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Portrait of Michael Bowden

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
50.3 3.88 1.27 41 2 2 0 0.4
Birth Date9-9-1986
Height6' 3"
Weight215 lbs
Age28 years, 1 months, 14 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.

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
90o 3.3 1.9 0.5 43 3 67.8 50 20 56 7 .251 1.04 2.83 3.07 13.8 1.4
80o 2.9 1.8 0.5 39 3 61.7 49 20 51 7 .265 1.11 3.18 3.46 9.6 1.0
70o 2.6 1.6 0.4 36 3 57.3 48 19 47 6 .275 1.17 3.45 3.75 6.9 0.7
60o 2.4 1.5 0.4 34 3 53.7 47 19 44 6 .284 1.22 3.67 3.99 5.0 0.5
50o 2.3 1.5 0.3 32 3 50.4 45 19 41 6 .292 1.27 3.89 4.22 3.3 0.3
40o 2.1 1.4 0.3 30 2 47.2 44 18 39 6 .300 1.31 4.10 4.46 1.7 0.2
30o 1.9 1.3 0.3 27 2 43.8 42 17 36 6 .308 1.37 4.34 4.72 0.3 0.0
20o 1.7 1.2 0.2 25 2 39.9 40 17 33 5 .318 1.43 4.62 5.02 -1.1 -0.1
10o 1.4 1 0.2 22 2 34.6 37 15 28 5 .332 1.52 5.01 5.45 -2.6 -0.3
Weighted Mean2.21.40.331349.84418416.2901.263.864.23.40.3

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
33% 55% 10% 23% 75%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
2015285316451048734931236.2861.173.383.677.63.08.11.01.6
201629421584948229851036.2991.193.383.677.92.88.21.01.4
201730421554907529811036.2871.163.303.587.52.98.11.01.5
20183132045373652364936.2921.213.684.008.12.87.91.10.8
20193232146374652365836.2941.183.453.757.92.87.91.01.1
20203332042369612160836.2931.193.483.788.02.87.91.01.0
20213432040364571956836.2941.183.503.818.02.77.81.10.9
20223532036359521751736.2941.183.543.858.02.67.81.10.8
20233621034355491648636.2951.193.523.838.12.67.91.00.7

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
12.37.87.42.63.23.233.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 88 A.J. Murray 2009 0.00 DNP
2 87 Jeff Samardzija 2012 4.07
3 86 Esmerling Vasquez 2011 4.75
4 85 Jose Capellan 2008 4.50
5 84 Jim Johnson 2010 3.76
6 84 Garrett Mock 2010 5.40
7 84 Troy Patton 2013 4.18
8 83 Junichi Tazawa 2013 3.29
9 83 J.A. Happ 2010 3.81
10 83 Jason Hirsh 2009 0.00 DNP
11 82 Phil Coke 2010 3.90
12 82 Sean Burnett 2010 2.43
13 82 Jensen Lewis 2011 0.00 DNP
14 82 Joel Hanrahan 2009 5.62
15 82 Carlos Torres 2010 8.56
16 82 Nate Jones 2013 4.62
17 82 Kevin Correia 2008 6.55
18 81 Dustin Moseley 2009 4.91
19 81 Juan Gutierrez 2011 8.35
20 81 Ernesto Frieri 2013 3.67
21 81 Carlos Fisher 2010 5.64
22 81 Brian Burres 2008 6.18
23 81 J.D. Martin 2010 5.62
24 81 Romulo Sanchez 2011 0.00 DNP
25 81 Dylan Axelrod 2013 6.24
26 81 Josh Outman 2012 8.19
27 81 Blaine Boyer 2009 5.93
28 81 Sean Gallagher 2013 0.00 DNP
29 81 Steven Shell 2010 0.00 DNP
30 80 John Koronka 2008 0.00 DNP
31 80 Fernando Nieve 2010 6.00
32 80 Kanekoa Texeira 2013 0.00 DNP
33 80 Joe Saunders 2008 3.73
34 80 Josh Rupe 2010 5.59
35 80 Francisco Rosario 2008 0.00 DNP
36 80 Warner Madrigal 2011 0.00 DNP
37 80 Osiris Matos 2012 0.00 DNP
38 80 Pat Misch 2009 4.48
39 80 Jose Ascanio 2012 0.00 DNP
40 80 Alfredo Aceves 2010 3.75
41 79 Cory Luebke 2012 2.90
42 79 Chris Hatcher 2012 5.52
43 79 Andrew Bailey 2011 3.89
44 79 Ryan Braun 2008 0.00 DNP
45 79 Matt Belisle 2007 5.62
46 79 Franklin Morales 2013 4.62
47 79 Santiago Casilla 2008 3.93
48 79 Esmil Rogers 2013 5.03
49 79 Kevin Hart 2010 0.00 DNP
50 79 Fu-Te Ni 2010 7.43
51 79 Chris Lambert 2010 0.00 DNP
52 79 Wesley Wright 2012 3.61
53 79 Cesar Jimenez 2012 0.00 DNP
54 79 Mitchell Boggs 2011 4.01
55 79 Ramon Ramirez 2009 3.36
56 79 Angel Guzman 2009 2.95
57 79 Enrique Gonzalez 2010 3.81
58 78 Jim Hoey 2010 0.00 DNP
59 78 Adam Ottavino 2013 3.10
60 78 Armando Galarraga 2009 5.76
61 78 Armando Gabino 2011 0.00 DNP
62 78 Dustin Nippert 2008 6.53
63 78 Josh Tomlin 2012 6.45
64 78 Brian Bass 2009 5.42
65 78 Josh Collmenter 2013 3.33
66 78 John Maine 2008 4.50
67 78 James McDonald 2012 4.47
68 78 Ryan Sadowski 2010 0.00 DNP
69 78 Jake Woods 2009 0.00 DNP
70 78 Cory Wade 2010 0.00 DNP
71 78 Fernando Salas 2012 4.45
72 78 Tyler Clippard 2012 3.96
73 78 Scott Elbert 2013 0.00 DNP
74 78 Rich Thompson 2012 12.00
75 78 Jared Burton 2008 3.68
76 78 Marcus McBeth 2008 0.00 DNP
77 78 Denny Bautista 2010 3.74
78 78 Jon Meloan 2012 0.00 DNP
79 78 Anthony Swarzak 2013 3.19
80 78 Blake Hawksworth 2010 5.58
81 78 Juan Mateo 2010 0.00 DNP
82 78 Chad Reineke 2009 7.20
83 78 Ramon A. Ramirez 2010 0.00 DNP
84 78 Trystan Magnuson 2012 0.00 DNP
85 78 Mike Ekstrom 2011 0.00
86 78 Robert Manuel 2011 0.00 DNP
87 78 Sam Demel 2013 0.00 DNP
88 78 Fabio Castro 2012 0.00 DNP
89 77 Zach Kroenke 2011 9.00
90 77 Ronald Belisario 2010 5.04
91 77 David Carpenter 2013 1.78
92 77 Taylor Buchholz 2009 0.00 DNP
93 77 Bruce Billings 2013 0.00 DNP
94 77 Luis Perdomo 2011 0.00 DNP
95 77 Evan Meek 2010 2.81
96 77 Sergio Romo 2010 2.32
97 77 Calvin Medlock 2010 0.00 DNP
98 77 Dillon Gee 2013 3.80
99 77 J.D. Durbin 2009 0.00 DNP
100 77 Jake Arrieta 2013 4.90

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

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 When Bowden was drafted, his most promising attribute was his curveball. Now the curve is gone and so is most of Bowden's promise. He's moved into a relief role and had some success, but not enough to stick with the Red Sox, who let him go to free up roster space. A low BABIP in 2012 masked unimpressive peripherals, which doesn't give much hope for Bowden to flourish in his new role.
2012 Bowden scrapped the curveball that once made him a top prospect, but which had grown flat and easy to mash. He replaced it with a cutter, and knowing he would be relieving exclusively in 2011, dominated Triple-A in his new full-time bullpen gig. As many have learned before him, though, Triple-A is not the majors, and though he kept the hits per nine under double-digits for the first time, he also allowed too many homers and walks. Bowden might still turn into a bullpen piece and have a career, but with Boston's crowded bullpen and 40-man, it might not be with them.
2011 The strikeouts Bowden lost in his 2008 Triple-A debut seem gone forever, and as an extreme fly-ball pitcher lacking a true out pitch, his viability as a starter is debatable. If you squint, the 23-year-old right-hander seems salvageable as a reliever: a 7.6 K/9 with Boston is encouraging and a step up from his previous stints, but given the low quality of his stuff—his curve, once a plus pitch, is now slow and flat—and the fact he's hit been hard in the majors (.377 BABIP in 36 1/3 innings), you have to wonder if he's a few homers away from buying a condo in Rhode Island.
2010 A solid right-handed starter who, prior to September, was twice brought up for bullpen depth during series against the Yankees then tanked his second major league start at the end of September, Bowden will likely return to Triple-A in April, again hoping that a rotation spot opens up. He’s not much more than a back-end starter who throws strikes—having lost some break on his curve last year, he's increasingly pitched to contact at the upper levels. He’s good insurance to have on hand, but he’s unlikely to become a fixture in the Boston rotation.
2009 The 2005 first-round pick was dominant at Double-A Portland, holding opposing batters to a .191 average and keeping his walk rate down near two per nine innings. He was not quite as impressive after his promotion to Pawtucket, suffering a steep drop in his strikeout rate and corresponding rise in home runs allowed. On the other hand, his walk rate improved from "stingy" to "downright penurious," and he wasn't embarrassed in his sole major league start. He needs to improve his changeup further to better complement his low-90s heat and sharp curve, but 2008 was a step in the right direction.
2008 For the first six weeks of last season, Michael Bowden was the one pitcher known to man who could actually succeed in the pinball-machine atmosphere of Lancaster. From there, he went to Double-A, where he wasn't nearly as good. The mitigating factor is that Bowden was among the youngest starters in the Eastern League. There is still some work to be done, particularly on his changeup and his anything-but-ideal mechanics, but he's a future rotation piece.
2007 A highly-touted high schooler, Bowden`s impressive arsenal includes a curve considered one of the best of the 2005 prep class. His unorthodox delivery generated concern--`He takes a long time to short-arm the ball,` says one observer--but analysis at the American Sports Medicine Institute concluded that he`s not unduly taxing his arm. After a limited debut in the Gulf Coast League in 2005, Bowden skipped to Low-A Greenville, where he was the team`s youngest player. He justified the move, pitching nearly as well as fellow 2005 supplemental first rounder Clay Buchholz, who`s two years his senior. Definitely one to watch.

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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).