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John Bowker PH

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
9 622 .232 .283 .382 83 -0.8
Birth Date7-8-1983
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
Age36 years, 7 months, 16 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
2008 SFN 24 111 350 83 14 3 10 19 74 3 1 1 .255 .300 .408 86 -5.0 -2.0 -1.5 -0.4
2009 SFN 25 31 73 13 2 2 2 4 18 1 1 0 .194 .247 .373 74 -2.1 0.5 0.2 0.0
2010 PIT 26 26 77 16 5 0 2 8 10 0 0 1 .232 .312 .391 86 -1.2 -1.0 -2.0 -0.3
2010 SFN 26 41 90 17 3 0 3 6 23 0 0 0 .207 .256 .354 83 -1.6 0.3 -0.3 0.0
2011 PHI 27 12 13 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 56 -0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 PIT 27 19 19 4 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 .235 .316 .294 54 -1.0 -0.5 -0.1 -0.1
Career2406221332551739136423.232.283.38283-11.6-2.7-3.6-0.8

Statistics for All Levels

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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
2004 SLO A- NWN 31 141 .000 .000 .000 .378 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SJO A+ CLF 121 513 .000 .000 .000 .322 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SJO A+ CLF 112 511 .000 .000 .000 .343 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 FRE AAA PCL 2 4 .259 .305 .353 .500 100 0.3 0.1 0 96 0 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 NRW AA EAS 139 587 .263 .338 .404 .348 91 28.5 17.0 -5.2 140 0 0.3 -1.1 27.2 3.9
2008 SFN MLB NL 111 350 .261 .324 .411 .299 96 -4.6 10.1 -5.5 86 9 -1.5 -2.0 -5.0 -0.4
2008 FRE AAA PCL 23 102 .286 .360 .450 .294 106 -2.4 3.1 -1.5 61 0 0.3 -0.4 -5.6 -0.4
2009 SFN MLB NL 31 73 .265 .328 .411 .229 91 -2.6 2.1 -0.6 74 14 0.2 0.5 -2.1 0.0
2009 FRE AAA PCL 104 450 .270 .340 .418 .370 96 53.7 12.9 -4.7 178 0 11.0 0.5 41.7 6.0
2010 PIT MLB NL 26 77 .265 .336 .408 .246 91 0 2.1 -0.8 86 13 -2.0 -1.0 -1.2 -0.3
2010 SFN MLB NL 41 90 .249 .312 .382 .241 86 -1.6 2.5 -0.6 83 13 -0.3 0.3 -1.6 0.0
2010 FRE AAA PCL 51 224 .283 .354 .447 .322 90 16.8 6.8 -2.1 142 0 -2.2 -0.2 12.2 1.4
2010 IND AAA INT 25 98 .253 .316 .397 .373 107 4.2 3.0 -1.5 146 0 -1.8 -0.5 5.0 0.4
2011 PHI MLB NL 12 13 .226 .299 .330 .000 94 -3.4 0.4 0 56 11 0.0 0.0 -0.6 0.0
2011 PIT MLB NL 19 19 .266 .323 .411 .308 97 0.1 0.5 0 54 12 -0.1 -0.5 -1.0 -0.1
2011 IND AAA INT 106 451 .261 .326 .401 .340 95 8.1 14.0 -4.5 125 0 -2.1 3.0 12.4 2.2
2015 IND AAA INT 55 207 .251 .316 .371 .244 99 -9.8 5.7 -3.5 67 0 3.8 -1.5 -10.0 -0.6
2015 SAC AAA PCL 43 148 .282 .348 .434 .303 101 -1.3 4.1 -2.5 75 0 1.6 -2.4 -6.2 -0.6

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
2004 SLO A- NWN 141 127 23 41 9 2 4 66 16 8 25 1 0 .323 .390 .520 .197 0 0
2005 SJO A+ CLF 513 464 66 124 27 1 13 192 67 36 108 3 7 .267 .323 .414 .147 2 2
2006 FRE AAA PCL 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 .000 0 0
2006 SJO A+ CLF 511 462 61 131 32 6 7 196 66 37 100 6 3 .284 .335 .424 .141 7 7
2007 NRW AA EAS 587 522 79 160 35 6 22 273 90 41 103 3 7 .307 .370 .523 .216 0 0
2008 SFN MLB NL 350 326 31 83 14 3 10 133 43 19 74 1 1 .255 .300 .408 .153 2 0
2008 FRE AAA PCL 102 93 13 22 3 1 2 33 9 7 23 2 0 .237 .304 .355 .118 0 0
2009 SFN MLB NL 73 67 7 13 2 2 2 25 7 4 18 1 0 .194 .247 .373 .179 1 0
2009 FRE AAA PCL 450 366 82 125 22 4 21 218 83 74 64 10 6 .342 .457 .596 .254 0 0
2010 PIT MLB NL 77 69 7 16 5 0 2 27 13 8 10 0 1 .232 .312 .391 .159 0 0
2010 SFN MLB NL 90 82 9 17 3 0 3 29 8 6 23 0 0 .207 .256 .354 .146 2 0
2010 IND AAA INT 98 91 10 29 7 2 4 52 10 6 20 0 0 .319 .367 .571 .253 0 0
2010 FRE AAA PCL 224 197 36 61 12 1 14 117 36 23 37 1 2 .310 .390 .594 .284 0 0
2011 PHI MLB NL 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2011 PIT MLB NL 19 17 0 4 1 0 0 5 2 2 4 0 1 .235 .316 .294 .059 0 0
2011 IND AAA INT 451 421 56 129 27 1 15 203 76 27 73 2 3 .306 .348 .482 .176 2 0
2015 IND AAA INT 207 201 16 44 9 0 6 71 20 5 40 0 2 .219 .237 .353 .134 1 0
2015 SAC AAA PCL 148 137 10 36 6 0 3 51 12 8 27 1 0 .263 .304 .372 .109 2 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1258 0.4873 0.4793 0.7828 0.6248 0.3411 0.9034 0.5727 0.2172 0.0044
2009 301 0.4385 0.4319 0.7231 0.5606 0.3314 0.8784 0.5179 0.2769 0.0007
2010 646 0.4830 0.4396 0.8310 0.6410 0.2515 0.9100 0.6429 0.1690 0.0052
2011 119 0.4454 0.4874 0.6724 0.6604 0.3485 0.8000 0.4783 0.3276 0.0035
Career23240.47760.46250.78280.62280.31530.89670.58030.21720.0041

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
2011-03-05 2011-03-10 Camp 5 0 Left Wrist Soreness -
2010-09-26 2010-09-27 DTD 1 1 Knee Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 PIT $
2012 PIT $
2011 PIT $441,500
2010 SFN $410,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$851,500
2 yrTotal$851,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 25 d2012

Details
  • 2012. Released by Philadelphia 1/10/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4415M (2011). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11. Sent outright to AAA 5/4/11 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 4/28/11. Acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Pittsburgh 8/30/11. Contract purchased by Philadelphia 8/31/11.
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2010). Re-signed by San Francico 3/10. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from San Francisco 7/31/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4075M (2009). Re-signed by San Francisco 2/25/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased 11/21/07.
  • Drafted 2004 (3-100) (Long Beach State). $0.405M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any way to look at the Giants off-season as anything but another disaster?
(bjmd from SF)
It's glum stuff in terms of Sanchez and Huff, certainly, because the disasters involve the elective decisions to sign them, and forgo other alternatives. If the goal was to wind up with a first baseman who might not outhit Travis Ishikawa or Nate Shierholtz or John Bowker, with the flexibility of Mark DeRosa and Pablo Sandoval allowing you to rotate around if all three deliver (no laughing... OK, some laughing), maybe all that's lost is money. I still think the Dodgers and Rockies are takeable, but the disaster is that Sabean didn't seem to realize it, and lined up adequate propositions in an offseason where other teams have been considerably bolder and more creative in fixing their problems. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-04-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any reason to think John Bowker can keep this up? Or at least be an above average mlb first baseman.
(Tom from Oregon)
No; probalby not -- more of a Greg Colbrunn type? (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-04-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Pecota has a low opinion of John Bowker despite a good season in a pitching friendly environment last year. Is there something something that Pecota is picking up that I'm missing?
(bernard23 from NYC)
He's a 24-year-old corner outfield prospect, and he's in the San Francisco Giants system. Wearing those sorts of albatrosses around one's neck, it takes more than 'good' to get PECOTA's attention. (Nate Silver)


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