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John Bowker

31-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 200   DOB: 7/8/1983   BORN: Sacramento, CA   COLLEGE: Long Beach State   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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John Bowker Contract Information:

Signed a 1-year contract with the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese League in Jan 2012.

January 10, 2012  –  John Bowker News

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The Phillies have released Bowker to allow him to pursue an opportunity to play in Japan, CSNPhilly.com reports.

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John Bowker Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 22 A A 112 499 462 61 131 45 32 6 7 66 6 3 37 100 0 0 0 .284 .337 .424 .761
2006 22 AAA FRE 2 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
2007 23 AA CON 139 587 522 79 160 63 35 6 22 90 3 7 41 103 0 12 12 .307 .363 .523 .886
2008 24 AAA FRE 23 102 93 13 22 6 3 1 2 9 2 0 7 23 0 0 2 .237 .304 .355 .659
2008 24 MAJ SFO 111 350 326 31 83 27 14 3 10 43 1 1 19 74 0 2 3 .255 .300 .408 .708
2009 25 AAA FRE 104 450 366 82 125 47 22 4 21 83 10 6 74 64 0 6 4 .342 .451 .596 1.047
2009 25 MAJ SFO 31 73 67 7 13 6 2 2 2 7 1 0 4 18 0 1 1 .194 .247 .373 .620
2010 26 AAA FRE 51 224 197 36 61 27 12 1 14 36 1 2 23 37 0 1 3 .310 .388 .594 .982
2010 26 AAA IND 25 98 91 10 29 13 7 2 4 10 0 0 6 20 0 0 1 .319 .367 .571 .938
2010 26 MAJ PIT 26 77 69 7 16 7 5 0 2 13 0 1 8 10 0 0 0 .232 .312 .391 .703
2010 26 MAJ SFO 41 90 82 9 17 6 3 0 3 8 0 0 6 23 0 2 0 .207 .256 .354 .609
2010  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ PIT/SFO 67 167 151 16 33 13 8 0 5 21 0 1 14 33 0 2 0 .219 .281 .371 .652
2011 27 AAA IND 106 451 421 56 129 43 27 1 15 76 2 3 27 73 0 2 1 .306 .348 .482 .830
2011 27 MAJ PIT 19 19 17 0 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 .235 .316 .294 .610
2011 27 MAJ PHI 12 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2011  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ PIT/PHI 31 32 30 0 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 2 11 0 0 0 .133 .188 .167 .354
3-Year Averages     31 32 30 0 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 2 11 0 0 0 .133 .188 .167 .354
Career  (View All)     240 622 574 54 133 47 25 5 17 73 2 3 39 136 0 5 4 .232 .283 .382 .664

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John Bowker: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2011 2 2 2
2010 5 40 17 24
2009 4 17 13 5

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John Bowker Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 22 A A 499 462 7.4% 20% 0.37 78% .349 .140
2006 22 AAA FRE 4 4 0% 0% 0.00 100% .500 .000
2007 23 AA CON 587 522 7% 17.5% 0.40 80% .348 .216
2008 24 AAA FRE 102 93 6.9% 22.5% 0.30 75% .294 .118
2008 24 MAJ SFO 350 326 5.4% 21.1% 0.26 77% .302 .153
2009 25 AAA FRE 450 366 16.4% 14.2% 1.16 83% .370 .254
2009 25 MAJ SFO 73 67 5.5% 24.7% 0.22 73% .234 .179
2010 26 AAA FRE 224 197 10.3% 16.5% 0.62 81% .322 .284
2010 26 AAA IND 98 91 6.1% 20.4% 0.30 78% .373 .252
2010 26 MAJ PIT 77 69 10.4% 13% 0.80 86% .246 .159
2010 26 MAJ SFO 90 82 6.7% 25.6% 0.26 72% .250 .147
2010  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ PIT/SFO 167 151 8.4% 19.8% 0.42 78% .248 .152
2011 27 AAA IND 451 421 6% 16.2% 0.37 83% .342 .176
2011 27 MAJ PIT 19 17 10.5% 21.1% 0.50 76% .308 .059
2011 27 MAJ PHI 13 13 0% 53.8% 0.00 46% .000 .000
2011  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ PIT/PHI 32 30 6.3% 34.4% 0.18 63% .211 .034
3-Year Averages     32 30 6.3% 34.4% 0.18 63% .211 .034
Career     622 574 6.3% 21.9% 0.29 76% .276 .150

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John Bowker: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bowker did not earn a spot on the Phillies' postseason roster, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Manager Charlie Manuel said Bowker could see some playing time after the Phillies clinch the home field advantage in the playoffs, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Bowker has two at-bats in his first nine days as a Phillie, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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The Phillies acquired Bowker from the Pirates for cash or a player to be named later, CSNPhilly.com reports.

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Bowker cleared waivers Wednesday and was sent to Triple-A Indianapolis, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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The Pirates designated Bowker for assignment Wednesday.

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Bowker hit a two-run homer in his only at-bat Saturday.

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Bowker hit a pinch-hit homer in Friday's win over the Rays.

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Bowker is dealing with soreness in his left wrist, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

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Bowker will start at first base Friday night in Florida, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2011

Bowker gives the Pirates depth at first base and in the outfield at the Triple-A level. He batted .232/.312/.391 in 69 at-bats during a September recall, collecting a healthy 13 RBI in the process. Make no mistake, though, the failed Giants prospect doesn't figure into Pittsburgh's plans unless injuries enter the picture. Bowker's role with the Bucs might be as a pinch-hitter, but fantasy owners should look elsewhere for help.

2010

Bowker is developing a reputation as a Quad-A player, as he once again tore up the minors last year (.341/.450/.596) yet struggled mightily with San Francisco (.194/.247/.373). The sample size wasn’t sufficient, getting just 67 at-bats with the Giants, but he once again failed to leave a good impression. As a result, he’ll enter 2010 as nothing but a backup for the Giants, provided he can even make the team in spring training. There’s still some upside, but time is running out on the 26-year-old.

2009

Bowker hit two homers with seven RBI during his first two major league games last year, but it was mostly downhill after that, as he finished with a .708 OPS and was later sent down to Triple-A. He struck out 74 times over 326 at-bats, so plate discipline is clearly a problem. He also posted a hideous .323 OPS against southpaws, so he's only an option against right-handers. Bowker has turned in underrated seasons in the minors, so he may still have a future in San Francisco. He'll enter 2009 battling for the starting first base job, but he's more likely to make the team as a bench player.

2008

Bowker hit .307/.363/.523 with 22 homers for Double-A Connecticut last year. He was a little old for his level, but that's hardly a rarity within the Giants' farm system. Bowker was added to San Francisco's 40-man roster this season, and is a longshot to win a roster spot out of spring training.