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Portrait of Larry Bowa

Larry Bowa SSPhillies

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
16 9103 .260 .300 .320 .229 14.1
Birth Date12-6-1945
Height5' 10"
Weight155 lbs
BatsB
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1970 PHI 24 145 577 547 50 137 17 6 0 166 21 48 0 3 6 34 24 13 .250 .277 .303 .209 -8.8 8.7 -0.0
1971 PHI 25 159 696 650 74 162 18 5 0 190 36 61 5 1 4 25 28 11 .249 .293 .292 .227 16.9 14.5 3.6
1972 PHI 26 152 633 579 67 145 11 13 1 185 32 51 2 2 18 31 17 9 .250 .291 .320 .236 10.0 -4.1 0.7
1973 PHI 27 122 476 446 42 94 11 3 0 111 24 31 1 1 4 23 10 6 .211 .252 .249 .198 -5.8 3.9 -0.2
1974 PHI 28 162 717 669 97 184 19 10 1 226 23 52 1 4 20 36 39 11 .275 .298 .338 .233 20.5 -20.0 0.1
1975 PHI 29 136 628 583 79 178 18 9 2 220 24 32 2 2 17 38 24 6 .305 .334 .377 .250 22.0 -6.4 1.7
1976 PHI 30 156 672 624 71 155 15 9 0 188 32 31 0 5 11 49 30 8 .248 .283 .301 .217 -1.0 8.5 0.8
1977 PHI 31 154 675 624 93 175 19 3 4 212 32 32 0 6 13 41 32 3 .280 .313 .340 .231 12.1 0.1 1.3
1978 PHI 32 156 692 654 78 192 31 5 3 242 24 40 1 2 11 43 27 5 .294 .319 .370 .259 30.7 4.1 3.8
1979 PHI 33 147 619 539 74 130 17 11 0 169 61 32 1 6 12 31 20 9 .241 .316 .314 .228 4.8 -3.8 0.1
1980 PHI 34 147 577 540 57 144 16 4 2 174 24 28 3 3 7 39 21 6 .267 .300 .322 .227 4.5 -6.7 -0.2
1981 PHI 35 103 391 360 34 102 14 3 0 122 26 17 0 1 4 31 16 7 .283 .331 .339 .253 14.9 2.1 1.9
1982 CHN 36 142 549 499 50 123 15 7 0 152 39 38 1 1 9 29 8 3 .246 .302 .305 .216 -0.8 -9.8 -1.1
1983 CHN 37 147 544 499 73 133 20 5 2 169 35 30 0 4 6 43 7 3 .267 .312 .339 .249 17.6 6.7 2.6
1984 CHN 38 133 423 391 33 87 14 2 0 105 28 24 0 1 3 17 10 4 .223 .274 .269 .204 -5.6 0.9 -0.5
1985 CHN 39 72 212 195 13 48 6 4 0 62 11 20 0 1 5 13 5 1 .246 .285 .318 .213 -3.9 4.3 0.0
1985 NYN 39 14 22 19 2 2 1 0 0 3 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 .105 .190 .158 .125 -2.7 -0.3 -0.3
Career2247910384189872191262991526964745691743151525318105.260.300.320.229125.12.614.1

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 PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1970 PHI MLB 145 577 .209 .255 .325 .385 .260 .273 99 -29.4 15.7 7.2 8.7 3.6 -8.8 -0.0 -8.8 -0.0
1971 PHI MLB 159 696 .227 .253 .313 .367 .259 .275 100 -21.1 17.2 7.9 14.5 5.8 16.9 3.6 16.9 3.6
1972 PHI MLB 152 633 .236 .249 .310 .363 .263 .272 97 -13.5 14.9 6.8 -4.1 2.7 10.0 0.7 10.0 0.7
1973 PHI MLB 122 476 .198 .251 .316 .370 .256 .226 104 -29.1 12.6 5.8 3.9 3.7 -5.8 -0.2 -5.8 -0.2
1974 PHI MLB 162 717 .233 .257 .322 .367 .261 .295 106 -18.9 18.6 8.5 -20.0 10.7 20.5 0.1 20.5 0.1
1975 PHI MLB 136 628 .250 .259 .324 .367 .257 .319 105 -6.2 16.5 7.6 -6.4 4.7 22.0 1.7 22.0 1.7
1976 PHI MLB 156 672 .217 .257 .317 .362 .260 .259 104 -27.1 16.9 7.8 8.5 4.9 -1.0 0.8 -1.0 0.8
1977 PHI MLB 154 675 .231 .263 .325 .401 .260 .288 106 -20.4 18.9 8.7 0.1 5.1 12.1 1.3 12.1 1.3
1978 PHI MLB 156 692 .259 .253 .315 .368 .255 .308 103 -0.8 18.0 8.3 4.1 4.9 30.7 3.8 30.7 3.8
1979 PHI MLB 147 619 .228 .262 .321 .385 .255 .253 103 -20.2 17.3 8 -3.8 4.0 4.8 0.1 4.8 0.1
1980 PHI MLB 147 577 .227 .260 .318 .375 .255 .277 101 -19 15.5 7.1 -6.7 1.6 4.5 -0.2 4.5 -0.2
1981 PHI MLB 103 391 .253 .255 .314 .362 .257 .297 102 -2.5 9.9 4.5 2.1 1.9 14.9 1.9 14.9 1.9
1982 CHN MLB 142 549 .216 .256 .315 .370 .253 .266 105 -24.2 14.8 6.8 -9.8 2.8 -0.8 -1.1 -0.8 -1.1
1983 CHN MLB 147 544 .249 .254 .316 .375 .255 .278 106 -6.1 14.8 6.7 6.7 4.9 17.6 2.6 17.6 2.6
1984 CHN MLB 133 423 .204 .256 .316 .370 .256 .236 103 -23.6 11.3 5.2 0.9 2.0 -5.6 -0.5 -5.6 -0.5
1985 CHN MLB 72 212 .213 .249 .308 .369 .251 .273 104 -9.9 5.8 2.6 4.3 -0.6 -3.9 0.0 -3.9 0.0
1985 NYN MLB 14 22 .125 .250 .312 .399 .262 .118 92 -3 0.6 0.1 -0.3 -0.7 -2.7 -0.3 -2.7 -0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1970 PHI MLB 577 50 137 17 6 0 34 21 48 24 13 .250 .277 .303 .053 .209 -8.8 8.7 -0.0
1971 PHI MLB 696 74 162 18 5 0 25 36 61 28 11 .249 .293 .292 .043 .227 16.9 14.5 3.6
1972 PHI MLB 633 67 145 11 13 1 31 32 51 17 9 .250 .291 .320 .069 .236 10.0 -4.1 0.7
1973 PHI MLB 476 42 94 11 3 0 23 24 31 10 6 .211 .252 .249 .038 .198 -5.8 3.9 -0.2
1974 PHI MLB 717 97 184 19 10 1 36 23 52 39 11 .275 .298 .338 .063 .233 20.5 -20.0 0.1
1975 PHI MLB 628 79 178 18 9 2 38 24 32 24 6 .305 .334 .377 .072 .250 22.0 -6.4 1.7
1976 PHI MLB 672 71 155 15 9 0 49 32 31 30 8 .248 .283 .301 .053 .217 -1.0 8.5 0.8
1977 PHI MLB 675 93 175 19 3 4 41 32 32 32 3 .280 .313 .340 .059 .231 12.1 0.1 1.3
1978 PHI MLB 692 78 192 31 5 3 43 24 40 27 5 .294 .319 .370 .076 .259 30.7 4.1 3.8
1979 PHI MLB 619 74 130 17 11 0 31 61 32 20 9 .241 .316 .314 .072 .228 4.8 -3.8 0.1
1980 PHI MLB 577 57 144 16 4 2 39 24 28 21 6 .267 .300 .322 .056 .227 4.5 -6.7 -0.2
1981 PHI MLB 391 34 102 14 3 0 31 26 17 16 7 .283 .331 .339 .056 .253 14.9 2.1 1.9
1982 CHN MLB 549 50 123 15 7 0 29 39 38 8 3 .246 .302 .305 .058 .216 -0.8 -9.8 -1.1
1983 CHN MLB 544 73 133 20 5 2 43 35 30 7 3 .267 .312 .339 .072 .249 17.6 6.7 2.6
1984 CHN MLB 423 33 87 14 2 0 17 28 24 10 4 .223 .274 .269 .046 .204 -5.6 0.9 -0.5
1985 CHN MLB 212 13 48 6 4 0 13 11 20 5 1 .246 .285 .318 .072 .213 -3.9 4.3 0.0
1985 NYN MLB 22 2 2 1 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 .105 .190 .158 .053 .125 -2.7 -0.3 -0.3

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

Injury History

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 - -

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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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