Jackson Kowar is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB).
In 2008, the Kansas City Royals announced that they had reached an agreement with right-handed pitcher Jackson Kowar, the club’s first-round compensation pick (33rd overall) in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft. The deal’s terms were not released due to club policy.
During his junior season with the Gators, Kowar, a 6-foot-5 pitcher from Florida, went 10-5 with a 3.04 ERA (38 earned runs in 112.2 innings) and 115 strikeouts.
He ended his undergraduate career with a 6-1 victory over Texas in a College World Series elimination game, striking a career-high 13 batters in 6.2 scoreless innings.
Since 2010, when Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer both achieved it for UCLA, it was the most strikeouts in a College World Series game.
In-Game 2 of the 2017 College World Series finals, he recorded his first collegiate save, securing a 6-1 victory over LSU and Florida’s first National Championship.
Kowar was chosen in the 40th round by Detroit in 2015 out of Charlotte Christian High School in North Carolina, but he did not sign.
Jackson Kowar Parents: Who Is Jackson Kowar Father, Frank Kowar?
Jackson Kowar was born to Frank Kowar (father). Details about his mother have been kept discrete. Jackson’s father, Frank Kowar was a baseball player who pitched in minor leagues.