Dustin McGowan showed so much promise. The former first rounder was once considered the Blue Jays top prospect in their farm system. McGowan's rookie season was in 2007 when he posted a decent 12-10 record with an ERA of 4.08, solidifying his spot as a potential number two starter. Injuries plagued the right-hander starting in 2008 and he's been fighting his way back ever since.
August 15, 2011
A long and difficult season for Dustin McGowan ended last week after the organization liked what it saw from the young right-hander and pulled him out of the Arizona Fall League after pitching a total of 130 innings this year, but with a lot of stress as well.
November 10, 2006
Dustin McGowan had another solid outing on Friday in Arizona, striking out five in four innings, while allowed just one walk. Jordan DeJong and Tracy Thorpe also made appearances on the mound, and combined to allow one hit, in three innings, while fanning four batters. Meanwhile, in Mexico, Lee Gronkiewicz tossed a strong inning.
November 4, 2006
Dustin McGowan was making his third start of the fall on Monday afternoon, and picked up the victory tossing five innings, and allowing two runs. We caught up with a scout that has watched all three of his starts in Arizona to find out about any improvements he's making.
October 24, 2006
Making his second AFL start of the year, Dustin McGowan's command problems arose once again, as he walked 5 of the 16 batters he faced. Ryan Klosterman and Chip Cannon were also in the starting lineup and each recorded a hit, while the Hawaii Winter Baseball League began playing once again after Sunday's earthquake.
October 18, 2006
Wednesday was a busy day for Jays players playing in the Arizona, Hawaii and Mexican Leagues. Dustin McGowan had a solid start for Phoenix, while Chip Cannon and Ryan Klosterman combined for three hits on the offensive end. Tracy Thorpe also made an appearance. Both Eric Nielsen and Ryan Patterson were in the starting lineup in Hawaii, while Lee Gronkiewicz made his winter league debut in Mexico.
October 12, 2006