Jake Bowey

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Jake Bradly Bowey

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 205 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jake Bowey has played in the minors and been on the Australian national team.

He was signed by Houston Astros scouts Oz Ocampo and Greg Morriss in July 2013. [1] Making his pro debut with his hometown Perth Heat, he was 2 for 18 with 3 walks, 4 runs and a RBI, backing up Matt Kennelly at catcher in the 2013-2014 Australian Baseball League. He made his US debut with the 2014 GCL Astros, going 4-for-18 with two doubles, a triple, two walks, three runs and four RBI, playing first base. He also batted .212/.370/.353 for the DSL Astros Blue, backing up fellow Aussie Connor MacDonald at first base. With Perth in 2014-2015, he was 3 for 6 with a run and a RBI.

The teenager hit .215/.244/.304 for the '15 GCL Astros, ending his time in the Houston chain. In 2015-2016, he hit .091/.167/.091 for Perth, then improved to .209/.277/.256 in 2016-2017 (also pitching regularly, going 1-1 with a 6.35 ERA in 8 games, fanning 15 in 11 1/3 IP) and .300/.364/.700 in 22 plate appearances in 2017-2018 with a 7.90 ERA in 12 outings.

No longer pitching in 2018-2019, he produced at a .273/.365/.500 clip with five dingers and 21 RBI in 33 games, splitting first with Sam Kennelly. He struggled in 2019-2020 (0 for 6, BB) and was 5 for 17 in 2020-2021. After sitting out a season, he hit .291/.357/.543 for Perth in 2022-2023, driving in 30 runs in 37 games and fielding .996 at 1B. He tied for 6th in the loop in dingers, was 8th in RBI and ranked 9th in slugging among players with 100+ less at-bats.

Bowey then made Australia's roster for the 2023 World Baseball Classic. [2]