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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date9-9-1986
Height6' 3"
Weight215 lbs
Age28 years, 0 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.02010
0.42011
0.12012
0.12013
0.42014
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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
2008 BOS 21 1 1 5.0 5.0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 7 2 2 0 12 1 1 0 3 3.60 2.56 2.74 2.0 0.2
2009 BOS 22 8 1 16.0 3.0 13.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 75 23 17 17 3 40 6 6 0 12 9.56 5.21 6.95 -0.1 -0.0
2010 BOS 23 14 0 15.3 0.0 15.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 66 20 8 8 2 34 4 4 0 13 4.70 3.83 5.70 0.1 0.0
2011 BOS 24 14 0 20.0 0.0 20.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90 19 9 9 3 29 11 11 0 17 4.05 4.96 3.95 3.5 0.4
2012 BOS 25 2 0 3.0 0.0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 2 1 1 1 5 1 1 0 3 3.00 6.38 5.76 -0.1 -0.0
2012 CHN 25 30 0 36.7 0.0 36.7 0 0 0 1 0 0 155 30 12 12 4 49 16 15 1 29 2.95 4.36 4.63 1.4 0.2
2013 CHN 26 34 0 37.7 0.0 37.7 1 3 0 2 0 0 158 32 18 18 3 52 15 13 3 23 4.30 4.27 4.44 1.1 0.1
Career1032133.78.0125.7350300577133676716221545141004.514.444.847.90.8

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
2006 GRN A 24 24 107.2 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 WIL A+ 1 1 5.1 4.70 99 .248 .270 .344 .394 .261 .303 97 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2007 LNC A+ 8 8 46.0 3.27 145 .170 .259 .331 .390 .260 .281 119 18.3 1.8 18.3 1.8
2007 PME AA 19 19 96.7 3.61 123 .277 .263 .333 .394 .258 .333 102 23.6 2.4 23.6 2.4
2008 BOS MLB 1 1 5.0 2.74 149 .279 .269 .341 .470 .273 .389 113 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2008 PME AA 19 19 104.3 2.94 137 .192 .264 .339 .401 .258 .245 100 29.6 3.0 29.6 3.0
2008 PAW AAA 7 6 40.0 3.41 118 .251 .270 .335 .431 .273 .289 88 4.9 0.5 4.9 0.5
2009 BOS MLB 8 1 16.0 6.95 76 .292 .256 .333 .422 .257 .370 117 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2009 PAW AAA 24 24 126.3 4.88 93 .231 .265 .327 .393 .247 .257 102 6.6 0.6 6.6 0.6
2010 BOS MLB 14 0 15.3 5.70 87 .286 .255 .322 .412 .257 .383 113 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2010 PAW AAA 31 16 105.7 5.46 75 .244 .258 .327 .407 .251 .238 93 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2011 BOS MLB 14 0 20.0 3.95 121 .256 .253 .321 .400 .262 .271 112 3.5 0.4 3.5 0.4
2011 PAW AAA 41 0 52.7 4.22 97 .214 .261 .327 .398 .254 .286 92 6.3 0.6 6.3 0.6
2012 BOS MLB 2 0 3.0 5.76 82 .235 .256 .324 .446 .271 .167 111 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2012 CHN MLB 30 0 36.7 4.63 96 .249 .256 .315 .411 .261 .252 103 1.7 0.2 1.4 0.2
2012 IOW AAA 23 0 32.7 4.59 106 .204 .277 .344 .427 .269 .215 93 3.8 0.4 3.6 0.4
2012 AGU Wnt 7 7 32.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .283 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CHN MLB 34 0 37.7 4.44 97 .252 .249 .308 .383 .252 .254 106 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2013 IOW AAA 13 0 18.7 2.67 142 .192 .261 .336 .393 .267 .310 94 5.4 0.6 5.4 0.6

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
2006 WIL A+ 0 0 0 1 1 5.1 9 1 3 0 55% .303 15.9 1.8 0.0 5.3 1.96 8.82 0.6 0.1
2006 GRN A 9 6 0 24 24 107.2 91 31 118 9 0% .290 7.6 2.6 0.8 9.9 1.14 3.53 0.0 0.0
2007 PME AA 8 6 0 19 19 96.7 105 33 82 9 37% .333 9.8 3.1 0.8 7.6 1.43 4.28 23.6 2.4
2007 LNC A+ 2 0 0 8 8 46.0 35 8 46 1 46% .281 6.8 1.6 0.2 9.0 0.93 1.37 18.3 1.8
2008 PME AA 9 4 0 19 19 104.3 72 24 101 5 43% .245 6.2 2.1 0.4 8.7 0.92 2.33 29.6 3.0
2008 PAW AAA 0 3 0 7 6 40.0 40 5 29 5 38% .289 9.0 1.1 1.1 6.5 1.12 3.38 4.9 0.5
2008 BOS MLB 1 0 0 1 1 5.0 7 1 3 0 17% .389 12.6 1.8 0.0 5.4 1.60 3.60 2.0 0.2
2009 PAW AAA 4 6 0 24 24 126.3 106 47 88 11 32% .257 7.6 3.3 0.8 6.3 1.21 3.14 6.6 0.6
2009 BOS MLB 1 1 0 8 1 16.0 23 6 12 3 42% .370 12.9 3.4 1.7 6.8 1.81 9.56 -0.1 -0.0
2010 PAW AAA 6 4 1 31 16 105.7 84 37 77 13 25% .238 7.2 3.2 1.1 6.6 1.14 3.66 1.3 0.1
2010 BOS MLB 0 1 0 14 0 15.3 20 4 13 2 27% .383 11.7 2.3 1.2 7.6 1.57 4.70 0.1 0.0
2011 PAW AAA 3 3 16 41 0 52.7 43 18 61 5 38% .286 7.3 3.1 0.9 10.4 1.16 2.73 6.3 0.6
2011 BOS MLB 0 0 0 14 0 20.0 19 11 17 3 29% .271 8.6 5.0 1.4 7.7 1.50 4.05 3.5 0.4
2012 BOS MLB 0 0 0 2 0 3.0 2 1 3 1 57% .167 6.0 3.0 3.0 9.0 1.00 3.00 -0.1 -0.0
2012 CHN MLB 0 0 0 30 0 36.7 30 16 29 4 39% .252 7.4 3.9 1.0 7.1 1.25 2.95 1.4 0.2
2012 AGU Wnt 3 3 0 7 7 32.3 33 12 17 3 0% .283 9.2 3.3 0.8 4.7 1.39 3.62 0.0 0.0
2012 IOW AAA 3 2 2 23 0 32.7 19 17 35 2 47% .215 5.2 4.7 0.6 9.6 1.10 2.76 3.6 0.4
2013 IOW AAA 0 0 2 13 0 18.7 14 3 28 1 40% .310 6.8 1.4 0.5 13.5 0.91 2.41 5.4 0.6
2013 CHN MLB 1 3 0 34 0 37.7 32 15 23 3 35% .254 7.6 3.6 0.7 5.5 1.25 4.30 1.1 0.1

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 89 0.5056 0.5169 0.8043 0.6889 0.3409 0.8065 0.8000 0.1957
2009 291 0.4605 0.3952 0.8261 0.6045 0.2166 0.8765 0.7059 0.1739
2010 264 0.5265 0.4753 0.8000 0.7338 0.1840 0.8333 0.6522 0.2000
2011 376 0.5106 0.4415 0.8855 0.6406 0.2337 0.9024 0.8372 0.1145
2012 642 0.4782 0.4734 0.7888 0.6775 0.2836 0.8702 0.6105 0.2112
2013 598 0.4799 0.4983 0.7852 0.7073 0.3055 0.8276 0.6947 0.2114
Career22600.48850.46650.81070.67690.26310.85830.69510.1884

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-07-08 2009-07-19 Minors 11 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2008-07-10 2008-07-20 Minors 10 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHN $
2013 CHN $509,500
2012 CHN $484,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$993,500
2 yrTotal$993,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 30 dTurner Gary Sports1 year/$0.5095M (2013)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5095M (2013). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/13. DFA by Chicago Cubs 5/21/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/29/13. Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 7/11/13. DFA by Chicago Cubs 9/4/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/6/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year/$0.484M (2012). Re-signed by Boston 3/9/12. Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade 4/21/12 after being DFA by Boston 4/15/12. DFA by Chicago Cubs 6/1/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/4/12. Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 8/13/12.
  • 1 year (2011)
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed 3/8/10. Optioned to Triple-A 3/23/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed 3/10/09. Optioned to Triple-A 3/22/09. Recalled 4/25/09. Optioned to Triple-A 4/27/09. Recalled 8/21/09. Optioned to Triple-A 8/22/09. Recalled 9/5/10.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased 8/30/08. Optioned to Triple-A 8/31/08.
  • Drafted 2005 (1s-47) (Waubonsie Valley HS, Ill.). $0.73M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .239 .352 .334 .248
11 vs R (Multi) .240 .302 .436 .258
18 Split (Multi) -.002 .050 -.102 -.010
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .233 .356 .300 .237
31 vs R (2013) .243 .296 .459 .265
38 Split (2013) -.010 .060 -.159 -.028
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Articles

Michael Bowden is referenced in the following articles.

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The Lineup Card: Eight Players We Expect to Decline in 2014Baseball Prospectus2014-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 7, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-07
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 5, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-05
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Overthinking It: Scouting Closers in the Batter's BoxJason Parks2013-08-22
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 12, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-12
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Transaction Analysis: Heroes Take a FallBen Lindbergh2011-05-18
Transaction Analysis: Weekly Roundup, February 4-10Christina Kahrl2011-02-11
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BP Unfiltered: Jarrod Saltalamacchia, meet Michael BowdenDavid Laurila2010-08-02
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)No love for Clay Bucholtz in that future Sawx rotation? What's a guy gotta do?
(strupp from Madison)
Oh, duh. I knew I was forgetting someone obvious. Sorry Michael Bowden, but Clay showed up late and he wants his seat back. (Marc Normandin)
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Would a Michael Bowden for J.J. Hardy deal work?
(Dr. Wayne Pitcher from Castro Valley, CA)
It very well might, but if I were the Brewers, I'd ask for something extra. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-06-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you believe John Smoltz will be a front of the rotation add for the Red Sox?
(Jim from Portland)
Front of rotation? No. Useful? Maybe. Better than Clay Buchholz or Michael Bowden? I don't understand that part of it. Look, I liked the plan of a three-headed rotation slot with Penny, Smoltz and Buchholz expected to throw 220 innings in some combination. It all went right - all three are effective, but why stick with it when there's suddenly a surplus? I have to think they'll trade Penny, though Buchholz's antics are starting to wear thin and he could bring a bigger return. (Will Carroll)
2008-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where can we expect Michael Bowden to rate next year in the top 100?
(Josh from outside Providence)
I haven't thought much about an overall top 100 of later, but my gut tells me in the first quarter of it. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Michael Bowden threw 2,261 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Slider (83mph), Splitter (84mph) and Cutter (87mph).