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Sean Lowe PWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
7 440 23 15 3 288 4.95 2.3
Birth Date3-29-1971
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
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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
1997 SLN 26 6 4 17.3 13.7 3.7 0 2 0 0 0 0 89 27 21 18 2 38 10 10 1 8 9.35 5.55 7.48 -1.7 -0.2
1998 SLN 27 4 1 5.3 1.7 3.7 0 3 0 0 0 0 31 11 9 9 1 18 5 5 0 2 15.19 7.57 7.75 -2.2 -0.2
1999 CHA 28 64 0 95.7 0.0 95.7 4 1 0 3 0 0 406 90 39 39 10 141 46 45 4 62 3.67 4.83 5.37 5.6 0.5
2000 CHA 29 50 5 70.7 24.3 46.3 4 1 0 0 1 0 325 78 47 43 10 124 39 36 6 53 5.48 5.47 5.68 3.1 0.3
2001 CHA 30 45 11 127.0 66.7 60.3 9 4 3 1 5 1 529 123 55 51 12 190 32 30 7 71 3.61 4.13 4.98 11.0 1.2
2002 COL 31 8 0 10.3 0.0 10.3 1 1 0 1 0 0 53 16 13 10 1 21 7 7 0 7 8.71 4.81 6.43 0.9 0.1
2002 PIT 31 43 1 69.0 3.3 65.7 4 2 0 3 0 0 326 85 45 41 8 125 34 28 7 57 5.35 4.51 4.46 7.1 0.8
2003 KCA 32 28 0 44.7 0.0 44.7 1 1 0 1 0 0 208 55 32 31 7 89 21 16 2 28 6.25 5.42 6.40 -1.8 -0.2
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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
1992 HAM A- 5 5 28.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 STP A+ 25 25 132.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 STP A+ 21 21 114.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 ARK AA 3 3 19.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 ARK AA 24 24 129.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 ARK AA 6 6 33.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 LOU AAA 25 18 115.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 SLN MLB 6 4 17.3 7.48 49 .316 .271 .336 .418 .259 .373 107 -2.2 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
1997 LOU AAA 26 23 131.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .332 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SLN MLB 4 1 5.3 7.75 15 .428 .276 .348 .448 .272 .435 90 -1.8 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
1998 MEM AAA 25 21 153.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CHA MLB 64 0 95.7 5.37 98 .257 .275 .349 .441 .265 .282 99 5.6 0.5 5.6 0.5
2000 CHA MLB 50 5 70.7 5.68 88 .283 .279 .349 .441 .265 .313 95 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2000 CHR AAA 2 1 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CHA MLB 45 11 127.0 4.98 101 .236 .267 .330 .423 .260 .273 102 11.4 1.1 11.0 1.2
2001 CHR AAA 2 2 10.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 COL MLB 8 0 10.3 6.43 86 .294 .259 .324 .418 .258 .395 125 1.0 0.1 0.9 0.1
2002 PIT MLB 43 1 69.0 4.46 104 .295 .258 .325 .406 .255 .350 103 7.2 0.7 7.1 0.8
2002 NAS AAA 5 5 22.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .403 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 KCA MLB 28 0 44.7 6.40 75 .297 .269 .337 .428 .268 .320 104 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2003 OMA AAA 14 7 52.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 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
1992 HAM A- 2 0 0 5 5 28.0 14 14 22 0 0% .000 4.5 4.5 0.0 7.1 1.00 1.61 0.0 0.0
1993 STP A+ 6 11 0 25 25 132.7 152 62 87 6 0% .000 10.3 4.2 0.4 5.9 1.61 4.27 0.0 0.0
1994 ARK AA 2 1 0 3 3 19.3 13 8 11 0 0% .000 6.1 3.7 0.0 5.1 1.09 1.40 0.0 0.0
1994 STP A+ 5 6 0 21 21 114.0 119 37 92 6 0% .000 9.4 2.9 0.5 7.3 1.37 3.47 0.0 0.0
1995 ARK AA 9 8 0 24 24 129.0 143 64 77 2 0% .000 10.0 4.5 0.1 5.4 1.60 4.88 0.0 0.0
1996 LOU AAA 8 9 0 25 18 115.0 127 51 76 7 0% .000 9.9 4.0 0.5 5.9 1.55 4.70 0.0 0.0
1996 ARK AA 2 3 0 6 6 33.0 32 15 25 2 0% .000 8.7 4.1 0.5 6.8 1.42 6.00 0.0 0.0
1997 SLN MLB 0 2 0 6 4 17.3 27 10 8 2 54% .373 14.0 5.2 1.0 4.2 2.13 9.35 -1.7 -0.2
1997 LOU AAA 6 10 1 26 23 131.7 142 53 117 13 0% .332 9.7 3.6 0.9 8.0 1.48 4.37 0.0 0.0
1998 SLN MLB 0 3 0 4 1 5.3 11 5 2 1 71% .435 18.6 8.4 1.7 3.4 3.00 15.19 -2.2 -0.2
1998 MEM AAA 12 8 0 25 21 153.0 147 61 114 17 0% .000 8.6 3.6 1.0 6.7 1.36 3.18 0.0 0.0
1999 CHA MLB 4 1 0 64 0 95.7 90 46 62 10 49% .282 8.5 4.3 0.9 5.8 1.42 3.67 5.6 0.5
2000 CHA MLB 4 1 0 50 5 70.7 78 39 53 10 51% .313 9.9 5.0 1.3 6.8 1.66 5.48 3.1 0.3
2000 CHR AAA 0 0 0 2 1 3.0 5 1 1 1 0% .000 15.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.00 3.00 0.0 0.0
2001 CHA MLB 9 4 3 45 11 127.0 123 32 71 12 56% .273 8.7 2.3 0.9 5.0 1.22 3.61 11.0 1.2
2001 CHR AAA 1 1 0 2 2 10.0 9 2 8 0 0% .000 8.1 1.8 0.0 7.2 1.10 4.50 0.0 0.0
2002 PIT MLB 4 2 0 43 1 69.0 85 34 57 8 59% .350 11.1 4.4 1.0 7.4 1.72 5.35 7.1 0.8
2002 COL MLB 1 1 0 8 0 10.3 16 7 7 1 75% .395 13.9 6.1 0.9 6.1 2.23 8.71 0.9 0.1
2002 NAS AAA 1 1 0 5 5 22.0 29 3 21 0 0% .403 11.9 1.2 0.0 8.6 1.45 5.73 0.0 0.0
2003 KCA MLB 1 1 0 28 0 44.7 55 21 28 7 49% .320 11.1 4.2 1.4 5.6 1.70 6.25 -1.8 -0.2
2003 OMA AAA 4 0 0 14 7 52.7 54 19 27 3 0% .300 9.2 3.2 0.5 4.6 1.39 3.24 0.0 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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2000-07-29 2000-08-23 15-DL 25 22 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2002 PIT $950,000
2001 CHA $300,000
2000 CHA $255,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,505,000
3 yrTotal$1,505,000

 

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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

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2002 For the third year in a row, Lowe was a savior for the Sox. He threw mop-up relief, set up Foulke on occasion, and made six starts to boot. He has been much more effective in the long-relief role, throwing ground ball after ground ball. Traded to the Pirates in the Todd Ritchie deal, Lowe could end up with just about any job, but he would help them most in the bullpen.
2001 Sean Lowe had one of those tough years after his breakthrough in 1999: he played through a fractured cheek suffered in April, then finally went on the DL at the end of July with an inflamed shoulder. He was asked to come back and start and didnít embarrass himself despite problems with left-handed hitters and the absence of a good second pitch to go with his sinking fastball. Heíll be back as the long man and should have a better year.
2000 The Cardinals were never satisfied with Lowe's velocity, asking for and apparently expecting the impossible 110%. They could have settled for a great sinker, like the Sox did by swiping him for tall goof John Ambrose. Heís another good reliever who came out of the woodwork. All it takes is a manager, pitching coach or GM to identify a player's skills and let him use them to best advantage, which is exactly what the Sox did.
1999 One of the organizationís big disappointments. Lowe doesnít throw that hard or have good stuff, and heís prone to concentration lapses. That wasnít what the Cardinals expected when they made him their top pick in Ď92. If you remember ex-Cardinalsí farmhand Jeff Matranga, keep in mind that Matranga was the #1 starter on Arizona State that year, not Lowe. Very tough on righthanders, so he may do well in the pen.
1998 Lowe had been something of a disappointment after being the 1992 first-rounder, but he still throws hard and hasnít really failed. Has a bad habit of falling behind right-handed batters and then getting hammered.
1997 Lowe was the í92 first round pick, and although he hasnít turned out as well as other first rounders Alan Benes or Donovan Osborne, he still has the good fastball that got him picked in the first place.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 25-September 21Christina Kahrl2003-09-25
This article requires BP Premium access"This is Our Fault": The McClatchy Ownership as Team Builder, Part IVSteven Goldman2003-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 1-4Christina Kahrl2003-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 1-7, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-09


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