Michael Bowden

Michael Matthew Bowden

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: September 9, 1986 in Winfield, IL
High School: Waubonsie Valley HS (Aurora, IL)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 1st round (47th pick) of the 2005 amateur draft.
Signed June 24, 2005. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 30, 2008 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Cubs/RedSox 2008-2013

Final Game: September 3, 2013 (Age 26)   vs. MIA 1.0 IP, 0 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
2008 21 BOS AL 1 0 1.000 3.60 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 7 2 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 22 137 1.600 12.6 0.0 1.8 5.4 3.00
2009 22 BOS AL 1 1 .500 9.56 8 1 3 0 0 0 16.0 23 17 17 3 6 0 12 0 0 3 75 50 1.813 12.9 1.7 3.4 6.8 2.00
2010 23 BOS AL 0 1 .000 4.70 14 0 7 0 0 0 15.1 20 8 8 2 4 0 13 0 0 2 66 95 1.565 11.7 1.2 2.3 7.6 3.25
2011 24 BOS AL 0 0 4.05 14 0 9 0 0 0 20.0 19 9 9 3 11 0 17 0 0 3 90 108 1.500 8.6 1.4 5.0 7.7 1.55
2012 25 TOT MLB 0 0 2.95 32 0 13 0 0 0 39.2 32 13 13 5 17 1 32 1 0 1 165 141 1.235 7.3 1.1 3.9 7.3 1.88
2012 25 BOS AL 0 0 3.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 3.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 11 157 1.000 6.0 3.0 3.0 9.0 3.00
2012 25 CHC NL 0 0 2.95 30 0 11 0 0 0 36.2 30 12 12 4 16 1 29 1 0 1 154 140 1.255 7.4 1.0 3.9 7.1 1.81
2013 26 CHC NL 1 3 .250 4.30 34 0 12 0 0 0 37.2 32 18 18 3 15 2 23 3 1 4 158 93 1.248 7.6 0.7 3.6 5.5 1.53
6 Yrs 3 5 .375 4.51 103 2 44 0 0 0 133.2 133 67 67 16 54 3 100 4 1 13 576 95 1.399 9.0 1.1 3.6 6.7 1.85
162 Game Avg. 2 3 .375 4.51 67 1 28 0 0 0 87 86 43 43 10 35 2 65 3 1 8 373 95 1.399 9.0 1.1 3.6 6.7 1.85
BOS (5 yrs) 2 2 .500 5.61 39 2 21 0 0 0 59.1 71 37 37 9 23 0 48 0 0 8 264 81 1.584 10.8 1.4 3.5 7.3 2.09
CHC (2 yrs) 1 3 .250 3.63 64 0 23 0 0 0 74.1 62 30 30 7 31 3 52 4 1 5 312 112 1.251 7.5 0.8 3.8 6.3 1.68
AL (5 yrs) 2 2 .500 5.61 39 2 21 0 0 0 59.1 71 37 37 9 23 0 48 0 0 8 264 81 1.584 10.8 1.4 3.5 7.3 2.09
NL (2 yrs) 1 3 .250 3.63 64 0 23 0 0 0 74.1 62 30 30 7 31 3 52 4 1 5 312 112 1.251 7.5 0.8 3.8 6.3 1.68

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2008 21 BOS AL 5.0 1 1 2 3.60 4.84 0.15 0.19 112.0 5.46 1 0.1 -0.0 0.2 2 .601 .501
2009 22 BOS AL 16.0 8 1 17 9.56 5.11 -0.13 -0.27 108.5 5.39 -8 -0.7 .4 0.1 -0.4 -6 .413 .496 $400,000
2010 23 BOS AL 15.1 14 0 8 4.70 4.78 0.18 -0.37 107.5 4.56 -0 -0.0 .9 -0.0 0.1 1 .497 .500
2011 24 BOS AL 20.0 14 0 9 4.05 4.52 0.21 -0.35 106.8 4.24 0 0.0 .2 -0.1 0.2 2 .503 .500
2012 25 BOS AL 3.0 2 0 1 3.00 4.28 0.22 -0.32 106.9 4.00 0 0.0 .0 -0.0 0.0 1 .518 .500 $484,000
2012 25 CHC NL 36.2 30 0 12 2.95 4.33 0.01 -0.32 102.1 4.08 4 0.5 .5 -0.2 0.6 8 .516 .503
2013 26 CHC NL 37.2 34 0 18 4.30 4.11 0.19 -0.30 107.3 3.89 -2 -0.2 .8 -0.1 0.1 1 .495 .499 $509,500
6 Seasons 133.2 103 2 67 4.51 4.46 0.10 -0.30 106.2 4.31 -4 -0.3 .6 -0.3 0.8 9 .497 .500 $1,393,500
BOS (5 yrs) 59.1 39 2 37 5.61 4.76 0.11 -0.28 107.9 4.72 -6 -0.6 .5 -0.0 0.1 0 .486 .499 $884,000
CHC (2 yrs) 74.1 64 0 30 3.63 4.22 0.10 -0.31 104.8 3.98 3 0.3 .7 -0.3 0.7 9 .505 .501 $509,500

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2008 21 BOS AL 1 22 21 2 7 3 1 0 0 0 1 3 .333 .364 .571 .935 .389 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 22 BOS AL 8 75 69 17 23 8 0 3 1 0 6 12 .333 .387 .580 .966 .370 40 1 0 0 0 0 0
2010 23 BOS AL 14 66 62 8 20 6 1 2 5 0 4 13 .323 .364 .548 .912 .383 34 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 24 BOS AL 14 90 79 9 19 1 0 3 2 1 11 17 .241 .333 .367 .700 .271 29 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 25 TOT MLB 32 165 142 13 32 7 0 5 6 0 17 32 .225 .309 .380 .689 .252 54 3 1 2 2 1 0
2012 25 BOS AL 2 11 10 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .200 .273 .500 .773 .167 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 CHC NL 30 154 132 12 30 7 0 4 6 0 16 29 .227 .311 .371 .682 .257 49 2 1 2 2 1 0
2013 26 CHC NL 34 158 134 18 32 9 1 3 0 2 15 23 .239 .325 .388 .713 .264 52 3 3 4 2 2 0
6 Yrs 103 576 507 67 133 34 3 16 14 3 54 100 .262 .336 .436 .772 .296 221 8 4 6 4 3 1
162 Game Avg. 67 373 328 43 86 22 2 10 9 2 35 65 .262 .336 .436 .772 .296 143 5 3 4 3 2 1
MLB Averages .258 .325 .406 .731 .298

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2008 21 BOS AL 0.8 0.1 22 0.1 0.5 -0.3 1.01 -0.0 0.1 0.9 0.1 0.96 -0.1 0 0 0
2009 22 BOS AL -7.6 -0.7 79 -0.3 0.5 -0.8 .38 -0.5 -0.2 -9.0 -0.8 0.93 -5.2 0 2 5
2010 23 BOS AL -0.1 -0.0 75 -0.5 0.5 -1.0 .44 -0.3 -0.9 -3.4 -0.3 0.99 -1.7 3 1 9
2011 24 BOS AL 1.0 0.1 96 0.0 0.3 -0.2 .16 -0.2 0.4 5.1 0.5 1.03 1.2 0 1 9
2012 25 TOT MLB 5.7 0.6 171 -0.2 1.1 -1.3 .41 0.4 -0.9 3.8 0.4 1.02 3.6 3 8 18
2012 25 BOS AL 0.6 0.1 11 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .02 -0.0 -0.3 0.5 0.1 0.82 -1.0 0 0 1
2012 25 CHC NL 5.1 0.5 160 -0.2 1.1 -1.3 .44 0.4 -0.9 3.3 0.3 1.03 4.6 3 8 17
2013 26 CHC NL -0.7 -0.1 166 -1.4 1.8 -3.2 .90 -0.1 -1.5 -2.7 -0.3 1.06 -2.4 6 6 21
6 Yrs -1.0 -0.0 609 -2.2 4.6 -6.9 .53 -0.6 -3.6 -5.2 -0.4 1.01 -4.6 12 18 62

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
2008 21 BOS AL 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 47.0 47 47 0 0 0 1 9.0 11.3 5.0 89 0 1 0 0 89
2009 22 BOS AL 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 19.0 19 19 2 0 1 0 7.5 9.0 3.0 67 1 0 0 0 67
2 Yrs 9 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0% 33 47 19 2 0 1 1 8.4 10.5 4.0 78 1 1 0 0 89
MLB Averages .500 51% 51 101 -13 4.4 4.5 5.9 96

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
2009 22 BOS AL 8 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 3 75% 8 .382 0 2 5 2 0 5 2 5 5 0 5 1 5.6 34
2010 23 BOS AL 14 14 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 6 67% 7 .440 3 1 9 1 3 10 6 8 5 3 6 1 3.3 19
2011 24 BOS AL 14 14 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 17% 8 .155 0 1 9 5 0 9 3 11 7 2 7 1 4.3 27
2012 25 TOT MLB 32 32 13 0 0 1 0 1 0% 3 2 23 10 43% .414 3 8 18 4 0 28 12 20 11 4 11 5 3.7 20
2012 25 BOS AL 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .019 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 4.5 20
2012 25 CHC NL 30 30 11 0 0 1 0 1 0% 3 2 23 10 43% 6 .442 3 8 17 4 0 26 12 18 10 4 10 5 3.7 20
2013 26 CHC NL 34 34 12 1 3 2 0 2 0% 2 0 21 8 38% 6 .896 6 6 21 2 6 26 10 24 9 6 9 8 3.3 18
5 Yrs 102 101 44 2 4 3 0 3 0% 6 3 63 28 44% .508 12 18 62 14 9 78 33 68 37 15 38 16 3.7 21

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2008 21 BOS AL 22 59% 0.0% 13.6% 4.6% 18.2% 57% 0.20 0.20 82% 11% 0.0% 13% 3 0 0%
2009 22 BOS AL 75 44% 4.0% 16.0% 8.0% 14.7% 48% 0.73 1.12 72% 14% 10.3% 12% 9 1 11%
2010 23 BOS AL 66 52% 3.0% 19.7% 6.1% 13.6% 45% 0.36 0.45 71% 24% 5.6% 0% 7 1 14%
2011 24 BOS AL 90 62% 3.3% 18.9% 12.2% 4.4% 21% 0.41 0.40 66% 19% 9.4% 27% 14 0 0%
2012 25 TOT MLB 165 61% 3.0% 19.4% 10.3% 7.3% 38% 0.65 0.67 65% 15% 9.4% 22% 27 3 11%
2012 25 BOS AL 11 64% 9.1% 27.3% 9.1% 9.1% 50% 1.33 2.00 55% 0% 50.0% 33% 3 1 33%
2012 25 CHC NL 154 60% 2.6% 18.8% 10.4% 7.1% 37% 0.62 0.62 66% 16% 7.8% 22% 24 2 8%
2013 26 CHC NL 158 53% 1.9% 14.6% 9.5% 8.2% 41% 0.46 0.66 70% 28% 4.9% 20% 31 3 10%
6 Yrs 576 55% 2.8% 17.4% 9.4% 9.2% 40% 0.50 0.61 69% 20% 7.1% 18% 91 8 9%
MLB Averages 45% 2.6% 18.7% 8.4% 7.6% 33% 0.81 1.09 69% 19% 7.6% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2008 21 BOS AL 22 89 4.05 62 69.7% 25.8% 14.5% 30.6% 29.0% 74.2% 0.0% 51.7% 80.4% 77.3% 4.5% 1 1 45.5% 10 5 1 1 2 33.3% 0 0 0 0 0
2009 22 BOS AL 75 306 4.08 173 56.5% 28.9% 14.5% 23.7% 32.9% 71.1% 0.0% 40.2% 79.7% 56.0% 9.3% 7 6 12.0% 9 4 0 3 9 25.0% 0 1 0 0 0
2010 23 BOS AL 66 266 4.03 164 61.7% 22.6% 16.5% 31.1% 29.9% 77.4% 0.0% 47.7% 78.7% 53.0% 4.5% 3 1 21.2% 14 6 1 3 10 23.1% 2 2 0 0 0
2011 24 BOS AL 90 377 4.19 234 62.1% 28.6% 10.3% 34.6% 26.5% 71.4% 0.0% 44.3% 85.6% 60.0% 1.1% 1 1 15.6% 14 7 0 7 10 41.2% 1 0 0 0 0
2012 25 TOT MLB 165 652 3.95 412 63.6% 24.8% 17.5% 29.9% 27.7% 75.0% 1.7% 47.7% 76.5% 67.3% 3.6% 6 2 25.5% 42 18 1 9 23 28.1% 5 3 0 0 1
2012 25 BOS AL 11 40 3.64 28 70.0% 25.0% 17.9% 32.1% 25.0% 75.0% 0.0% 52.5% 76.2% 72.7% 0.0% 0 0 36.4% 4 3 0 1 2 33.3% 1 0 0 0 0
2012 25 CHC NL 154 612 3.97 384 63.2% 24.7% 17.4% 29.7% 27.9% 75.0% 1.8% 47.4% 76.5% 66.9% 3.9% 6 2 24.7% 38 15 1 8 21 27.6% 4 3 0 0 1
2013 26 CHC NL 158 606 3.84 387 64.7% 23.3% 18.3% 28.2% 30.2% 76.7% 3.7% 49.7% 76.1% 65.2% 4.4% 7 3 26.6% 42 20 2 2 21 8.7% 8 1 0 0 0
6 Yrs 576 2296 3.99 1432 62.7% 25.3% 15.9% 29.6% 29.1% 74.7% 1.4% 46.8% 78.6% 62.8% 4.3% 25 14 22.7% 131 60 5 25 75 25.0% 16 7 0 0 1
MLB Averages 3.82 63.4% 27.8% 15.2% 27.1% 29.9% 72.2% 1.5% 45.7% 78.9% 59.1% 4.9% 23.1% 24.5%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2008 21 BOS AL 22 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 50% 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 22 BOS AL 75 23 1 0 3 0 1 2 1 3 0 9 9 0 100% 0 3 0 27 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2010 23 BOS AL 66 20 3 0 2 0 1 2 0 2 0 3 2 1 67% 0 2 0 26 5 0 100% 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2011 24 BOS AL 90 19 3 0 3 0 7 2 1 2 1 6 0 4 0% 1 3 0 29 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2012 25 TOT MLB 165 32 4 0 5 1 12 3 2 2 3 9 5 1 56% 0 1 0 60 6 0 100% 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2012 25 BOS AL 11 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 CHC NL 154 30 3 0 4 1 12 2 2 2 2 9 5 1 56% 0 1 0 56 6 0 100% 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2013 26 CHC NL 158 32 1 0 3 0 6 3 0 0 3 17 10 1 59% 0 4 0 59 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
6 Yrs 576 133 12 0 16 1 27 12 4 9 7 46 27 8 59% 1 13 0 210 14 3 82% 12 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
MLB Averages 52% 73%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB ERA+
2008 21 1 0 1.000 3.60 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 7 2 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 22 137 1.600 12.6 0.0 1.8 5.4 3.00 137
2009 22 2 1 .667 8.14 9 2 3 0 0 0 21.0 30 19 19 3 7 0 15 0 0 3 97 59 1.762 12.9 1.3 3.0 6.4 2.14 59
2010 23 2 2 .500 6.69 23 2 10 0 0 0 36.1 50 27 27 5 11 0 28 0 0 5 163 69 1.679 12.4 1.2 2.7 6.9 2.55 69
2011 24 2 2 .500 5.75 37 2 19 0 0 0 56.1 69 36 36 8 22 0 45 0 0 8 253 79 1.615 11.0 1.3 3.5 7.2 2.05 79
2012 25 2 2 .500 4.59 69 2 32 0 0 0 96.0 101 49 49 13 39 1 77 1 0 9 418 95 1.458 9.5 1.2 3.7 7.2 1.97 95
2013 26 3 5 .375 4.51 103 2 44 0 0 0 133.2 133 67 67 16 54 3 100 4 1 13 576 95 1.399 9.0 1.1 3.6 6.7 1.85 95

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB HR/9 Gact
2008 21 1 0 1.000 3.60 5.0 7 2 2 0 1 3 0 1.600 12.6 1.8 5.4 3.00 0.0 1
2009 22 1 1 .500 7.88 16.0 22 15 14 3 6 12 0 1.750 12.4 3.4 6.8 2.00 1.7 8
2010 23 1 1 .500 4.20 15.0 21 8 7 2 4 13 0 1.667 12.6 2.4 7.8 3.25 1.2 14
2011 24 1 1 .500 3.15 20.0 18 8 7 3 10 17 0 1.400 8.1 4.5 7.7 1.70 1.4 14
2012 25 2 2 .500 2.70 40.0 33 13 12 5 18 32 1 1.275 7.4 4.1 7.2 1.78 1.1 32
2013 26 2 2 .500 4.03 38.0 33 19 17 3 15 23 3 1.263 7.8 3.6 5.4 1.53 0.7 34
6 Yrs 8 7 .533 3.96 134.0 134 65 59 16 54 100 4 1.403 9.0 6.7 1.85 1.1 103



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