Since we’ll be breaking down the film Rookie Of The Year in episode 23, we wanted to give you the scouting report on Cubs prospect Henry Rowengartner:
After washing out of Little League as an OF, Rowengartner suffered a serious injury and transitioned to pitching. Rowengartner was able to secure a tryout where he reportedly touched 103 on the gun. He was signed to a contract by the Cubs, who fast tracked him to the show.
Rowengartner generates his velocity with a high effort, arm reliant delivery that will be difficult to repeat. His fastball is clearly his best pitch, grading out at an 80 but he will need to develop a secondary offering to stay in the bigs and prove that he’s not a one trick pony.
There have been serious questions about his makeup. He’s noted as a disruption in the clubhouse and on the field. He’s been in several verbal altercations with opposing players, including the famous “Pitcher’s got a big butt.” incident.
Synopsis: A high upside power arm that will be boom or bust. Rowengartner could be a mainstay on the Cubs roster for years to come, or could flame out after one pennant run. He’ll need significant work with his pitching coach (Brickma) and his mentor Chet Steadman in order to flourish.
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