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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date5-31-1991
Height6' 0"
Weight185 lbs
Age28 years, 4 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2015
1.02016
0.32017
-0.22018
0.02019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2016 SLN MLB 59 0 67.7 2 5 0 59 20 52 4 90 7.8 2.7 0.5 6.9 63% .270 1.17 3.34 3.46 88 3.67 81.2 1.0
2017 SLN MLB 75 0 58.7 3 6 2 52 18 46 4 8.0 2.8 0.6 7.1 56% .276 1.19 3.67 3.99 98 4.68 99.7 0.3
2018 SLN MLB 22 0 23.0 0 2 0 29 11 26 4 93 11.3 4.3 1.6 10.2 51% .373 1.74 4.68 6.26 109 5.54 123.7 -0.2
2019 CIN MLB 27 0 32.0 2 0 0 27 13 25 2 99 7.6 3.7 0.6 7.0 56% .258 1.25 3.63 3.66 103 4.92 100.9 0.2
CareerMLB1830181.371321676214914638.33.10.77.458%.2821.263.674.02974.4596.01.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2012 BRO A- NYP 12 1 29.3 2 2 3 26 2 30 1 102 8.0 0.6 0.3 9.2 0% .313 0.95 2.03 2.45 73 3.17 66.1
2013 SAV A SAL 5 5 30.7 4 0 0 28 4 26 0 82 8.2 1.2 0.0 7.6 0% .301 1.04 2.26 2.64 82 4.24 92.0
2013 SLU A+ FSL 16 16 96.3 6 4 0 83 31 90 8 97 7.8 2.9 0.7 8.4 0% .283 1.18 3.54 3.18 95 3.93 85.4
2014 BIN AA EAS 17 17 98.3 7 6 0 102 27 92 7 105 9.3 2.5 0.6 8.4 0% .331 1.31 3.35 3.11 85 4.67 98.9
2014 LVG AAA PCL 7 6 36.3 3 2 0 38 9 32 1 105 9.4 2.2 0.2 7.9 0% .333 1.29 3.03 3.47 79 3.02 63.9
2015 LVG AAA PCL 28 26 140.0 7 16 0 184 51 77 15 112 11.8 3.3 1.0 5.0 0% .339 1.68 5.02 5.53 111 6.21 136.1
2016 SLN MLB NL 59 0 67.7 2 5 0 59 20 52 4 90 7.8 2.7 0.5 6.9 63% .270 1.17 3.34 3.46 88 3.67 81.2
2017 SLN MLB NL 75 0 58.7 3 6 2 52 18 46 4 8.0 2.8 0.6 7.1 56% .276 1.19 3.67 3.99 98 4.68 99.7
2018 SLN MLB NL 22 0 23.0 0 2 0 29 11 26 4 93 11.3 4.3 1.6 10.2 51% .373 1.74 4.68 6.26 109 5.54 123.7
2018 MEM AAA PCL 18 0 23.0 0 1 1 23 8 30 2 9.0 3.1 0.8 11.7 55% .350 1.35 3.30 4.30 78 3.45 72.9
2019 CIN MLB NL 27 0 32.0 2 0 0 27 13 25 2 99 7.6 3.7 0.6 7.0 56% .258 1.25 3.63 3.66 103 4.92 100.9
2019 LOU AAA INT 29 0 39.0 1 1 4 28 18 35 1 6.5 4.2 0.2 8.1 55% .273 1.18 3.55 2.08 99 3.78 77.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2016 1048 0.4628 0.4447 0.7661 0.6186 0.2948 0.8433 0.6265 0.2339
2017 982 0.4501 0.4470 0.7608 0.6222 0.3037 0.8473 0.6159 0.2392
2018 439 0.4487 0.4374 0.7917 0.6294 0.2810 0.8468 0.6912 0.2083
2019 549 0.4353 0.4390 0.8091 0.6234 0.2968 0.8523 0.7391 0.1909
Career30180.45160.44330.77590.62220.29610.84670.65290.2241

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 CIN $
2018 SLN $565,900
2017 SLN $546,600
2016 SLN $507,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,620,000
3 yrTotal$1,620,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 102 d1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/19.
  • 1 year/$0.5659M (2018). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/18. Claimed by Cincinnati off waivers from St. Louis 11/2/18.
  • 1 year/$0.5466M (2017). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/17.
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016). Signed by St. Louis 3/16.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2012 (13-410) (Princeton). $0.1M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 0 0 0 0 0 14.0 10 5 15 1 .260 1.07 2.52 2.79 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 9.1 7 3 9 1 .274 1.15 2.84 3.14 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 5.7 5 2 6 0 .285 1.21 3.08 3.41 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 2.9 3 1 3 0 .294 1.27 3.29 3.63 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 0 0 0 0 .302 1.32 3.49 3.85 0.0 0.0
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)He's not exactly young, and his delivery is, well, unorthodox, but Matthew Bowman a.k.a. Princecum keeps chugging along up the ranks of the Mets organization. What's the BP take on him right now? Can he stick in a rotation? (Side question: Is "Princecum" the worst nickname in the minor leagues?)
(Jay from PHX)
I saw Bowman with Binghamton earlier this year and wasn't terribly enamored with him. I don't see the raw stuff holding up at the Major League level. In the start I saw, he got by more on mixing his arsenal and locating, rather than pure stuff, and it didn't help that he was facing a pretty poor lineup. I think he's a reliever at the highest level, and not an impact or high leverage one at that.

And yes, that nickname is quite terrible for a variety of reasons. (Mark Anderson)


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