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Bob Howry PCubs

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
17 769 787.7 45 52 66 3.84 9.5
Birth Date8-4-1973
Height6' 5"
Weight215 lbs
Age46 years, 0 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
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
1998 CHA MLB 44 0 54.3 0 3 9 37 19 51 7 101 6.1 3.1 1.2 8.4 0% .217 1.03 4.17 3.15 101 3.98 82.4 0.8
1999 CHA MLB 69 0 67.7 5 3 28 58 38 80 8 99 7.7 5.1 1.1 10.6 0% .296 1.42 4.18 3.59 89 3.29 64.0 1.7
2000 CHA MLB 65 0 71.0 2 4 7 54 29 60 6 91 6.8 3.7 0.8 7.6 0% .253 1.17 4.02 3.17 99 4.68 90.1 0.8
2001 CHA MLB 69 0 78.7 4 5 5 85 30 64 11 104 9.7 3.4 1.3 7.3 0% .312 1.46 4.58 4.69 106 4.77 98.9 0.5
2002 BOS 0 20 0 18.0 1 3 0 22 4 14 2 100 11.0 2.0 1.0 7.0 0% .328 1.44 3.94 5.00 110 5.38 115.5 0.0
2002 CHA 0 47 0 50.7 2 2 0 45 17 31 7 101 8.0 3.0 1.2 5.5 0% .252 1.22 4.81 3.91 114 5.26 112.9 0.0
2003 BOS MLB 4 0 4.3 0 0 0 11 3 4 1 102 22.8 6.2 2.1 8.3 0% .526 3.23 6.32 12.46 92 4.02 84.2 0.1
2004 CLE MLB 37 0 42.7 4 2 0 37 12 39 5 104 7.8 2.5 1.1 8.2 0% .267 1.15 3.83 2.74 100 4.19 86.4 0.7
2005 CLE MLB 79 0 73.0 7 4 3 49 16 48 4 100 6.0 2.0 0.5 5.9 0% .215 0.89 3.10 2.47 97 3.69 79.4 1.5
2006 CHN MLB 84 0 76.7 4 5 5 70 17 71 8 97 8.2 2.0 0.9 8.3 0% .288 1.13 3.39 3.17 91 3.67 74.8 1.7
2007 CHN MLB 78 0 81.3 6 7 8 76 19 72 8 103 8.4 2.1 0.9 8.0 0% .289 1.17 3.45 3.32 97 3.83 79.2 1.5
2008 CHN MLB 72 0 70.7 7 5 1 90 13 59 13 104 11.5 1.7 1.7 7.5 0% .344 1.46 4.46 5.35 103 5.01 106.9 0.3
2009 SFN MLB 63 0 63.7 2 6 0 50 23 46 5 92 7.1 3.3 0.7 6.5 0% .234 1.15 3.80 3.39 107 4.21 90.2 0.7
2010 ARI 0 14 0 14.3 1 0 0 18 6 6 6 100 11.3 3.8 3.8 3.8 0% .245 1.67 8.96 10.67 140 7.69 173.6 -0.5
2010 CHN 0 24 0 20.7 0 3 0 29 7 8 2 97 12.6 3.0 0.9 3.5 0% .321 1.74 4.60 5.66 118 5.72 129.1 -0.2
2002 TOT MLB 67 0 68.7 3 5 0 67 21 45 9 100 8.8 2.8 1.2 5.9 0% .000 1.28 4.58 4.19 113 5.30 113.6 0.0
2010 TOT MLB 38 0 35.0 1 3 0 47 13 14 8 98 12.1 3.3 2.1 3.6 0% .000 1.71 6.38 7.71 126 6.52 147.3 -0.7
CareerMLB7690787.745526673125365393998.42.91.17.537%.2781.254.073.841014.3490.59.5

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-
1994 CLN A MDW 9 8 49.3 1 3 0 61 16 22 1 11.1 2.9 0.2 4.0 0% .000 1.56 3.83 4.20 0 0.00 0.0
1994 EVE A- NWN 5 5 19.0 0 4 0 29 10 16 3 13.7 4.7 1.4 7.6 0% .000 2.05 5.49 7.11 0 0.00 0.0
1995 SJO A+ CLF 27 25 165.3 12 10 0 171 54 107 6 9.3 2.9 0.3 5.8 0% .000 1.36 3.69 4.63 0 0.00 0.0
1996 SHV AA TXS 27 27 156.7 10 8 0 163 56 57 17 9.4 3.2 1.0 3.3 0% .000 1.40 5.01 4.65 0 0.00 0.0
1997 BIR AA SOU 12 0 12.7 0 0 2 16 3 3 1 11.3 2.1 0.7 2.1 0% .319 1.50 4.76 2.83 0 0.00 0.0
1997 SHV AA TXS 48 0 55.0 6 3 22 58 21 43 6 9.5 3.4 1.0 7.0 0% .306 1.44 4.61 4.91 0 0.00 0.0
1998 CHA MLB AL 44 0 54.3 0 3 9 37 19 51 7 101 6.1 3.1 1.2 8.4 0% .217 1.03 4.17 3.15 101 3.98 82.4
1998 CLG AAA PCL 23 0 31.7 1 2 5 25 10 22 2 7.1 2.8 0.6 6.2 0% -.622 1.10 4.22 3.41 0 0.00 0.0
1999 CHA MLB AL 69 0 67.7 5 3 28 58 38 80 8 99 7.7 5.1 1.1 10.6 0% .296 1.42 4.18 3.59 89 3.29 64.0
2000 CHA MLB AL 65 0 71.0 2 4 7 54 29 60 6 91 6.8 3.7 0.8 7.6 0% .253 1.17 4.02 3.17 99 4.68 90.1
2001 CHA MLB AL 69 0 78.7 4 5 5 85 30 64 11 104 9.7 3.4 1.3 7.3 0% .312 1.46 4.58 4.69 106 4.77 98.9
2002 BOS MLB AL 20 0 18.0 1 3 0 22 4 14 2 100 11.0 2.0 1.0 7.0 0% .328 1.44 3.94 5.00 110 5.38 115.5
2002 CHA MLB AL 47 0 50.7 2 2 0 45 17 31 7 101 8.0 3.0 1.2 5.5 0% .252 1.22 4.81 3.91 114 5.26 112.9
2003 BOS MLB AL 4 0 4.3 0 0 0 11 3 4 1 102 22.8 6.2 2.1 8.3 0% .526 3.23 6.32 12.46 92 4.02 84.2
2003 PAW AAA INT 13 0 17.0 2 0 0 14 1 10 1 7.4 0.5 0.5 5.3 0% .241 0.88 3.22 1.06 0 0.00 0.0
2004 CLE MLB AL 37 0 42.7 4 2 0 37 12 39 5 104 7.8 2.5 1.1 8.2 0% .267 1.15 3.83 2.74 100 4.19 86.4
2004 BUF AAA INT 18 0 26.0 1 1 0 22 6 24 3 7.6 2.1 1.0 8.3 0% .264 1.08 3.83 5.19 0 0.00 0.0
2005 CLE MLB AL 79 0 73.0 7 4 3 49 16 48 4 100 6.0 2.0 0.5 5.9 0% .215 0.89 3.10 2.47 97 3.69 79.4
2006 CHN MLB NL 84 0 76.7 4 5 5 70 17 71 8 97 8.2 2.0 0.9 8.3 0% .288 1.13 3.39 3.17 91 3.67 74.8
2007 CHN MLB NL 78 0 81.3 6 7 8 76 19 72 8 103 8.4 2.1 0.9 8.0 0% .289 1.17 3.45 3.32 97 3.83 79.2
2008 CHN MLB NL 72 0 70.7 7 5 1 90 13 59 13 104 11.5 1.7 1.7 7.5 0% .344 1.46 4.46 5.35 103 5.01 106.9
2009 SFN MLB NL 63 0 63.7 2 6 0 50 23 46 5 92 7.1 3.3 0.7 6.5 0% .234 1.15 3.80 3.39 107 4.21 90.2
2010 ARI MLB NL 14 0 14.3 1 0 0 18 6 6 6 100 11.3 3.8 3.8 3.8 0% .245 1.67 8.96 10.67 140 7.69 173.6
2010 CHN MLB NL 24 0 20.7 0 3 0 29 7 8 2 97 12.6 3.0 0.9 3.5 0% .321 1.74 4.60 5.66 118 5.72 129.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 1117 0.5434 0.5112 0.8231 0.6969 0.2902 0.8794 0.6622 0.1769
2009 1058 0.5236 0.4915 0.7673 0.6841 0.2798 0.8100 0.6525 0.2327
2010 629 0.4944 0.4769 0.8233 0.7203 0.2390 0.8884 0.6316 0.1767
Career28040.52490.49610.80210.69730.27480.85520.65170.1979

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
2003-08-22 2003-10-17 60-DL 56 35 Right Elbow Surgery Flexor Tendon Ulnar Nerve Transposition 2003-07-01

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 CHN $250,000
2010 ARI $2,000,000
2009 SFN $2,750,000
2008 CHN $4,000,000
2007 CHN $4,000,000
2006 CHN $2,500,000
2005 CLE $900,000
2003 BOS $2,000,000
2002 CHA $1,200,000
2001 CHA $375,000
2000 CHA $325,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$20,300,000
11 yrTotal$20,300,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 79 dCraig Landis

Details
  • 1 year/$2.25M (2010), plus 2011 club option. signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/28/09. 10:$2M, 11:$3M club option ($0.25M buyout). Released by Arizona 5/17/10. Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 5/21/10 (Cubs pay pro-rated ML minimum of $0.4M). Released by Chicago Cubs 7/30/10.
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2009). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 12/3/08. Performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 55, 60, 65, 70, 75 games. $0.1M for 45 games finished, $0.2M for 50 GF, $0.3M for 55 GF, $0.4M for 60 GF.
  • 3 years/$12M (2006-08). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/05. $1.5M signing bonus. 06:$2.5M, 07:$4M, 08:$4M. Award bonus: $75,000 for Gold Glove.
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2005). Re-signed by Cleveland 10/04 (avoided arbitration).
  • 2 years/$3.2M (2002-03), plus $2.5M 2004 club option. Signed extension with White Sox 2002. 02:$1.2M, 03:$2M, 04:$2.5M club option ($0.2M buyout). Acquired by Boston in trade with White Sox 7/02. Released by Boston 10/03.

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
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DateQuestionAnswer
2008-11-03 13:30:00 (link to chat)Hi Christina, Baseball America released a list of potential Type A and Type B free agents. How on earth is Varitek a Type A? Darren Oliver? Bob Howry? Isn't it about time this whole business was at the very least modernised? One can only assume the replacement player thought process sure hasn't reached Elias....
(mattseward from Cardiff, UK)
It's easy to bet on Elias on this subject (I usually do), but keep in mind that this particular brand of silliness is the product of collective bargaining, and accept that however dysfunctional the classification system, that's how the players and the owners like it. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)Is it ever a good idea to just pack it in from day 1 and start building for next year? In my (very competitive) NL-only standard 5x5 keeper, I had a terrible, terrible auction. I had a full $30 leftover, my best starting pitcher is probably Shawn Hill, my only hitters of note are D. Lee, Zimmerman, and Franceour, and 4 of my 6 outfield+util spots are guys who probably won't start (Rajai Davis, Nyjer Morgan, Felix Pie, and Elijah Dukes). Oh, and the closest thing I have to a closer is either Bob Howry or Tony Pena. If you were me, would you take up the challenge of trying to compete this year through trades and fa, or just shoot for '09?
(Ameer from Bloomington, IN)
Ameer,

I could never pack it in on the first day or first half in a season. One time I got done in by dial up in a crappy hotel room in Florida for a draft. Honestly part of the fun was digging my way out of the mess the auto pick dealt me. Give it the first half and embrace the challenge. After the first half is over then evaluate and decide if it's time to look to 09'. (Mike Siano)


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