Josh Stowers

Position: CF
Level: SS A
Affiliate: Everett Aqua Sox
League: Northwest League
Born: 02/25/1997 (Age: 26)
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 200
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 2nd Rd., (#54 overall), 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft (SEA); Traded to NYY 1/21/2019

Prospect Spotlight

Selected in the second round of the 2018 First Year Player Draft by the Seattle Mariners, Stowers made his way to the Yankees system this offseason in exchange for Shed Long (acquired from the Reds by New York in the Sonny Gray deal). Stowers slashed .341/.475/.570 for Louisville last spring and followed that up with a strong pro debut with Short-Season Everett where he slashed .260/.380/.410. Stowers is a plus runner underway and his speed plays well both in the outfield and on the bases, where he shows good feel and reads. At his best, Stowers utilizes a compact line drive swing that should produce plenty of doubles power to the gaps.

He should be able to handle center field though his arm can be a bit light for some of the longer throws from the gap, projecting as a low-end regular or solid role player. He graded as a 45/Extreme on our Yankees 2019 prospect list, placing off the ranked top-15 portion. Stowers could take a jump with a strong showing in full-season ball next year.