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Larry Bowa SSPhillies

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
16 9103 .260 .300 .320 72 16.2
Birth Date12-6-1945
Height5' 10"
Weight155 lbs
Age73 years, 10 months, 16 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1970 PHI 24 145 577 137 17 6 0 21 48 0 24 13 .250 .277 .303 52 -28.8 3.6 2.9 0.1
1971 PHI 25 159 696 162 18 5 0 36 61 5 28 11 .249 .293 .292 66 -20.4 5.8 21.6 3.7
1972 PHI 26 152 633 145 11 13 1 32 51 2 17 9 .250 .291 .320 71 -15.6 2.7 -5.0 0.5
1973 PHI 27 122 476 94 11 3 0 24 31 1 10 6 .211 .252 .249 51 -24.5 3.7 5.1 0.3
1974 PHI 28 162 717 184 19 10 1 23 52 1 39 11 .275 .298 .338 72 -19.1 10.7 -18.4 0.0
1975 PHI 29 136 628 178 18 9 2 24 32 2 24 6 .305 .334 .377 86 -6.7 4.7 -7.0 1.6
1976 PHI 30 156 672 155 15 9 0 32 31 0 30 8 .248 .283 .301 68 -20.3 4.9 4.9 1.6
1977 PHI 31 154 675 175 19 3 4 32 32 0 32 3 .280 .313 .340 76 -16.8 5.1 0.0 1.6
1978 PHI 32 156 692 192 31 5 3 24 40 1 27 5 .294 .319 .370 90 -5.8 4.9 4.4 3.3
1979 PHI 33 147 619 130 17 11 0 61 32 1 20 9 .241 .316 .314 71 -19.6 4.0 -8.2 0.2
1980 PHI 34 147 577 144 16 4 2 24 28 3 21 6 .267 .300 .322 71 -17.8 1.6 -7.4 -0.1
1981 PHI 35 103 391 102 14 3 0 26 17 0 16 7 .283 .331 .339 92 -3.8 1.9 3.1 1.8
1982 CHN 36 142 549 123 15 7 0 39 38 1 8 3 .246 .302 .305 70 -17.8 2.8 -10.8 -0.4
1983 CHN 37 147 544 133 20 5 2 35 30 0 7 3 .267 .312 .339 80 -12.3 4.9 4.1 1.9
1984 CHN 38 133 423 87 14 2 0 28 24 0 10 4 .223 .274 .269 64 -16.1 2.0 0.3 0.3
1985 CHN 39 72 212 48 6 4 0 11 20 0 5 1 .246 .285 .318 60 -9.2 -0.6 2.4 0.1
1985 NYN 39 14 22 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .105 .190 .158 60 -1.0 -0.7 -0.1 -0.1
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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 PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1970 PHI MLB NL 145 577 .255 .325 .385 .273 99 -29.4 15.7 7.2 52 9 2.9 3.6 -28.8 0.1
1971 PHI MLB NL 159 696 .253 .313 .367 .275 100 -21.1 17.2 7.9 66 7 21.6 5.8 -20.4 3.7
1972 PHI MLB NL 152 633 .249 .310 .363 .272 97 -13.5 14.9 6.8 71 8 -5.0 2.7 -15.6 0.5
1973 PHI MLB NL 122 476 .251 .316 .370 .226 104 -29.1 12.6 5.8 51 7 5.1 3.7 -24.5 0.3
1974 PHI MLB NL 162 717 .257 .322 .367 .295 106 -18.9 18.6 8.5 72 8 -18.4 10.7 -19.1 0.0
1975 PHI MLB NL 136 628 .259 .324 .367 .319 105 -6.2 16.5 7.6 86 11 -7.0 4.7 -6.7 1.6
1976 PHI MLB NL 156 672 .257 .317 .362 .259 104 -27.1 16.9 7.8 68 9 4.9 4.9 -20.3 1.6
1977 PHI MLB NL 154 675 .263 .325 .401 .288 106 -20.4 18.9 8.7 76 6 0.0 5.1 -16.8 1.6
1978 PHI MLB NL 156 692 .253 .315 .368 .308 103 -0.8 18.0 8.3 90 8 4.4 4.9 -5.8 3.3
1979 PHI MLB NL 147 619 .262 .321 .385 .253 103 -20.2 17.3 8 71 8 -8.2 4.0 -19.6 0.2
1980 PHI MLB NL 147 577 .260 .318 .375 .277 101 -19 15.5 7.1 71 9 -7.4 1.6 -17.8 -0.1
1981 PHI MLB NL 103 391 .255 .314 .362 .297 102 -2.5 9.9 4.5 92 10 3.1 1.9 -3.8 1.8
1982 CHN MLB NL 142 549 .256 .315 .370 .266 105 -24.2 14.8 6.8 70 11 -10.8 2.8 -17.8 -0.4
1983 CHN MLB NL 147 544 .254 .316 .375 .278 106 -6.1 14.8 6.7 80 10 4.1 4.9 -12.3 1.9
1984 CHN MLB NL 133 423 .256 .316 .370 .236 103 -23.6 11.3 5.2 64 9 0.3 2.0 -16.1 0.3
1985 CHN MLB NL 72 212 .249 .308 .369 .273 104 -9.9 5.8 2.6 60 9 2.4 -0.6 -9.2 0.1
1985 NYN MLB NL 14 22 .250 .312 .399 .118 92 -3 0.6 0.1 60 9 -0.1 -0.7 -1.0 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1970 PHI MLB NL 577 547 50 137 17 6 0 166 34 21 48 24 13 .250 .277 .303 .053 3 6
1971 PHI MLB NL 696 650 74 162 18 5 0 190 25 36 61 28 11 .249 .293 .292 .043 1 4
1972 PHI MLB NL 633 579 67 145 11 13 1 185 31 32 51 17 9 .250 .291 .320 .069 2 18
1973 PHI MLB NL 476 446 42 94 11 3 0 111 23 24 31 10 6 .211 .252 .249 .038 1 4
1974 PHI MLB NL 717 669 97 184 19 10 1 226 36 23 52 39 11 .275 .298 .338 .063 4 20
1975 PHI MLB NL 628 583 79 178 18 9 2 220 38 24 32 24 6 .305 .334 .377 .072 2 17
1976 PHI MLB NL 672 624 71 155 15 9 0 188 49 32 31 30 8 .248 .283 .301 .053 5 11
1977 PHI MLB NL 675 624 93 175 19 3 4 212 41 32 32 32 3 .280 .313 .340 .059 6 13
1978 PHI MLB NL 692 654 78 192 31 5 3 242 43 24 40 27 5 .294 .319 .370 .076 2 11
1979 PHI MLB NL 619 539 74 130 17 11 0 169 31 61 32 20 9 .241 .316 .314 .072 6 12
1980 PHI MLB NL 577 540 57 144 16 4 2 174 39 24 28 21 6 .267 .300 .322 .056 3 7
1981 PHI MLB NL 391 360 34 102 14 3 0 122 31 26 17 16 7 .283 .331 .339 .056 1 4
1982 CHN MLB NL 549 499 50 123 15 7 0 152 29 39 38 8 3 .246 .302 .305 .058 1 9
1983 CHN MLB NL 544 499 73 133 20 5 2 169 43 35 30 7 3 .267 .312 .339 .072 4 6
1984 CHN MLB NL 423 391 33 87 14 2 0 105 17 28 24 10 4 .223 .274 .269 .046 1 3
1985 NYN MLB NL 22 19 2 2 1 0 0 3 2 2 2 0 0 .105 .190 .158 .053 0 1
1985 CHN MLB NL 212 195 13 48 6 4 0 62 13 11 20 5 1 .246 .285 .318 .072 1 5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

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
1979-05-23 1979-06-09 15-DL 17 16 - Thumb Fracture - -
1975-05-27 1975-06-23 27 26 Left Thumb Fracture - -
1973-07-27 1973-09-03 38 37 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-11-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is a player you thought would be a no doubt star and flopped? And on the other side, who was a guy you thought wouldn't amount to anything and became a star?
(Robert from California)
I thought Kevin McReynolds would be a big star. Maybe I was focusing too much on tools. With the benefit of hindsight, I believe that this athlete's cool demeanor reflected a lack of drive. Later I thought that Grady Sizemore would be a perennial All-Star, even though he struck out too much. I didn't realize how physically brittle he would be. (I'd love to see Grady make a comeback, even for a season or two.)
I didn't think that Ryne Sandberg would be a Hall of Famer-or anything close to it. I saw him when the Phillies still imagined him as a shortstop, and I remember writing in my notebook that he only had "warning track power." But Dallas Green knew what the kid could do, and one of his first moves when he went to Chicago was to trade Ivan DeJesus to the Phils for Larry Bowa and Sandberg. What a steal! And what a great fit for Sandberg as a second baseman hitting in Wrigley Field. (Kevin Kerrane)
2009-03-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)When evaluating Alicedes Escobar I think you have to ask two questions: 1. How likely will Escobar reach the offensive/defensive production of a Davey Concepcion or Larry Bowa? 2. How valuable was that production? What would be your answer to those questions?
(LindInMoskva from DC)
We first off, lets get this out of the way -- Dave Concepcion was a very valuable offensive shortstop for his time, Bowa was night. They were VERY VERY different players at the plate. They were both outstanding defensive players, like Escobar is. I think Escobar ends up a plus defender who hits for a nice average but offers little else offensively. That's still a good ballplayer. (Kevin Goldstein)


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