Biographical

Portrait of Billy Rowell

Billy Rowell 1B

Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0
Birth Date9-10-1988
Height6' 5"
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

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 PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2006 ABE A- 11 49 .348 .259 .335 .363 .273 .433 106 4.2 1.3 0.2 -2.4 1.3 7.0 0.5 7.0 0.5
2006 BLU Rk 42 180 .300 .256 .347 .370 .261 .466 117 5.9 4.0 0.1 -0.2 0.5 9.1 0.9 9.1 0.9
2007 DEL A 91 388 .276 .266 .339 .400 .265 .364 95 6.9 11.6 0.7 -5.3 -1.7 13.8 0.9 13.8 0.9
2008 FRD A+ 111 414 .245 .259 .332 .394 .262 .325 105 -6.7 12.4 1.3 15.3 -3.1 0.8 1.6 0.8 1.6
2009 FRD A+ 120 463 .227 .258 .330 .382 .261 .293 103 -16.3 13.5 -5.3 -19.3 0.5 -6.5 -2.7 -6.5 -2.7
2010 FRD A+ 117 486 .261 .262 .331 .387 .251 .401 105 0.3 14.5 -1.1 -3.0 -1.2 12.4 1.0 12.4 1.0
2011 BOW AA 41 136 .235 .261 .326 .400 .272 .338 83 -3.8 4.0 -2.2 -3.4 -2.5 -4.8 -0.8 -4.8 -0.8
2011 ORI Rk 17 71 .270 .234 .309 .349 .262 .309 87 0.8 2.2 -1.4 -0.1 0.3 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2

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
2006 ABE A- 49 8 14 4 0 1 6 4 12 0 0 .326 .396 .488 .163 .348 7.0 -2.4 0.5
2006 BLU Rk 180 38 50 15 3 2 26 25 47 3 0 .329 .427 .507 .178 .300 9.1 -0.2 0.9
2007 DEL A 388 47 96 21 3 9 57 31 104 3 2 .273 .337 .426 .153 .276 13.8 -5.3 0.9
2008 FRD A+ 414 39 93 24 0 7 50 36 104 1 4 .248 .315 .368 .120 .245 0.8 15.3 1.6
2009 FRD A+ 463 51 95 20 0 9 39 35 122 3 2 .225 .284 .336 .111 .227 -6.5 -19.3 -2.7
2010 FRD A+ 486 62 120 25 0 11 61 43 153 9 4 .275 .348 .408 .133 .261 12.4 -3.0 1.0
2011 ORI Rk 71 9 18 6 1 1 7 3 11 1 0 .273 .310 .439 .167 .270 2.1 -0.1 0.2
2011 BOW AA 136 9 27 2 0 0 11 13 41 2 0 .227 .304 .244 .017 .235 -4.8 -3.4 -0.8

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
2011-08-01 2011-09-06 Minors 36 34 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-06-22 2011-07-13 Minors 21 18 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-05-01 2011-05-10 Minors 9 9 Ankle Inflammation Tendonitis -
2008-04-05 2008-04-22 Minors 17 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

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Details

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2009 Rowell has been a first-round bust so far, but it really is hard to write off someone who can't legally drink yet. His swing still impresses scouts, but there's been no translation of it into success at the plate; he's piled up a lot of strikeouts, shown precious little power for a 6'5" hulk, and there have been no signs of improvement to hang your hat on through his third year as a pro.
2008 The Orioles' first-round pick in 2006, Rowell missed a big chunk of the season to an oblique injury and didn't impress anyone when he got back. He's a big, big guy, who will probably have to move to first base somewhere down the line. As such, he has enormous power potential that hasn't yet translated into results. His strikeouts are way too high, and he literally can't touch lefties: 56 of his 165 career plate appearances against them ended in a whiff. Still, time is very much on his side.
2007 Taken as the ninth overall pick in last year`s draft, Rowell didn`t turn 18 until the minor league season was over. He`s already six-foot-five and still growing, so there`s some concern that he`ll outgrow third base, just as he outgrew shortstop (his high school position), but the Orioles could move him just about anywhere, because the young man can flat out hit. Rowell also gets high marks for his work ethic--he`s not simply relying on his talent, he works at honing it.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Importance of Top Prospect TrajectoriesSam Miller2014-02-12
The BP Wayback Machine: Tuesday Morning Ten Pack, 9/05/06Kevin Goldstein2013-09-26
The BP Wayback Machine: Projecting the Top of the CropNate Silver2013-01-18
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, NL West: Is There a Draft in Here, or is that Just 2006?Geoff Young2011-09-27
Future Shock: Friday Fun: Minor League Update for July 29... 2006?Kevin Goldstein2011-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Raining on Your Draft ParadeKevin Goldstein2011-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Playing the 'What If' Game with Tim LincecumKevin Goldstein2010-11-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Who are the Next Rays?Kevin Goldstein2008-10-10
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL Two Steps BackKevin Goldstein2008-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL East NotebookKevin Goldstein2008-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Projecting the Top of the CropNate Silver2008-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Third Base ProspectsNate Silver2008-05-08
Future Shock: State of the Systems, AL EastKevin Goldstein2008-03-20
Future Shock: Organizational Rankings, Part 2Kevin Goldstein2008-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL Top 11 Prospects UpdateKevin Goldstein2008-01-10
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Orioles Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-10-31
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Offseason Plans, AL EastNate Silver2007-10-30
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Two Steps Back, American LeagueKevin Goldstein2007-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2007-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Positional Rankings - Third BaseKevin Goldstein2007-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Risers and Fallers, American LeagueKevin Goldstein2007-07-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten-PackKevin Goldstein2007-06-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: The Scouting Directors, AL EastBryan Smith2007-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2007-04-30
Lies, Damned Lies: The PECOTA Top 100Nate Silver2007-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, AL EastKevin Goldstein2007-03-14
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: 2007 Draft NotebookKevin Goldstein2007-03-01
Future Shock: Top 100 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Third Base ProspectsNate Silver2007-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Organizational RankingsKevin Goldstein2007-02-14


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-09-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)I know he's still very young, but do you see any signs that Billy Rowell will eventually tap into the potential that caused the O's to draft him in the first place? Also, do you think Nolan Reimold is ready for the majors?
(Dave from Massachusetts)
No; almost, but I don't see Reimold as a stud as much as I see him as solid -- and that's not a bad thing. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thinking of Billy Rowell, what usually motivates a guy in the minors to improve (other than to get to the show)? What usually deters improvement? Is this normal for a first rounder?
(Corkedbat from Dallas)
I don't think there is any one answer to that, as every guy is different. That said, scouts are VERY down on Rowell and see very little effort, especially on the defensive side. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-01-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)I like pretty much any of the rumored Bedard-to-Seattle deals for Baltimore, but why would they want George Sherrill? He's 30 and pitches 40 innings a year. Unless they flip him, isn't that almost counterproductive to a team that should be auditioning young pitchers?
(Amos from New York)
Gee, you make it sound like a team that are dumping salary need a left-handed specialist less than the team that's trying to win this year. The Orioles and Mariners might be the two worst-run teams in the American League, so I think it's perfect that they would make a trade (at least this component of it) that hurts both sides.

Honestly, I'm not sure any trade these two teams could make would surprise me. Adrian Beltre for Billy Rowell? Sure, why not? (Rany Jazayerli)
2008-02-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)if you could compare pedro alvarez to any current major leaguer,who would it be
(tycobb from ga)
Alex Gordon seems like the logical answer, and it makes sense to speculate whether the two might be teammates in a few years. While scouting directors primarily draft talent over need (the smart ones anyway), itís interesting that the teams at the top of this yearís draft all have promising young third basemen: Evan Longoria, Neil Walker, and Gordon. Depending on your opinion of Billy Rowell, the team drafting 4th may have one themselves.

Just think what kind of draft the Red Sox would have had in 2005 had they been able to sign Alvarez after taking him in the 14th round. While they came away with Ellsbury, Buchholz, Hansen, Bowden, and Lowrie, not to mention a pair of unheralded kids in Mark Wagner and Reid Engel, the one thing the Red Sox donít in their talented farm system is a highly-regarded third base prospect. (David Laurila)
2008-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Brandon Snyder? Can he handle 3B better than Billy Rowell? Will his bat support a permanent move to 1B?
(mike from DC)
Saying he can handle third base better than Billy Rowell is like saying he'll be a better dictator than Idi Amin. Both are pretty bad there, and both have no MLB future at the hot corner. I do like Snyder's bat, but at the same time, like you point out, is it enough to be a 1b? I don't see it. (Kevin Goldstein)


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