
The 22-year-old southpaw is considered by many to not only be the organization’s top pitching prospect, but one of the best prospects in all of baseball. He was ranked on both Baseball Prospectus and Baseball America’s top 50 lists at Nos. 22 and 15, respectively.
Owens, a 2011 first-round pick, has dominated at Double-A Portland this season. He posted a 14-4 record with a 2.60 ERA to go along with 126 strikeouts in 121 innings pitched. Owens was allowing just 6.6 hits per nine innings as part of a 1.12 WHIP.
The news comes one day after Anthony Ranaudo was promoted to Boston where he’ll start Friday night against the New York Yankees.