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Michael Bowden PTwins

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2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
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Birth Date9-9-1986
Height6' 3"
Weight215 lbs
Age32 years, 0 months, 15 days
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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 oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2008 BOS MLB 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 7 1 3 0 .273 113 12.6 1.8 0.0 5.4 17% .389 .279 1.60 2.55 3.60 141 8.50 181.3 -0.2
2009 BOS MLB 8 1 16.0 1 1 0 23 6 12 3 .257 117 12.9 3.4 1.7 6.8 42% .370 .292 1.81 5.19 9.56 113 5.59 119.9 -0.1
2010 BOS MLB 14 0 15.3 0 1 0 20 4 13 2 .257 113 11.7 2.3 1.2 7.6 27% .383 .286 1.57 3.83 4.70 102 3.86 87.3 0.2
2011 BOS MLB 14 0 20.0 0 0 0 19 11 17 3 .262 112 8.6 5.0 1.4 7.7 29% .271 .256 1.50 4.96 4.05 118 4.94 114.8 -0.0
2012 BOS 0 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 2 1 3 1 .271 111 6.0 3.0 3.0 9.0 57% .167 .235 1.00 6.37 3.00 137 7.96 182.4 -0.1
2012 CHN 0 30 0 36.7 0 0 0 30 16 29 4 .261 103 7.4 3.9 1.0 7.1 39% .252 .249 1.25 4.36 2.95 111 5.08 116.4 -0.1
2013 CHN MLB 34 0 37.7 1 3 0 32 15 23 3 .252 106 7.6 3.6 0.7 5.5 35% .254 .252 1.25 4.26 4.30 114 4.64 111.2 -0.0
2012 TOT MLB 32 0 39.7 0 0 0 32 17 32 5 .262 104 7.3 3.9 1.1 7.3 40% .248 .248 1.24 4.51 2.95 112 5.30 121.4 -0.2
CareerMLB1032133.73501335410016.2581099.03.61.16.735%.292.2621.404.444.511135.04115.4-0.3

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 G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2006 GRN A 24 24 107.2 9 6 0 91 31 118 9 .000 7.6 2.6 0.8 9.9 0% .290 .000 1.14 3.12 3.53 0 0.00 0.0
2006 WIL A+ 1 1 5.1 0 0 0 9 1 3 0 .261 97 15.9 1.8 0.0 5.3 55% .303 .248 1.96 2.58 8.82 99 5.75 106.0
2007 LNC A+ 8 8 46.0 2 0 0 35 8 46 1 .260 119 6.8 1.6 0.2 9.0 46% .281 .170 0.93 2.58 1.37 67 1.62 81.3
2007 PME AA 19 19 96.7 8 6 0 105 33 82 9 .258 102 9.8 3.1 0.8 7.6 37% .333 .277 1.43 3.91 4.28 85 2.89 95.1
2008 BOS MLB 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 7 1 3 0 .273 113 12.6 1.8 0.0 5.4 17% .389 .279 1.60 2.55 3.60 141 8.50 181.3
2008 PME AA 19 19 104.3 9 4 0 72 24 101 5 .258 100 6.2 2.1 0.4 8.7 43% .245 .192 0.92 2.59 2.33 72 2.11 44.8
2008 PAW AAA 7 6 40.0 0 3 0 40 5 29 5 .273 88 9.0 1.1 1.1 6.5 38% .289 .251 1.12 3.86 3.38 102 4.55 99.8
2009 BOS MLB 8 1 16.0 1 1 0 23 6 12 3 .257 117 12.9 3.4 1.7 6.8 42% .370 .292 1.81 5.19 9.56 113 5.59 119.9
2009 PAW AAA 24 24 126.3 4 6 0 106 47 88 11 .247 102 7.6 3.3 0.8 6.3 32% .257 .231 1.21 4.02 3.14 114 5.79 130.5
2010 BOS MLB 14 0 15.3 0 1 0 20 4 13 2 .257 113 11.7 2.3 1.2 7.6 27% .383 .286 1.57 3.83 4.70 102 3.86 87.3
2010 PAW AAA 31 16 105.7 6 4 1 84 37 77 13 .251 93 7.2 3.2 1.1 6.6 25% .238 .244 1.14 4.53 3.66 125 6.32 135.6
2011 BOS MLB 14 0 20.0 0 0 0 19 11 17 3 .262 112 8.6 5.0 1.4 7.7 29% .271 .256 1.50 4.96 4.05 118 4.94 114.8
2011 PAW AAA 41 0 52.7 3 3 16 43 18 61 5 .254 92 7.3 3.1 0.9 10.4 38% .286 .214 1.16 3.23 2.73 85 3.38 75.7
2012 BOS MLB 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 2 1 3 1 .271 111 6.0 3.0 3.0 9.0 57% .167 .235 1.00 6.37 3.00 137 7.96 182.4
2012 CHN MLB 30 0 36.7 0 0 0 30 16 29 4 .261 103 7.4 3.9 1.0 7.1 39% .252 .249 1.25 4.36 2.95 111 5.08 116.4
2012 IOW AAA 23 0 32.7 3 2 2 19 17 35 2 .269 93 5.2 4.7 0.6 9.6 47% .215 .204 1.10 3.87 2.76 87 3.56 68.0
2012 AGU Wnt 7 7 32.3 3 3 0 33 12 17 3 .000 9.2 3.3 0.8 4.7 0% .283 .000 1.39 4.40 3.62 0 0.00 0.0
2013 CHN MLB 34 0 37.7 1 3 0 32 15 23 3 .252 106 7.6 3.6 0.7 5.5 35% .254 .252 1.25 4.26 4.30 114 4.64 111.2
2013 IOW AAA 13 0 18.7 0 0 2 14 3 28 1 .267 94 6.8 1.4 0.5 13.5 40% .310 .192 0.91 1.74 2.41 64 2.17 43.8
2015 NOR AAA 24 9 75.3 7 2 0 60 20 52 4 .255 99 7.2 2.4 0.5 6.2 36% .251 .213 1.06 3.33 1.91 100 4.20 104.0
2015 ROC AAA 8 8 47.7 4 3 0 50 11 47 2 .254 97 9.4 2.1 0.4 8.9 31% .340 .257 1.28 2.60 3.78 101 4.13 102.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 89 0.4944 0.5169 0.8043 0.6818 0.3556 0.8667 0.6875 0.1957
2009 291 0.4536 0.3952 0.8000 0.6136 0.2138 0.8519 0.6765 0.2000
2010 263 0.4525 0.4715 0.7823 0.6639 0.3125 0.8228 0.7111 0.2177
2011 375 0.4667 0.4427 0.8614 0.6571 0.2550 0.8870 0.8039 0.1386
2012 643 0.4806 0.4681 0.7641 0.6796 0.2725 0.8333 0.6044 0.2359
2013 598 0.4632 0.4816 0.7569 0.6968 0.2960 0.8083 0.6526 0.2431
Career22590.46750.46040.78670.67020.27620.83810.67530.2133

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
2009-07-08 2009-07-19 Minors 11 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2008-07-10 2008-07-20 Minors 10 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 BAL $
2013 CHN $509,500
2012 CHN $484,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$993,500
2 yrTotal$993,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 30 dTurner Gary Sports1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/23/14 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Cincinnati 4/3/15.
  • 2014: Seibu of Japan.
  • 1 year/$0.5095M (2013). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/13. DFA by Chicago Cubs 5/21/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/29/13. Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 7/11/13. DFA by Chicago Cubs 9/4/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/6/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year/$0.484M (2012). Re-signed by Boston 3/9/12. Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade 4/21/12 after being DFA by Boston 4/15/12. DFA by Chicago Cubs 6/1/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/4/12. Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 8/13/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Boston 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Boston 3/8/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by Boston 3/10/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Boston 8/30/08.
  • Drafted by Boston 2005 (1s-47) (Waubonsie Valley HS, Ill.). $0.73M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)No love for Clay Bucholtz in that future Sawx rotation? What's a guy gotta do?
(strupp from Madison)
Oh, duh. I knew I was forgetting someone obvious. Sorry Michael Bowden, but Clay showed up late and he wants his seat back. (Marc Normandin)
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Would a Michael Bowden for J.J. Hardy deal work?
(Dr. Wayne Pitcher from Castro Valley, CA)
It very well might, but if I were the Brewers, I'd ask for something extra. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-06-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you believe John Smoltz will be a front of the rotation add for the Red Sox?
(Jim from Portland)
Front of rotation? No. Useful? Maybe. Better than Clay Buchholz or Michael Bowden? I don't understand that part of it. Look, I liked the plan of a three-headed rotation slot with Penny, Smoltz and Buchholz expected to throw 220 innings in some combination. It all went right - all three are effective, but why stick with it when there's suddenly a surplus? I have to think they'll trade Penny, though Buchholz's antics are starting to wear thin and he could bring a bigger return. (Will Carroll)
2008-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where can we expect Michael Bowden to rate next year in the top 100?
(Josh from outside Providence)
I haven't thought much about an overall top 100 of later, but my gut tells me in the first quarter of it. (Kevin Goldstein)


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