Kevin Gowdy was your selection as the #16 prospect in the Phillies’ organization. It was a very close race with just 4 votes separating the top 3 vote recipients.
Gowdy received 28 of the 177 votes cast (15.82%). Dylan Cozens received 25 votes (14.12%). Simon Muzziotti received 24 votes (13.56%), Paul Owens Award winner David Parkinson received 18 votes (10.17%), and Darick Hall received 10 votes (5.65%). Twenty-five guys shared the remaining 72 votes.
Gowdy was the Phillies 2nd round pick in the 2016 Amateur Draft out of Santa Barbara High School. He signed on June 22nd.
There’s not really much to write about Gowdy. He has not pitched the past two seasons, and was injured for much of his first season.
Gowdy made three starts in July of 2016 before he was sidelined by an injury for 5 weeks. He returned to throw one inning on August 27th and two playoff innings on September 6th. His career, including those 2 post season innings is a cumulative 11.0 innings. Prior to his two-year absence, Gowdy had a low 90s fastball with a change up and slider.
He should be ready to go this season. He threw two-thirds of an inning on a pitch count at the end of Instructs. No idea where he starts.
The poll for the next prospect will be posted in a separate thread.
Here are the complete results for this poll.