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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)
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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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

Standard Fielding

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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
1 Season DH 2 2
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

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2009 25 San Francisco Giants $407,500 ?
2010 26 San Francisco Giants $410,000 1.040
2011 27 Pittsburgh Pirates $441,500 ?
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,259,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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