The Kansas City Royals number four prospect had a rough start to his career in the minor leagues. The last two starts for former Florida pitcher Jackson Kowar, though have shown that he is becoming comfortable in his next step after college baseball.
The Kansas City Royals selected Jackson Kowar in the first competitive balance round of the 2018 MLB Amateur Draft. The 6’5″ lefty pitcher out of Florida holds a lot of promise. Though he had a rough start to his career, he has started to find success with the Lexington Legends.
The first six games
Jackson Kowar was assigned to the Lexington Legends on July 12. Since, he has made eight starts with the team. His first appearance was one he likely wishes he could forget. He only pitched 0.1 inning, and he gave up three runs on two walks and three hits. The only out he recorded was a strikeout.
His next few appearances were a little better, but not as good as his past few have been. In the first six games of his minor league career, he yielded a 4.76 ERA through 17 innings. Within those starts, he allowed 14 hits, ten walks, and notched eight strikeouts.
Last two appearances
In his last two appearances, Jackson Kowar has held opponents scoreless over seven innings of work. He struck out 11 and only allowed three hits.
The change shows that as he is becoming more comfortable in the minors, which bodes well for the Kansas City Royals.
In total, his record is 0-1 in his eight appearances. His overall ERA sits at 3.38 in his 24 innings of work.
MLB Pipeline predicts Jackson Kowar will debut with the Kansas City Royals in 2021. Between Brady Singer and Jackson Kowar, the Kansas City Royals have a talented cast of young pitchers in their farm system. That is, if Kowar can continue to pitch as well as it seems like he will.