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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, Texas, United States
High School: Crosby HS (Crosby, TX)
Schools: Collin College (Dallas, TX), North Central Texas College (Gainesville, TX)

Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 32nd round of the 2002 MLB June Amateur Draft from Crosby HS (Crosby, TX), the Oakland Athletics in the 23rd round of the 2003 MLB June Amateur Draft from Collin College (Dallas, TX) and the Houston Astros in the 20th round of the 2004 MLB June Amateur Draft from North Central Texas College (Gainesville, TX).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-2008: Rated #53 Prospect
Prospect Ratings by BaseballProspectus.com:
Pre-2008: Rated #54 Prospect

Major League Stats

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 Batting: 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008

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
2004 20 -0.7 Greeneville APPY Rk HOU 39 136 111 17 27 6 0 0 8 4 3 12 23 .243 .370 .297 .668 33 1 11 1 1 0
2005 21 -0.9 Lexington SALL A HOU 45 193 162 35 56 14 2 5 23 11 7 16 29 .346 .436 .549 .986 89 3 10 5 0 0
2006 22 0.2 Lexington SALL A HOU 81 321 284 39 90 19 2 12 55 13 5 21 46 .317 .382 .525 .906 149 3 10 4 2 0
2007 23 -1.4 3 Teams 3 Lgs AA-A+-AAA HOU 100 422 349 66 100 15 4 11 62 14 13 39 57 .287 .393 .447 .840 156 4 25 5 4 1
2007 23 -0.1 Salem CARL A+ HOU 26 115 90 14 18 3 2 0 11 3 5 12 15 .200 .339 .278 .617 25 2 9 0 4 0
2007 23 -1.5 Corpus Christi TL AA HOU 61 257 216 47 70 12 2 11 49 9 4 23 35 .324 .425 .551 .976 119 2 15 3 0 1
2007 23 -4.0 Round Rock PCL AAA HOU 13 50 43 5 12 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 7 .279 .354 .279 .633 12 0 1 2 0 0
2007 23 0.0 Mesa AZFL Fal 4 8 7 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 .429 .500 .429 .929 3 1 1 0 0 0
2007 23 -6.0 HOU NL MLB HOU 14 44 40 9 15 5 0 1 12 0 1 3 1 .375 .432 .575 1.007 23 1 1 0 0 1
2008 24 -3.0 Round Rock PCL AAA HOU 48 192 168 28 51 8 2 7 28 4 3 13 31 .304 .370 .500 .870 84 6 6 3 2 1
2008 24 -3.4 Aguilas DOWL FgW 8 21 17 4 5 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 2 .294 .350 .412 .762 7 0 0 1 1 0
2008 24 -4.7 HOU NL MLB HOU 54 171 146 10 20 5 0 4 16 0 0 16 40 .137 .250 .253 .503 37 3 6 3 0 1
2009 25 -1.6 Round Rock PCL AAA HOU 56 178 145 23 40 12 1 4 22 3 0 22 27 .276 .386 .455 .842 66 2 6 2 3 0
2009 25 -3.7 HOU NL MLB HOU 16 53 48 7 9 2 0 2 3 0 0 3 16 .188 .250 .354 .604 17 1 1 1 0 1
2010 26 1.8 Corpus Christi TL AA HOU 5 20 14 3 2 1 0 0 3 2 0 4 4 .143 .400 .214 .614 3 0 2 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
2010 26 -2.8 HOU NL MLB HOU 17 51 47 3 9 3 0 1 8 0 0 2 12 .191 .235 .319 .554 15 2 1 0 1 0
2011 27 0.0 Oklahoma City PCL AAA HOU 35 136 105 19 29 4 0 3 11 3 0 18 11 .276 .430 .400 .830 42 6 11 1 1 0
2011 27 -1.8 HOU NL MLB HOU 54 165 147 11 27 7 0 3 11 0 0 13 26 .184 .256 .293 .549 43 3 2 1 2 1
2012 28 0.5 Rochester IL AAA MIN 52 189 168 24 36 14 0 1 10 2 4 12 36 .214 .280 .315 .595 53 1 4 3 2 0
2013 29 2.1 2 Teams PCL AAA STL-LAD 23 88 74 17 17 3 1 6 16 1 0 8 13 .230 .337 .541 .878 40 1 4 2 0 1
2013 29 2.1 Memphis PCL AAA STL 19 71 59 15 14 3 1 5 14 0 0 8 10 .237 .366 .576 .942 34 1 4 0 0 1
2013 29 2.1 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 4 17 15 2 3 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 3 .200 .200 .400 .600 6 0 0 2 0 0
2014 30 0.3 Bridgeport ATLL Ind 67 266 216 35 63 14 1 11 37 0 0 30 43 .292 .411 .519 .930 112 16 1 3 1
2014 30 3.4 Round Rock PCL AAA TEX 6 22 17 1 3 3 0 0 4 0 0 5 5 .176 .364 .353 .717 6 2 0 0 0 0
MLB (5 seasons) MLB 155 484 428 40 80 22 0 11 50 0 1 37 95 .187 .267 .315 .583 135 10 11 5 3 4
Minors (11 seasons) Minors 490 1897 1597 272 451 99 12 49 242 57 35 170 282 .282 .379 .451 .831 721 29 89 26 15 3
Other (2 seasons) Other 71 274 223 37 66 14 1 11 37 1 1 30 44 .296 .414 .516 .930 115 1 17 1 3 1
All Levels (11 Seasons) 724 2676 2265 353 602 137 13 71 332 58 37 239 423 .266 .362 .432 .794 978 40 117 33 22 8
A (2 seasons) Minors 126 514 446 74 146 33 4 17 78 24 12 37 75 .327 .402 .534 .936 238 6 20 9 2 0
AA (2 seasons) Minors 66 277 230 50 72 13 2 11 52 11 4 27 39 .313 .423 .530 .954 122 2 17 3 0 1
AAA (7 seasons) Minors 233 855 720 117 188 44 4 21 93 15 11 82 130 .261 .359 .421 .780 303 18 32 13 8 2
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
2004 20 Greeneville APPY Rk HOU C 37 270 247 22 1 1 .996 7.27 2
2005 21 Lexington SALL A HOU C 36 35 313.1 301 280 19 2 3 .993 8.59 8.31 2 24 12 33%
2006 22 Lexington SALL A HOU C 61 60 505.1 487 454 28 5 4 .990 8.58 7.90 4 53 26 33%
2006 22 Lexington SALL A HOU CF 1 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 1.00
2007 23 3 Teams 3 Lgs AA-A+-AAA HOU C 86 84 732.2 590 539 46 5 7 .992 7.19 6.80 1 64 23 26%
2007 23 Salem CARL A+ HOU C 26 26 229.0 194 173 20 1 3 .995 7.59 7.42 1 15 10 40%
2007 23 Corpus Christi TL AA HOU C 47 45 396.2 311 286 21 4 4 .987 6.97 6.53 0 35 9 20%
2007 23 Round Rock PCL AAA HOU C 13 13 107.0 85 80 5 0 0 1.000 7.15 6.54 0 14 4 22%
2007 23 Mesa AZFL Fal C 3 1 12.0 15 13 2 0 0 1.000 11.25 5.00 0 2 1 33%
2007 23 HOU NL MLB HOU C 14 95.0 71 65 6 0 1 1.000 6.73 5.07 1 3 3 50%
2008 24 Round Rock PCL AAA HOU C 47 45 395.2 323 301 19 3 4 .991 7.28 6.81 1 21 9 30%
2008 24 Aguilas DOWL FgW C 8 5 46.0 44 38 4 2 0 .955 8.22 5.25 0 5 3 38%
2008 24 HOU NL MLB HOU C 53 409.0 327 312 13 2 1 .994 7.15 6.13 3 13 7 35%
2009 25 Round Rock PCL AAA HOU C 45 43 354.1 296 268 25 3 1 .990 7.44 6.51 3 27 10 27%
2009 25 HOU NL MLB HOU C 15 114.0 91 83 8 0 0 1.000 7.18 6.07 1 10 1 9%
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
2010 26 Corpus Christi TL AA HOU C 5 5 45.0 36 34 2 0 1 1.000 7.20 7.20 0 2 1 33%
2010 26 HOU NL MLB HOU C 15 117.0 100 92 7 1 0 .990 7.62 6.60 0 8 3 27%
2011 27 Oklahoma City PCL AAA HOU C 33 33 283.0 227 203 23 1 3 .996 7.19 6.85 0 17 13 43%
2011 27 HOU NL MLB HOU C 51 366.0 312 284 22 6 3 .981 7.52 6.00 2 38 8 17%
2012 28 Rochester IL AAA MIN C 44 43 366.2 318 294 21 3 1 .991 7.73 7.16 1 24 12 33%
2012 28 Rochester IL AAA MIN LF 2 2 18.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 1.00
2013 29 2 Teams PCL AAA STL-LAD C 19 18 164.1 162 146 16 0 1 1.000 8.87 8.53 1 16 7 30%
2013 29 Memphis PCL AAA STL C 15 14 129.1 123 112 11 0 1 1.000 8.56 8.20 1 14 6 30%
2013 29 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD C 4 4 35.0 39 34 5 0 0 1.000 10.03 9.75 0 2 1 33%
2014 30 Bridgeport ATLL Ind C 40 239 221 15 3 0 .987 5.90 0 20 6 23%
2014 30 Round Rock PCL AAA TEX 1B 5 5 43.0 42 40 2 0 2 1.000 8.79 8.40
MLB (5 seasons) MLB C 148 1101.0 901 836 56 9 5 .990 7.29 6.03 7 72 22 23%
Minors (10 seasons) Minors C 413 366 3160.1 3010 2766 221 23 26 .992 7.74 7.23 15 248 113 31%
Other (2 seasons) Other C 43 1 12.0 254 234 17 3 0 .988 11.25 5.84 0 22 7 24%
All Levels (11 Seasons) C 612 372 4319.1 4209 3874 298 37 31 .991 7.64 6.82 22 347 145 29%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
2004 20 Greeneville Astros Appalachian League Rk 2004-06-21 2004-08-26
2005 21 Lexington Legends South Atlantic League A 2005-06-19 2005-09-04
2006 22 Lexington Legends South Atlantic League A 2006-04-07 2006-09-04
2007 23 Salem Avalanche Carolina League A+ 2007-04-05 2007-05-13
2007 23 Corpus Christi Hooks Texas League AA 2007-05-15 2007-08-09
2007 23 Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League AAA 2007-08-10 2007-09-03
2007 23 Houston Astros National League MLB 1 2007-09-05 2007-09-30
2007 23 Mesa Solar Sox Arizona Fall League Fal 2007-10-10 2007-10-15
2008 24 Houston Astros National League MLB 1 2008-03-31 2008-09-28
2008 24 Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League AAA 2008-06-07 2008-08-31
2008 24 Aguilas Cibaenas Dominican Winter League FgW 2008-12-11 2008-12-21
2009 25 Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League AAA 2009-04-09 2009-09-02
2009 25 Houston Astros National League MLB 1 2009-04-25 2009-10-03
2010 26 Houston Astros National League MLB 1 2010-04-05 2010-05-02
2010 26 Corpus Christi Hooks Texas League AA 2010-05-07 2010-05-13
2011 27 Houston Astros National League MLB 1 2011-04-02 2011-09-27
2011 27 Oklahoma City RedHawks Pacific Coast League AAA 2011-07-09 2011-08-31
2012 28 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA 2012-04-07 2012-09-01
2013 29 Memphis Redbirds Pacific Coast League AAA 1 2013-04-05 2013-05-22
2013 29 Albuquerque Isotopes Pacific Coast League AAA 2 2013-06-01 2013-06-08
2014 30 Bridgeport Bluefish Atlantic League Ind 2014-04-24 2014-08-24
2014 30 Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League AAA 2014-08-26 2014-09-01

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