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Brian DowningTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1970-1992 MLB Years: 1973-1992
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PositionsDH-824, OF-777, C-675, 3B-8Position when DraftedOF-CPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameBrian Jay Downing
Height5-10Weight194BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 9,1950 [67.286]PlaceLos Angeles,California
High SchoolMagnolia (Anaheim,CA)
CollegeCypress College (Cypress,CA)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1969 by the Chicago White Sox.
Signing ScoutsDoc Bennett
MLB DebutMay 31,1973 [22.234]
OrganizationsCAL [13] CHA [8] TEX [2] Awards2Awards Voting3-52
TBC Player ID10875Retrosheet IDdownb001MLBAM ID113516
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed40Power72Contact64XBH63RBIs67Runs49Hitting66Durability62Team.497Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1970GCL White SoxGCLRk-19349616211101420162000000.219.330.250.580242112.276.031.219.28114.2917.861.250.000.009.52
1971AppletonMidwA-209933351826332250555400000.246.353.309.66210312388.286.063.243.31514.1813.920.980.77111.0014.63
1972KnoxvilleSouAA-21135442751232471567308211200000.278.391.466.85720646524.343.188.380.39215.6521.371.372.8629.4737.40
1973IowaAmerAAA-226822834566172710375300000.246.351.373.7248514265.292.127.294.33713.9620.001.432.6432.5725.00
1973Chicago White SoxALMLBcha16of-c223473513102400101702013.178.277.274.55120385.204.096.233.25811.7620.001.702.3536.5023.08
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha16c-of2310829341661211039015172240311.225.344.375.71911023350.265.150.321.33514.5720.571.412.8629.3034.85
1975Chicago White SoxALMLBcha16c241384205810112174113476753116512.240.356.324.68013620516.273.084.286.32114.7314.530.991.3660.0019.80
1976Chicago White SoxALMLBcha16c25104317388114033073405514302.256.338.328.66610417365.298.072.211.31610.9615.071.380.82105.6720.99
1977Chicago White SoxALMLBcha16c266916928484242512342125403.284.402.402.8046810214.297.118.314.36615.899.810.621.8742.2520.83
1978California AngelsALMLBcal5c2713341242105150746325247642214.255.345.342.68714122476.272.087.216.32010.929.870.901.4758.8620.95
1979California AngelsALMLBcal5c28148509871662731275337757532417.326.418.462.88023542596.348.136.287.39512.929.560.742.0142.4225.30
1980California AngelsALMLBcal9c-dh2930935276022502121201215.290.364.419.783398108.309.129.237.35011.1111.111.001.8546.5029.63
1981California AngelsALMLBcal9of-c30933174779140941114635430111.249.351.379.73012023370.256.130.274.34012.439.460.762.4335.2229.11
1982California AngelsALMLBcal5of311586231091753722884218658538114.281.368.482.85030067725.270.201.340.37711.868.000.673.8622.2538.29
1983California AngelsALMLBcal5of321134036899151195312625951248.246.352.429.78117335473.245.183.335.35013.1112.470.954.0221.2135.35
1984California AngelsALMLBcal5of33156539651482822391047066739318.275.360.462.82224953628.272.187.310.36611.1510.510.943.6623.4335.81
1985California AngelsALMLBcal5of341505208013723120855378611354312.263.371.427.79822244620.264.164.317.35912.589.840.783.2326.0032.12
1986California AngelsALMLBcal5of351525139013727420954490841738214.267.389.452.84123251631.281.185.361.37614.2613.310.933.1725.6537.23
1987California AngelsALMLBcal5dh36155567110154293297755106851723610.272.400.487.88727661695.274.215.402.38715.2512.230.804.1719.5539.61
1988California AngelsALMLBcal5dh371354848011718225643481631456512.242.362.442.80421445590.229.200.366.36113.7310.680.784.2419.3638.46
1989California AngelsALMLBcal5dh3814254459154252145902568760436.283.354.414.76822541610.313.131.230.3489.1814.261.552.3038.8626.62
1990California AngelsALMLBcal5dh399633047901821451005045604211.273.374.467.84115434390.276.194.345.37612.8211.540.903.5923.5737.78
1991Texas RangersALMLBtex55dh4012340776113172174911587081277.278.377.455.83218536476.298.177.319.37112.1814.711.213.5723.9431.86
1992Texas RangersALMLBtex5,55dh411073205389180103910625880127.278.407.428.83513728391.312.150.347.38415.8614.830.942.5632.0031.46
MLB Totals - 20 Season(s)Filter2344785311882099360282751073504411971127129607055197.267.370.425.79533406639309.280.158.311.00012.8612.110.942.9528.5631.59
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter336109917628237122513011019023900000.257.366.380.746418741289.308.123.307.00014.7418.541.261.9443.9626.24
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter6822834566172710375300000.246.351.373.7248514265.292.127.294.00013.9620.001.432.6432.5725.00
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter135442751232471567308211200000.278.391.466.85720646524.343.188.380.00015.6521.371.372.8629.4737.40
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter9933351826332250555400000.246.353.309.66210312388.286.063.243.00014.1813.920.980.77111.0014.63
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter349616211101420162000000.219.330.250.580242112.276.031.219.00014.2917.861.250.000.009.52
California Angels Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter166158548891588282222228462733866759105335437152.271.372.441.81325805266912.277.170.316.00012.5310.980.883.2126.3733.12
Chicago White Sox Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter453127217030943426139211021124082613931.243.351.344.695438731530.278.101.276.00013.7915.691.141.7048.9223.62
Texas Rangers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2307271292023522788211201281613914.278.390.443.83332264867.304.165.331.00013.8414.761.073.1126.9331.68
Average MLB - Per 162 games162543821452521974338378945414.267.370.425.79523146643.280.158.311.00012.8612.110.942.9528.5631.59
Average Minor - Per 162 games162530851361861263509211500000.257.366.380.74620236621.308.123.307.00014.7418.541.261.9443.9626.24

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1973Chicago White SoxALMLBcha22OF13-90191--20201.0001.540.22-----3438.28.0
1973Chicago White SoxALMLBcha22C11-50467115453.9814.821.065550.0-3432.46.8
1973Chicago White SoxALMLBcha223B8-35794-2016.8002.000.46-----3423.54.9
1973Chicago White SoxALMLBcha22DH1---------------342.90.6
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha23C63--2782823308306.9944.86-422166.7410858.339.4
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha23OF39--592-261611.0001.56------10836.124.4
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha23DH9---------------1088.35.6
1975Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24C137--7308485822814.9905.94-896657.41113899.385.1
1975Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24DH1---------------1380.70.6
1976Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25C93--4503864494488.9885.25-783767.8110489.457.8
1976Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25DH11---------------10410.66.8
1977Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26C61--3202865354348.9835.70-512269.916988.437.7
1977Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26OF3--5---551.0001.67------694.31.9
1977Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26DH2---------------692.91.2
1978California AngelsALMLBcal27C128--6818256768763.9935.96-1126563.3213396.279.0
1978California AngelsALMLBcal27DH2---------------1331.51.2
1979California AngelsALMLBcal28C129--66935115715704.9855.46-1013474.8614887.279.6
1979California AngelsALMLBcal28DH18---------------14812.211.1
1980California AngelsALMLBcal29C16--696--75751.0004.69-20195.2-3053.310.0
1980California AngelsALMLBcal29DH13---------------3043.38.1
1981California AngelsALMLBcal30OF56--9711-9998.9901.75------9360.250.9
1981California AngelsALMLBcal30C37--1401712158157.9944.24-211361.819339.833.6
1981California AngelsALMLBcal30DH5---------------935.44.5
1982California AngelsALMLBcal31OF158--3219--3303301.0002.09------158100.097.5
1983California AngelsALMLBcal32OF84--16091-170169.9942.01------11374.351.9
1983California AngelsALMLBcal32DH26---------------11323.016.0
1984California AngelsALMLBcal33OF131--2725--2772771.0002.11------15684.080.9
1984California AngelsALMLBcal33DH21---------------15613.513.0
1985California AngelsALMLBcal34OF121--24452-251249.9922.06------15080.774.7
1985California AngelsALMLBcal34DH25---------------15016.715.4
1986California AngelsALMLBcal35OF138--26753-275272.9891.97------15290.885.2
1986California AngelsALMLBcal35DH10---------------1526.66.2
1987California AngelsALMLBcal36DH118---------------15576.172.8
1987California AngelsALMLBcal36OF34--472--49491.0001.44------15521.921.0
1988California AngelsALMLBcal37DH132---------------13597.881.5
1989California AngelsALMLBcal38DH141---------------14299.387.0
1990California AngelsALMLBcal39DH87---------------9690.653.7
1991Texas RangersALMLBtex40DH109---------------12388.667.3
1992Texas RangersALMLBtex41DH93---------------10786.957.4
MLB Totals for DH - 19 season(s)-   DH824---------------8240.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 10 season(s)-   OF777-901491397215371530.9951.9717.00-----7770.00.0
MLB Totals for C - 9 season(s)-   C675-503383325403137483708.9895.4974.1651926466.3266750.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B8-35794-2016.8002.000.46-----80.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1973Chicago White SoxALMLBcha22-11---8---131
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha23-63-------399
1975Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24-137--------1
1976Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25-93--------11
1977Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26-61-------32
1978California AngelsALMLBcal27-128--------2
1979California AngelsALMLBcal28-129--------18
1980California AngelsALMLBcal29-16--------13
1981California AngelsALMLBcal30-37-------565
1982California AngelsALMLBcal31---------158-
1983California AngelsALMLBcal32---------8426
1984California AngelsALMLBcal33---------13121
1985California AngelsALMLBcal34---------12125
1986California AngelsALMLBcal35---------13810
1987California AngelsALMLBcal36---------34118
1988California AngelsALMLBcal37----------132
1989California AngelsALMLBcal38----------141
1990California AngelsALMLBcal39----------87
1991Texas RangersALMLBtex40----------109
1992Texas RangersALMLBtex41----------93

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1979California AngelsChamp. SeriesMLB28415130001001100000.200.250.200.4503016.214.000.0676.256.251.000.000.000.00
1982California AngelsChamp. SeriesMLB31519431000003200000.158.273.211.4844122.176.053.21113.649.090.670.000.0033.33
1986California AngelsChamp. SeriesMLB35727260017004500000.222.323.333.6569131.238.111.25912.9016.131.253.2327.0016.67
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs16617121018008800000.197.290.262.55216269.212.065.19711.5911.591.001.4561.0016.67

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1987AL Player of the Month (April)1
1990American League Player of the Week (August 6-August 12)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1992-11-06Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1991-12-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
1991-10-30Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1991-04-13ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
1990-11-05Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1987-01-08ContractSigned as Free Agent by Angels. 
1986-11-12Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1977-12-05TradeTraded by White Sox with Dave Frost and Chris Knapp to Angels for Richard Dotson, Thad Bosley and Bobby Bonds. 
1969-08-19ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by White Sox. 
* 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
1985California AngelsTeam Payroll34808,333-80587++370,78060,000808,333
1986California AngelsTeam Payroll35808,333-109985++386,34760,0001,616,666
1987California AngelsTeam Payroll36900,000-74690++344,90660,0002,516,666
1988California AngelsTeam Payroll37900,000-89487++392,10762,5003,416,666
1989California AngelsTeam Payroll381,250,000-69392++429,80262,5004,666,666
1990California AngelsTeam Payroll391,250,000-94787++515,727100,0005,916,666
1991Texas RangersTeam Payroll40100,000-62031-742,231100,0006,016,666
1992Texas RangersTeam Payroll41950,000-2681167962,245109,0006,966,666
* 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