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Joe CowleyTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1976-1987 MLB Years: 1982-1987
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PositionsP-251Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJoseph Alan Cowley
Height6-5Weight210BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateAugust 15,1958 [60.002]PlaceLexington,Kentucky

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1976 by the Atlanta Braves.
MLB DebutApril 13,1982 [23.241]
OrganizationsATL [8] NYA [2] PHI [1] CHA [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID10253Retrosheet IDcowlj001MLBAM ID112751
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Player Notes:   Threw a no-hitter on September 19,1986 against the California Angels
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts69Walks34Hittable71SO/BB48vsPower71Hitting4Durability54Team.530Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1976nullRk--Rel17049.00505000013.0171613019120002.7711.77--13.158.310.63.000-
1977Kingsport BravesAppRkatl-ST18656.1714131310070.07359485505910101.769.390.646.437.591.18.545-
1977Greenwood BravesWcarAatl-ST18108.161091000032.0312929243253102.318.720.5612.097.030.581.000-
1977Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0756.79242223100102.010488777938413201.939.180.628.217.410.90.583-
1978Greenwood BravesWcarAatl-ST191173.97252414100161.01338571611314113001.537.430.346.327.881.25.611-
1979Savannah BravesSouAAatl-ST20793.75252326301144.0115746013811036201.367.190.815.066.441.27.438-
1980Durham BullsCaroA+atl-ST21402.8110100200064.0572620625444001.288.020.843.526.191.761.000-
1980Savannah BravesSouAAatl-ST211312.75440000012.024181719133002.7518.000.756.759.751.44.250-
1980Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0534.3814140200076.0814437734577001.519.590.834.036.751.68.625-
1981Savannah BravesSouAAatl-S/R22602.741174404169.0472221816560000.916.131.042.097.303.501.000-
1981Richmond BravesILAAAatl-Rel22322.80181171012545.0331514316393001.096.600.603.207.802.44.600-
1981Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--S/R0922.762982150166114.08037351132953000.986.320.872.537.502.97.818-
1982Richmond BravesILAAAatl-ST23424.03990000051.0462423430332001.488.060.705.265.791.10.667-
1982Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl38S/R23124.471789004052.0532726616270011.329.111.032.754.641.69.3334.15
1983Richmond BravesILAAAatl-S/R24974.402818104472124.2106696111721088001.437.650.795.207.801.50.563-
1984Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-ST251033.66171526210113.010059461050961001.337.960.803.987.651.92.769-
1984New York YankeesALMLBnya41S/R25923.5616115312083.07534331231712121.278.101.303.357.672.29.8184.12
1985New York YankeesALMLBnya41ST261263.95302641020159.213275702985975161.367.441.634.795.471.14.6675.54
1986Buffalo BisonsAmerAAAcha-S/R27133.96651201036.0341816226308001.658.420.506.447.431.15.250-
1986Chicago White SoxALMLBcha47ST2711113.88272704000162.0133817020831324031.337.371.114.607.321.59.5004.34
1987Maine GuidesILAAAphi-ST28397.8613130100063.0636455676394002.219.000.8610.865.570.51.250-
1987Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi39S/R280415.43541000011.221262021750023.2616.201.5413.113.860.29.0009.13
MLB Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter33254.209576198180467.041424321969232332112141.387.941.324.456.371.43.5692.07
Minor League Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter66544.45195151443311259997.08795784947762679865401.517.920.695.647.191.27.550-
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter30264.47916130146217432.03822492153627034526001.507.930.755.617.171.28.536-
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter14123.924034610342225.018611498221061729201.307.440.884.246.881.62.538-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter402.8110100200064.0572620625444001.288.020.843.526.191.761.000-
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1274.66353324100193.0164114100815616616101.667.650.377.277.741.06.632-
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter696.6119136310083.09075615697110101.929.760.547.487.701.03.400-
New York Yankees Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2183.81463794140242.1207109103411161687281.337.671.524.306.221.45.724-
Chicago White Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter11113.88272704000162.0133817020831324031.337.371.114.607.321.59.500-
Atlanta Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter124.471789004052.0532726616270011.329.111.032.754.641.69.333-
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter0415.43541000011.221262021750023.2616.201.5413.113.860.29.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings15124.20453694040220.0194114103321091565171.387.941.324.456.371.43.5562.07
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings15124.454333107262220.01941271091713817614101.517.920.695.647.191.27.556-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1978Greenwood BravesWcarAatl-p19251000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1979Savannah BravesSouAAatl-p20252011000000100000.500.5001.0001.5002121.000.500.500.6430.0050.000.000.000.00100.00
1982Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl38p231715030000000401000.200.200.200.4003016.273.000.000.1810.0025.000.000.000.000.00
1987Maine GuidesILAAAphi-p28135000000000200000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
1987Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi39p2853011000000000000.333.333.6671.000213.333.334.333.4190.000.000.000.000.00100.00
MLB Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2218041000000401000.222.222.278.5005119.286.056.056.0000.0021.050.000.000.0025.00
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter878011000000300000.125.125.250.375218.200.125.125.0000.0037.500.000.000.00100.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter135000000000200000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter252011000000100000.500.5001.0001.5002121.000.500.500.0000.0050.000.000.000.00100.00
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter351000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Atlanta Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1715030000000401000.200.200.200.4003016.273.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter53011000000000000.333.333.6671.000213.333.334.333.0000.000.000.000.000.00100.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16213302970000002907000.222.222.278.500377140.286.056.056.0000.0021.050.000.000.0025.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games16215022000000600000.125.125.250.3754215.200.125.125.0000.0037.500.000.000.00100.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Greenwood Braves WcarAatl19P25--11226-3933.8461.32------25100.018.0
1979Savannah Braves SouAAatl20P25--920413329.8791.16------25100.017.5
1980Savannah Braves SouAAatl21P4---841128.6672.00------4100.02.8
1981Savannah Braves SouAAatl22P11--910112019.9501.73------11100.07.9
1981Richmond Braves ILAAAatl22P18--39111312.9230.67------18100.012.9
1982Richmond Braves ILAAAatl23P9--46-110101.0001.11------9100.06.5
1982Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl23P17-5266-112121.0000.710.23-----17100.010.5
1983Richmond Braves ILAAAatl24P28--1719123736.9731.29------28100.020.1
1984Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya25P17--824-232321.0001.88------17100.012.2
1984New York YankeesALMLBnya25P16-837122-2119.9051.190.23-----16100.09.9
1985New York YankeesALMLBnya26P30-159622313128.9030.930.18-----30100.018.6
1986Buffalo Bisons AmerAAAcha27P6--46111110.9091.67------6100.04.2
1986Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27P27-16216164-3632.8891.190.20-----27100.016.7
1987Maine Guides ILAAAphi28P13--215131817.9441.31------13100.09.3
1987Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi28P5-111-1-21.5000.200.09-----5100.03.1
MLB Totals for P - 5 season(s)-   P95-467365610210292.9020.970.20-----950.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 6 season(s)-   P91--3879410121117.9671.29------910.00.0
AA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P40--1838936556.8621.40------400.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P25--11226-3933.8461.32------250.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Greenwood Braves WcarAatl1925----------
1979Savannah Braves SouAAatl2025----------
1980Savannah Braves SouAAatl214----------
1981Savannah Braves SouAAatl2211----------
1981Richmond Braves ILAAAatl2218----------
1982Richmond Braves ILAAAatl239----------
1982Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl2317----------
1983Richmond Braves ILAAAatl2428----------
1984Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya2517----------
1984New York YankeesALMLBnya2516----------
1985New York YankeesALMLBnya2630----------
1986Buffalo Bisons AmerAAAcha276----------
1986Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2727----------
1987Maine Guides ILAAAphi2813----------
1987Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi285----------

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1986American League Player of the Week (September 15-September 21)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1987-03-26TradeTraded by White Sox with Cash to Phillies for Gary Redus. 
1985-12-12TradeTraded by Yankees with Ron Hassey to White Sox for Glen Braxton, Mike Soper and Britt Burns. 
1983-11-22ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
1983-10-20Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1976-07-22ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985New York YankeesTeam Payroll26120,000-4802121370,78060,000120,000
1986Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll27295,000-3491851386,34760,000415,000
1987Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll2860,000-59528-344,90660,000475,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red