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Joe Cowley

Joseph Alan Cowley

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: August 15, 1958 in Lexington, Kentucky, United States

Major League Stats

Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1976 17 -2.5 Braves GULF Rk ATL 0 4 .000 9.00 11.08 5 3 0 0 0 13.0 17 16 13 0 19 0 12 2 0 3 2.769 11.8 0.0 13.2 8.3 0.63
1977 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A ATL 7 5 .583 6.79 7.76 24 22 3 1 0 102.0 104 88 77 7 93 0 84 10 2 13 1.931 9.2 0.6 8.2 7.4 0.90
1977 18 -1.9 Kingsport APPY Rk ATL 6 5 .545 6.17 7.59 14 13 3 1 0 70.0 73 59 48 5 50 0 59 4 1 10 1.757 9.4 0.6 6.4 7.6 1.18
1977 18 -2.2 Greenwood WCRS A ATL 1 0 1.000 8.16 8.16 10 9 0 0 0 32.0 31 29 29 2 43 0 25 6 1 3 2.312 8.7 0.6 12.1 7.0 0.58
1978 19 -1.6 Greenwood WCRS A ATL 11 7 .611 3.97 4.75 25 24 4 1 0 161.0 133 85 71 6 113 1 141 19 3 13 1.528 7.4 0.3 6.3 7.9 1.25
1979 20 -2.4 Savannah SOUL AA ATL 7 9 .438 3.75 4.62 25 23 6 3 1 144.0 115 74 60 13 81 2 103 13 2 6 1.361 7.2 0.8 5.1 6.4 1.27
1980 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA ATL 7 3 .700 4.38 5.21 14 14 2 0 0 76.0 81 44 37 7 34 0 57 8 0 7 1.513 9.6 0.8 4.0 6.8 1.68
1980 21 -0.8 Durham CARL A ATL 6 0 1.000 2.81 3.66 10 10 2 0 0 64.0 57 26 20 6 25 0 44 5 0 4 1.281 8.0 0.8 3.5 6.2 1.76
1980 21 -2.1 Savannah SOUL AA ATL 1 3 .250 12.75 13.50 4 4 0 0 0 12.0 24 18 17 1 9 0 13 3 0 3 2.750 18.0 0.8 6.8 9.8 1.44
1981 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA ATL 9 2 .818 2.76 2.92 29 8 16 5 0 6 114.0 80 37 35 11 32 2 95 4 0 3 0.982 6.3 0.9 2.5 7.5 2.97
1981 22 -1.1 Savannah SOUL AA ATL 6 0 1.000 2.74 2.87 11 7 4 4 0 1 69.0 47 22 21 8 16 1 56 2 0 0 0.913 6.1 1.0 2.1 7.3 3.50
1981 22 -3.3 Richmond IL AAA ATL 3 2 .600 2.80 3.00 18 1 12 1 0 5 45.0 33 15 14 3 16 1 39 2 0 3 1.089 6.6 0.6 3.2 7.8 2.44
1982 23 -2.5 Richmond IL AAA ATL 4 2 .667 4.03 4.21 9 9 0 0 0 0 51.1 46 24 23 4 30 0 33 2 0 2 1.481 8.1 0.7 5.3 5.8 1.10
1982 23 -5.7 ATL NL MLB ATL 1 2 .333 4.47 4.64 17 8 4 0 0 0 52.1 53 27 26 6 16 2 27 1 0 0 221 1.318 9.1 1.0 2.8 4.6 1.69
1983 24 -1.5 Richmond IL AAA ATL 9 7 .563 4.40 4.98 28 18 7 4 4 2 124.2 106 69 61 11 72 0 108 5 1 8 1.428 7.7 0.8 5.2 7.8 1.50
1984 25 -0.4 Columbus IL AAA NYY 10 3 .769 3.66 4.70 17 15 1 6 2 0 113.0 100 59 46 10 50 2 96 6 0 1 1.327 8.0 0.8 4.0 7.6 1.92
1984 25 -3.4 NYY AL MLB NYY 9 2 .818 3.56 3.67 16 11 2 3 1 0 83.1 75 34 33 12 31 1 71 2 1 2 356 1.272 8.1 1.3 3.3 7.7 2.29
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1985 26 -2.4 NYY AL MLB NYY 12 6 .667 3.95 4.23 30 26 2 1 0 0 159.2 132 75 70 29 85 2 97 6 1 5 684 1.359 7.4 1.6 4.8 5.5 1.14
1986 27 0.4 Buffalo AA AAA CHW 1 3 .250 3.96 4.46 6 5 1 2 0 0 36.1 34 18 16 2 26 1 30 0 4 8 1.651 8.4 0.5 6.4 7.4 1.15
1986 27 -1.2 CHW AL MLB CHW 11 11 .500 3.88 4.49 27 27 0 4 0 0 162.1 133 81 70 20 83 1 132 3 0 4 692 1.331 7.4 1.1 4.6 7.3 1.59
1987 28 1.6 Maine IL AAA PHI 3 9 .250 7.86 9.14 13 13 0 1 0 0 63.0 63 64 55 6 76 1 39 16 0 4 2.206 9.0 0.9 10.9 5.6 0.51
1987 28 -0.2 PHI NL MLB PHI 0 4 .000 15.43 20.06 5 4 0 0 0 0 11.2 21 26 20 2 17 1 5 2 0 0 73 3.257 16.2 1.5 13.1 3.9 0.29
MLB (5 seasons) MLB 33 25 .569 4.20 4.66 95 76 8 8 1 0 469.1 414 243 219 69 232 7 332 14 2 11 2026 1.376 7.9 1.3 4.4 6.4 1.43
Minors (11 seasons) Minors 68 54 .557 4.45 5.21 195 154 25 33 11 9 998.1 879 578 494 77 626 9 798 85 12 68 1.508 7.9 0.7 5.6 7.2 1.27
All Levels (12 Seasons) 101 79 .561 4.37 5.03 290 230 33 41 12 9 1467.2 1293 821 713 146 858 16 1130 99 14 79 2026 1.466 7.9 0.9 5.3 6.9 1.32
Rk (2 seasons) Minors 6 9 .400 6.61 8.13 19 16 3 1 0 83.0 90 75 61 5 69 0 71 6 1 13 1.916 9.8 0.5 7.5 7.7 1.03
A (3 seasons) Minors 18 7 .720 4.20 4.90 45 43 6 1 0 257.0 221 140 120 14 181 1 210 30 4 20 1.564 7.7 0.5 6.3 7.4 1.16
AA (3 seasons) Minors 14 12 .538 3.92 4.56 40 34 4 10 3 2 225.0 186 114 98 22 106 3 172 18 2 9 1.298 7.4 0.9 4.2 6.9 1.62
AAA (6 seasons) Minors 30 26 .536 4.47 5.17 91 61 21 14 6 7 433.1 382 249 215 36 270 5 345 31 5 26 1.505 7.9 0.7 5.6 7.2 1.28
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1976 17 -2.8 Braves GULF Rk ATL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A ATL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 18 -1.9 Kingsport APPY Rk ATL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 18 -2.9 Greenwood WCRS A ATL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 19 -1.7 Greenwood WCRS A ATL 25 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
1979 20 -2.8 Savannah SOUL AA ATL 25 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 2 0 0 0
1980 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA ATL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 21 -0.6 Durham CARL A ATL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 21 -2.0 Savannah SOUL AA ATL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA ATL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 22 -1.0 Savannah SOUL AA ATL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 22 -3.0 Richmond IL AAA ATL 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 23 -2.2 Richmond IL AAA ATL 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 23 -5.5 ATL NL MLB ATL 17 16 15 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .200 .200 .400 3 0 0 1 0 0
1983 24 -0.9 Richmond IL AAA ATL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 25 -0.3 Columbus IL AAA NYY 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 25 -3.7 NYY AL MLB NYY 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1985 26 -2.9 NYY AL MLB NYY 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 27 0.9 Buffalo AA AAA CHW 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 27 -1.8 CHW AL MLB CHW 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 28 2.5 Maine IL AAA PHI 13 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1987 28 -0.2 PHI NL MLB PHI 5 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000 2 0 0 0 0 0
MLB (5 seasons) MLB 96 19 18 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .222 .222 .278 .500 5 0 0 1 0 0
Minors (11 seasons) Minors 195 8 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .125 .125 .250 .375 2 0 0 0 0
All Levels (12 Seasons) 291 27 26 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .192 .192 .269 .462 7 0 0 1 0 0
Rk (2 seasons) Minors 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A (3 seasons) Minors 45 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
AA (3 seasons) Minors 40 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 2 0 0 0 0
AAA (6 seasons) Minors 91 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1976 17 Braves GULF Rk ATL P 5 5 0 4 1 2 .800 0.80
1977 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A ATL P 24 25 3 17 5 2 .800 0.83
1977 18 Kingsport APPY Rk ATL P 14 20 3 12 5 1 .750 1.07
1977 18 Greenwood WCRS A ATL P 10 5 0 5 0 1 1.000 0.50
1978 19 Greenwood WCRS A ATL P 25 39 11 22 6 0 .846 1.32
1979 20 Savannah SOUL AA ATL P 25 33 9 20 4 1 .879 1.16
1980 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA ATL P 14 31 2 25 4 2 .871 1.93
1980 21 Durham CARL A ATL P 10 19 2 17 0 1 1.000 1.90
1980 21 Savannah SOUL AA ATL P 4 12 0 8 4 1 .667 2.00
1981 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA ATL P 29 33 12 19 2 2 .939 1.07
1981 22 Savannah SOUL AA ATL P 11 20 9 10 1 1 .950 1.73
1981 22 Richmond IL AAA ATL P 18 13 3 9 1 1 .923 0.67
1982 23 Richmond IL AAA ATL P 9 10 4 6 0 1 1.000 1.11
1982 23 ATL NL MLB ATL P 17 52.0 12 6 6 0 1 1.000 2.08 0.71
1983 24 Richmond IL AAA ATL P 28 37 17 19 1 2 .973 1.29
1984 25 Columbus IL AAA NYY P 17 32 8 24 0 2 1.000 1.88
1984 25 NYY AL MLB NYY P 16 83.0 21 7 12 2 0 .905 2.06 1.19
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1985 26 NYY AL MLB NYY P 30 160.0 31 6 22 3 1 .903 1.58 0.93
1986 27 Buffalo AA AAA CHW P 6 11 4 6 1 1 .909 1.67
1986 27 CHW AL MLB CHW P 27 162.0 36 16 16 4 0 .889 1.78 1.19
1987 28 Maine IL AAA PHI P 13 18 2 15 1 3 .944 1.31
1987 28 PHI NL MLB PHI P 5 12.0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 0.75 0.20
MLB (5 seasons) MLB P 95 469.0 102 36 56 10 2 .902 1.77 0.97
Minors (11 seasons) Minors P 195 274 72 177 25 18 .909 1.28
All Levels (12 Seasons) P 290 469.0 376 108 233 35 20 .907 1.77 1.18
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

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