Updated Monday February 27, 2017 by The Strike Zone.
The Strike Zone is pleased to announce that Eric Owens will be instructing clinics beginning in February 2017!
Eric has spent the past 25 years involved in Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball in roles that include: player ('92 - '05), hitting coach ('08), hitting coordinator ('11 - '14) and assistant hitting coach for the ALDS Champion Toronto Blue Jays ('15, '16).
Eric now resides in Whitby and is eager to offer Durham Region an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of hitting. Check out www.ericowensbaseball.com to see what Eric is all about.
Please refer to the front page for details on all clinics run by TSZ and Eric Owens.
Eric Owen's Resume: (www. Ericowensbaseball.com)
Professional Minor and Major League Player
1992 drafted 4th Round Cincinnati Reds
1995 June 7 MLB Debut with Cincinnati Reds
1995 – 2005 played parts of 9 seasons Major Leagues, 13 seasons overall
Majors and Minor Leagues Major Leagues: the Milwaukee Brewers (1998), San Diego Padres (1999–2000), Florida Marlins (2001– 2002) and Anaheim Angels (2003)
2006-2007 LA Angels A- ball Cedar Rapids Coach
2008 Arkansas Travelers AA Hitting Coach
2008 Scottsdale Arizona (fall league) Coach
2009-2011 LA Angels Outfield Base Running Coordinator
2011-2014 LA Dodgers Hitting Coordinator
2015-2016 Toronto Blue Jays Assistant Hitting Coach, replacement First Base Coach due to ejections, health, or family matters
Achievements and Awards
1995 American Association MVP
1999 first player to collect a hit at Safeco Field
2008 coached the Arkansas Travelers which won them the Texas AA league championship
2015 – 2016 ALCS Division Series with Toronto Blue Jays (first since 1993)
25 straight years experience in playing and coaching at a high level
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