Owen Jones played D1 baseball from 2008-2012, and was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 19th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball June Amateur Draft. As daunting as the recruiting process can be for an 18 year old, Owen believes that becoming familiar with its intricacies is even more important for parents than it is for the recruit.

Written by msperry@onedegreebc.com

Chris Sperry is a baseball consultant who develops players and amateur coaches, assists professional scouts, and counsels families of prospective college-bound student-athletes. He holds a Bachelor's of Business Administration from the University of Portland, the same institution at which he served as head baseball coach for 18 years. His key interests are in player and personal development as they pertain to a life in and beyond sports.