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Jackson Kowar RP

Kansas City Royals

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June 28, 2020 08:56 PM
Royals' Jackson Kowar: Gets summer camp invite
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kowar will be a part of the Royals' 60-man player pool this season, Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reports.

One of the best pitching prospects in a system loaded with quality starting pitching prospects, Kowar has the best changeup of the young Royals hurlers and was hitting 98 mph with his fastball this spring. He may not get the MLB reps to provide fantasy value in 2020, but Kowar could develop into a No. 2 or No. 3 starter in time.

March 25, 2020 11:16 AM
Royals' Jackson Kowar: Impressive velocity this spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kowar, who was reassigned to minor-league camp, impressed the Royals with his fastball velocity this spring, reportedly hitting 98 mph, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

This is a notable development for the 6-foot-5 righty. "I didn't think he was going to be a 97-, 98-, 99-mph guy," said Jim Buckley, a Giants scout who signed Kowar when Buckley was with the Royals. "That wasn't something we thought he was going to be. We thought the fastball would play up off the changeup because it's such a good pitch, but (not like this)." Kowar had a projectable frame when he was drafted, and it seems he has reached that projection. The big focus in camp and going forward will be the development of his curveball, as his changeup is a 70-grade pitch at its best. Kowar gave up two earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three in 3.1 innings before getting sent to minors camp. He could open the year at Triple-A and should reach the majors in 2021 at the latest.

February 23, 2020 10:20 PM
Royals' Jackson Kowar: Makes spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kowar threw two-thirds of an inning in his spring debut on Sunday and allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits and a walk against the Indians, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

Kowar surrendered a two-run home run on a changeup he left over the plate. Perhaps more importantly than the results, however, Kowar reportedly was sitting between 95 and 97 mph with his fastball and had his curveball working as well. Among a number of promising pitching prospects in the Royals' system, Kowar is likely to begin the 2020 season at Triple-A Omaha.

January 13, 2020 02:32 PM
Royals' Jackson Kowar: Joining big-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kowar will join the Royals' major-league spring training camp, Jeffrey Flanagan of reports.

Kowar may not be considered for an Opening Day roster spot, but he doesn't appear to be too far away. In 13 starts for Double-A Northwest Arkansas last season, he recorded a 3.51 ERA and a 25.2 percent strikeout rate.

June 21, 2019 03:52 PM
Royals' Jackson Kowar: Moves up to Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kowar was promoted to Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Friday, Jeffrey Flanagan of reports.

Last year's 33rd overall pick, Kowar recorded a 3.53 ERA through 13 starts with High-A Wilmington. He projects as a future back-end starter with the upside to be more than that, with his profile driven by strong velocity and a plus changeup.

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Minor League Pitching Stats
2018AFX-Lexington Legends 26.19900102212193.451.188
2019AAX-Northwest Arkansas N 74.1131302707821733.521.269
2019AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock 74.0131305306622683.531.216

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Charlotte, NC
Kansas City Royals
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