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Pirates Prospect Interview: Rudy Owens

Rudy Owens

Rudy Owens has won back-to-back awards for the organization's minor league pitcher of the year. Owens topped the Class AA Eastern League with a 2.46 ERA and ranked third with 132 strikeouts while going 12-6 in the regular season for Altoona and told PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko that he hopes to be in the mix for a spot on the big league roster this spring.

GVB -- You have to be pleased winning the pitcher of the year honor two years in a row? RO -- It was a great time and I had a great year at Altoona. I guess the hard work paid off, it also paid off for the whole team – we won another championship and it can't get any better than that. GVB -- You won a championship at Lynchburg last year and this year at Altoona. Is that a sign of progress in the...

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