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Scouting Mets Prospect #19: Shawn Bowman

Now healthy, Bowman could move fast

The New York Mets selected Shawn Bowman in the 12th round of the 2002 draft out of high school. After nearly two years away from the field due to major back problems, Bowman finally returned for a portion of the 2008 season and showed off the tools many knew were there all along, namely his excellent defense and power bat.

Vital Statistics: Name: Shawn Bowman DOB: December 9, 1984 Height: 6'2" Weight: 205 Bats: Right Throws: Right Status: 12th round pick (2002) – Charles Best High School (BC) No prospect enjoyed a bigger feeling of relief than Binghamton third baseman Shawn Bowman. Three years after his first back injury and two years since fracturing a vertebrate in his lower back, he finally returned to the...

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