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John Bowker    \BOW-ker\  (as in take a BOW)

John Brite Bowker

Positions: Pinch Hitter, First Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: July 8, 1983 in Sacramento, CA
High School: Rio Americano HS (Sacramento, CA)
School: California State University Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)
Drafted
by the San Francisco Giants in the 3rd round of the 2004 amateur draft.
Signed July 19, 2004. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 12, 2008 (Age 24.279, 16,881st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2008 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Pirates/Phillies 2008-2011
2015 Contract Status: Pre-Arb Eligible (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 2.025, Arb Eligible: 2016, Free Agent: 2019 [*],
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2008 24 SFG NL 111 350 326 31 83 14 3 10 43 1 1 19 74 .255 .300 .408 .708 83 133 7 3 0 2 1 39/7D
2009 25 SFG NL 31 73 67 7 13 2 2 2 7 1 0 4 18 .194 .247 .373 .620 60 25 0 1 0 1 0 7/93
2010 26 TOT NL 67 167 151 16 33 8 0 5 21 0 1 14 33 .219 .281 .371 .652 77 56 4 0 0 2 2 97/3
2010 26 SFG NL 41 90 82 9 17 3 0 3 8 0 0 6 23 .207 .256 .354 .609 65 29 1 0 0 2 1 7/9
2010 26 PIT NL 26 77 69 7 16 5 0 2 13 0 1 8 10 .232 .312 .391 .703 90 27 3 0 0 0 1 9/37
2011 27 TOT NL 31 32 30 0 4 1 0 0 2 0 1 2 11 .133 .188 .167 .354 -0 5 0 0 0 0 1 /39
2011 27 PIT NL 19 19 17 0 4 1 0 0 2 0 1 2 4 .235 .316 .294 .610 73 5 0 0 0 0 1 /39
2011 27 PHI NL 12 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /39
4 Yrs 240 622 574 54 133 25 5 17 73 2 3 39 136 .232 .283 .382 .664 74 219 11 4 0 5 4
162 Game Avg. 162 420 387 36 90 17 3 11 49 1 2 26 92 .232 .283 .382 .664 74 148 7 3 0 3 3
SFG (3 yrs) 183 513 475 47 113 19 5 15 58 2 1 29 115 .238 .285 .394 .678 76 187 8 4 0 5 2
PIT (2 yrs) 45 96 86 7 20 6 0 2 15 0 2 10 14 .233 .313 .372 .685 87 32 3 0 0 0 2
PHI (1 yr) 12 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2008 24 SFG NL 111 350 -8 -1 1 -8 -5 -22 -2.3 11 -11 -1.2 .480 .486 -0.4 -1.4 -3 39/7D
2009 25 SFG NL 31 73 -4 -0 0 2 -1 -4 -0.4 2 -1 -0.2 .488 .498 -0.4 0.1 -3 $407,500 7/93
2010 26 SFG NL 41 90 -4 0 0 2 -1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .495 .499 -0.2 0.1 -1 $410,000 7/9
2010 26 PIT NL 26 77 0 -1 -1 2 -1 -0 -0.1 2 2 0.2 .498 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0 9/37
2011 27 PIT NL 19 19 -0 -1 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .497 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $441,500 /39
2011 27 PHI NL 12 13 -3 -0 0 0 -0 -4 -0.4 0 -3 -0.3 .468 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 /39
4 Seasons 240 622 -19 -2 0 -2 -8 -31 -3.4 19 -12 -1.5 .486 .493 -1.3 -1.1 -10 $1,259,000
SFG (3 yrs) 183 513 -16 -1 1 -4 -7 -27 -2.9 16 -11 -1.3 .485 .491 -1.0 -1.2 -7 $817,500
PIT (2 yrs) 45 96 -0 -1 -0 2 -1 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.2 .498 .500 -0.0 0.1 0 $441,500
PHI (1 yr) 12 13 -3 -0 0 0 -0 -4 -0.4 0 -3 -0.3 .468 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2008 24 SFG NL 350 253 39 4.1 110 .299 .255 .270 .300 .342 .408 .430 .708 .772 83 .422 -9.8 -1.0 .618 .212 .153 1.8
2009 25 SFG NL 73 55 7 3.4 108 .229 .194 .268 .247 .342 .373 .426 .620 .767 60 .348 -4.5 -0.4 .574 .254 .179 1.3
2010 26 TOT NL 167 125 15 3.2 100 .243 .219 .259 .281 .329 .371 .408 .652 .737 77 .343 -5.1 -0.5 .561 .238 .152 .0
2010 26 SFG NL 90 68 8 3.1 100 .241 .207 .258 .256 .328 .354 .407 .609 .735 65 .334 -4.2 -0.4 .530 .220 .146 .0
2010 26 PIT NL 77 57 7 3.3 101 .246 .232 .260 .312 .329 .391 .409 .703 .738 90 .352 -0.9 -0.1 .596 .261 .159 .0
2011 27 TOT NL 32 27 1 1.0 96 .211 .133 .256 .188 .323 .167 .399 .354 .722 -0 .061 -4.1 -0.4 .222 .067 .033
2011 27 PIT NL 19 14 1 1.9 94 .308 .235 .253 .316 .320 .294 .394 .610 .714 73 .177 -0.5 -0.1 .429 .118 .059
2011 27 PHI NL 13 13 0 0.0 99 .000 .000 .260 .000 .328 .000 .405 .000 .733 -100 .000 -3.6 -0.4 .000 .000 .000
4 Yrs 622 460 62 3.6 106 .272 .232 .266 .283 .337 .382 .422 .664 .759 74 .374 -23.5 -2.3 .574 .216 .150 3.6
162 Game Avg. 420 311 42 3.6 106 .272 .232 .266 .283 .337 .382 .422 .664 .759 74 .374 -23.5 -2.3 .574 .216 .150 2
SFG (3 yrs) 513 376 54 3.8 108 .280 .238 .268 .285 .339 .394 .426 .678 .765 76 .398 -18.5 -1.8 .596 .219 .156 3.5
PIT (2 yrs) 96 71 8 3.0 99 .257 .233 .258 .313 .327 .372 .406 .685 .734 87 .320 -1.4 -0.1 .563 .233 .140 .0
PHI (1 yr) 13 13 0 0.0 99 .000 .000 .260 .000 .328 .000 .405 .000 .733 -100 -3.6 -0.4 .000 .000 .000

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2008 24 SFG NL 350 2.9% 21.1% 5.4% 7.7% 33% 3.89 4.4 32.6 7.6 0.61 0.84 70% 24% 7.5% 15%
2009 25 SFG NL 73 2.7% 24.7% 5.5% 8.2% 46% 4.50 3.7 33.5 9.6 0.79 1.06 66% 10% 7.4% 4%
2010 26 TOT NL 167 3.0% 19.8% 8.4% 7.8% 39% 2.36 4.6 30.2 7.2 0.94 1.26 69% 15% 9.3% 13%
2010 26 SFG NL 90 3.3% 25.6% 6.7% 6.7% 35% 3.83 3.6 27.3 10.3 1.03 1.39 64% 16% 12.0% 17%
2010 26 PIT NL 77 2.6% 13.0% 10.4% 9.1% 44% 1.25 6.9 34.5 5.3 0.84 1.14 74% 14% 6.9% 9%
2011 27 TOT NL 32 0.0% 34.4% 6.3% 3.1% 25% 5.50 2.7 15.0 0.58 0.75 59% 21% 0.0% 33%
2011 27 PIT NL 19 0.0% 21.1% 10.5% 5.3% 25% 2.00 4.3 8.5 0.44 0.60 68% 23% 0.0% 22%
2011 27 PHI NL 13 0.0% 53.9% 0.0% 0.0% 1.9 1.00 1.00 46% 17% 0.0% 67%
4 Yrs 622 2.7% 21.9% 6.3% 7.6% 35% 3.49 4.2 33.8 7.9 0.71 0.96 68% 20% 7.7% 14%
MLB Averages 2.6% 18.1% 8.6% 7.7% 33% 2.12 4.9 34.8 8.0 0.80 1.08 69% 19% 7.5% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2008 24 SFG NL -9.8 -1.0 357 -1.6 5.2 -6.8 1.04 -1.0 -0.6 -4.1 -0.4 0.99 -8.3 1.18 23
2009 25 SFG NL -4.5 -0.4 74 -0.4 0.8 -1.2 .81 -0.1 -0.3 -3.6 -0.3 0.95 -2.4 1.35 10
2010 26 TOT NL -5.1 -0.5 172 -0.3 2.8 -3.1 1.00 -0.4 0.1 1.1 0.1 0.93 -3.4 1.12 24
2010 26 SFG NL -4.2 -0.4 92 -0.1 1.6 -1.7 1.03 -0.3 0.2 -1.8 -0.2 0.86 -3.0 1.20 17
2010 26 PIT NL -0.9 -0.1 80 -0.2 1.3 -1.5 .96 -0.1 -0.1 2.9 0.3 1.00 -0.5 0.94 7
2011 27 TOT NL -4.1 -0.4 33 -0.2 0.5 -0.7 1.18 -0.3 0.1 -3.2 -0.3 0.95 -3.0 1.10 26
2011 27 PIT NL -0.5 -0.1 20 0.2 0.5 -0.3 1.17 -0.0 0.1 -0.2 -0.0 1.01 0.5 1.04 16
2011 27 PHI NL -3.6 -0.4 13 -0.4 0.0 -0.4 1.18 -0.3 0.0 -3.0 -0.3 0.87 -3.5 1.21 10
4 Yrs -23.5 -2.3 636 -2.5 9.4 -11.9 1.01 -1.8 -0.7 -9.8 -1.0 0.96 -17.1 1.16 83

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2008 24 SFG NL 3 0 22% 108 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 3 2 3 48% 12 7 4 4 2 2 11 3 7
2009 25 SFG NL 0 0 31% 24 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14% 5 5 0 0 0 0 2 1 1
2010 26 TOT NL 4 0 26% 58 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 29% 11 9 2 2 1 1 1 0 1
2010 26 SFG NL 2 0 30% 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 33% 5 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
2010 26 PIT NL 2 0 23% 27 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 25% 6 5 1 1 1 0 1 0 1
2011 27 TOT NL 1 0 0% 9 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 27 PIT NL 1 0 0% 9 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 27 PHI NL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs 8 0 23% 199 2 3 40% 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 1 1 3 2 8 38% 28 21 6 6 3 3 14 4 9

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2008 24 SFG NL 350 90% 83 5 0 23 9 0 3 1.18 10 1 11 10 0 6 4 0 0 0 77 7 9% 42 11 26% 241 33 14% 25 13 52% 18 10 56% 0
2009 25 SFG NL 73 92% 13 0 0 10 2 0 1 1.35 2 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 10 0 0% 7 4 57% 44 5 11% 4 2 50% 2 1 50% 0
2010 26 TOT NL 167 90% 33 3 0 24 7 1 4 1.12 5 0 5 5 0 2 3 0 0 0 29 4 14% 11 6 55% 95 16 17% 10 8 80% 6 2 33% 0
2010 26 SFG NL 90 91% 17 3 0 17 5 1 1 1.20 3 0 1 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 12 1 8% 6 5 83% 44 5 11% 6 4 67% 1 1 100% 0
2010 26 PIT NL 77 90% 16 0 0 7 2 0 3 0.94 2 0 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 17 3 18% 5 1 20% 51 11 22% 4 4 100% 5 1 20% 0
2011 27 TOT NL 32 100% 4 0 0 26 4 0 2 1.10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0% 2 1 50% 21 2 10% 1 1 100% 0 0 0
2011 27 PIT NL 19 100% 4 0 0 16 4 0 2 1.04 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0% 2 1 50% 14 2 14% 1 1 100% 0 0 0
2011 27 PHI NL 13 100% 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 1.21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs 622 91% 133 8 0 83 22 1 10 1.16 17 1 17 17 0 10 7 0 0 0 121 11 9% 62 22 35% 401 56 14% 40 24 60% 26 13 50% 0
MLB Averages 54% 68% 11% 32% 14% 51% 56%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

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 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2008 24 SFG NL 351 1296 3.69 848 65.6% 26.8% 15.9% 27.4% 30.0% 73.2% 0.9% 48.1% 78.3% 24.5% 4.8% 17 1 13.7% 48 25 6.0% 21 16 13 61 17.6% 0 0 0
2009 25 SFG NL 73 301 4.12 185 61.5% 29.7% 19.5% 23.8% 27.0% 70.3% 0.0% 43.2% 72.3% 21.9% 8.2% 6 1 16.4% 12 6 13.7% 10 10 7 11 38.9% 0 0 0
2010 26 TOT NL 167 652 3.90 395 61.1% 27.8% 12.4% 29.4% 30.4% 72.2% 1.9% 44.0% 82.8% 20.4% 7.2% 12 1 20.4% 34 17 12.0% 20 17 10 23 30.3% 0 0 0
2010 26 SFG NL 90 357 3.97 218 61.2% 28.4% 17.0% 26.6% 28.0% 71.6% 0.7% 43.8% 76.3% 16.7% 3.3% 3 0 18.9% 17 11 11.1% 10 8 6 17 26.1% 0 0 0
2010 26 PIT NL 77 295 3.83 177 60.8% 27.1% 6.8% 32.8% 33.3% 72.9% 3.4% 44.3% 90.7% 24.7% 11.7% 9 1 22.1% 17 6 13.0% 10 9 4 6 40.0% 0 0 0
2011 27 TOT NL 32 123 3.84 79 66.4% 26.6% 24.1% 25.3% 24.1% 73.4% 9.1% 48.7% 67.2% 34.4% 3.1% 1 0 21.9% 7 5 0.0% 0 0 1 10 9.1% 0 0 0
2011 27 PIT NL 19 75 3.95 40 56.3% 30.0% 20.0% 17.5% 32.5% 70.0% 11.4% 39.4% 71.4% 26.3% 5.3% 1 0 31.6% 6 5 0.0% 0 0 0 4 0.0% 0 0 0
2011 27 PHI NL 13 48 3.69 39 81.3% 23.1% 28.2% 33.3% 15.4% 76.9% 0.0% 62.5% 63.3% 46.2% 0.0% 0 0 7.7% 1 0 0.0% 0 0 1 6 14.3% 0 0 0
4 Yrs 623 2372 3.81 1507 63.9% 27.4% 15.9% 27.3% 29.4% 72.6% 1.5% 46.4% 78.2% 23.6% 5.8% 36 3 16.2% 101 53 8.2% 51 43 31 105 22.8% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.81 63.1% 27.8% 14.9% 27.1% 30.2% 72.2% 1.6% 45.6% 79.4% 26.6% 5.0% 14.6% 8.9% 24.8%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2008 24 111 350 326 31 83 14 3 10 43 1 1 19 74 .255 .300 .408 .708 83 133 7 3 0 2 1
2009 25 142 423 393 38 96 16 5 12 50 2 1 23 92 .244 .291 .402 .693 79 158 7 4 0 3 1
2010 26 209 590 544 54 129 24 5 17 71 2 2 37 125 .237 .288 .393 .682 78 214 11 4 0 5 3
2011 27 240 622 574 54 133 25 5 17 73 2 3 39 136 .232 .283 .382 .664 74 219 11 4 0 5 4

Neutralized Batting

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 G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2008 24 111 348 324 30 81 14 3 10 42 1 19 74 .250 .296 .404 .700 38 111
2009 25 31 73 67 7 13 2 2 2 7 1 4 18 .194 .247 .373 .620 6 31
2010 26 67 168 152 17 34 8 0 5 22 0 14 33 .224 .286 .375 .661 17 67
2011 27 31 35 32 0 6 2 0 0 3 0 3 11 .188 .257 .250 .507 2 31
4 Yrs 240 624 575 54 134 26 5 17 74 2 40 136 .233 .285 .384 .670 63 240
162 Game Avg. 162 421 388 36 90 18 3 11 50 1 27 92 .233 .285 .384 .670 43 240



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