Sunday, January 10, 2010

WSC Birth Years: Jerry Owens

Card #40 - Jerry Owens

Born: February 16, 1981

If Jerry Owens didn't have bad luck, he wouldn't have any luck at all. After having breakout seasons in the minors, Jerry just couldn't put that success to work in the majors.

It seemed that whenever Owens was on the cusp of breaking out, he would get injured. When he was healthy enough to play in the majors, Jerry would often slump. After four seasons of this behavior, the ChiSox released Owens in May 2009.

Once thought of as a leadoff hitter with speed that could fill the hole left by Aaron Rowand, Jerry never quite took off with the White Sox. Success may still be in the future. After a productive run with Seattle's AAA team in 2009, the Nationals have decided to take a chance on him in 2010.

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