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Robert Bowen

33-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   DOB: 2/24/1981   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the A's in March of 2009.

March 17, 2009  –  Robert Bowen News

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Robert Bowen 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
2004 23 AA NEW 77 285 249 28 49 19 10 0 9 24 3 0 31 76 1 1 3 .197 .292 .345 .637
2005 24 AAA ROC 87 303 262 38 70 21 13 2 6 25 0 2 37 68 0 0 4 .267 .366 .401 .767
2006 25 A A 2 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286
2006 25 MAJ SDG 94 110 94 22 23 8 5 0 3 13 0 1 13 26 1 1 1 .245 .339 .394 .733
2007 26 MAJ CHN 10 36 31 3 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 13 0 1 0 .065 .167 .097 .263
2007 26 MAJ OAK 21 54 43 6 12 3 1 0 2 5 0 0 10 20 1 0 0 .279 .415 .442 .857
2007 26 MAJ SDG 30 98 82 12 22 10 8 0 2 11 1 2 13 28 1 1 1 .268 .371 .439 .810
2007  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ CHN/OAK/SDG 61 188 156 21 36 14 10 0 4 18 1 2 27 61 2 2 1 .231 .344 .372 .716
2008 27 MAJ OAK 37 98 91 6 16 7 5 1 1 9 0 0 4 38 2 0 1 .176 .219 .286 .504
Career  (View All) MAJ   216 439 378 50 79 30 20 1 9 43 1 3 48 139 6 4 3 .209 .300 .339 .639

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Robert Bowen: MLB Games Played By Position

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Robert Bowen Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Robert Bowen Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 23 AA NEW 285 249 10.9% 26.7% 0.41 69% .244 .148
2005 24 AAA ROC 303 262 12.2% 22.4% 0.54 74% .340 .134
2006 25 A A 7 7 0% 28.6% 0.00 71% .200 .000
2006 25 MAJ SDG 110 94 11.8% 23.6% 0.50 72% .308 .149
2007 26 MAJ CHN 36 31 11.1% 36.1% 0.31 58% .111 .032
2007 26 MAJ OAK 54 43 18.5% 37% 0.50 53% .476 .163
2007 26 MAJ SDG 98 82 13.3% 28.6% 0.46 66% .385 .171
2007  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ CHN/OAK/SDG 188 156 14.4% 32.4% 0.44 61% .352 .141
2008 27 MAJ OAK 98 91 4.1% 38.8% 0.11 58% .288 .110
Career MAJ   439 378 10.9% 31.7% 0.35 63% .304 .130

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

Best Matchups for Robert Bowen (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
J.P. Howell LA 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Randy Wolf AZ 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Luke Hochevar KC 3 2 0 2 0 1 0 .667 .667 1.333
Jamey Wright LA 5 2 0 1 0 1 0 .400 .600 1.100
Felix Hernandez SEA 8 2 1 1 2 6 0 .250 .625 1.025
Chad Billingsley LA 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 .500 .500 1.000
CC Sabathia NY-A 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .500 1.000
Paul Maholm LA 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .667 1.000
John Danks CHI-A 3 1 0 2 0 1 0 .333 .667 1.000
Joe Beimel SEA 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .833

Worst Matchups for Robert Bowen (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Cesar Jimenez PHI 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Aaron Laffey WAS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Lyon ANA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jeremy Guthrie KC 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Gavin Floyd ATL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Daisuke Matsuzaka NY-N 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
J.J. Putz AZ 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Ramon Ramirez SEA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Ervin Santana ATL 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Brian Wilson LA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Robert Bowen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The A's have refuted reports that Bowen has been released, the team's official site reports.

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Bowen has been placed on irrevocable waivers, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Oakland signed Bowen to a one-year contract on Friday.

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Bowen played sparingly as Kurt Suzuki's backup in 2008.

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Bowen got his first start with the A's on Sunday, going 0-for-2 in the loss to the Orioles.

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The Cubs traded Bowen and minor-leaguer Jerry Blevins to Oakland on Monday in exchange for Jason Kendall.

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The Cubs designated Bowen for assignment Monday, the Associated Press reports.

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Bowen, in the midst of an 0-for-17 slump, sat out Tuesday's win over the Nationals.

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Bowen started at catcher and went 1-for-3 in Thursday's loss to Texas.

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Bowen has been traded from the Padres to the Cubs, along with a minor league pitcher and cash considerations, for catcher Michael Barrett, sources tell ESPN.com. The San Diego Union-Tribune sees the deal differently, reporting it as Barrett and cash for Bowen and Low-A outfielder Kyler Burke.

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Bowen made his second consecutive start on Sunday because Josh Bard (flu-like symptoms) remained sidelined, according to the Padres' official site.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Robert Bowen.

2009

Bowen appeared in just 37 games and 91 at-bats in relief of Kurt Suzuki, a role he's expected to fill again in 2009.

2008

Bowen enters spring as the A's primary backup catcher to Kurt Suzuki. He'll draw the occasional walk, which should be enough to hang on with the A's, but he won't get may at-bats.

2007

Bowen carved out a niche as a defensive replacement and pinch-hitter as San Diego's No. 3 catcher in 2006. He has a solid glove and is faster than most catchers, but isn't likely to win a starting job anytime soon. He should serve as the Padres' No. 2 catcher in 2007.

2006

Bowen's minor league stats took a step backward last season, and after several failed stints in the majors, he's nothing more than an emergency defensive call-up.

2005

Bowen has shown enough strong defense at catcher to be a backup in the majors but has looked overmatched at the plate when called up with the Twins. As a result he's probably out of the picture for the Twins as a backup and may have to look to another organization to find a role in the majors. His minor league hitting stats before last season showed he could be a productive major league hitter.

2004

Bowen gets lost in the shadow of Joe Mauer, but could be a nice backup. He has a good reputation for his defense and has a decent eye at the plate with some power. He'll try to win the backup catching job this spring.

2003

Bowen has hit for power and showed proficiency behind the plate. The second-round 1999 pick is overshadowed by Joe Mauer, but may develop into a solid catcher in his own right.