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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, TX
High School: Crosby HS (Crosby, TX)
Schools: Collin College (Dallas, TX), North Central Texas College (Gainesville, TX)
Drafted
by the Houston Astros in the 20th round of the 2004 amateur draft.
Signed June 16, 2004. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 5, 2007 (Age 23.206)   vs. MIL 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2008 season [*]
Team: Astros 2007-2011
2014 Contract Status: Pre-Arb Eligible (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 2.002, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Burton Rocks [*]
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Career Home Runs

J.R. Towles: 11 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 6 go ahead
1 Tm
HOU11
 
vs RHP9
vs LHP2
 
Away7
Home4
 
Leverage
Medium Lev8
Low Lev3
6 Opps
CHC3
PHI2
FLA2
STL2
COL1
MIL1
10 Pitchers
Pedro Martinez2
Rich Hill1
Aaron Cook1
Jeff Gray1
Burke Badenhop1
Ricky Nolasco1
Jeff Samardzija1
Randy Wolf1
Aaron Miles1
Kelvin Jimenez1
5 Parks
MinuteMaidPk4
Wrigley Fld3
CitizensBank2
Miller Pk1
Busch Std II1
Where Hit
79
782
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Pitches
33
12
22
52
61
41
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms9
2·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
8th11
Outs
08
23
 
DefPos
C11
Bases
---8
1--2
-2-1
 
14 RBI
RISP1
0 on8
1 on3
Any on3
Inning
22
32
42
51
61
82
91
 
1-34
4-64
7-end3
RelScore
+4..1
+22
+11
Tied6
-4..1
 
Ahead4
Tied6
Behind1
Before event,
for batter
Count
0-02
1-12
3-12
0-12
2-11
0-21
1-21

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
2007 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 2007-09-20 HOU @ STL Aaron Miles ahead 16-1 t 9 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  2 8 2 0.000 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Ransom Scores
2008 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
2 2 1 1 2008-04-04 HOU @ CHC Rich Hill tied 0-0 t 4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  2 8 2 0.222 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Loretta Scores
3 3 2 1 2008-04-07 HOU STL Kelvin Jimenez ahead 2-0 b 8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  1 8 2 0.033 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
4 4 3 1 2008-04-13 HOU FLA Burke Badenhop tied 0-0 b 2 2 -2- 6,(1-2)  2 8 2 0.190 72% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Erstad Scores
5 5 4 1 2008-04-19 HOU COL Aaron Cook tied 1-1 b 3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  1 8 2 0.117 67% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
2009 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
6 6 1 1 2009-09-30 HOU @ PHI Pedro Martinez tied 1-1 t 2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 8 2 0.105 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
7 7 2 2 2009-09-30 HOU @ PHI Pedro Martinez ahead 2-1 t 4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  1 8 2 0.107 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
2010 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
8 8 1 1 2010-04-17 HOU @ CHC Jeff Gray ahead 2-0 t 5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  1 8 2 0.085 84% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
2011 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
9 9 1 1 2011-04-08 HOU FLA Ricky Nolasco tied 0-0 b 3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 8 2 0.124 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
10 10 2 1 2011-04-24 HOU @ MIL Randy Wolf behind 0-4 t 8 2 --- 3,(1-1)  1 8 2 0.017 3% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
11 11 3 1 2011-05-30 HOU @ CHC Jeff Samardzija tied 6-6 t 6 0 --- 4,(2-1)  1 8 2 0.172 67% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)

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