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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2008 season [*]
Team: Astros 2007-2011
Agents: Burton Rocks [*]
Final Game: September 27, 2011 (Age 27.228)
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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
2007 23 HOU NL 14 44 40 9 15 5 0 1 12 0 1 3 1 .375 .432 .575 1.007 158 23 1 1 0 0 1 2
2008 24 HOU NL 54 171 146 10 20 5 0 4 16 0 0 16 40 .137 .250 .253 .503 35 37 3 6 3 0 1 2
2009 25 HOU NL 16 53 48 7 9 2 0 2 3 0 0 3 16 .188 .250 .354 .604 59 17 1 1 1 0 1 2
2010 26 HOU NL 17 51 47 3 9 3 0 1 8 0 0 2 12 .191 .235 .319 .554 50 15 2 1 0 1 0 2
2011 27 HOU NL 54 165 147 11 27 7 0 3 11 0 0 13 26 .184 .256 .293 .549 52 43 3 2 1 2 1 2
5 Yrs 155 484 428 40 80 22 0 11 50 0 1 37 95 .187 .267 .315 .583 57 135 10 11 5 3 4
162 Game Avg. 162 506 447 42 84 23 0 11 52 0 1 39 99 .187 .267 .315 .583 57 141 10 11 5 3 4

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
2007 23 HOU NL 14 44 4 0 0 1 1 6 0.6 1 7 0.7 .540 .503 0.6 0.2 6 2
2008 24 HOU NL 54 171 -12 -0 -0 -1 3 -11 -1.1 5 -5 -0.6 .480 .493 -0.5 0.2 -4 $390,000 2
2009 25 HOU NL 16 53 -3 -0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 2 -0 -0.1 .488 .499 -0.1 0.1 -0 $401,500 2
2010 26 HOU NL 17 51 -3 0 -0 0 1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.2 .482 .498 -0.2 0.1 -1 $406,500 2
2011 27 HOU NL 54 165 -6 -1 0 1 3 -3 -0.3 5 2 0.2 .494 .498 0.1 0.4 1 $424,000 2
5 Seasons 155 484 -21 -1 -0 1 8 -13 -1.4 15 3 0.0 .491 .497 -0.1 0.9 2 $1,622,000

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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2007 HOU NL 23 C 14 9 8 95.0 71 65 6 0 1 1.000 1 16 6.73 5.07 .991 7.39 7.36 1 5 3 3 50% 25% 0
2008 HOU NL 24 C 53 47 38 408.2 327 312 13 2 1 .994 3 -1 9 -3 7.16 6.13 .993 7.65 7.60 3 8 13 7 35% 27% 1
2009 HOU NL 25 C 15 14 8 114.0 91 83 8 0 0 1.000 -1 0 -11 0 7.18 6.07 .993 7.77 7.70 1 1 10 1 9% 29% 0
2010 HOU NL 26 C 15 13 12 116.2 100 92 7 1 0 .990 0 0 0 0 7.64 6.60 .992 8.05 7.97 0 4 8 3 27% 29% 0
2011 HOU NL 27 C 51 41 39 365.2 312 284 22 6 3 .981 -3 1 -10 3 7.53 6.00 .992 7.98 7.96 2 6 38 8 17% 28% 0
5 Seasons C 148 124 105 1100.0 901 836 56 9 5 .990 -1 1 -1 1 7.30 6.03 .992 7.79 7.75 7 24 72 22 23% 28% 1
5 Seasons TOT 148 124 105 1100.0 901 836 56 9 5 .990 -1 1 -1 1 7.30 6.03 .992 7.79 7.75 7 24 72 22 23% 28% 1
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
2008 24 Houston Astros $390,000 ?
2009 25 Houston Astros $401,500 ?
2010 26 Houston Astros $406,500 1.018
2011 27 Houston Astros $424,000 1.049
Earliest Arb Eligible: 2015, Earliest Free Agent: 2018
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,622,000
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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