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John Bowker PHGiants

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
4 622 .232 .283 .382 .241 -0.8
Birth Date7-8-1983
Height6' 1"
Weight205 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
2008 SFN 24 111 350 326 31 83 14 3 10 133 19 74 3 2 0 43 1 1 .255 .300 .408 .248 -4.1 1.3 -0.3
2009 SFN 25 31 73 67 7 13 2 2 2 25 4 18 1 1 0 7 1 0 .194 .247 .373 .226 -1.5 0.4 -0.1
2010 PIT 26 26 77 69 7 16 5 0 2 27 8 10 0 0 0 13 0 1 .232 .312 .391 .261 -1.0 -0.2 -0.1
2010 SFN 26 41 90 82 9 17 3 0 3 29 6 23 0 2 0 8 0 0 .207 .256 .354 .242 0.2 0.3 0.0
2011 PHI 27 12 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.009 -3.2 0.1 -0.3
2011 PIT 27 19 19 17 0 4 1 0 0 5 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 .235 .316 .294 .264 0.1 -0.0 0.0
Career2406225745413325517219391364507323.232.283.382.241-9.62.0-0.8

Advanced

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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
2004 SLO A- 31 141 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .378 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SJO A+ 121 513 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .322 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SJO A+ 112 511 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .343 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 FRE AAA 2 4 .341 .259 .305 .353 .231 .500 100 0.3 0.1 0 -0.0 -0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2007 NRW AA 139 587 .305 .263 .338 .404 .261 .348 91 28.5 17.0 -5.2 -0.9 -1.1 40.9 4.0 40.9 4.0
2008 SFN MLB 111 350 .248 .261 .324 .411 .259 .299 96 -4.6 10.1 -5.5 1.3 -2.0 -4.1 -0.3 -4.1 -0.3
2008 FRE AAA 23 102 .239 .286 .360 .450 .266 .294 106 -2.4 3.1 -1.5 0.1 -0.4 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2009 SFN MLB 31 73 .226 .265 .328 .411 .261 .229 91 -2.6 2.1 -0.6 0.4 0.5 -1.5 -0.1 -1.5 -0.1
2009 FRE AAA 104 450 .372 .270 .340 .418 .269 .370 96 53.7 12.9 -4.7 5.4 0.5 65.4 6.9 65.4 6.9
2010 PIT MLB 26 77 .261 .265 .336 .408 .279 .246 91 0 2.1 -0.8 -0.2 -1.0 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2010 SFN MLB 41 90 .242 .249 .312 .382 .257 .241 86 -1.6 2.5 -0.6 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2010 FRE AAA 51 224 .324 .283 .354 .447 .278 .322 91 16.2 6.8 -2.1 -1.3 -0.2 21.2 1.9 21.2 1.9
2010 IND AAA 25 98 .300 .253 .316 .397 .244 .373 106 4.4 3.0 -1.5 -0.4 -0.5 5.0 0.4 5.0 0.4
2011 PHI MLB 12 13 -.009 .226 .299 .330 .235 .000 94 -3.4 0.4 0 0.1 0.0 -3.2 -0.3 -3.2 -0.3
2011 PIT MLB 19 19 .264 .266 .323 .411 .261 .308 98 0.1 0.5 0 -0.0 -0.5 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2011 IND AAA 106 451 .275 .261 .326 .401 .254 .340 96 8 14.0 -4.5 4.6 3.0 16.3 2.0 16.3 2.0

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
2004 SLO A- 141 23 41 9 2 4 16 8 25 1 0 .323 .390 .520 .197 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SJO A+ 513 66 124 27 1 13 67 36 108 3 7 .267 .323 .414 .147 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SJO A+ 511 61 131 32 6 7 66 37 100 6 3 .284 .335 .424 .141 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 FRE AAA 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 .000 .341 0.4 -0.0 0.0
2007 NRW AA 587 79 160 35 6 22 90 41 103 3 7 .307 .370 .523 .216 .305 40.9 -0.9 4.0
2008 SFN MLB 350 31 83 14 3 10 43 19 74 1 1 .255 .300 .408 .153 .248 -4.1 1.3 -0.3
2008 FRE AAA 102 13 22 3 1 2 9 7 23 2 0 .237 .304 .355 .118 .239 -0.5 0.1 -0.0
2009 SFN MLB 73 7 13 2 2 2 7 4 18 1 0 .194 .247 .373 .179 .226 -1.5 0.4 -0.1
2009 FRE AAA 450 82 125 22 4 21 83 74 64 10 6 .342 .457 .596 .254 .372 65.4 5.4 6.9
2010 PIT MLB 77 7 16 5 0 2 13 8 10 0 1 .232 .312 .391 .159 .261 -1.0 -0.2 -0.1
2010 SFN MLB 90 9 17 3 0 3 8 6 23 0 0 .207 .256 .354 .146 .242 0.2 0.3 0.0
2010 IND AAA 98 10 29 7 2 4 10 6 20 0 0 .319 .367 .571 .253 .300 5.0 -0.4 0.4
2010 FRE AAA 224 36 61 12 1 14 36 23 37 1 2 .310 .390 .594 .284 .324 21.2 -1.3 1.9
2011 IND AAA 451 56 129 27 1 15 76 27 73 2 3 .306 .348 .482 .176 .275 16.3 4.6 2.0
2011 PHI MLB 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.009 -3.2 0.1 -0.3
2011 PIT MLB 19 0 4 1 0 0 2 2 4 0 1 .235 .316 .294 .059 .264 0.1 -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
2008 1265 0.4830 0.4806 0.8043 0.6236 0.3471 0.9186 0.6123 0.1957
2009 301 0.4485 0.4319 0.7385 0.5704 0.3193 0.8961 0.5094 0.2615
2010 624 0.4808 0.4423 0.8406 0.6300 0.2685 0.9153 0.6782 0.1594
2011 119 0.4286 0.4874 0.6897 0.7255 0.3088 0.8108 0.4762 0.3103
Career23090.47510.46430.79960.62360.32030.90920.60970.2004

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-03-05 2011-03-10 Camp 5 0 Left Wrist Soreness -
2010-09-26 2010-09-27 DTD 1 1 Knee Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 PIT $
2012 PIT $
2011 PIT $441,500
2010 SFN $410,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$851,500
2 yrTotal$851,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 25 d2012

Details
  • 2012. Released by Philadelphia 1/10/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4415M (2011). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11. Sent outright to AAA 5/4/11 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 4/28/11. Acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Pittsburgh 8/30/11. Contract purchased by Philadelphia 8/31/11.
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2010). Re-signed by San Francico 3/10. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from San Francisco 7/31/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4075M (2009). Re-signed by San Francisco 2/25/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased 11/21/07.
  • Drafted 2004 (3-100) (Long Beach State). $0.405M signing bonus.

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This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: How the NLCS Squads Were BuiltR.J. Anderson2012-10-15
The Lineup Card: 10 Washed-Up Vets We Want to See AgainBaseball Prospectus2012-07-11
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Overthinking It: The Player Popularity TestBen Lindbergh2012-01-24
Transaction Analysis Blog: Comings and Goings on Playoff Eligibility DayR.J. Anderson2011-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Should the Pirates Walk the Plank?R.J. Anderson2011-05-24
Transaction Analysis Blog: Pirates Add Xavier PaulR.J. Anderson2011-04-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Pittsburgh PiratesCorey Dawkins2011-03-25
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Scoresheet Draft Prep, BP Kings, and YouRob McQuown2011-02-25
Changing Speeds: The Next Jose BautistaKen Funck2011-02-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: PECOTA Projected BargainsJason Collette2011-02-08
Painting the Black: Players Out of OptionsR.J. Anderson2011-02-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central RoundupChristina Kahrl2011-01-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: Giants Among Men?Christina Kahrl2010-12-21
This article requires BP Premium accessWorld Series Prospectus: Series NotebookJay Jaffe2010-11-03
Analyze This: How the Giants Were Acquired, Part IIJesse Behr2010-10-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Reds and 'Stros, Brewers and BucsChristina Kahrl2010-09-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 3Kevin Goldstein2010-08-04
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NLKevin Goldstein2010-08-01
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The Old WestChristina Kahrl2010-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Going WestChristina Kahrl2010-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Senior ShufflingChristina Kahrl2010-05-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: OutfieldRob McQuown2010-05-05
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Joe's Blog: Carpenter + Ortiz = HowardJoe Sheehan2010-04-27
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Checking the Numbers: Spring ForwardEric Seidman2010-04-09
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On the Beat: Mid-Week UpdateJohn Perrotto2010-03-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated HitterMichael Street2010-03-22
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any way to look at the Giants off-season as anything but another disaster?
(bjmd from SF)
It's glum stuff in terms of Sanchez and Huff, certainly, because the disasters involve the elective decisions to sign them, and forgo other alternatives. If the goal was to wind up with a first baseman who might not outhit Travis Ishikawa or Nate Shierholtz or John Bowker, with the flexibility of Mark DeRosa and Pablo Sandoval allowing you to rotate around if all three deliver (no laughing... OK, some laughing), maybe all that's lost is money. I still think the Dodgers and Rockies are takeable, but the disaster is that Sabean didn't seem to realize it, and lined up adequate propositions in an offseason where other teams have been considerably bolder and more creative in fixing their problems. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-04-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any reason to think John Bowker can keep this up? Or at least be an above average mlb first baseman.
(Tom from Oregon)
No; probalby not -- more of a Greg Colbrunn type? (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-04-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Pecota has a low opinion of John Bowker despite a good season in a pitching friendly environment last year. Is there something something that Pecota is picking up that I'm missing?
(bernard23 from NYC)
He's a 24-year-old corner outfield prospect, and he's in the San Francisco Giants system. Wearing those sorts of albatrosses around one's neck, it takes more than 'good' to get PECOTA's attention. (Nate Silver)


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