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Al Cowens RFRoyals

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
13 6038 .270 .319 .403 .258 9.7
Birth Date10-25-1951
Height6' 1"
Weight197 lbs
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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
1974 KCA 22 110 296 269 28 65 7 1 1 77 23 38 1 1 2 25 5 0 .242 .303 .286 .213 -0.3 -3.4 -0.4
1975 KCA 23 120 367 328 44 91 13 8 4 132 28 36 4 2 5 42 12 7 .277 .340 .402 .261 7.9 4.6 1.3
1976 KCA 24 152 616 581 71 154 23 6 3 198 26 50 3 4 2 59 23 16 .265 .298 .341 .242 1.7 8.2 1.1
1977 KCA 25 162 661 606 98 189 32 14 23 318 41 64 8 5 1 112 16 12 .312 .361 .525 .301 44.4 -3.8 4.2
1978 KCA 26 132 534 485 63 133 24 8 5 188 31 54 6 11 1 63 14 6 .274 .319 .388 .258 16.8 -4.0 1.4
1979 KCA 27 136 568 516 69 152 18 7 9 211 40 44 3 7 2 73 10 8 .295 .345 .409 .279 15.7 -4.3 1.2
1980 CAL 28 34 132 119 11 27 5 0 1 35 12 21 1 0 0 17 1 2 .227 .303 .294 .217 -4.4 -1.7 -0.6
1980 DET 28 108 452 403 58 113 15 3 5 149 37 40 1 4 7 42 5 6 .280 .339 .370 .256 8.0 -5.7 0.2
1981 DET 29 85 284 253 27 66 11 4 1 88 22 36 1 3 5 18 3 3 .261 .319 .348 .253 6.7 -1.8 0.5
1982 SEA 30 146 611 560 72 151 39 8 20 266 46 81 1 3 1 78 11 7 .270 .325 .475 .274 19.7 -2.7 1.8
1983 SEA 31 110 384 356 39 73 19 2 7 117 23 38 2 3 0 35 10 2 .205 .255 .329 .216 -8.4 0.9 -0.8
1984 SEA 32 139 559 524 60 145 34 2 15 228 27 83 2 5 1 78 9 5 .277 .312 .435 .269 11.0 -8.7 0.2
1985 SEA 33 122 487 452 59 120 32 5 14 204 30 56 1 4 0 69 0 0 .265 .310 .451 .260 8.4 -4.9 0.4
1986 SEA 34 28 87 82 5 15 4 0 0 19 3 18 0 1 1 6 1 0 .183 .209 .232 .154 -7.1 -1.0 -0.9
Career158460385534704149427668108223038965934532871712074.270.319.403.258120.1-28.39.7

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
1974 KCA MLB 110 296 .213 .255 .317 .364 .257 .277 104 -13.4 7.7 -1.9 -3.4 1.7 -0.3 -0.4 -0.3 -0.4
1975 KCA MLB 120 367 .261 .255 .326 .372 .261 .300 101 0.3 9.7 -2 4.6 1.8 7.9 1.3 7.9 1.3
1976 KCA MLB 152 616 .242 .260 .320 .365 .263 .284 100 -10.4 15.5 -5.3 8.2 2.3 1.7 1.1 1.7 1.1
1977 KCA MLB 162 661 .301 .266 .326 .406 .264 .317 104 28.2 18.5 -5.6 -3.8 -1.1 44.4 4.2 44.4 4.2
1978 KCA MLB 132 534 .258 .265 .327 .387 .267 .293 102 -1 13.9 -4.4 -4.0 3.5 16.8 1.4 16.8 1.4
1979 KCA MLB 136 568 .279 .267 .329 .404 .264 .304 100 11.2 15.9 -5.9 -4.3 1.1 15.7 1.2 15.7 1.2
1980 CAL MLB 34 132 .217 .273 .331 .408 .268 .268 99 -5.7 3.5 -0.8 -1.7 -1.3 -4.4 -0.6 -4.4 -0.6
1980 DET MLB 108 452 .256 .271 .330 .401 .266 .298 105 -1.9 12.1 -4.5 -5.7 -0.4 8.0 0.2 8.0 0.2
1981 DET MLB 85 284 .253 .258 .319 .376 .263 .297 100 -1.8 7.2 0.1 -1.8 0.9 6.7 0.5 6.7 0.5
1982 SEA MLB 146 611 .274 .263 .324 .402 .265 .284 105 8.5 16.5 -6.1 -2.7 -1.1 19.7 1.8 19.7 1.8
1983 SEA MLB 110 384 .216 .268 .325 .404 .267 .210 101 -17 10.4 -4.5 0.9 2.9 -8.4 -0.8 -8.4 -0.8
1984 SEA MLB 139 559 .269 .264 .323 .396 .265 .302 98 5.1 15.0 -5.6 -8.7 -0.4 11.0 0.2 11.0 0.2
1985 SEA MLB 122 487 .260 .263 .327 .412 .269 .275 100 0.1 13.3 -5 -4.9 -1.7 8.4 0.4 8.4 0.4
1986 SEA MLB 28 87 .154 .261 .329 .404 .267 .231 101 -9.4 2.4 -0.8 -1.0 0.2 -7.1 -0.9 -7.1 -0.9

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
1974 KCA MLB 296 28 65 7 1 1 25 23 38 5 0 .242 .303 .286 .045 .213 -0.3 -3.4 -0.4
1975 KCA MLB 367 44 91 13 8 4 42 28 36 12 7 .277 .340 .402 .125 .261 7.9 4.6 1.3
1976 KCA MLB 616 71 154 23 6 3 59 26 50 23 16 .265 .298 .341 .076 .242 1.7 8.2 1.1
1977 KCA MLB 661 98 189 32 14 23 112 41 64 16 12 .312 .361 .525 .213 .301 44.4 -3.8 4.2
1978 KCA MLB 534 63 133 24 8 5 63 31 54 14 6 .274 .319 .388 .113 .258 16.8 -4.0 1.4
1979 KCA MLB 568 69 152 18 7 9 73 40 44 10 8 .295 .345 .409 .114 .279 15.7 -4.3 1.2
1980 CAL MLB 132 11 27 5 0 1 17 12 21 1 2 .227 .303 .294 .067 .217 -4.4 -1.7 -0.6
1980 DET MLB 452 58 113 15 3 5 42 37 40 5 6 .280 .339 .370 .089 .256 8.0 -5.7 0.2
1981 DET MLB 284 27 66 11 4 1 18 22 36 3 3 .261 .319 .348 .087 .253 6.7 -1.8 0.5
1982 SEA MLB 611 72 151 39 8 20 78 46 81 11 7 .270 .325 .475 .205 .274 19.7 -2.7 1.8
1983 SEA MLB 384 39 73 19 2 7 35 23 38 10 2 .205 .255 .329 .124 .216 -8.4 0.9 -0.8
1984 SEA MLB 559 60 145 34 2 15 78 27 83 9 5 .277 .312 .435 .158 .269 11.0 -8.7 0.2
1985 SEA MLB 487 59 120 32 5 14 69 30 56 0 0 .265 .310 .451 .186 .260 8.4 -4.9 0.4
1986 SEA MLB 87 5 15 4 0 0 6 3 18 1 0 .183 .209 .232 .049 .154 -7.1 -1.0 -0.9

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
1983-07-23 1983-08-21 15-DL 29 26 - Not Disclosed - -
1979-05-09 1979-05-30 21 20 - Face Fracture Jaw - -
1978-06-27 1978-07-25 15-DL 28 25 - Knee Sprain - -

Compensation

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2014 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
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Diagnostics

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part TwoAllan Simpson2014-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Rime of the '83 MarinersGeoff Young2013-03-12
Wezen-Ball: Clemens' 20 K'sLarry Granillo2013-02-04
The BP Wayback Machine: The Gift of KuhnSteven Goldman2012-11-20
The BP Broadside: The Best First Baseman in Angels HistorySteven Goldman2011-12-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: I Saw 'em WhenJay Jaffe2011-02-02
You Can Blog It Up: Just in Time for HOF inductions, the Whitey Herzog All-StarsSteven Goldman2010-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Life and Times of Buzzie Bavasi, Part TwoJay Jaffe2008-05-14
Hope and Faith: How the Colorado Rockies Can Win the World SeriesTracy Ringolsby2007-03-13
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Gift of KuhnSteven Goldman2006-04-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 8-14Christina Kahrl2005-07-15


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-06-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Alex Gordon is hitting 338/457/597 with 11 homers and 6 steals (7 attempts) in 201 at bats. Is this a service time ploy or are the Royals really *this* stupid?
(Save Alex Gordon from Trapped in Omaha)
Everybody likes to point out how well he's hitting in Omaha, but how's his progress in left field? The Royals seem pretty committed to making him an outfielder; then again, they seem pretty committed to lots of things that never come to pass. I suspect we'll see him once the swap meet starts and Dayton Moore gets around to trading Scott Podsednik or Al Cowens or whomever they've got running around in left. I mean, Moore has to be careful -- he *really* wants to get a good C-grade prospect for Podzilla, so timing is key. (Jay Jaffe)


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