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Josh Towers PBlue Jays

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
8 731.3 45 55 1 389 4.95 4.4
Birth Date2-26-1977
Height6' 1"
Weight185 lbs
BatsR
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
2001 BAL 24 24 20 140.3 131.7 8.7 8 10 0 0 9 2 586 165 74 70 21 269 16 16 6 58 4.49 4.69 4.90 9.2 1.1
2002 BAL 25 5 3 27.3 19.3 8.0 0 3 0 0 1 0 124 42 24 24 11 80 5 5 0 13 7.90 7.89 7.65 -4.6 -0.5
2003 TOR 26 14 8 64.3 52.7 11.7 8 1 1 1 4 0 265 67 34 32 15 130 7 6 4 42 4.48 5.33 5.91 3.1 0.4
2004 TOR 27 21 21 116.3 116.3 0.0 9 9 0 0 9 1 518 148 70 66 16 230 26 22 9 51 5.11 4.97 5.51 10.3 0.9
2005 TOR 28 33 33 208.7 208.7 0.0 13 12 0 0 21 1 876 237 101 86 24 357 29 27 6 112 3.71 3.98 4.58 25.1 2.7
2006 TOR 29 15 12 62.0 54.3 7.7 2 10 0 0 1 0 295 93 62 58 17 160 17 14 3 35 8.42 6.59 7.53 -5.9 -0.6
2007 TOR 30 25 15 107.0 85.3 21.7 5 10 0 0 4 0 469 129 73 64 18 215 22 20 6 76 5.38 4.86 5.29 2.0 0.4
2009 NYA 32 2 0 5.3 0.0 5.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 6 3 2 0 9 1 0 1 2 3.38 3.52 4.66 0.7 0.1
Career139112731.3668.363.045551149431588874414021221450123110353894.954.885.3839.94.4

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1996 BLU Rk 14 9 55.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 DEL A 9 1 18.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 FRD A+ 25 3 53.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 FRD A+ 25 20 145.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 BOW AA 5 2 18.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BOW AA 29 28 189.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ROC AAA 24 24 148.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BAL MLB 24 20 140.3 4.90 93 .275 .269 .334 .439 .266 .298 93 8.5 0.8 9.2 1.1
2001 ROC AAA 6 6 41.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 BAL MLB 5 3 27.3 7.65 38 .357 .270 .340 .444 .273 .326 97 -4.6 -0.5 -4.6 -0.5
2002 ROC AAA 15 13 69.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .366 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TOR MLB 14 8 64.3 5.91 85 .267 .263 .324 .423 .261 .264 104 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.4
2003 SYR AAA 21 20 132.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .281 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TOR MLB 21 21 116.3 5.51 96 .275 .277 .343 .434 .265 .317 105 10.5 1.0 10.3 0.9
2004 SYR AAA 6 5 36.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .267 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TOR MLB 33 33 208.7 4.58 106 .260 .269 .330 .425 .263 .302 103 25.7 2.6 25.1 2.7
2006 TOR MLB 15 12 62.0 7.53 58 .309 .270 .340 .442 .264 .341 107 -6.1 -0.6 -5.9 -0.6
2006 SYR AAA 15 15 101.0 3.88 111 .258 .261 .330 .399 .261 .343 98 13.9 1.4 13.9 1.4
2007 TOR MLB 25 15 107.0 5.29 84 .296 .274 .342 .430 .268 .320 93 2.5 0.2 2.0 0.4
2008 CSP AAA 31 15 116.3 5.10 118 .261 .274 .351 .446 .263 .358 124 26.8 2.6 28.7 2.7
2009 NYA MLB 2 0 5.3 4.66 111 .276 .269 .337 .432 .264 .286 108 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2009 SWB AAA 19 18 101.7 5.25 83 .226 .261 .330 .394 .248 .247 100 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2009 SYR AAA 1 0 1.7 4.56 103 .491 .261 .321 .419 .252 .545 109 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2010 ABQ AAA 8 8 38.0 7.27 83 .327 .274 .342 .412 .264 .340 125 1.8 0.2 2.0 0.2

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
1996 BLU Rk 4 1 0 14 9 55.0 63 5 61 9 0% .000 10.3 0.8 1.5 10.0 1.24 5.24 0.0 0.0
1997 DEL A 0 0 1 9 1 18.3 18 2 16 1 0% .315 8.9 1.0 0.5 7.9 1.09 3.44 0.0 0.0
1997 FRD A+ 6 2 1 25 3 53.7 74 18 64 4 0% .429 12.4 3.0 0.7 10.7 1.71 4.86 0.0 0.0
1998 BOW AA 2 1 0 5 2 18.0 20 4 7 1 0% .000 10.0 2.0 0.5 3.5 1.33 3.50 0.0 0.0
1998 FRD A+ 8 7 1 25 20 145.3 137 9 122 11 0% .000 8.5 0.6 0.7 7.6 1.00 3.34 0.0 0.0
1999 BOW AA 12 7 0 29 28 189.0 204 26 106 26 0% .000 9.7 1.2 1.2 5.0 1.22 3.76 0.0 0.0
2000 ROC AAA 8 6 0 24 24 148.0 157 21 102 17 0% .000 9.5 1.3 1.0 6.2 1.20 3.47 0.0 0.0
2001 BAL MLB 8 10 0 24 20 140.3 165 16 58 21 39% .298 10.6 1.0 1.3 3.7 1.29 4.49 9.2 1.1
2001 ROC AAA 3 1 0 6 6 41.0 40 8 27 2 0% .000 8.8 1.8 0.4 5.9 1.17 3.51 0.0 0.0
2002 BAL MLB 0 3 0 5 3 27.3 42 5 13 11 45% .326 13.8 1.6 3.6 4.3 1.72 7.90 -4.6 -0.5
2002 ROC AAA 0 9 0 15 13 69.0 109 14 43 16 0% .366 14.2 1.8 2.1 5.6 1.78 7.57 0.0 0.0
2003 TOR MLB 8 1 1 14 8 64.3 67 7 42 15 42% .264 9.4 1.0 2.1 5.9 1.15 4.48 3.1 0.4
2003 SYR AAA 5 7 0 21 20 132.7 133 20 76 10 0% .281 9.0 1.4 0.7 5.2 1.15 3.32 0.0 0.0
2004 SYR AAA 3 1 0 6 5 36.0 33 7 25 5 0% .267 8.2 1.8 1.2 6.2 1.11 2.50 0.0 0.0
2004 TOR MLB 9 9 0 21 21 116.3 148 26 51 16 46% .317 11.4 2.0 1.2 3.9 1.50 5.11 10.3 0.9
2005 TOR MLB 13 12 0 33 33 208.7 237 29 112 24 45% .302 10.2 1.3 1.0 4.8 1.27 3.71 25.1 2.7
2006 SYR AAA 5 5 0 15 15 101.0 121 11 76 12 48% .343 10.8 1.0 1.1 6.8 1.31 4.01 13.9 1.4
2006 TOR MLB 2 10 0 15 12 62.0 93 17 35 17 40% .341 13.5 2.5 2.5 5.1 1.77 8.42 -5.9 -0.6
2007 TOR MLB 5 10 0 25 15 107.0 129 22 76 18 45% .320 10.9 1.9 1.5 6.4 1.41 5.38 2.0 0.4
2008 CSP AAA 6 7 0 31 15 116.3 156 29 79 12 45% .358 12.1 2.2 0.9 6.1 1.59 6.27 28.7 2.7
2009 SWB AAA 7 6 0 19 18 101.7 89 24 55 13 46% .247 7.9 2.1 1.2 4.9 1.11 2.74 -0.2 -0.0
2009 SYR AAA 0 0 0 1 0 1.7 6 0 0 0 45% .545 31.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.53 21.18 0.2 0.0
2009 NYA MLB 0 0 0 2 0 5.3 6 1 2 0 24% .286 10.1 1.7 0.0 3.4 1.31 3.38 0.7 0.1
2010 ABQ AAA 2 5 0 8 8 38.0 62 6 18 9 48% .340 14.7 1.4 2.1 4.3 1.79 8.05 2.0 0.2

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
2009 66 0.6061 0.4848 0.8438 0.6500 0.2308 0.8462 0.8333 0.1563
Career660.60610.48480.84380.650.23080.84620.83330.1563

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-04-11 2009-05-05 Minors 24 0 - Abdomen Strain -
2004-09-01 2004-09-17 DTD 16 14 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2001-09-21 2001-10-06 60-DL 15 16 Right Fingers Fracture Ring Finger -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 LAN $400,000
2007 TOR $2,900,000
2006 TOR $2,300,000
2005 TOR $358,000
2004 TOR $340,000
2002 BAL $245,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$6,543,000
6 yrTotal$6,543,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 10 d

Details
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/11/09 (minor-league contract). $0.7M in majors. Released by LA Dodgers 5/20/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Washington as a free agent 1/09 (minor-league contract). $0.5M in majors. Released by Washington 5/5/09. Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 5/6/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Yankees 8/8/09. DFA by Yankees 8/9/09. Contract purchased by Yankees 9/5/09. Sent outright to Triple-A by Yankees 11/9/09.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2008), plus 2009 option. Signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/08. 08:$0.4M, 09:$3M mutual option. $1.8M on 25-man roster. $1.35M in performance bonuses (games, IP). Sent outright to Triple-A 3/29/08.
  • 2 years/$5.2M (2006-07). Signed extension with Toronto 11/05 (avoided arbitration). 06:$2.3M, 07:$2.9M. $50,000 bonus for Cy Young, Gold Glove, LCS or WS MVP. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/06, contract purchased 6/06. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/06, contract purchased 9/06. Sent outright to Triple-A 10/06. Re-signed 2/07 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 3/07. Non-tendered by Toronto 12/12/07.
  • 1 year/$0.358M (2005).
  • 1 year/$0.34M (2004)
  • 1 year (2003). Signed 11/02 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.245M (2002)

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Josh Towers threw 1,103 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2010, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2010, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (87mph), Slider (83mph) and Sinker (87mph), also mixing in a Change (80mph).