Posted by: portersprospectreport | September 11, 2008

Recent MLB Debut #2—Michael Bowden

See you in October?

Done for 2008


Michael Bowden

I have written several articles about the Boston Red Sox top pitching prospect chronicling his meteoric ascention to the major leagues as well as his projected potential.  He came up for a brief cup of coffee in a spot start while Josh Beckett was on the DL.  It was a good start as he gained his first major league victory throwing 5 innings in which he limited the Baltimore Orioles to 2 runs on 7 hits while striking out 3 and walking one.  Immediately following the start, Bowden was sent back to AAA to make room for Beckett.

I still maintain that Bowden is a middle of the rotation starter who does not have the ceiling of Clay Buccholz.  The Red Sox pitching staff is set for the playoffs, enough so that Bowden and Buchholz have been shut down for the rest of the season. 

Bowden will certainly be a major competitor for a rotation spot for the Red Sox along side fellow phenoms Buchholz and Justin Masterson.  Don’t be surpised to see him also being mentioned in offseason trade rumors.


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