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Josh Towers

Joshua Eric Towers

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: February 26, 1977 in Port Hueneme, CA
High School: Hueneme HS (Oxnard, CA)
School: Oxnard College (Oxnard, CA)
Drafted
by the Baltimore Orioles in the 15th round of the 1996 amateur draft.
Signed June 20, 1996. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 2, 2001 (Age 24.065)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2001 season [*]
Teams (by GP): BlueJays/Orioles/Yankees 2001-2009
Agents: Arm Tellem [*]
Final Game: September 12, 2009 (Age 32.198)
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Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2001 24 BAL AL 8 10 .444 4.49 24 20 2 1 1 0 140.1 165 74 70 21 16 0 58 6 0 1 586 96 4.64 1.290 10.6 1.3 1.0 3.7 3.63
2002 25 BAL AL 0 3 .000 7.90 5 3 1 0 0 0 27.1 42 24 24 11 5 0 13 0 0 1 124 55 7.79 1.720 13.8 3.6 1.6 4.3 2.60
2003 26 TOR AL 8 1 .889 4.48 14 8 2 1 0 1 64.1 67 34 32 15 7 1 42 4 0 1 265 106 5.27 1.150 9.4 2.1 1.0 5.9 6.00
2004 27 TOR AL 9 9 .500 5.11 21 21 0 0 0 0 116.1 148 70 66 16 26 4 51 9 1 0 518 95 4.86 1.496 11.4 1.2 2.0 3.9 1.96
2005 28 TOR AL 13 12 .520 3.71 33 33 0 2 1 0 208.2 237 101 86 24 29 2 112 6 1 1 876 120 3.94 1.275 10.2 1.0 1.3 4.8 3.86
2006 29 TOR AL 2 10 .167 8.42 15 12 1 0 0 0 62.0 93 62 58 17 17 3 35 3 1 1 295 55 6.55 1.774 13.5 2.5 2.5 5.1 2.06
2007 30 TOR AL 5 10 .333 5.38 25 15 6 0 0 0 107.0 129 73 64 18 22 2 76 6 0 1 469 83 4.79 1.411 10.9 1.5 1.9 6.4 3.45
2009 32 NYY AL 0 0 3.38 2 0 2 0 0 0 5.1 6 3 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 25 145 3.47 1.313 10.1 0.0 1.7 3.4 2.00
8 Yrs 45 55 .450 4.95 139 112 14 4 2 1 731.1 887 441 402 122 123 13 389 35 3 6 3158 92 4.82 1.381 10.9 1.5 1.5 4.8 3.16
162 Game Avg. 12 15 .450 4.95 38 30 4 1 1 0 198 240 119 109 33 33 4 105 9 1 2 856 92 4.82 1.381 10.9 1.5 1.5 4.8 3.16
TOR (5 yrs) 37 42 .468 4.93 108 89 9 3 1 1 558.1 674 340 306 90 101 12 316 28 3 4 2423 93 4.74 1.388 10.9 1.5 1.6 5.1 3.13
BAL (2 yrs) 8 13 .381 5.05 29 23 3 1 1 0 167.2 207 98 94 32 21 0 71 6 0 2 710 86 5.15 1.360 11.1 1.7 1.1 3.8 3.38
NYY (1 yr) 0 0 3.38 2 0 2 0 0 0 5.1 6 3 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 25 145 3.47 1.313 10.1 0.0 1.7 3.4 2.00
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2001 24 BAL AL 140.1 24 20 74 4.75 4.89 -0.09 0.15 96.5 4.95 2 0.2 1.5 -0.1 1.5 19 .508 .501
2002 25 BAL AL 27.1 5 3 24 7.90 5.44 0.32 0.02 98.1 5.04 -9 -0.8 .4 0.0 -0.4 -6 .349 .495 $245,000
2003 26 TOR AL 64.1 14 8 34 4.76 4.68 -0.24 0.08 103.8 5.20 3 0.3 1.1 -0.1 0.9 10 .523 .502
2004 27 TOR AL 116.1 21 21 70 5.42 5.05 0.33 0.19 101.6 4.99 -7 -0.7 -0.1 0.5 8 .468 .496 $340,000
2005 28 TOR AL 208.2 33 33 101 4.36 4.77 0.42 0.18 102.2 4.63 4 0.5 -0.1 2.5 29 .514 .503 $358,000
2006 29 TOR AL 62.0 15 12 62 9.00 4.97 0.46 0.12 103.2 4.79 -30 -2.5 1.0 -0.0 -1.9 -22 .335 .485 $2,300,000
2007 30 TOR AL 107.0 25 15 73 6.14 5.05 0.61 0.08 98.8 4.46 -21 -1.9 .6 -0.0 -0.8 -8 .423 .488 $2,900,000
2009 32 NYY AL 5.1 2 0 3 5.06 4.84 -0.19 -0.36 101.2 4.74 -0 -0.0 .2 -0.0 0.0 0 .488 .500
8 Seasons 731.1 139 112 441 5.43 4.91 0.27 0.14 100.6 4.80 -57 -4.9 .8 -0.4 2.3 31 .465 .496 $6,143,000
TOR (5 yrs) 558.1 108 89 340 5.48 4.89 0.36 0.14 101.7 4.75 -50 -4.3 .8 -0.3 1.2 17 .460 .495 $5,898,000
BAL (2 yrs) 167.2 29 23 98 5.26 4.98 -0.02 0.13 96.8 4.97 -7 -0.6 1.1 -0.0 1.1 13 .480 .500 $245,000
NYY (1 yr) 5.1 2 0 3 5.06 4.84 -0.19 -0.36 101.2 4.74 -0 -0.0 .2 -0.0 0.0 0 .488 .500

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
2001 24 BAL AL 24 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2002 25 BAL AL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2003 26 TOR AL 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2004 27 TOR AL 21 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 2 0 0 1
2005 28 TOR AL 33 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2006 29 TOR AL 15 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2007 30 TOR AL 25 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2009 32 NYY AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
8 Yrs 139 18 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .063 .063 .063 .125 -67 1 1 0 2 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 21 19 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .063 .063 .063 .125 -67 1 1 0 2 0 0
TOR (5 yrs) 108 16 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .071 .071 .071 .143 -62 1 1 0 2 0 0
BAL (2 yrs) 29 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
NYY (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
2001 24 BAL AL 24 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
2002 25 BAL AL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $245,000 /1
2003 26 TOR AL 14 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
2004 27 TOR AL 21 3 -1 0 -0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $340,000 1
2005 28 TOR AL 33 6 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $358,000 1
2006 29 TOR AL 15 5 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,300,000 1
2007 30 TOR AL 25 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,900,000 1
2009 32 NYY AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
8 Seasons 139 18 -5 0 -0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .499 .500 -0.2 0.1 -2 $6,143,000
TOR (5 yrs) 108 16 -4 0 -0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.1 -1 $5,898,000
BAL (2 yrs) 29 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $245,000
NYY (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
2001 BAL AL 24 P 24 20 1 140.1 30 10 19 1 2 .967 1.86 1.21 .955 1.75 1.74 10 6 38% 29% 1
2002 BAL AL 25 P 5 3 0 27.1 12 5 7 0 1 1.000 3.95 2.40 .957 1.68 1.68 3 1 25% 32% 1
2003 TOR AL 26 P 14 8 1 64.1 20 9 10 1 0 .950 3 9 2.66 1.36 .957 1.73 1.71 3 3 50% 30% 0
2004 TOR AL 27 P 21 21 0 116.1 24 9 13 2 1 .917 -4 -7 1.70 1.05 .948 1.66 1.65 10 3 23% 32% 0
2005 TOR AL 28 P 33 33 2 208.2 60 29 31 0 3 1.000 2 2 2.59 1.82 .954 1.70 1.68 14 5 26% 30% 1
2006 TOR AL 29 P 15 12 0 62.0 14 7 6 1 0 .929 -3 -10 1.89 0.87 .958 1.55 1.54 12 2 14% 30% 0
2007 TOR AL 30 P 25 15 0 107.0 38 16 19 3 2 .921 -1 -2 2.94 1.40 .955 1.60 1.59 13 2 13% 27% 0
2009 NYY AL 32 P 2 0 0 5.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.52 1.50 0 0 0
8 Seasons P 139 112 4 731.1 198 85 105 8 9 .960 -3 -1 2.34 1.37 .954 1.68 1.65 65 22 25% 30% 3
8 Seasons TOT 139 112 4 731.1 198 85 105 8 9 .960 -3 -6 2.34 1.37 .954 1.68 1.65 65 22 25% 30% 3
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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
2005 AL  1.251 (5th)

Games Started s c a p y
2005 AL  33 (8th)

Complete Games s c a p y
2005 AL  2 (10th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2001 AL  1 (10th)
2005 AL  1 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
2005 AL  237 (2nd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
2005 AL  3.862 (6th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
2005 AL  29 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
2007 AL  3 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
2005 AL  2.59 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
2005 AL  1.82 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
2005 AL  1.000 (1st)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 7 (1722), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 8 (1063), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1421st), 2.1 career WAR/4.0 7yr-peak WAR/3.1 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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
2002 25 Baltimore Orioles $245,000 ? 4/3/02 AP
2004 27 Toronto Blue Jays $340,000 ? 4/7/04 AP
2005 28 Toronto Blue Jays $358,000 ?
2006 29 Toronto Blue Jays $2,300,000 ?
2007 30 Toronto Blue Jays $2,900,000 ?
Career to date (may be incomplete)$6,143,000
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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