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Mike Lowell    \LOW-wuhl\

Michael Averett Lowell (twitter: @mikelowell25)

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: February 24, 1974 in San Juan, Puerto Rico
High School: Coral Gables HS (Coral Gables, FL)
School: Florida International University (Miami, FL)
Drafted
by the New York Yankees in the 20th round of the 1995 amateur draft.
Signed June 8, 1995. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 13, 1998 (Age 24.201, 14,975th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1999 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Marlins/RedSox/Yankees 1998-2010
Agents: ACES [*]
Last Game: October 2, 2010 (Age 36.220)
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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
1998 NYY AL 24 3B 7 3 3 36.0 7 2 5 0 1 1.000 1 43 1.75 1.00 .949 2.55 2.51
1998 NYY AL 24 DH 1 0
1999 FLA NL 25 3B 83 81 73 716.1 206 59 143 4 12 .981 -1 -2 2.54 2.43 .953 2.69 2.66
2000 FLA NL 26 3B 136 135 130 1191.1 374 102 260 12 19 .968 1 1 2.73 2.66 .950 2.63 2.61
2001 FLA NL 27 3B 144 142 135 1250.2 377 107 261 9 35 .976 6 6 2.65 2.56 .950 2.57 2.54
2002 FLA NL 28 3B 159 159 146 1400.1 450 150 286 14 36 .969 -0 -0 2.80 2.74 .957 2.71 2.69 AS
2003 FLA NL 29 3B 128 128 112 1109.2 336 84 243 9 27 .973 4 -5 5 -5 2.65 2.55 .955 2.74 2.72 AS,MVP-11,SS
2003 FLA NL 29 DH 2 2 AS,MVP-11,SS
2004 FLA NL 30 3B 154 153 135 1326.0 396 117 272 7 30 .982 4 1 3 1 2.64 2.53 .956 2.76 2.75 AS
2004 FLA NL 30 DH 3 3 AS
2005 FLA NL 31 3B 135 127 120 1126.2 356 107 243 6 34 .983 12 -5 13 -5 2.80 2.59 .958 2.77 2.74 GG
2005 FLA NL 31 2B 8 8 6 67.0 32 18 13 1 3 .969 -2 -2 -45 -39 4.16 3.88 .981 4.98 4.92 GG
2006 BOS AL 32 3B 153 148 136 1298.2 463 143 314 6 39 .987 19 5 18 5 3.17 2.99 .960 2.85 2.80
2007 BOS AL 33 3B 154 150 146 1324.1 384 105 264 15 34 .961 9 5 8 4 2.51 2.40 .957 2.63 2.60 AS,MVP-5
2008 BOS AL 34 3B 110 108 97 935.2 307 80 217 10 20 .967 14 6 18 8 2.86 2.70 .958 2.74 2.71
2008 BOS AL 34 DH 2 2
2009 BOS AL 35 3B 107 105 86 895.0 265 82 174 9 14 .966 -7 -15 -9 -20 2.57 2.39 .957 2.68 2.65
2009 BOS AL 35 DH 9 8
2010 BOS AL 36 1B 43 38 28 324.0 336 310 24 2 35 .994 -1 2 -2 8 9.28 7.77 .994 9.32 9.23
2010 BOS AL 36 DH 16 14
2010 BOS AL 36 3B 4 4 2 32.0 8 2 6 0 1 1.000 1 1 41 41 2.25 2.00 .956 2.64 2.60
13 Seasons 3B 1474 1443 1321 12642.2 3929 1140 2688 101 302 .974 65 -6 6 0 2.73 2.60 .956 2.71 2.68
1 Season 1B 43 38 28 324.0 336 310 24 2 35 .994 -1 2 -2 7 9.28 7.77 .994 9.32 9.23
6 Seasons DH 33 29
1 Season 2B 8 8 6 67.0 32 18 13 1 3 .969 -2 -2 -45 -35 4.16 3.88 .981 4.98 4.92
13 Seasons TOT 1525 1489 1355 13033.2 4297 1468 2725 104 340 .976 62 -7 6 0 2.90 2.75 .959 2.88 2.88
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
1998 NYY AL 24 3B 1 43 1 2 -0 0
1999 FLA NL 25 3B -1 -2 -1 0 -1 0
2000 FLA NL 26 3B 1 1 2 5 -2 -1
2001 FLA NL 27 3B 6 6 4 2 2 2
2002 FLA NL 28 3B -0 -0 -1 3 -4 1
2003 FLA NL 29 3B 4 5 3 7 -3 1 -5 -5 -9 4
2004 FLA NL 30 3B 4 3 4 7 -4 0 1 1 -1 0
2005 FLA NL 31 3B 12 13 11 7 4 1 -5 -5 -6 2
2005 FLA NL 31 2B -2 -45 -2 -2 -0 0 -2 -39 -1 -1
2006 BOS AL 32 3B 19 18 18 16 3 1 5 5 5 -2
2007 BOS AL 33 3B 9 8 8 6 2 1 5 4 5 0
2008 BOS AL 34 3B 14 18 14 4 10 0 6 8 5 0
2009 BOS AL 35 3B -7 -9 -7 -0 -6 0 -15 -20 -17 1 0
2010 BOS AL 36 1B -1 -2 -2 0 -2 1 2 8 2 0
2010 BOS AL 36 3B 1 41 1 0 1 0 1 41 1 0
13 Seasons 3B 65 6 59 58 1 6 -6 0 -17 1 4
1 Season 1B -1 -2 -2 0 -2 1 2 7 2 0
1 Season 2B -2 -45 -2 -2 -0 0 -2 -35 -1 -1
13 Seasons TOT 62 6 55 56 -1 7 -7 0 -16 0 4

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1998 NYY AL 24 8 3 8 7 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
1999 FLA NL 25 97 81 97 83 0 0 0 0 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2000 FLA NL 26 140 135 140 136 0 0 0 0 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2001 FLA NL 27 146 142 146 144 0 0 0 0 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2002 FLA NL 28 160 159 160 159 0 0 0 0 159 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2003 FLA NL 29 130 130 130 128 0 0 0 0 128 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
2004 FLA NL 30 158 156 158 154 0 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0
2005 FLA NL 31 150 135 150 142 0 0 0 8 135 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2006 BOS AL 32 153 148 153 153 0 0 0 0 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2007 BOS AL 33 154 150 154 154 0 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2008 BOS AL 34 113 110 113 110 0 0 0 0 110 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
2009 BOS AL 35 119 113 119 107 0 0 0 0 107 0 0 0 0 0 9 4 1
2010 BOS AL 36 73 56 73 47 0 0 43 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 16 15 0
13 Seasons 1601 1518 1601 1524 0 0 43 8 1474 0 0 0 0 0 33 60 2
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 -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1998 NYY AL 24 149 41% 77% 32% 8 88% 0 2 1 0 1 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 100%
1999 FLA NL 25 3153 54% 79% 31% 219 84% 0 59 42 2 15 143 111 32 0 6 4 0 4 0 3 12 10 1 11 1 0 1 14 57%
2000 FLA NL 26 5241 61% 76% 30% 339 95% 6 99 66 15 18 252 208 30 8 7 12 0 9 3 10 19 10 2 15 3 2 0 18 61%
2001 FLA NL 27 5426 53% 74% 29% 350 95% 2 107 76 7 24 261 210 40 4 6 9 1 2 6 8 35 23 2 29 3 1 2 26 69%
2002 FLA NL 28 6089 55% 75% 28% 416 95% 3 150 106 16 28 280 232 45 0 9 14 0 8 6 11 36 22 4 31 1 0 1 29 76%
2003 FLA NL 29 4708 63% 76% 32% 342 91% 3 84 60 14 10 243 198 40 2 1 9 0 2 7 7 27 22 1 25 1 1 0 27 93%
2004 FLA NL 30 5640 58% 76% 31% 392 92% 5 117 88 16 13 272 223 40 6 4 7 0 5 2 6 30 19 2 24 3 1 1 29 76%
2005 FLA NL 31 4809 59% 75% 32% 339 92% 0 107 69 25 13 243 192 43 1 5 6 0 2 4 5 34 19 6 28 5 2 1 22 82%
2006 BOS AL 32 5650 57% 77% 32% 460 93% 6 143 117 12 14 314 236 65 3 9 6 0 3 3 6 39 27 3 33 5 2 3 17 65%
2007 BOS AL 33 5596 54% 75% 30% 381 90% 7 105 81 12 12 264 187 63 5 4 15 0 8 7 10 34 25 0 30 3 3 0 9 89%
2008 BOS AL 34 3970 54% 74% 30% 309 91% 2 80 66 6 9 217 174 38 1 5 10 0 6 4 9 20 13 1 17 1 1 0 16 56%
2009 BOS AL 35 3955 53% 75% 28% 276 87% 1 82 65 8 9 174 141 25 1 4 9 0 6 3 8 14 11 0 12 2 2 0 5 60%
2010 BOS AL 36 143 48% 80% 27% 8 100% 0 2 2 0 0 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
13 Seasons 54529 57% 75% 30% 3839 92% 35 1137 839 133 166 2675 2120 465 31 60 101 1 55 45 83 303 203 22 257 28 15 9 213 73%
MLB Averages 58% 77% 31% 88% 63%

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%
2010 BOS AL 36 1381 50% 74% 32% 73 93% 0 310 14 291 5 36 24 18 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 35 0 0 2 35 3 0 0 0 0
1 Season 1381 50% 74% 32% 73 93% 0 310 14 291 5 36 24 18 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 35 0 0 2 35 3 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 58% 77% 31% 93% 83%

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
2005 FLA NL 31 305 52% 73% 26% 20 85% 0 18 5 7 6 13 11 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 1 1 3 2 1 0 0 0
1 Season 305 52% 73% 26% 20 85% 0 18 5 7 6 13 11 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 1 1 3 2 1 0 0 0
MLB Averages 58% 77% 31% 93%



* - 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

Awards (yr lg award)
2007 WS MVP

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2003 NL (11, 7%)
2007 AL (5, 32%)
0.39 Career Shares (536th)

Gold Gloves
2005 NL (3B)

Silver Sluggers
2003 NL (3B)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2000 Sep 3rd NL Player of the Week
2002 Sep 29th NL Player of the Week
2007 Aug 26th AL Player of the Week
2009 Apr 26th AL Player of the Week

Total Zone Runss c a p y
2006 AL  19 (3rd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
2001 NL  144 (5th)
2002 NL  159 (1st)
2004 NL  154 (3rd)
2006 AL  153 (4th)
2007 AL  154 (1st)
Career  1,474 (43rd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
2000 NL  102 (2nd)
2001 NL  107 (1st)
2002 NL  150 (1st)
2004 NL  117 (3rd)
2005 NL  107 (4th)
2006 AL  143 (1st)
2007 AL  105 (3rd)
Career  1,140 (73rd)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
2000 NL  260 (5th)
2002 NL  286 (4th)
2006 AL  314 (4th)
2007 AL  264 (3rd)
Career  2,688 (55th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
2007 AL  15 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
2001 NL  35 (1st)
2002 NL  36 (3rd)
2003 NL  27 (3rd)
2004 NL  30 (3rd)
2005 NL  34 (1st)
2006 AL  39 (2nd)
2007 AL  34 (1st)
Career  302 (28th)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
2001 NL  7 (4th)
2005 NL  12 (3rd)
2006 AL  19 (2nd)
2007 AL  9 (3rd)
2008 AL  14 (2nd)
Career  65 (20th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
2005 NL  2.80 (5th)
2006 AL  3.17 (3rd)
2008 AL  2.86 (3rd)
Career  2.73 (64th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
2000 NL  2.66 (2nd)
2002 NL  2.74 (5th)
2006 AL  2.99 (3rd)
2008 AL  2.70 (4th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
2000 NL  .968 (3rd)
2001 NL  .976 (2nd)
2002 NL  .969 (4th)
2003 NL  .973 (1st)
2004 NL  .982 (2nd)
2005 NL  .983 (1st)
2006 AL  .987 (2nd)
2008 AL  .967 (3rd)
Career  .974 (2nd)

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