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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Joseph Alan Cowley
Stat Years
1976-1987  [mlb] 1982-1987
Height/Weight
6-5 / 210
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (251)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
High School
None listed
Colleges
Draft
Signed as undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Braves in 1976
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1982-04-13 - Boxscore  (Age: 23.241)
Service Time
Organizations
ATL [7] NYA [2] PHI [1] CHA [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 10253 ... retro id: cowlj001 ... mlbam id: 112751
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1976Gulf Coast BravesGCLRk----171---049.00500000013.0171613019120002.7711.770.0013.158.3111.080.63.000
    1976Minor Totals: byYearRk----171---049.00500005013.0171613019120002.7711.770.0013.158.3111.080.63.000
    1977Kingsport BravesAppRkatl-182---656.1714133101070.07359485505910101.769.390.646.437.597.591.18.545
    1977Greenwood BravesWcarAatl-182---108.161090001032.0312929243253102.318.720.5612.097.038.160.581.000
    1977Minor Totals: ATLbyYearA/Rk----182---756.79242231020102.010488777938413201.939.180.628.217.417.760.90.583
    1978Greenwood BravesWcarAatl-193---1173.97252441010161.013385716113141130191.537.430.346.327.884.751.25.611
    1978Minor Totals: ATLbyYearA----191---1173.97252441010161.013385716113141130191.537.430.346.327.884.751.25.611
    1979Savannah BravesSouAAatl-204---793.75252363021144.01157460138110362111.367.190.815.066.444.631.27.438
    1979Minor Totals: ATLbyYearAA----201---793.75252363021144.01157460138110362111.367.190.815.066.444.631.27.438
    1980Durham BullsCaroA+atl-215---402.8110102000064.0572620625444051.288.020.843.526.193.661.761.000
    1980Savannah BravesSouAAatl-215---1312.75440000012.024181719133032.7518.000.756.759.7513.501.44.250
    1980Minor Totals: ATLbyYearAA/A+----212---534.3814142000076.0814437734577081.519.590.834.036.755.211.68.625
    1981Savannah BravesSouAAatl-226---602.741174044169.0472221816560020.916.131.042.097.302.873.501.000
    1981Richmond BravesILAAAatl-226---322.80181101217545.0331514316393021.096.600.603.207.803.002.44.600
    1981Minor Totals: ATLbyYearAA/AAA----222---922.762985016216114.08037351132953040.986.320.872.537.502.922.97.818
    1982Richmond BravesILAAAatl-237---424.03990000051.1462423430332021.488.060.705.265.794.211.10.667
    1982Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl38237Log - Sp - Ext - Perf124.471780049052.1532726616270011.329.111.032.754.644.641.69.333
    1982Minor Totals: ATLbyYearAAA----231---424.05990000051.3462423430332021.498.100.705.285.814.231.10.667
    1982MLB Totals: ATLbyYearMLB----231Log - Sp - Ext - Perf124.491780049052.3532726616270011.329.161.042.764.664.661.69.333
    1983Richmond BravesILAAAatl-248---974.402818447102124.2106696111721088051.437.650.795.207.804.981.50.563
    1983Minor Totals: ATLbyYearAAA----241---974.422818447102124.7106696111721088051.437.680.805.227.835.001.50.563
    1984Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-259---1033.66171562120113.010059461050961061.337.960.803.987.654.701.92.769
    1984New York YankeesALMLBnya41259Log - Sp - Ext - Perf923.5616113125083.17534331231712121.278.101.303.357.673.672.29.818
    1984Minor Totals: NYAbyYearAAA----251---1033.66171562120113.010059461050961061.337.960.803.987.654.701.92.769
    1984MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----251Log - Sp - Ext - Perf923.5716113125083.37534331231712121.288.121.303.367.693.682.29.818
    1985New York YankeesALMLBnya412610Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1263.95302610240159.213275702985975161.367.441.634.795.474.231.14.667
    1985MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1263.96302610240159.713275702985975161.367.461.644.815.484.241.14.667
    1986Buffalo BisonsAmerAAAcha-2711---133.96652011036.1341816226308001.658.420.506.447.434.461.15.250
    1986Chicago White SoxALMLBcha472711Log - Sp - Ext - Perf11113.88272740000162.1133817020831324031.337.371.114.607.324.491.59.500
    1986Minor Totals: CHAbyYearAAA----271---133.99652011036.3341816226308001.668.480.506.487.484.491.15.250
    1986MLB Totals: CHAbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf11113.89272740000162.3133817020831324031.337.381.114.617.334.501.59.500
    1987Maine GuidesILAAAphi-2812---397.8613131000063.06364556763940162.219.000.8610.865.579.140.51.250
    1987Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi392812Log - Sp - Ext - Perf0415.43540001011.221262021750023.2616.201.5413.113.8620.060.29.000
    1987Minor Totals: PHIbyYearAAA----281---397.8613131000063.06364556763940162.219.000.8610.865.579.140.51.250
    1987MLB Totals: PHIbyYearMLB----281Log - Sp - Ext - Perf0416.07540001011.721262021750023.3916.881.6113.664.0220.890.29.000
    MLB Totals (5 yrs)33254.209576818190469.341424321969232332112141.387.941.324.456.374.661.43.569
    American League Totals (3 yrs)32193.84736481490405.334019017361199300112111.337.551.364.426.674.221.51.627
    National League Totals (2 yrs)166.47221200410064.0745346833320031.6710.411.134.644.507.450.97.143
    Minor League Totals66544.45195151331125449998.387957849477626798654711.517.930.695.647.205.211.27.550
    Minor: Rk Totals696.6119133106083.09075615697110101.929.760.547.487.708.131.03.400
    Minor: A Totals1274.66353341020193.01641141008156166161191.667.650.377.277.745.321.06.632
    Minor: A+ Totals402.8110102000064.0572620625444051.288.020.843.526.193.661.761.000
    Minor: AA Totals14123.924034103462225.0186114982210617292161.307.440.884.246.884.561.62.538
    Minor: AAA Totals30264.47916114621307433.338224921536270345260311.517.940.755.617.175.171.28.536
    New York Yankees Totals (2 yrs)2183.81463741490243.0207109103411161687281.337.671.524.306.224.041.45.724
    Chicago White Sox Totals (1 yrs)11113.89272740000162.3133817020831324031.337.381.114.617.334.501.59.500
    Atlanta Braves Totals (1 yrs)124.491780049052.3532726616270011.329.161.042.764.664.661.69.333
    Philadelphia Phillies Totals (1 yrs)0416.07540001011.721262021750023.3916.881.6113.664.0220.890.29.000
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1977Kingsport BravesAppRkatl-18p---1140000000000000000.000.000.000.000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1977Greenwood BravesWcarAatl-18p---1100000000000000000.000.000.000.000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1978Greenwood BravesWcarAatl-19p---2251000000000000000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1979Savannah BravesSouAAatl-20p---3252011000000100000.500.5001.0001.500221.500.5001.0000.0050.000.000.00.00100.0
    1982Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl3823pL-S-E-P41715030000000401000.200.200.200.4001630.000.000.2730.0025.000.000.00.000.0
    1987Maine GuidesILAAAphi-28p---5135000000000200000.000.000.000.000500.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.00.000.0
    1987Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi3928pL-S-E-P553011000000000000.333.333.6671.000321.333.334.3330.000.000.000.00.00100.0
    MLB Totals (2 yrs)2218041000000401000.222.222.278.5001951.056.056.2860.0021.050.000.00.0025.0
    National League Totals (2 yrs)2218041000000401000.222.222.278.5001951.056.056.2860.0021.050.000.00.0025.0
    Minor League Totals878011000000300000.125.125.250.375821.125.125.2000.0037.500.000.00.00100.0
    Minor: A Totals351000000000000000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    Minor: AA Totals252011000000100000.500.5001.0001.500221.500.5001.0000.0050.000.000.00.00100.0
    Minor: AAA Totals135000000000200000.000.000.000.000500.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.00.000.0
    Atlanta Braves Totals (1 yrs)1715030000000401000.200.200.200.4001630.000.000.2730.0025.000.000.00.000.0
    Philadelphia Phillies Totals (1 yrs)53011000000000000.333.333.6671.000321.333.334.3330.000.000.000.00.00100.0
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1978Greenwood BravesWcarA19P2500.01122603933.8461.300.0018.0100.06
    1979Savannah BravesSouAA20P2500.0920413329.8791.200.0017.5100.07
    1980Savannah BravesSouAA21P400.00841128.6672.000.002.8100.07
    1981Savannah BravesSouAA22P1100.0910112019.9501.700.007.9100.09
    1981Richmond BravesILAAA22P1800.039111312.9230.700.0012.9100.08
    1982Richmond BravesILAAA23P900.0460110101.0001.100.006.5100.014
    1982Atlanta BravesNLMLB23P17052.1660112121.0000.700.2310.5100.012
    1983Richmond BravesILAAA24P2800.01719123736.9731.300.0020.1100.04
    1984Columbus ClippersILAAA25P1700.08240232321.0001.900.0012.2100.09
    1984New York YankeesALMLB25P16083.1712202119.9051.200.239.9100.012
    1985New York YankeesALMLB26P300159.2622313128.9030.900.1818.6100.07
    1986Buffalo BisonsAmerAAA27P600.046111110.9091.700.004.2100.014
    1986Chicago White SoxALMLB27P270162.11616403632.8891.200.2016.7100.09
    1987Maine GuidesILAAA28P1300.0215131817.9441.300.009.3100.012
    1987Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLB28P5011.2101021.5000.200.093.1100.016
    MLB Totals - (P)950468365610211.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (P)9100387941011.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (P)400018389311.0000.000.00---------
    A Totals - (P)250011226011.0000.000.00---------
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1978Minor25----------
    1979Minor25----------
    1980Minor4----------
    1981Minor29----------
    1982MLB17----------
    1982Minor9----------
    1983Minor28----------
    1984MLB16----------
    1984Minor17----------
    1985MLB30----------
    1986MLB27----------
    1986Minor6----------
    1987MLB5----------
    1987Minor13----------
    Totals251----------