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John BowkerTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2015 MLB Years: 2008-2011
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Played in Japan
Rated Prospect

PositionsOF-386, 1B-211, LF-185, RF-134, DH-2Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohn Brite Bowker
Height6-2Weight190BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateJuly 8,1983 [34.294]PlaceSacramento,California
High SchoolRio Americano (Sacramento,CA)
CollegeLong Beach State University (Long Beach,CA)

DraftedSelected by the San Francisco Giants [Team Picks] in the 3rd round (100th overall) of the 2004 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$405,000Signing ScoutsLee CarballoService Time2.025 (2011)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2008-SFN-#9
MLB DebutApril 12,2008 [24.279]
OrganizationsSFN [8] PIT [3] PHI [1] Awards4
TBC Player ID26082Retrosheet IDbowkj001MLBAM ID435624
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Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2002Long Beach StateBigWestNCAA-1Frlf1833000000000000000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2003Long Beach StateBigWestNCAA-1So22lf195115327516273323133310302.333.382.536.9188215170.379.203.281.3927.6519.412.544.1221.8629.41
2004Long Beach StateBigWestNCAA-1Jr22lf2059225317215374120174330405.320.369.507.87611425249.363.187.271.3756.8317.272.532.8132.1434.72
2004Arizona GiantsArizRksfn-of2010431422712111071100001.512.580.8601.440371050.667.348.535.59714.0022.001.574.0021.5045.45
2004Salem-Keizer VolcanoesNwstA-sfn-of20311272341924161082560025.323.390.520.9106615141.378.197.268.3895.6717.733.132.8431.7536.59
2004Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         41170376316362720153660026.371.440.6061.04610325191.445.235.335.4447.8518.852.403.1428.3339.68
2005San Jose GiantsCalifA+sfn28of211214646612427113673736108328014.267.319.414.73319241513.316.147.216.3197.0221.053.002.5335.6933.06
2006San Jose GiantsCalifA+sfn22of22112462611313267666337100273312.284.337.424.76119645511.346.140.227.3297.2419.572.701.3766.0034.35
2006Fresno GrizzliesPCLAAAsfn-of2224020000000000000.500.500.5001.000204.500.000.000.4450.000.000.000.000.000.00
2006Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         114466611333267666337100273312.285.339.425.76419845515.348.140.225.3307.1819.422.701.3666.5733.83
2007Connecticut DefendersEastAAsfn-of23139522791603562290374110312012117.307.363.523.88627363587.337.216.287.3786.9817.552.513.7523.7339.38
2008Fresno GrizzliesPCLAAAsfn51b-of242393132231292072320001.237.304.355.659336102.294.118.215.2966.8622.553.291.9646.5027.27
2008San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn70,211b241113263183143104311197430217.255.300.408.70813327350.299.153.212.3095.4321.143.892.8632.6032.53
2009Fresno GrizzliesPCLAAAsfn21rf-lf25104366821252242183106746440666.342.451.5961.04721847450.362.254.467.44416.4414.220.864.6717.4337.60
2009San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn20lf25316771322271041810100.194.247.373.62025673.229.179.254.2685.4824.664.502.7433.5046.15
2010Fresno GrizzliesPCLAAAsfn16lf26511973661121143612233730138.310.388.594.98211727224.320.284.396.41910.2716.521.616.2514.0744.26
2010Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit161b2625911029724100062010020.319.367.571.938521398.373.252.319.3986.1220.413.334.0822.7544.83
2010Totals for AAA-AAA         762884690193184612295740158.313.382.587.96916940322.336.274.372.4129.0117.701.975.5916.0044.44
2010San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn20lf26418291730380062300211.207.256.354.61029690.241.147.220.2636.6725.563.833.3327.3335.29
2010Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit23rf262669716502130181000013.232.312.391.70327777.246.159.261.30910.3912.991.252.6034.5043.75
2010Totals for NL-NL         6715116338052101143300224.219.281.371.6525613167.243.152.238.2848.3819.762.362.9930.2039.39
2011Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit23lf27106421561292711576232773102110.306.348.482.83020343451.340.176.238.3615.9916.192.703.3328.0733.33
2011Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit14rf-1b271917041002012400010.235.316.294.6105119.308.059.118.25710.5321.052.000.000.0025.00
2011Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi16rf-1b271213000000000700000.000.000.000.0000013.000.000.000.0000.0053.850.000.000.000.00
2010Totals for NL-NL         31300410020121100010.133.188.167.3555132.211.034.067.1506.2534.385.500.000.0025.00
2012Yomiuri GiantsJap CenIntl--2869184123610131020165422023.196.267.310.5775714204.260.114.212.2557.8426.473.381.4761.3338.89
2013Yomiuri GiantsJap CenIntl-291052712771173144600197930228.262.315.502.81713634295.317.240.310.3506.4426.784.164.7519.3647.89
2014Campeche PiratasMexAAA-3020801224711140081200102.300.360.450.81036989.338.150.250.3568.9913.481.501.1280.0037.50
2014Tohoku Rakuten Golden EagJap PacIntl-3065214185312172230115530209.248.291.411.7028820230.299.163.229.3094.7823.915.003.0430.5737.74
2015Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAsfn231b31431371036603121082710203.263.304.372.676519148.303.109.175.2955.4118.243.382.0345.6725.00
2015Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit191b31552011644906200254000111.219.237.353.5907115207.244.134.149.2522.4219.328.002.9033.5034.09
2015Totals for AAA-AAA         98338268015093212136710314.237.265.361.62612224355.268.124.160.2703.6618.875.152.5437.5630.00
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter2405745413325517732339136405411.232.283.382.66521947622.272.150.216.0006.2721.863.492.7333.7635.34
Minor League Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter8423208478950203261145103030287643359361980.296.357.482.83915473433575.336.186.276.0008.0317.992.243.1928.1436.11
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter42915902354729310662601613158296120131331.297.362.492.8547831691773.327.195.297.0008.9116.691.873.7224.0935.81
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter139522791603562290374110312012117.307.363.523.88627363587.337.216.287.0006.9817.552.513.7523.7339.38
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter23392612725559720133910732085911326.275.328.419.747388861024.331.144.221.0007.1320.312.851.9546.3033.73
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter311272341924161082560025.323.390.520.9106615141.378.197.268.0005.6717.733.132.8431.7536.59
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter10431422712111071100001.512.580.8601.440371050.667.348.535.00014.0022.001.574.0021.5045.45
Intl Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2396695716039524785046188824420.239.294.420.71428168729.295.181.257.0006.3125.794.093.2927.8842.50
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter11338158123215147443307640707.323.372.514.88619640422.366.191.273.0007.1118.012.533.3227.2132.52
San Francisco Giants Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter183475471131951558212911540528.238.285.394.67918739513.280.156.219.0005.6522.423.972.9231.6734.51
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter45867206021502101400023.233.313.372.68532896.257.139.233.00010.4214.581.402.0843.0040.00
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1213000000000700000.000.000.000.0000013.000.000.000.0000.0053.850.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623873690173114912269230337.232.283.382.66514832420.272.150.216.0006.2721.863.492.7333.7635.34
Average Minor - Per 162 games1626179218339522986655124727415.296.357.482.83929866688.336.186.276.0008.0317.992.243.1928.1436.11

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2004Arizona Giants ArizRksfn20OF10--13---13131.0001.30------10100.017.9
2004Salem-Keizer Volcanoes NwstA-sfn20OF31--4222-4644.9571.42------31100.040.8
2005San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn21OF104--134242140136.9711.31------12186.074.3
2006San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn22OF108--181632190187.9841.73------11296.477.1
2006Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn22OF1--1---111.0001.00------250.00.7
2007Connecticut Defenders EastAAsfn23OF122--247941260256.9852.10------13987.886.5
2008Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn241B13--1178118126125.9929.62------2356.59.1
2008Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn24OF10--1911-2120.9522.00------2343.57.0
2008San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn241B716755044839643493487.9886.860.89-----11164.043.8
2008San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24RF14109122---22221.0001.570.24-----11112.68.6
2008San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24LF53275---551.0001.000.19-----1114.53.1
2008San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24DH2---------------1111.81.2
2009Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn25RF45--100131104101.9712.24------10443.331.3
2009Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn25LF41--828129190.9892.20------10439.428.5
2009Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn251B16--1291529146144.9869.00------10415.411.1
2009San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn25LF131184201--21211.0001.620.25-----3141.98.0
2009San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn25RF54296---661.0001.200.21-----3116.13.1
2009San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn251B421815---15151.0003.750.83-----3112.92.5
2010Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn26LF39--7415-8075.9381.92------5176.527.1
2010Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit261B14--12610215138136.9869.71------2556.09.7
2010Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit26LF6--6---661.0001.00------2524.04.2
2010Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit26RF6--91--10101.0001.67------2524.04.2
2010Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn26RF3--4---441.0001.33------515.92.1
2010Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn261B1--7--1771.0007.00------512.00.7
2010San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn26LF1611103251--26261.0001.630.25-----4139.09.9
2010Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit26RF161511330---30301.0001.880.27-----2661.59.9
2010San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn26RF87598---881.0001.000.14-----4119.54.9
2010Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit261B5437293113332.9706.400.86-----2619.23.1
2010Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit26LF1-6--1-1---------263.80.6
2011Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit27LF64--11632-121119.9831.86------10660.444.4
2011Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit27RF30--6011-6261.9842.03------10628.320.8
2011Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit271B13--738198281.9886.23------10612.39.0
2011Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi27RF1174---441.0004.000.57-----128.30.6
2011Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit271B1-23---331.0003.001.50-----195.30.6
2011Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi271B1-411--221.0002.000.50-----128.30.6
2011Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27RF1-1-------------195.30.6
2015Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit311B40--32032328355352.9928.80------5572.727.8
2015Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAsfn311B32--23021220253251.9927.84------4374.422.2
2015Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit31RF5--5---551.0001.00------559.13.5
MLB Totals for 1B - 4 season(s)-   1B827361149643744546539.9876.570.88-----820.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 4 season(s)-   RF453730070---70701.0001.560.23-----450.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 3 season(s)-   LF35252205021-5352.9811.490.24-----350.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH2---------------20.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 3 season(s)-   LF150--2781282298290.9731.93------1500.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 5 season(s)-   1B129--1002941110011071096.9908.50------1290.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 4 season(s)-   RF89--178341185181.9782.03------890.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF11--2011-2221.9551.91------110.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF122--247941260256.9852.10------1220.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF212--315874330323.9791.52------2120.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF31--4222-4644.9571.42------310.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF10--13---13131.0001.30------100.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2004Arizona Giants ArizRksfn20---------10-
2004Salem-Keizer Volcanoes NwstA-sfn20---------31-
2005San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn21---------104-
2006San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn22---------108-
2006Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn22---------1-
2007Connecticut Defenders EastAAsfn23---------122-
2008Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn24--13------10-
2008San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24--71---5-14-2
2009Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn25--16---41-45--
2009San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn25--4---13-5--
2010Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn26--1---39-3--
2010Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit26--14---6-6--
2010San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn26------16-8--
2010Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit26--5---1-16--
2011Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit27--13---64-30--
2011Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi27--1-----1--
2011Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27--1-----1--
2015Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit31--40-----5--
2015Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAsfn31--32--------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006San Francisco GiantsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2235120000000000000.400.400.400.800205.400.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2007San Francisco GiantsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2321000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2008San Francisco GiantsMLB Spring TrainingMLB24918451100000400002.278.278.444.7228218.357.166.1670.0022.220.000.000.0040.00
2009San Francisco GiantsMLB Spring TrainingMLB252957912202100091500001.211.318.351.66920466.250.140.29813.6422.731.673.0328.5033.33
2010San Francisco GiantsMLB Spring TrainingMLB26277513234162200101100100.307.384.6271.011471186.288.320.45311.6312.791.106.9812.5047.83
2011Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB27224151230381011000102.293.302.585.88724643.310.292.3412.3323.2610.006.9813.6750.00
2015San Francisco GiantsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3143011001001100000.333.500.6671.167214.500.334.66725.0025.001.000.000.00100.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 7 yrs962003255112114110214100205.275.341.515.85610324223.293.240.3509.4218.391.954.9318.1843.64

Awards [4]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2004Big West Conference All-Conference Team (OF)1
2007Eastern League All-Star Team (OF)1
2009Pacific Coast League All-Star (OF) ... Triple A All-Star Team (DH)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2015-11-17PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency32.132  
2015-08-31PPittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from disabled list32.054Team Roster on 2015-08-31
2015-08-28PPittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured32.051Team Roster on 2015-08-28
2015-06-12PPittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from disabled list31.340Team Roster on 2015-06-12
2015-06-11PPittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)YDL-7TradedDL7 Traded from Pirates to Braves for future considerations31.339Team Roster on 2015-06-11
2015-06-03PSan Francisco GiantsSacramento (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured31.331Team Roster on 2015-06-03
2015-04-09PSan Francisco GiantsSacramento (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Sacramento (AAA)31.276Team Roster on 2015-04-09
2015-01-25PSan Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract31.201Team Roster on 2015-01-25
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2012-01-10Released by Phillies 
2010-07-31TradeTraded by Giants with Joe Martinez to Pirates for Javier Lopez 
2004-07-19Contractsigned 
* 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
2004San Francisco Giants-20405,000-------405,000Signing Bonus out of 2004 Draft (3rd round - 100th overall)
2008San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll24390,000-75330-2,696,252390,000795,000
2009San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll25400,000-72432-2,746,792400,0001,195,000
2010Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll26410,000-65627282,812,412400,0001,605,000
2010San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll26410,000-65630282,812,412400,0001,605,000
2011Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll27441,5002.02558625352,722,607414,0002,046,500
2011Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll27441,5002.02558618352,722,607414,0002,046,500
* 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