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John Birtwell

John Ayres Birtwell

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 225 lb.

Born: September 4, 1979 in Lincoln, Nebraska, US
School: Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 30th round of the 2001 MLB June Amateur Draft from Harvard University (Cambridge, MA).

Minors Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2001 21 -0.2 Oneonta NYPL A- DET 1 2 .333 3.76 23 0 18 0 0 7 26.1 25 12 11 1 6 0 43 4 0 1 114 1.177 8.5 0.3 2.1 14.7 7.17
2002 22 0.6 West Michigan MIDW A DET 7 2 .778 1.59 58 0 21 0 0 0 79.1 48 19 14 3 18 4 101 4 2 1 304 0.832 5.4 0.3 2.0 11.5 5.61
2003 23 -0.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA DET 4 3 .571 2.41 46 0 15 0 0 3 59.2 57 19 16 1 14 2 67 3 1 3 243 1.190 8.6 0.2 2.1 10.1 4.79
2003 23 0.3 Lakeland FLOR A+ DET 3 3 .500 1.74 35 0 13 0 0 3 41.1 35 11 8 0 11 2 41 1 1 3 164 1.113 7.6 0.0 2.4 8.9 3.73
2003 23 -1.3 Erie EL AA DET 1 0 1.000 3.93 11 0 2 0 0 0 18.1 22 8 8 1 3 0 26 2 0 0 79 1.364 10.8 0.5 1.5 12.8 8.67
2004 24 1.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA DET 1 3 .250 3.18 26 0 7 0 0 2 39.2 34 17 14 4 11 0 33 2 0 1 166 1.134 7.7 0.9 2.5 7.5 3.00
2004 24 1.4 Lakeland FLOR A+ DET 1 3 .250 3.09 20 0 4 0 0 1 32.0 28 14 11 3 9 0 26 1 0 1 134 1.156 7.9 0.8 2.5 7.3 2.89
2004 24 -0.3 Erie EL AA DET 0 0 3.52 6 0 3 0 0 1 7.2 6 3 3 1 2 0 7 1 0 0 32 1.043 7.0 1.2 2.3 8.2 3.50
2005 25 0.2 Erie EL AA DET 0 2 .000 4.46 29 0 13 0 0 0 40.1 40 23 20 6 16 0 23 6 0 2 178 1.388 8.9 1.3 3.6 5.1 1.44
2006 26 -0.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A+ OAK 0 0 3.23 25 0 9 0 0 0 30.2 32 13 11 1 18 2 28 3 1 2 144 1.630 9.4 0.3 5.3 8.2 1.56
2006 26 3.2 Stockton CALL A+ OAK 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 1 0 7 2.250 6.8 0.0 13.5 13.5 1.00
2006 26 -0.9 Sacramento PCL AAA OAK 0 0 3.38 24 0 9 0 0 0 29.1 31 13 11 1 16 1 26 3 0 2 137 1.602 9.5 0.3 4.9 8.0 1.63
2007 27 0.8 Worcester CAMA Ind 4 3 .571 4.12 31 0 25 0 0 12 43.2 44 23 20 7 13 2 51 1 0 6 183 1.305 9.1 1.4 2.7 10.5 3.92
2008 28 2.2 Worcester CAMA Ind 1 2 .333 3.10 23 0 21 0 0 13 29.0 29 11 10 0 11 2 38 6 0 2 131 1.379 9.0 0.0 3.4 11.8 3.45
8 Seasons 18 17 .514 2.99 261 0 129 0 0 37 348.2 309 137 116 23 107 12 384 29 4 18 1463 1.193 8.0 0.6 2.8 9.9 3.59
A- (1 season) A- 1 2 .333 3.76 23 0 18 0 0 7 26.1 25 12 11 1 6 0 43 4 0 1 114 1.177 8.5 0.3 2.1 14.7 7.17
Ind (2 seasons) Ind 5 5 .500 3.72 54 0 46 0 0 25 72.2 73 34 30 7 24 4 89 7 0 8 314 1.335 9.0 0.9 3.0 11.0 3.71
A (1 season) A 7 2 .778 1.59 58 0 21 0 0 0 79.1 48 19 14 3 18 4 101 4 2 1 304 0.832 5.4 0.3 2.0 11.5 5.61
A+ (3 seasons) A+ 4 6 .400 2.29 56 0 17 0 0 4 74.2 64 25 19 3 22 3 69 2 2 4 305 1.152 7.7 0.4 2.7 8.3 3.14
AA (3 seasons) AA 1 2 .333 4.21 46 0 18 0 0 1 66.1 68 34 31 8 21 0 56 9 0 2 289 1.342 9.2 1.1 2.8 7.6 2.67
AAA (1 season) AAA 0 0 3.38 24 0 9 0 0 0 29.1 31 13 11 1 16 1 26 3 0 2 137 1.602 9.5 0.3 4.9 8.0 1.63

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2001 21 0.0 Oneonta NYPL A- DET 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 22 0.5 West Michigan MIDW A DET 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ DET 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 23 0.3 Lakeland FLOR A+ DET 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 23 -1.5 Erie EL AA DET 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA DET 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 24 1.2 Lakeland FLOR A+ DET 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 24 -0.5 Erie EL AA DET 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 25 0.4 Erie EL AA DET 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 26 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A+ OAK 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 26 3.0 Stockton CALL A+ OAK 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 26 -0.8 Sacramento PCL AAA OAK 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 27 1.0 Worcester CAMA Ind 31 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 28 1.8 Worcester CAMA Ind 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons 261 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
A- (1 season) A- 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ind (2 seasons) Ind 54 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
A (1 season) A 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A+ (3 seasons) A+ 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (3 seasons) AA 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AAA (1 season) AAA 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Rctch Rtz
2001 21 Oneonta NYPL A- DET P 23 6 4 2 0 0 1.000 0.26 1 0 0%
2002 22 West Michigan MIDW A DET P 58 9 2 5 2 0 .778 0.12 5 5 50%
2003 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA DET P 46 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 0.09 4 4 50%
2003 23 Lakeland FLOR A+ DET P 35 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.06 3 2 40%
2003 23 Erie EL AA DET P 11 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.18 1 2 67%
2004 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA DET P 26 7 4 3 0 0 1.000 0.27
2004 24 Lakeland FLOR A+ DET P 20 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 0.25
2004 24 Erie EL AA DET P 6 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.33
2005 25 Erie EL AA DET P 29 11 7 4 0 1 1.000 0.38 2 4 67%
2006 26 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A+ OAK P 25 7 4 2 1 0 .857 0.24 6 1 14%
2006 26 Stockton CALL A+ OAK P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2 0 0%
2006 26 Sacramento PCL AAA OAK P 24 7 4 2 1 0 .857 0.25 4 1 20%
2007 27 Worcester CAMA Ind P 31 6 1 4 1 1 .833 0.16 1 2 67%
2008 28 Worcester CAMA Ind P 23 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 0.17 6 2 25%
8 Seasons 261 54 23 27 4 2 .926 0.19 25 18 42%
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Sabr ID: a988204f

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