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J.R. Towles    \TOLLS\

Justin Richard Towles

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: February 11, 1984 in Crosby, Texas, US
High School: Crosby HS (Crosby, TX)
Schools: Collin College (Dallas, TX), North Central Texas College (Gainesville, TX)

Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 32nd round of the 2002 MLB June Amateur Draft from Crosby HS (Crosby, TX), the Oakland Athletics in the 23rd round of the 2003 MLB June Amateur Draft from Collin College (Dallas, TX) and the Houston Astros in the 20th round of the 2004 MLB June Amateur Draft from North Central Texas College (Gainesville, TX).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-2008: Rated #53 Prospect
Prospect Ratings by BaseballProspectus.com:
Pre-2008: Rated #54 Prospect

Major League Stats

J.R. Towles
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 Batting: 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008

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
2004 20 -0.7 Greeneville APPY Rk HOU 39 136 111 17 27 6 0 0 8 4 3 12 23 .243 .370 .297 .668 33 1 11 1 1 0
2005 21 -0.9 Lexington SALL A HOU 45 193 162 35 56 14 2 5 23 11 7 16 29 .346 .436 .549 .986 89 3 10 5 0 0
2006 22 0.2 Lexington SALL A HOU 81 321 284 39 90 19 2 12 55 13 5 21 46 .317 .382 .525 .906 149 3 10 4 2 0
2007 23 -1.4 3 Teams 3 Lgs AA-A+-AAA HOU 100 422 349 66 100 15 4 11 62 14 13 39 57 .287 .393 .447 .840 156 4 25 5 4 1
2007 23 -0.1 Salem CARL A+ HOU 26 115 90 14 18 3 2 0 11 3 5 12 15 .200 .339 .278 .617 25 2 9 0 4 0
2007 23 -1.5 Corpus Christi TL AA HOU 61 257 216 47 70 12 2 11 49 9 4 23 35 .324 .425 .551 .976 119 2 15 3 0 1
2007 23 -4.0 Round Rock PCL AAA HOU 13 50 43 5 12 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 .279 .354 .279 .633 12 0 1 2 0 0
2008 24 -3.0 Round Rock PCL AAA HOU 48 192 168 28 51 8 2 7 28 4 3 13 31 .304 .370 .500 .870 84 6 6 3 2 1
2009 25 -1.6 Round Rock PCL AAA HOU 56 178 145 23 40 12 1 4 22 3 0 22 27 .276 .386 .455 .842 66 2 6 2 3 0
2010 26 1.8 Corpus Christi TL AA HOU 5 20 14 3 2 1 0 0 3 2 0 4 4 .143 .400 .214 .614 3 0 2 0 0 0
2011 27 0.0 Oklahoma City PCL AAA HOU 35 136 105 19 29 4 0 3 11 3 0 18 11 .276 .430 .400 .830 42 6 11 1 1 0
2012 28 0.5 Rochester IL AAA MIN 52 189 168 24 36 14 0 1 10 2 4 12 36 .214 .280 .315 .595 53 1 4 3 2 0
2013 29 2.1 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA STL,LAD 23 88 74 17 17 3 1 6 16 1 0 8 13 .230 .337 .541 .878 40 1 4 2 0 1
2013 29 2.1 Albuquerque,Memphis PCL AAA STL,LAD 23 88 74 17 17 3 1 6 16 1 0 8 13 .230 .337 .541 .878 40 1 4 2 0 1
2013 29 2.1 Memphis PCL AAA STL 19 71 59 15 14 3 1 5 14 0 0 8 10 .237 .366 .576 .942 34 1 4 0 0 1
2013 29 2.1 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 4 17 15 2 3 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 3 .200 .200 .400 .600 6 0 0 2 0 0
2014 30 0.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs Ind-AAA TEX 73 288 233 36 66 17 1 11 41 0 0 35 48 .283 .408 .506 .914 118 2 16 1 3 1
2014 30 Bridgeport ATLL Ind 67 266 216 35 63 14 1 11 37 0 0 30 43 .292 .411 .519 .930 112 16 1 3 1
2014 30 3.4 Round Rock PCL AAA TEX 6 22 17 1 3 3 0 0 4 0 0 5 5 .176 .364 .353 .717 6 2 0 0 0 0
11 Seasons 557 2163 1813 307 514 113 13 60 279 57 35 200 325 .284 .383 .459 .843 833 29 105 27 18 4
Rk (1 season) Rk 39 136 111 17 27 6 0 0 8 4 3 12 23 .243 .370 .297 .668 33 1 11 1 1 0
Ind (1 season) Ind 67 266 216 35 63 14 1 11 37 0 0 30 43 .292 .411 .519 .930 112 16 1 3 1
A (2 seasons) A 126 514 446 74 146 33 4 17 78 24 12 37 75 .327 .402 .534 .936 238 6 20 9 2 0
A+ (1 season) A+ 26 115 90 14 18 3 2 0 11 3 5 12 15 .200 .339 .278 .617 25 2 9 0 4 0
AA (2 seasons) AA 66 277 230 50 72 13 2 11 52 11 4 27 39 .313 .423 .530 .954 122 2 17 3 0 1
AAA (7 seasons) AAA 233 855 720 117 188 44 4 21 93 15 11 82 130 .261 .359 .421 .780 303 18 32 13 8 2
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Rctch Rtz
2004 20 Greeneville APPY Rk HOU C 37 270 247 22 1 1 .996 7.27 2
2005 21 Lexington SALL A HOU C 36 301 280 19 2 3 .993 8.31 2 24 12 33% 4
2006 22 Lexington SALL A HOU CF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 0
2006 22 Lexington SALL A HOU C 61 487 454 28 5 4 .990 7.90 4 53 26 33% 11
2007 23 3 Teams 3 Lgs AA-A+-AAA HOU C 86 590 539 46 5 7 .992 6.80 1 64 23 26% 7
2007 23 Salem CARL A+ HOU C 26 194 173 20 1 3 .995 7.42 1 15 10 40% 5
2007 23 Corpus Christi TL AA HOU C 47 311 286 21 4 4 .987 6.53 0 35 9 20% 1
2007 23 Round Rock PCL AAA HOU C 13 85 80 5 0 0 1.000 6.54 0 14 4 22% 1
2008 24 Round Rock PCL AAA HOU C 47 323 301 19 3 4 .991 6.81 1 21 9 30% 4
2009 25 Round Rock PCL AAA HOU C 45 296 268 25 3 1 .990 6.51 3 27 10 27% 4
2010 26 Corpus Christi TL AA HOU C 5 36 34 2 0 1 1.000 7.20 0 2 1 33%
2011 27 Oklahoma City PCL AAA HOU C 33 227 203 23 1 3 .996 6.85 0 17 13 43%
2012 28 Rochester IL AAA MIN LF 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
2012 28 Rochester IL AAA MIN C 44 318 294 21 3 1 .991 7.16 1 24 12 33%
2013 29 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA STL,LAD C 19 162 146 16 0 1 1.000 8.53 1
2013 29 Albuquerque, Memphis PCL AAA STL,LAD C 19 162 146 16 0 1 1.000 8.53 1
2013 29 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD C 4 39 34 5 0 0 1.000 9.75 0
2013 29 Memphis PCL AAA STL C 15 123 112 11 0 1 1.000 8.20 1
2014 30 Bridgeport ATLL Ind C 40 239 221 15 3 0 .987 5.90 0 20 6 23%
2014 30 Round Rock PCL AAA TEX 1B 5 42 40 2 0 2 1.000 8.40
2014 30 Round Rock PCL AAA TEX DH 1 0.00
11 Seasons 462 3294 3030 238 26 28 .992 7.07 15 252 112 31% 30 0
C (11 seasons) C 453 3249 2987 236 26 26 .992 7.11 15 252 112 31% 30
1B (1 season) 1B 5 42 40 2 0 2 1.000 8.40
CF (1 season) CF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 0
DH (1 season) DH 1 0.00
LF (1 season) LF 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
2004 20 Greeneville Astros Appalachian League Rk HOU 2004-06-21 2004-08-26
2005 21 Lexington Legends South Atlantic League A HOU 2005-06-19 2005-09-04
2006 22 Lexington Legends South Atlantic League A HOU 2006-04-07 2006-09-04
2007 23 Salem Avalanche Carolina League A+ HOU 2007-04-05 2007-05-13
2007 23 Corpus Christi Hooks Texas League AA HOU 2007-05-15 2007-08-09
2007 23 Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League AAA HOU 2007-08-10 2007-09-03
2007 23 Houston Astros National League MLB HOU 1 2007-09-05 2007-09-30
2008 24 Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League AAA HOU 2008-06-07 2008-08-31
2008 24 Houston Astros National League MLB HOU 1 2008-03-31 2008-09-28
2009 25 Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League AAA HOU 2009-04-09 2009-09-02
2009 25 Houston Astros National League MLB HOU 1 2009-04-25 2009-10-03
2010 26 Corpus Christi Hooks Texas League AA HOU 2010-05-07 2010-05-13
2010 26 Houston Astros National League MLB HOU 1 2010-04-05 2010-05-02
2011 27 Oklahoma City RedHawks Pacific Coast League AAA HOU 2011-07-09 2011-08-31
2011 27 Houston Astros National League MLB HOU 1 2011-04-02 2011-09-27
2012 28 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA MIN 2012-04-07 2012-09-01
2013 29 Memphis Redbirds Pacific Coast League AAA STL 1 2013-04-05 2013-05-22
2013 29 Albuquerque Isotopes Pacific Coast League AAA LAD 2 2013-06-01 2013-06-08
2014 30 Bridgeport Bluefish Atlantic League Ind 2014-04-24 2014-08-24
2014 30 Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League AAA TEX 2014-08-26 2014-09-01

Sabr ID: 1dbd5c39

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