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Dustin McGowan

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Toronto Blue Jays

2014 Stats

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1-1

ERA

4.85

WHIP

1.92

K

8

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

A long-time starter, the 31-year-old McGowan was strictly used as a reliever in 2013, finishing with a 2.45 ERA, 9.1 K/9, and 4.2 BB/9 over 25.2 innings. Given his checkered history as a starter and r...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 240   DOB: 3/24/1982   BORN: Savannah, GA   COLLEGE: None      Show ContractHide Contract

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Dustin McGowan Contract Information:

Signed a two-year extension with the Blue Jays in March of 2012.

April 11, 2014  –  Dustin McGowan News

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McGowan impressed Friday with 6.1 shutout innings in a 2-0 win over Baltimore. He allowed five hits and one walk and struck out two.

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Dustin McGowan Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 22 AA NEW 6 6 0 31.0 24 14 4 29 15 2 0 0 4.06 1.26
2005 23 AA NEW 6 6 0 35.0 35 13 6 33 10 0 2 0 3.34 1.29
2005 23 MAJ TOR 13 7 0 45.3 49 32 7 34 17 1 3 0 6.35 1.46
2006 24 AAA SYR 23 13 0 84.0 77 41 7 86 39 3 5 1 4.39 1.38
2006 24 MAJ TOR 16 3 0 27.3 35 22 2 22 25 1 2 0 7.24 2.20
2007 25 AAA SYR 5 5 0 22.0 16 4 0 29 9 0 2 0 1.64 1.14
2007 25 MAJ TOR 28 27 1 169.7 146 77 14 144 61 12 10 0 4.08 1.22
2008 26 MAJ TOR 19 19 0 111.3 115 54 9 85 38 6 7 0 4.37 1.37
2011 29 A+ Dun 5 7 0 15.2 13 5 0 17 7 0 2 0 0 0 2.87 1.32
2011 29 AA New 5 5 0 19.2 18 6 2 18 7 0 2 0 0 0 2.75 1.30
2011 29 MAJ TOR 5 4 0 21.0 20 15 4 20 13 0 2 0 0 0 6.43 1.57
2013 31 A+ Dun 8 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.67
2013 31 AAA Buf 8 0 0 9.0 10 7 1 12 6 0 0 0 0 0 7.00 1.78
2013 31 MAJ TOR 25 0 0 25.7 19 7 2 26 12 0 0 0 1 6 2.45 1.21
2014 32 MAJ TOR 3 3 0 13.0 19 7 1 8 6 1 1 0 0 0 4.85 1.92
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Dustin McGowan
3-Year Averages MAJ   15 2 0 23.3 19 11 3 23 12 0 1 0 0 3 4.24 1.33
Career  (View All) MAJ   109 63 1 413.3 403 214 39 339 172 21 25 0 4.66 1.39

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Dustin McGowan Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 17 @Min 4.0 6 3 3 1 4 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.85 1.92
Apr. 11 @Bal 6.3 5 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.00 1.67
Apr. 4 NYY 2.7 8 4 4 0 1 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 13.50 3.38
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 5.2 IP/G
10.3 11 3 3 1 5 5 2 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 2.61 1.55
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 4.3 IP/G
13.0 19 7 7 1 6 8 2 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 4.85 1.92
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 4.3 IP/G
13.0 19 7 7 1 6 8 2 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 4.85 1.92

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Dustin McGowan Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201354869402.188
2011528814302.326

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20136018610300.192
2011441256112.158

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201312.700014824.971.58
201117.0010171036.351.53

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201313.000012400.000.85
20114.00103316.751.75
Dustin McGowan Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 22 AA NEW 6 6 31.0 8.42 4.35 1.93 1.16 71.4% 4.06 4.46 .255
2005 23 AA NEW 6 6 35.0 8.49 2.57 3.30 1.54 82.1% 3.34 4.49 .306
2005 23 MAJ TOR 13 7 45.3 6.75 3.38 2.00 1.39 57.6% 6.35 4.87 .309
2006 24 AAA SYR 23 13 84.0 9.21 4.18 2.21 0.75 68.8% 4.39 3.74 .317
2006 24 MAJ TOR 16 3 27.3 7.24 8.23 0.88 0.66 1.19 65.5% 7.24 5.38 .375
2007 25 AAA SYR 5 5 22.0 11.86 3.68 3.22 0.00 84% 1.64 1.79 .326
2007 25 MAJ TOR 28 27 169.7 7.64 3.24 2.36 0.74 1.66 67.4% 4.08 3.69 .283
2008 26 MAJ TOR 19 19 111.3 6.87 3.07 2.24 0.73 1.01 68.8% 94.8 MPH 4.37 3.78 .316
2011 29 A+ Dun 5 7 15.2 10.07 4.14 2.43 0.00 75% 2.87 2.34 .334
2011 29 AA New 5 5 19.2 8.44 3.28 2.57 0.94 82.6% 2.75 3.77 .307
2011 29 MAJ TOR 5 4 21.0 8.57 5.57 1.54 1.71 1.63 62.1% 93.0 MPH 6.43 5.77 .290
2013 31 A+ Dun 8 0 3.0 15.00 3.00 5.00 0.00 100% 0.00 .87 .224
2013 31 AAA Buf 8 0 9.0 12.00 6.00 2.00 1.00 60% 7.00 3.98 .402
2013 31 MAJ TOR 25 0 25.7 9.12 4.21 2.17 0.70 1.29 82.8% 94.7 MPH 2.45 3.82 .268
2014 32 MAJ TOR 3 3 13.0 5.54 4.15 1.33 0.69 0.77 75% 92.3 MPH 4.85 4.82 .386
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Dustin McGowan
3-Year Averages MAJ   15 2 23.3 8.87 4.63 1.92 1.16 71.4% 4.24 4.44 .272
Career MAJ   109 63 413.3 7.38 3.75 1.97 0.85 67.4% 4.66 4.08 .306

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2014 Stat Review for Dustin McGowan    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.33 K/BB
TERRIBLE
5.54 K/9
TERRIBLE
4.15 BB/9
TERRIBLE
92.3 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.7 HR/9
GOOD
0.77 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.85 ERA
POOR
1.92 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.82 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.386 BABIP
HIGH
75.0% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Dustin McGowan (by OPS against, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Victor Martinez DET 9 7 1 6 0 0 0 .778 1.222 2.000
Alex Gordon KC 7 4 1 2 0 2 0 .571 1.286 1.857
Brian Dozier MIN 5 3 1 1 0 1 0 .600 1.200 1.800
Eric Chavez AZ 6 3 1 2 1 0 0 .500 1.167 1.738
David Ortiz BOS 13 5 2 3 0 5 0 .385 1.000 1.385
Brian Roberts NY-A 13 6 1 3 5 0 0 .462 .769 1.348
Mark Ellis STL 13 8 0 2 1 0 0 .615 .692 1.335
Grady Sizemore BOS 9 4 1 2 0 0 0 .444 .889 1.333
Mark Teixeira NY-A 9 3 1 4 1 0 0 .333 .778 1.178
Marco Scutaro SF 5 2 0 2 2 1 0 .400 .600 1.171

Best Matchups for Dustin McGowan (by OPS against, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Dustin Pedroia BOS 13 1 0 0 0 1 0 .077 .077 .154
Matt Wieters BAL 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .143
Adrian Beltre TEX 14 1 0 0 0 5 0 .071 .071 .143
B.J. Upton ATL 11 0 0 1 1 3 1 .000 .000 .077
Howie Kendrick ANA 6 0 0 1 0 2 1 .000 .000 .000
Ian Kinsler DET 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Andre Ethier LA 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Rafael Furcal MIA 5 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Moss OAK 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Clete Thomas PHI 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Dustin McGowan: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

McGowan will have his scheduled start Thursday pushed back to Friday in Baltimore, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

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McGowan allowed four runs on eights hits, walking one and striking out three, but lasted just 2.2 innings in a 7-3 loss to the Yankees on Friday night.

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McGowan has been cleared to throw 85-90 pitches in the Blue Jays home opener Friday, Sportsnet's Barry Davis reports.

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McGowan will start the home opener on April 4 against the Yankees, Brandon Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

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McGowan will be stretched out as a starter this spring, the Toronto Sun reports.

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McGowan (oblique) is expected to rejoin the Blue Jays on Sunday, the National Post reports.

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McGowan (oblique) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday.

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McGowan is expected to be placed on the DL after "tweaking" his side during Monday's long relief outing, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports.

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McGowan contributed a scoreless inning, allowing one hit and one walk while registering one strikeout against Tampa Bay on Friday night.

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2014

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2012

In some cases, all the king's horses and all the king's men really do put Humpty Dumpty back together again. At least well enough to get him back on a major league mound. McGowan was long forgotten in most circles thanks to a litany of shoulder woes but he made it all the way back for four starts for the Jays in September. His control was predictably lacking but showed enough life on his fastball that he'll get a look to fill a rotation spot this spring. There's really no telling which way this will go as it will be four years since he had any sort of success at the big league level.

2011

McGowan once again lost the entire season to injury and hasn't thrown a pitch off a big league mound since July 2008. His shoulder once again gave out while rehabbing in June, and he needed surgery to repair a significant tear. The Jays signed him to a one-year deal in December, but there's no telling when he'll be back and ready to pitch, and one has to wonder how much of his stuff has been left on one of the numerous operating tables he's frequented.

2010

McGowan hasn't seen a major league mound since July of 2008 as he continues to battle shoulder problems. He was back rehabbing at the end of the season and figures to be healthy enough to compete for a rotation spot in the spring barring any setbacks. He showed some promise the last time he toed the rubber, but there's no telling how much he'll have left in the tank if he ever makes it back.

2009

McGowan was limited to just 19 starts before shoulder surgery ended his season, but he hopes to be back on the mound by May. The surgery was to repair fraying of the labrum and not to repair a complete tear, but one has to wonder if this isn't just the tip of an iceberg. Keep an eye on his health reports this March as his early numbers could be ugly as he knocks off the rust. There's some upside here if he can get back on the mound as quickly as he hopes to.

2008

McGowan was finally allowed to settle into a defined role after a few years of being shuttled back and forth between the bullpen and the rotation. He managed 144 strikeouts in 169.2 innings, leading to a nice 1.220 WHIP. He got better as the season wore on, posting a 1.143 WHIP and an excellent 87:33 K:BB ratio in 98 innings after the All-Star break. He'll make a nice No. 3 starter for the Blue Jays behind Roy Halladay and A.J. Burnett.

2007

The shine is starting to come off McGowan's star due to some nasty control issues. He was shuttled back and forth between the majors and minors, and from starting to relief, all year which certainly didn't help. He notched 86 strikeouts in 84 innings at Triple-A Syracuse, but walked 39 batters as well. His strikeout rate and control with Toronto weren’t any better, and there's now considerable doubt if he'll ever develop as hoped. Toronto needs to figure out how they want to use McGowan, stick with it for 2007 and see what happens.

2006

McGowan returned at midseason from May 2004 Tommy John surgery. After six poor starts, he hit the bullpen in September and flashed the skill set that made him Toronto's best pitching prospect (11 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 11 K). There's talk of using a similar long-relief role to continue his transition to the majors.

2005

McGowan was on schedule to debut in 2005 before needing Tommy John surgery in May. Before the injury, he was Toronto's best pitching prospect, and he's still just 23 so there's plenty of time for him to get healthy and resume his promising career. He's not expected to be ready until 2006, however.

2004

McGowan pitched better at Double-A following a midseason promotion, and he continues to show excellent control (72:19 K:BB ratio in 76.2 innings at Double-A). He'll be 22 years old this season and has to be considered Toronto's best pitching prospect.

2003