Biographical

Portrait of Bob Howry

Bob Howry PWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
13 787.7 45 52 66 653 3.84 9.8
Birth Date8-4-1973
Height6' 5"
Weight215 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
1998 CHA 24 44 0 54.3 0.0 54.3 0 3 9 2 0 0 217 37 20 19 7 68 19 17 2 51 3.15 4.18 4.55 6.6 0.7
1999 CHA 25 69 0 67.7 0.0 67.7 5 3 28 6 0 0 298 58 34 27 8 92 38 35 3 80 3.59 4.19 3.99 13.2 1.2
2000 CHA 26 65 0 71.0 0.0 71.0 2 4 7 5 0 0 289 54 26 25 6 82 29 27 4 60 3.17 4.03 4.78 8.0 0.7
2001 CHA 27 69 0 78.7 0.0 78.7 4 5 5 6 0 0 346 85 41 41 11 140 30 21 4 64 4.69 4.59 4.72 10.0 1.0
2002 BOS 28 20 0 18.0 0.0 18.0 1 3 0 2 0 0 83 22 15 10 2 39 4 2 2 14 5.00 3.95 4.68 2.2 0.2
2002 CHA 28 47 0 50.7 0.0 50.7 2 2 0 1 0 0 209 45 22 22 7 76 17 15 3 31 3.91 4.82 5.49 2.0 0.2
2003 BOS 29 4 0 4.3 0.0 4.3 0 0 0 1 0 0 27 11 6 6 1 15 3 2 0 4 12.46 6.32 4.72 0.7 0.1
2004 CLE 30 37 0 42.7 0.0 42.7 4 2 0 3 0 0 178 37 14 13 5 59 12 12 2 39 2.74 3.84 3.51 12.1 1.2
2005 CLE 31 79 0 73.0 0.0 73.0 7 4 3 2 0 0 277 49 23 20 4 71 16 15 0 48 2.47 3.11 3.62 14.2 1.4
2006 CHN 32 84 0 76.7 0.0 76.7 4 5 5 4 0 0 314 70 28 27 8 106 17 13 3 71 3.17 3.40 3.65 15.9 1.5
2007 CHN 33 78 0 81.3 0.0 81.3 6 7 8 5 0 0 336 76 31 30 8 117 19 16 2 72 3.32 3.46 3.70 16.6 1.6
2008 CHN 34 72 0 70.7 0.0 70.7 7 5 1 4 0 0 311 90 44 42 13 158 13 8 2 59 5.35 4.46 4.87 6.1 0.6
2009 SFN 35 63 0 63.7 0.0 63.7 2 6 0 4 0 0 268 50 26 24 5 82 23 17 2 46 3.39 3.81 4.35 2.5 0.2
2010 ARI 36 14 0 14.3 0.0 14.3 1 0 0 1 0 0 67 18 17 17 6 39 6 5 0 6 10.67 8.97 10.55 -7.3 -0.8
2010 CHN 36 24 0 20.7 0.0 20.7 0 3 0 0 0 0 101 29 19 13 2 50 7 6 0 8 5.66 4.61 4.84 0.1 0.0
Career7690787.70.0787.745526646003321731366336931194253211296533.844.084.41103.19.8

Advanced

'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 FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1994 CLN A 9 8 49.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 EVE A- 5 5 19.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 SJO A+ 27 25 165.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 SHV AA 27 27 156.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 BIR AA 12 0 12.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .319 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 SHV AA 48 0 55.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CHA MLB 44 0 54.3 4.55 111 .219 .273 .340 .443 .269 .217 101 6.6 0.7 6.6 0.7
1998 CLG AAA 23 0 31.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CHA MLB 69 0 67.7 3.99 124 .248 .273 .344 .437 .263 .296 99 13.2 1.2 13.2 1.2
2000 CHA MLB 65 0 71.0 4.78 107 .221 .274 .347 .438 .263 .253 96 8.0 0.7 8.0 0.7
2001 CHA MLB 69 0 78.7 4.72 108 .266 .271 .335 .433 .263 .312 104 10.0 1.0 10.0 1.0
2002 BOS MLB 20 0 18.0 4.68 104 .310 .270 .334 .437 .267 .328 100 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2002 CHA MLB 47 0 50.7 5.49 88 .251 .253 .317 .401 .252 .252 101 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2003 BOS MLB 4 0 4.3 4.72 106 .401 .268 .317 .401 .255 .526 102 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2003 PAW AAA 13 0 17.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .241 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CLE MLB 37 0 42.7 3.51 133 .229 .267 .331 .431 .257 .267 104 12.1 1.2 12.1 1.2
2004 BUF AAA 18 0 26.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .264 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CLE MLB 79 0 73.0 3.62 123 .184 .268 .324 .423 .260 .215 100 15.1 1.5 14.2 1.4
2006 CHN MLB 84 0 76.7 3.65 123 .240 .270 .336 .436 .267 .288 97 15.4 1.5 15.9 1.5
2007 CHN MLB 78 0 81.3 3.70 125 .228 .269 .333 .426 .259 .289 103 16.6 1.6 16.6 1.6
2008 CHN MLB 72 0 70.7 4.87 100 .288 .262 .327 .409 .259 .344 104 6.6 0.7 6.1 0.6
2009 SFN MLB 63 0 63.7 4.35 96 .244 .255 .329 .407 .262 .234 92 2.5 0.3 2.5 0.2
2010 ARI MLB 14 0 14.3 10.55 -40 .351 .252 .322 .402 .267 .245 100 -7.3 -0.8 -7.3 -0.8
2010 CHN MLB 24 0 20.7 4.84 87 .335 .254 .310 .379 .255 .321 97 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1994 CLN A 1 3 0 9 8 49.3 61 16 22 1 0% .000 11.1 2.9 0.2 4.0 1.56 4.20 0.0 0.0
1994 EVE A- 0 4 0 5 5 19.0 29 10 16 3 0% .000 13.7 4.7 1.4 7.6 2.05 7.11 0.0 0.0
1995 SJO A+ 12 10 0 27 25 165.3 171 54 107 6 0% .000 9.3 2.9 0.3 5.8 1.36 4.63 0.0 0.0
1996 SHV AA 10 8 0 27 27 156.7 163 56 57 17 0% .000 9.4 3.2 1.0 3.3 1.40 4.65 0.0 0.0
1997 BIR AA 0 0 2 12 0 12.7 16 3 3 1 0% .319 11.3 2.1 0.7 2.1 1.50 2.83 0.0 0.0
1997 SHV AA 6 3 22 48 0 55.0 58 21 43 6 0% .306 9.5 3.4 1.0 7.0 1.44 4.91 0.0 0.0
1998 CHA MLB 0 3 9 44 0 54.3 37 19 51 7 38% .217 6.1 3.1 1.2 8.4 1.03 3.15 6.6 0.7
1998 CLG AAA 1 2 5 23 0 31.7 25 10 22 2 0% .000 7.1 2.8 0.6 6.2 1.10 3.41 0.0 0.0
1999 CHA MLB 5 3 28 69 0 67.7 58 38 80 8 35% .296 7.7 5.1 1.1 10.6 1.42 3.59 13.2 1.2
2000 CHA MLB 2 4 7 65 0 71.0 54 29 60 6 47% .253 6.8 3.7 0.8 7.6 1.17 3.17 8.0 0.7
2001 CHA MLB 4 5 5 69 0 78.7 85 30 64 11 45% .312 9.7 3.4 1.3 7.3 1.46 4.69 10.0 1.0
2002 CHA MLB 2 2 0 47 0 50.7 45 17 31 7 40% .252 8.0 3.0 1.2 5.5 1.22 3.91 2.0 0.2
2002 BOS MLB 1 3 0 20 0 18.0 22 4 14 2 36% .328 11.0 2.0 1.0 7.0 1.44 5.00 2.2 0.2
2003 BOS MLB 0 0 0 4 0 4.3 11 3 4 1 25% .526 22.8 6.2 2.1 8.3 3.23 12.46 0.7 0.1
2003 PAW AAA 2 0 0 13 0 17.0 14 1 10 1 0% .241 7.4 0.5 0.5 5.3 0.88 1.06 0.0 0.0
2004 BUF AAA 1 1 0 18 0 26.0 22 6 24 3 0% .264 7.6 2.1 1.0 8.3 1.08 5.19 0.0 0.0
2004 CLE MLB 4 2 0 37 0 42.7 37 12 39 5 33% .267 7.8 2.5 1.1 8.2 1.15 2.74 12.1 1.2
2005 CLE MLB 7 4 3 79 0 73.0 49 16 48 4 41% .215 6.0 2.0 0.5 5.9 0.89 2.47 14.2 1.4
2006 CHN MLB 4 5 5 84 0 76.7 70 17 71 8 40% .288 8.2 2.0 0.9 8.3 1.13 3.17 15.9 1.5
2007 CHN MLB 6 7 8 78 0 81.3 76 19 72 8 33% .289 8.4 2.1 0.9 8.0 1.17 3.32 16.6 1.6
2008 CHN MLB 7 5 1 72 0 70.7 90 13 59 13 35% .344 11.5 1.7 1.7 7.5 1.46 5.35 6.1 0.6
2009 SFN MLB 2 6 0 63 0 63.7 50 23 46 5 33% .234 7.1 3.3 0.7 6.5 1.15 3.39 2.5 0.2
2010 ARI MLB 1 0 0 14 0 14.3 18 6 6 6 25% .245 11.3 3.8 3.8 3.8 1.67 10.67 -7.3 -0.8
2010 CHN MLB 0 3 0 24 0 20.7 29 7 8 2 41% .321 12.6 3.0 0.9 3.5 1.74 5.66 0.1 0.0

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 1121 0.5433 0.5174 0.8256 0.6946 0.3047 0.8747 0.6923 0.1693
2009 1060 0.5406 0.4991 0.7996 0.7086 0.2526 0.8498 0.6341 0.2004
2010 619 0.5057 0.4798 0.8350 0.6997 0.2549 0.8858 0.6923 0.1616
Career28000.5340.50220.81780.7010.2740.86770.67030.1794

Injury History

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 CHN $2,000,000
2010 ARI $1,702,732
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$22,002,732
11 yrTotal$22,002,732

 

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.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Hendry snagged Bob Howry after he'd been cut from the worst bullpen in baseball history, only to learn why.
2010 Add Howry to the list of Sabean's veteran bullpen additions who delivered what he was paid to do. Although he also profited greatly from defensive support, it's worth noting that he was due for a bounce-back from a career-high rate of homers to fly balls. Used carefully by Bochy (he was ordered to issue a pen-leading six IBBs), and with the benefit of a good outfield defense, Howry certainly couldn't have asked for a better circumstance. He took a chance by cashing in on the good year by heading over to the D'backs on another one-year deal. FKA Bob Ballpark is a much less forgiving place for fly-ball pitchers, and he'll be pitching for A.J. Hinch, a manager who's younger than he is; Howry even struck Hinch out three times in four at-bats, so he's the guy who owns skip.
2009 Howry's welcome to Wrigleyville was already well worn out, as he made far too many mistakes in the zone, but a 59/8 ratio of strikeouts to unintentional walks reflects his doing something right. He's signed a one-year deal with his original organization, the Giants, who sent him to the White Sox in the locally infamous "White Flag" trade of 1997, so at least he's got both sides of town gnashing their teeth at the mention of his name.
2008 Proof that an old pitcher can learn new tricks, Howry made the commonsensical adjustment of throwing more first-pitch strikes after recognizing that, while his fastball might not quite be good enough to blow by people, it is good enough to generate a lot of foul balls and other weak contact, setting him up to work the corners later in the at-bat. Although this approach is a bit risky because it results in a lot of fly balls, Howry is probably the Cubs' best relief pitcher entering the season, at least when the wind is blowing in.
2007 Fastball, fastball, fastball . . . a boring pitch selection, but, when it`s thrown 95 MPH with pinpoint control, one hardly needs to bother with a slider. Howry was far and away the Cubs` best reliever in 2006, something Baker finally figured out in August. Howry has probably earned the closer`s job, but there`s a groundswell of support promoting Wood for the role. There`s a good chance that Howry will once again settle for setting up a lesser pitcher.
2005 COSTELLO: "How're we going to get anybody out with such a bad bullpen?"
ABBOTT: "Howry!"
COSTELLO: "That's what I'm asking you. How're we?"
ABBOTT: "Yes."
COSTELLO: "Well, go ahead and tell me!"
ABBOTT: "Howry!"
COSTELLO: "How're we."
ABBOTT: "Now, that's the first thing you've said right."
COSTELLO: "I don't even know what I'm talking about!"

Howry's 2003 was mercifully brought to a close by elbow surgery after four disastrous outings. The Indians caught him on the rebound and got quite the bargain, as he was one of the few bright spots in a pen dreamed up by Dali. He completely dominated right-handed hitters, holding them to .169/.216/.301. This is the opposite of his 1998-2000 peak, when he was the rare right-hander who could lock down lefties. There is almost zero chance he will be as effective against righties again, but a successful season setting up Bob Wickman is not too much to expect.
2003 Howry’s struggles began in 2001, after off-season shoulder surgery, but he got save opportunities courtesy of Jerry Manuel’s spat with Keith Foulke. After inking him to a midyear contract extension last year, the White Sox’s affections quickly soured, and they traded him to the Red Sox for two unheralded minor leaguers. Despite his unimpressive beginning with the team, Boston is on the hook for $2 million this season and will give him every chance to succeed.
2002 He never said a word, but Howry wasn't the same in 2001 following off-season shoulder surgery. The Sox aren't worried, having given him a two-year contract in midsummer. Being locked in at $1.5 million a year makes Howry great trade bait, especially given the ChiSox' ridiculous pitching depth. There's a ton of teams for which he could rack up saves.
2001 The save rule sucks because it changes people’s perceptions of talent. If you don't believe that, consider Bobby Howry’s predicament. He didn’t do anything wrong but is now a flamethrowing ex-closer going into his arbitration years. If you take a look at Michael Wolverton’s relief tools, you’ll notice that Howry was one of the ten best relievers in the league. Howry had his shoulder ‘scoped this winter; the Sox believe it won’t be a problem in 2001.
2000 Howry has the chance to be more than your run-of-the-mill flamethrowing closer. Like Roberto Hernandez before him, he's also got a slider and a curve, and he's working on a change-up. He'd get into ruts by relying on just his fastball, which led to a couple of ugly blown saves against the Rangers. How much of that is getting into bad habits because closers are supposed to blow people away? He's a closer with a chance to get much better on a team that will get better.
1998 He was named the top reliever in the Southern League, after he had been something of a flop as a starter. Not really a great prospect; will probably get called up as further proof that the Sox got something from the Giants.

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BP Chats

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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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Bob Howry threw 3,607 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2010, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2010, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Slider (83mph), also mixing in a Sinker (90mph) and Change (83mph).