Dylan Owen made his mark with the Brooklyn Cyclones during the 2007 season in which he was named MLB.com’s Short-Season Pitcher of the Year. On Sunday, the 24-year-old righthander wasted no time in putting his stamp on the 2011 campaign. While pitching for Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League, Owen tossed seven near perfect innings in a combined no-hitter against Gigantes de Carolina. Owen walked the leadoff batter in the second inning before retiring the next 15 batters in order before turning it over to the bullpen for the final 2.0 innings of no-hit ball.
Here’s a look at how some other former Brooklyn Cyclones are faring in winter ball this season:
- Wilmer Flores (2008) – Hit .320 (33-103) with 13 runs scored, six doubles, two home runs and 18 RBI in 31 games with Bravos de Margarita (Venezuela).
- Daniel Murphy (2006, 2008) – Hit .320 (33-103) with nine runs scored, six doubles, one triple, four home runs and 22 RBI in 28 games with Aguilas Cibaenas (Dominican Republic).
- Brad Holt (2008) – Earned Player of the Week honors while with the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League. The 24-year-old went 2-0 with a perfect 0.00 ERA in his first two starts in the AFL and finished the season with an appearance in the Rising Stars Game.