Carter Loewen impresses at PG San Diego

By Bob Elliott
If the name didn’t catch the attention of evaluators, the arm certainly would have at the Perfect Game Sunshine West Showcase in San Diego.

RHP Carter Loewen was ranked the 12th best prospect of the top 27 at the event.

Loewen (Abbotsford, BC) of the Abbotsford Cardinals was tied for the 11th highest velocity at 85 MPH.

The most famous Canuck player named Loewen is of course Adam Loewen (Surrey, BC) who was selected fourth over-all in North America by the Baltimore Orioles. After he injured his elbow he made the majors as a hitter and when he couldn’t get a job as a hitter returned to the mound and this season is at triple-A Lehigh Valley in the Philadelphia Phillies system. Loewen is on Canada’s Pan Am roster for next month’s competition at Ajax, Ont.

2B Shane Rogers (Nanaimo, BC) of the Nanaimo Pirates ran a 6.91 60-yard dash. 

RHP Sam Baker (Chemainus, BC) of the Nanaimo Pirates had his fastball clocked at 81 MPHs.

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Carter Loewen (2016 RHP, Abbotsford, BC): Loewen was impressive over a quick 2 inning outing, getting a pair of strikeouts and flashing high-end projection and ability. He worked 82-85 with his fastball, coming downhill with it hard and spotting it to both sides. Showed advanced feel for a two-plane slider at 68-71 as well. Highly projectable arm. He also contributed offensively with a pair of hard singles, showing quality bat to ball skills and a smooth stroke.

Kelly Green vs Maroon 
Carter Loewen (2016 RHP, Abbotsford, BC) collected two hits with a good approach at the plate.

Top Prospects
12th. Carter Loewen - RHP - 2016 - Abbotsford, BC
Loewen has an outstanding 6-4/205 build with lots of projection. He topped out at 85 mph on the mound and there is plenty more in his arm. He also showed big gap to gap power from the right side at the plate.

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