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Christian McGowan

McGowan drafted by Phillies

By Shelia Kirven
September 1, 2021

Christian McGowan, 21, was recently drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the seventh round of the 2021 Major League Baseball Draft.

Originally from Bokchito, Oklahoma, and a 2018 Rock Creek High School graduate, the 6’3″, 205-pound right-hand pitcher attended Eastern Oklahoma State College (EOSC) in Wilburton, Oklahoma. He was scouted in the summer of 2020 and given the opportunity to transfer to Kansas State but chose to stay at EOSC. He also played for the Waterloo Bucks in Waterloo, Iowa, in a summer league.

A pitcher throwing in the high 90s’, he has earned the title of “flame-throwing righty” with his 97m throws. McGowan was a 2021 NJCAA Division 1 Pre-Season All-American and recorded as being the number two junior college prospect in the country on July 1, on He is currently in Clearwater, Florida, at his first-ever Phillies training camp.

McGowan is the son of Stephanie Carlton and Chris McGowan.