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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2008 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Pirates/Phillies 2008-2011
2014 Contract Status: not updated (details) [*]
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2008 SFG NL 24 1B 71 67 38 550.1 493 448 39 6 43 .988 -2 -4 -4 -9 7.96 6.86 .992 9.34 9.28
2008 SFG NL 24 OF 19 13 8 118.1 27 27 0 0 0 1.000 2 -4 16 -40 2.05 1.42 .985 2.21 2.20
2008 SFG NL 24 RF 14 10 6 91.1 22 22 0 0 0 1.000 0 -4 5 -53 2.17 1.57 .982 2.12 2.11
2008 SFG NL 24 LF 5 3 2 27.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1 0 53 0 1.67 1.00 .984 1.90 1.90
2008 SFG NL 24 DH 2 2
2009 SFG NL 25 OF 17 15 4 113.2 27 26 1 0 0 1.000 2 2 19 21 2.14 1.59 .986 2.20 2.18
2009 SFG NL 25 LF 13 11 3 84.2 21 20 1 0 0 1.000 2 1 30 14 2.23 1.62 .982 1.93 1.91
2009 SFG NL 25 RF 5 4 1 29.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -0 1 -12 41 1.86 1.20 .987 2.08 2.06
2009 SFG NL 25 1B 4 2 1 18.2 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 32 0 7.23 3.75 .993 9.31 9.20
2010 TOT NL 26 OF 40 33 18 281.2 65 63 1 1 0 .985 4 4 16 17 2.04 1.60 .987 2.17 2.15
2010 TOT NL 26 RF 24 22 12 172.1 38 38 0 0 0 1.000 2 1 15 6 1.98 1.58 .986 2.10 2.07
2010 TOT NL 26 LF 17 11 6 109.1 27 25 1 1 0 .963 2 3 19 33 2.14 1.53 .985 1.82 1.80
2010 SFG NL 26 OF 24 18 9 162.2 34 33 1 0 0 1.000 3 2 24 14 1.88 1.42 .987 2.17 2.15
2010 SFG NL 26 LF 16 11 6 103.1 26 25 1 0 0 1.000 3 3 33 34 2.26 1.63 .985 1.82 1.80
2010 SFG NL 26 RF 8 7 3 59.1 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 -1 8 -22 1.21 1.00 .986 2.09 2.08
2010 PIT NL 26 OF 16 15 9 119.0 31 30 0 1 0 .968 1 2 6 20 2.27 1.88 .987 2.17 2.15
2010 PIT NL 26 RF 16 15 9 113.0 30 30 0 0 0 1.000 2 2 18 20 2.39 1.88 .986 2.10 2.07
2010 PIT NL 26 1B 5 4 4 37.0 33 29 3 1 1 .970 0 0 0 0 7.78 6.40 .993 9.22 9.14
2010 PIT NL 26 LF 1 0 0 6.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 -1 0 -220 0 0.00 0.00 .980 1.80 1.80
2011 TOT NL 27 1B 2 0 0 6.0 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 40 0 7.50 2.50 .994 9.30 9.30
2011 TOT NL 27 OF 2 1 0 8.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 0 90 0 4.50 2.00 .985 2.14 2.20
2011 TOT NL 27 RF 2 1 0 8.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 0 90 0 4.50 2.00 .982 2.02 2.00
2011 PIT NL 27 1B 1 0 0 2.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 13.50 3.00 .993 9.45 9.30
2011 PIT NL 27 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
2011 PIT NL 27 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
2011 PHI NL 27 1B 1 0 0 4.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 60 0 4.50 2.00 .995 9.22 9.30
2011 PHI NL 27 OF 1 1 0 7.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 0 103 0 5.14 4.00 .985 2.19 2.20
2011 PHI NL 27 RF 1 1 0 7.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 0 103 0 5.14 4.00 .982 2.06 2.00
4 Seasons 1B 82 73 43 612.0 546 496 43 7 44 .987 -1 -4 -2 -7 7.93 6.57 .992 9.33 9.27
4 Seasons OF 78 62 30 521.2 123 120 2 1 0 .992 8 2 18 4 2.10 1.56 .986 2.18 2.17
4 Seasons RF 45 37 19 300.2 70 70 0 0 0 1.000 3 -2 11 -7 2.10 1.56 .985 2.10 2.08
3 Seasons LF 35 25 11 221.0 53 50 2 1 0 .981 5 4 27 21 2.12 1.49 .984 1.87 1.85
4 Seasons TOT 160 135 73 1133.2 669 616 45 8 44 .988 7 -2 7 -1 5.25 4.13 .991 6.04 5.81
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2008 SFG NL 24 1B -2 -4 -2 -2 0 0 -4 -9 -3 0
2008 SFG NL 24 RF 0 5 1 1 1 -1 -4 -53 -2 -2
2008 SFG NL 24 LF 1 53 1 -0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2009 SFG NL 25 LF 2 30 2 2 0 0 1 14 0 1
2009 SFG NL 25 RF -0 -12 -0 1 -1 0 1 41 1 0
2009 SFG NL 25 1B 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 SFG NL 26 LF 3 33 3 1 2 0 3 34 2 1
2010 SFG NL 26 RF 0 8 0 0 0 0 -1 -22 0 -1
2010 PIT NL 26 RF 2 18 2 1 1 0 2 20 2 0
2010 PIT NL 26 1B 0 0 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 PIT NL 26 LF -1 -220 -0 -0 0 -1 0 0 0 0
2011 PIT NL 27 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 PIT NL 27 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 PHI NL 27 1B 0 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 PHI NL 27 RF 1 103 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Seasons 1B -1 -2 -1 -2 1 0 -4 -7 -3 0 0
4 Seasons RF 3 11 4 3 1 -1 -2 -7 1 -3
3 Seasons LF 5 27 6 3 3 -1 4 21 2 2
4 Seasons TOT 11 9 14 6 8 0 -3 -2 -1 0 0 0 -1

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2008 SFG NL 24 111 82 111 87 0 0 71 0 0 0 5 0 14 19 2 26 0
2009 SFG NL 25 31 17 31 20 0 0 4 0 0 0 13 0 5 18 0 11 0
2010 SFG NL 26 41 18 41 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 8 24 0 20 0
2010 PIT NL 26 26 19 26 20 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 16 17 0 7 0
2011 PIT NL 27 19 0 19 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 18 0
2011 PHI NL 27 12 1 12 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 10 0
4 Seasons 240 137 240 155 0 0 82 0 0 0 35 0 45 80 2 92 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2008 SFG NL 24 2393 65% 73% 27% 113 92% 0 448 35 401 10 36 39 31 4 1 0 6 2 4 0 4 43 0 0 1 41 1 2 0 2 8 100%
2009 SFG NL 25 85 48% 68% 18% 4 100% 0 15 2 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 PIT NL 26 152 57% 69% 26% 7 86% 0 29 3 25 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2011 PHI NL 27 19 42% 74% 16% 1 100% 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 PIT NL 27 9 89% 100% 44% 1 100% 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Seasons 2658 64% 72% 26% 126 92% 0 496 41 442 11 38 43 35 4 1 0 7 2 5 0 5 44 0 0 1 42 1 2 0 2 9 100%
MLB Averages 57% 76% 31% 93% 83%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2008 SFG NL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 3 2 0 15 6 40.0% 9 0 0.0% 0 407 62% 69% 44% 38 58%
2009 SFG NL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 7 4 57.1% 3 0 0.0% 0 128 45% 78% 42% 11 55%
2010 PIT NL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 6 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 3 2 0 22 10 45.5% 12 0 0.0% 0 517 59% 79% 41% 59 51%
2010 SFG NL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 8 4 50.0% 4 0 0.0% 0 252 62% 71% 33% 17 47%
2011 PHI NL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 25 52% 88% 36% 5 80%
2011 PIT NL 27 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 0 0 3 0% 67% 0% 0
4 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 14 0 7 2 0 6 1 0 6 1 0 11 6 0 53 24 45.3% 29 0 0.0% 0 1332 59% 74% 40% 130 54%
MLB Averages 47.3% 2.4% 57% 76% 39% 50%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2008 SFG NL 24 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 0 0 101 59% 61% 32% 9 56%
2009 SFG NL 25 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 3 0 6 3 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 3 3 0 17 10 58.8% 6 1 5.9% 0 341 54% 69% 36% 42 50%
2010 SFG NL 26 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 8 4 50.0% 4 1 12.5% 0 434 68% 74% 40% 46 57%
2010 PIT NL 26 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 33.3% 4 0 0.0% 0 31 81% 71% 23% 4 0%
3 Seasons 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 8 6 1 10 4 1 3 2 0 5 0 0 5 4 0 31 16 51.6% 14 2 6.5% 0 907 62% 70% 37% 101 51%
MLB Averages 63.9% 2.2% 57% 76% 39% 47%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

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