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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Wilbur Leon Howard
Stat Years
1973-1979  [mlb] 1973-1978
Height/Weight
6-2 / 175
Bats/Throws
Both / Right
Positions
OF (388) ... 2B (9) ... C (3) ... DH (2)
Draft Position
OF
Born Date/Place
High School
Holbrook (Lowell,NC)
Colleges
Draft
Selected by the Seattle Pilots in Round #19 (#441 overall) of the 1968 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1973-09-04 - Boxscore  (Age: 24.239)
Service Time
Organizations
HOU [6] MIL [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 13041 ... retro id: howaw101 ... mlbam id: 116216
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
TBC Apps
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1973Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil2824ofL-S-E-P116393800010121001010.205.244.205.4494280.026.000.2764.7623.815.000.00.000.0
    1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2625ofL-S-E-P264111192440254551800003.216.250.306.556116346.126.090.2424.3115.523.6055.51.7225.0
    1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2626ofL-S-E-P3121392621111680213211216732132.283.324.365.68941914324.189.082.3405.0115.993.190.00.0021.6
    1976Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2627ofL-S-E-P4941912642721187572801215.220.245.293.5382015610.120.073.2503.4813.934.00191.00.5023.8
    1977Charleston CharliesILAAAhou-28of---51145792003323200100.200.245.244.48949112.133.044.2056.124.080.670.00.0022.2
    1977Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2628ofL-S-E-P58718722486021311153007014.257.276.321.597199608.144.064.2972.5115.086.0093.51.0116.7
    1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2629ofL-S-E-P6841481734411136252231103.230.268.291.559158436.122.061.2623.1613.924.40148.00.6317.6
    1979Charleston CharliesILAAAhou-30of---78629119708102335183211300.241.284.275.559314809.089.034.2675.7310.191.780.00.0012.9
    MLB Totals (6 yrs)466106814926737116716025451756124617.250.283.322.605113534454.147.072.2933.9615.423.89178.00.5320.2
    National League Totals (5 yrs)450102914625937116706024431656114517.252.285.327.612109333654.152.075.2943.9315.103.84171.50.5520.9
    American League Totals (1 yrs)16393800010121001010.205.244.205.4494280.026.000.2764.7623.815.000.00.000.0
    Minor League Totals97336267910102667213411400.235.279.271.5503639111.095.036.2585.799.371.620.00.0013.9
    Minor: AAA Totals97336267910102667213411400.235.279.271.5503639111.095.036.2585.799.371.620.00.0013.9
    Houston Astros Totals (5 yrs)450102914625937116706024431656114517.252.285.327.612109333654.152.075.2943.9315.103.84171.50.5520.9
    Milwaukee Brewers Totals (1 yrs)16393800010121001010.205.244.205.4494280.026.000.2764.7623.815.000.00.000.0
    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
    1973Milwaukee BrewersALMLB24OF11092.0292103231.9692.800.346.868.87
    1973Milwaukee BrewersALMLB24DH200.0000000.0000.000.001.212.58
    1974Houston AstrosNLMLB25OF500268.16530168681.0001.400.2530.978.15
    1975Houston AstrosNLMLB26OF950769.0194710202201.9952.100.2659.078.53
    1976Houston AstrosNLMLB272B2014.0261198.8894.000.571.22.16
    1976Houston AstrosNLMLB27OF630370.09624110298.9611.600.2638.967.04
    1977Houston AstrosNLMLB282B409.05300881.0002.000.892.54.65
    1977Houston AstrosNLMLB28OF620382.1100211103102.9901.600.2738.371.33
    1978Houston AstrosNLMLB29C309.24100551.0001.700.541.93.66
    1978Houston AstrosNLMLB292B101.0000000.0000.000.000.61.26
    1978Houston AstrosNLMLB29OF380219.13920041411.0001.100.1923.545.25
    1979Charleston CharliesILAAA302B200.0241076.8573.000.001.42.34
    1979Charleston CharliesILAAA30OF6900.0154611161160.9942.300.0049.680.23
    MLB Totals - (C)3004100551.0001.700.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (2B)70079111716.9412.300.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (OF)3190925231873548541.9871.705.880.00.00
    MLB Totals - (DH)200000000.0000.000.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (2B)200241076.8573.000.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (OF)6900154611161160.9942.300.000.00.00
    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
    1973MLB---------112
    1974MLB---------50-
    1975MLB---------95-
    1976MLB---2-----63-
    1977MLB---4-----62-
    1978MLB-3-1-----38-
    1979Minor---2-----69-
    Totals-3-9-----3882