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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 25)
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Birth Date5-31-1991
Height6' 0"
Weight175 lbs
Age25 years, 1 months, 27 days
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2016 SLN MLB 34 0 42.3 32 12 31 3 .261 6.8 2.6 0.6 6.6 61% .234 .222 1.04 3.54 2.98 97 4.03 0.5
CareerMLB34042.33212313.2616.82.60.66.661%.234.2221.043.542.98974.030.5

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 G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2012 BRO A- 12 1 29.3 26 2 30 1 .265 94 8.0 0.6 0.3 9.2 49% .312 .204 0.95 2.04 2.45
2013 SAV A 5 5 30.7 28 4 26 0 .261 86 8.2 1.2 0.0 7.6 66% .301 .231 1.04 2.27 2.64
2013 SLU A+ 16 16 96.3 83 31 90 8 .254 96 7.8 2.9 0.7 8.4 63% .283 .229 1.18 3.54 3.18
2014 BIN AA 17 17 98.3 102 27 92 7 .262 105 9.3 2.5 0.6 8.4 63% .331 .253 1.31 3.35 3.11
2014 LVG AAA 7 6 36.3 38 9 32 1 .269 106 9.4 2.2 0.2 7.9 59% .333 .226 1.29 3.04 3.47
2015 LVG AAA 28 26 140.0 184 51 77 15 .265 112 11.8 3.3 1.0 5.0 57% .339 .284 1.68 5.03 5.53
2016 SLN MLB 34 0 42.3 32 12 31 3 .261 6.8 2.6 0.6 6.6 61% .234 .222 1.04 3.54 2.98

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
2016 638 0.4687 0.4310 0.7709 0.5819 0.2979 0.8448 0.6436 0.2291
Career6380.46870.4310.77090.58190.29790.84480.64360.2291

Injury History  —  No longer being updated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
2016 SLN $507,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$507,500
1 yrTotal$507,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year/$0.5075M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016). Signed by St. Louis 3/16.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2012 (13-410) (Princeton). $0.1M signing bonus.

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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, May 20Zach Mortimer2013-05-21


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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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Matthew Bowman has thrown 640 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2016, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (92mph) and Slider (87mph), also mixing in a Splitter (82mph). He also rarely throws a Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Curve (81mph).