Bo Flowers

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Biographical Information[edit]

Outfielder Bo Flowers was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 5th round of the 2002 amateur draft out of a high school in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. In his first professional season in 2002, he played 26 games for the GCL Tigers, hitting .278. In 2003, he split his season between the GCL Tigers and the Oneonta Tigers of the New York-Penn League, batting a combined .179/.242/.238 in 52 games.

It's possible that at that point, had he not been a fairly high draft pick, he could have washed out of professional baseball, although given his age compared to the competition (he was almost 2 1/2 years younger than the average player in the NYPL), this isn't certain. As it stands, the Tigers gave him another chance in 2004 and he did well out of it. He hit .281 in 66 games for Oneonta and earned a late-season promotion to the West Michigan Whitecaps of the Midwest League, finishing with a combined slash line of .280/.342/.410 in 72 games, with 42 runs scored, 8 doubles, 6 triples and 5 homers. He also stole 16 bases but was caught 10 times. On February 9, 2005, he was included in a major league trade, going to the Chicago Cubs along with Roberto Novoa and Scott Moore in return for reliever Kyle Farnsworth. He was assigned to the Peoria Chiefs of the Midwest League that season but had a disappointing year, batting .238/.286/.343, with 10 doubles and 8 homers in 105 games.

The Cubs let him go before the 2006 season, and he spent that year with two clubs in the independent Frontier League, the Rockford RiverHawks and Windy City Thunderbolts, hitting a combined .265 with 4 homers and 37 RBIs in 82 games. It was his last season as a professional.

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