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Derek Lowe

Derek Christopher Lowe

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 6", Weight: 230 lb.

Born: June 1, 1973 in Dearborn, MI
High School: Ford HS (Dearborn, MI)
Drafted
by the Seattle Mariners in the 8th round of the 1991 amateur draft.
Signed June 7, 1991. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 26, 1997 (Age 23.329, 14,647th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1997 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Dodgers/Braves/Indians/Yankees/... 1997-2013
Agents: Scott Boras Mike Nicotera [*]
Last Game: May 19, 2013 (Age 39.352)
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1997 TOT AL 24 P 20 9 0 69.0 13 3 10 0 0 1.000 1.70 0.65 .955 1.71 1.69 4 2 33% 32% 0
1997 SEA AL 24 P 12 9 0 53.0 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 1.36 0.67 .955 1.72 1.69 2 2 50% 32% 0
1997 BOS AL 24 P 8 0 0 16.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 2.81 0.63 .956 1.69 1.69 2 0 0% 32% 0
1998 BOS AL 25 P 63 10 0 123.0 40 12 24 4 4 .900 2.63 0.57 .958 1.78 1.76 17 5 23% 31% 0
1999 BOS AL 26 P 74 0 0 109.1 22 8 14 0 1 1.000 1.81 0.30 .952 1.69 1.66 6 1 14% 33% 0
2000 BOS AL 27 P 74 0 0 91.1 19 8 11 0 0 1.000 1.87 0.26 .956 1.62 1.60 9 0 0% 30% 0 AS
2001 BOS AL 28 P 67 3 0 91.2 24 6 17 1 2 .958 2.26 0.34 .955 1.75 1.74 17 2 11% 29% 0
2002 BOS AL 29 P 32 32 1 219.2 49 18 31 0 2 1.000 2.01 1.53 .957 1.69 1.67 19 7 27% 32% 0 AS,CYA-3,MVP-19
2003 BOS AL 30 P 33 33 1 203.1 65 20 45 0 0 1.000 2 2 2.88 1.97 .957 1.73 1.71 14 3 18% 30% 1
2004 BOS AL 31 P 33 33 0 182.2 64 22 39 3 1 .953 -5 -5 3.01 1.85 .948 1.66 1.65 34 2 6% 32% 2
2005 LAD NL 32 P 35 35 2 222.0 70 21 48 1 5 .986 1 1 2.80 1.97 .960 1.75 1.73 19 6 24% 29% 0
2006 LAD NL 33 P 35 34 1 218.0 71 19 49 3 4 .958 -2 -2 2.81 1.94 .958 1.72 1.71 26 4 13% 28% 1
2007 LAD NL 34 P 33 32 3 199.1 39 15 24 0 3 1.000 4 4 1.76 1.18 .965 1.68 1.67 14 12 46% 25% 0
2008 LAD NL 35 P 34 34 1 211.0 56 15 39 2 3 .964 0 0 2.30 1.59 .959 1.73 1.72 14 3 18% 27% 0
2009 ATL NL 36 P 34 34 0 194.2 43 17 24 2 1 .953 -6 -6 1.90 1.21 .955 1.72 1.70 13 4 24% 29% 2
2010 ATL NL 37 P 33 33 0 193.2 44 14 30 0 1 1.000 2 2 2.04 1.33 .954 1.73 1.72 10 11 52% 29% 1
2011 ATL NL 38 P 34 34 0 187.0 44 12 32 0 1 1.000 -3 -3 2.12 1.29 .955 1.80 1.79 26 4 13% 28% 1
2012 TOT AL 39 P 38 21 1 142.2 26 11 14 1 0 .962 -8 -11 1.58 0.66 .954 1.57 1.56 7 2 22% 25% 0
2012 CLE AL 39 P 21 21 1 119.0 20 9 11 0 0 1.000 -7 -12 1.51 0.95 .954 1.57 1.56 7 2 22% 25% 0
2012 NYY AL 39 P 17 0 0 23.2 6 2 3 1 0 .833 -1 -8 1.90 0.29 .953 1.56 1.56 0 0 0
2013 TEX AL 40 P 9 0 0 13.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.38 0.22 .955 1.52 1.53 0 0 0
17 Seasons P 681 377 10 2671.1 691 221 453 17 28 .975 -15 -1 2.27 0.99 .956 1.71 1.69 249 68 21% 29% 8
17 Seasons TOT 681 377 10 2671.1 691 221 453 17 28 .975 -15 -8 2.27 0.99 .956 1.71 1.69 249 68 21% 29% 8
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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
1997 SEA AL 24 P
1997 BOS AL 24 P
1998 BOS AL 25 P
1999 BOS AL 26 P
2000 BOS AL 27 P
2001 BOS AL 28 P
2002 BOS AL 29 P
2003 BOS AL 30 P 2 2 2 1 -1
2004 BOS AL 31 P -5 -5 0 0 -4
2005 LAD NL 32 P 1 1 2 0 -1
2006 LAD NL 33 P -2 -2 1 0 -3
2007 LAD NL 34 P 4 4 2 1 1
2008 LAD NL 35 P 0 0 1 0 -1
2009 ATL NL 36 P -6 -6 -5 0 -1 0
2010 ATL NL 37 P 2 2 0 0 0 2
2011 ATL NL 38 P -3 -3 0 0 0 -3
2012 CLE AL 39 P -7 -12 -6 0 0
2012 NYY AL 39 P -1 -8 0 -1 0
2013 TEX AL 40 P 0 0 0 0
17 Seasons P -15 -1 -3 0 0 -10
17 Seasons TOT -15 -8 -3 0 0 -10
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1997 SEA AL 24 12 9 2 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 BOS AL 24 8 0 1 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 BOS AL 25 63 10 2 63 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 BOS AL 26 74 0 5 74 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 BOS AL 27 74 0 8 74 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 BOS AL 28 67 3 4 67 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 BOS AL 29 32 32 2 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 BOS AL 30 33 33 2 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 BOS AL 31 33 33 2 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 LAD NL 32 35 35 33 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 LAD NL 33 35 34 33 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 LAD NL 34 33 32 31 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 LAD NL 35 34 34 32 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 ATL NL 36 34 34 32 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 ATL NL 37 34 33 32 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011 ATL NL 38 34 34 32 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 CLE AL 39 21 21 2 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 NYY AL 39 17 0 1 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 TEX AL 40 9 0 2 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Seasons 682 377 258 681 681 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
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 -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1997 SEA AL 24 234 77% 33% 6 100% 0 2 0 2 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1997 BOS AL 24 64 75% 45% 4 100% 0 1 0 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1998 BOS AL 25 527 82% 48% 28 86% 0 12 2 10 23 17 3 4 0 1 3 2 4 3 3 1 6 67%
1999 BOS AL 26 436 77% 47% 15 100% 0 8 1 7 14 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 100%
2000 BOS AL 27 379 78% 39% 12 100% 1 7 1 6 11 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2001 BOS AL 28 404 77% 41% 19 95% 1 6 1 5 17 13 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 2 0 2 100%
2002 BOS AL 29 854 82% 49% 33 91% 3 1 1 0 30 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 4 25%
2003 BOS AL 30 886 80% 52% 47 96% 0 20 1 19 45 40 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 100%
2004 BOS AL 31 839 82% 48% 46 87% 1 22 3 18 39 34 2 3 0 1 2 3 1 1 1 0 9 89%
2005 LAD NL 32 934 81% 48% 58 91% 1 21 5 12 48 39 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 3 5 0 9 89%
2006 LAD NL 33 913 83% 53% 53 91% 1 19 1 17 49 42 3 3 0 1 2 2 4 3 4 0 3 100%
2007 LAD NL 34 831 78% 48% 30 90% 0 15 2 8 24 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 4 100%
2008 LAD NL 35 851 80% 46% 44 89% 0 15 0 14 39 31 5 2 1 0 1 0 3 3 3 0 5 80%
2009 ATL NL 36 855 82% 44% 33 73% 0 17 1 15 24 19 1 2 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 5 80%
2010 ATL NL 37 824 78% 43% 33 88% 0 14 0 13 30 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4 75%
2011 ATL NL 38 830 78% 43% 37 89% 1 12 1 8 32 26 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4 75%
2012 CLE AL 39 542 86% 49% 17 71% 1 9 0 8 11 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2012 NYY AL 39 98 84% 43% 5 60% 0 2 0 2 3 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
2013 TEX AL 40 57 77% 44% 2 100% 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Seasons 11358 80% 47% 522 89% 10 203 20 165 451 378 30 17 1 4 12 10 28 20 26 2 67 82%
MLB Averages 76% 31% 88% 82%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%



* - 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.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2002 AL (19, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1548th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
2002 AL (3, 28%)
0.29 Career Shares (148th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2002 April AL Pitcher of the Month
2006 August NL Pitcher of the Month
2010 September NL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2002 Apr 28th AL Player of the Week

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1999 AL  74 (4th)
2000 AL  74 (5th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
2003 AL  20 (2nd)
2004 AL  22 (3rd)
2005 NL  21 (3rd)
Career  221 (74th)

Assists as P s c a p y
2003 AL  45 (3rd)
2004 AL  39 (5th)
2005 NL  48 (3rd)
2006 NL  49 (3rd)
2008 NL  39 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1998 AL  4 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
2003 AL  2.88 (1st)
2004 AL  3.01 (2nd)
2005 NL  2.80 (2nd)
2006 NL  2.81 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
2003 AL  1.97 (3rd)
2004 AL  1.85 (3rd)
2005 NL  1.97 (2nd)
2006 NL  1.94 (2nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
2002 AL  1.000 (1st)
2003 AL  1.000 (1st)
2007 NL  1.000 (1st)
2010 NL  1.000 (1st)
2011 NL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
2012 AL  born 1973-06-01 (10th)
2013 AL  born 1973-06-01 (9th)

                                         

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