By D.J. Wanberg
The 2008 Sporting News baseball preview lists former Waubonsie Valley star pitcher and Naperville Sun Player of the Year Mike Bowden as the No. 6 prospect in the Boston Red Sox organization.
The Sporting News states that Bowden last year "showed impressive command of his 89 to 94 mph fastball and curveball, but lacks smooth arm action."
Bowden was 10-6 last season in high Class A and Class AA.
He started spring training as a non-roster invitee with the parent club, but was recently assigned to the Red Sox's minor league camp.