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J.R. TowlesTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2014 MLB Years: 2007-2011
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PositionsC-561, 1B-5, LF-2, OF-1Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJustin R. Towles
Height6-2Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateFebruary 11,1984 [34.163]PlaceCrosby,Texas
High SchoolCrosby (Crosby,TX)
CollegeCollin College (McKinney,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Houston Astros [Team Picks] in the 20th round (604th overall) of the 2004 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Oakland Athletics [Team Picks] in the 23rd round (692nd overall) of the 2003 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Oakland Athletics [Team Picks] in the 32nd round (968th overall) of the 2002 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsPat MurphyService Time2.002 (2012)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2007-HOU-#6 ... 2008-MLB-#53 ... 2008-HOU-#1
MLB DebutSeptember 5,2007 [23.207]
OrganizationsHOU [8] LAN [1] MIN [1] SLN [1] TEX [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID37899Retrosheet IDtowlj001MLBAM ID453525
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Player Notes:   First player ever drafted out of Collin College in 2003
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed43Power68Contact63XBH73RBIs60Runs53Hitting54Durability31Team.467Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2004Greeneville AstrosAppRkhou-c203911117276008431223111101.243.370.297.667336136.303.054.171.3178.8216.911.920.000.0022.22
2005Lexington LegendsSALAhou15c214516235561425231171629105003.346.436.549.9858921193.398.203.327.4288.2915.031.812.5932.4037.50
2006Lexington LegendsSALAhou15c2281284399019212551352146104203.317.382.525.90714933321.342.208.310.3896.5414.332.193.7423.6736.67
2007Salem AvalancheCaroA+hou15c23269014183201135121590402.200.339.278.617255115.228.078.189.29410.4313.041.250.000.0027.78
2007Corpus Christi HooksTexAAhou21c236121647701221149942335153012.324.425.551.97611925257.347.227.356.4248.9513.621.524.2819.6435.71
2007Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAhou43c2313435120002244712000.279.354.279.63312050.333.000.047.2998.0014.001.750.000.000.00
2007Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         10034966100154116214133957255414.287.393.447.84015630422.312.160.275.3739.2413.511.462.6131.7330.00
2007Houston AstrosNLMLBhou46c23144091550112013110011.375.432.5751.00723644.368.200.250.4306.822.270.332.2740.0040.00
2008Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAhou-c244816828518272843133163216.304.370.500.8708417192.333.196.280.3776.7716.152.383.6524.0033.33
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou46c245414610205041600164063013.137.250.253.503379171.157.116.226.2359.3623.392.502.3436.5045.00
2009Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAhou14c2556145234012142230222762302.276.386.455.8416617178.308.179.352.37112.3615.171.232.2536.2542.50
2009Houston AstrosNLMLBhou46c2516487920230031611011.188.250.354.60417453.233.166.229.2595.6630.195.333.7724.0044.44
2010Corpus Christi HooksTexAAhou-c26514321003204420000.143.400.214.6143120.200.071.500.32220.0020.001.000.000.0050.00
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou46c2617473930180021210102.191.235.319.55415451.229.128.170.2453.9223.536.001.9647.0044.44
2011Oklahoma City RedHawksPCLAAAhou10c2735105192940311301811111106.276.430.400.830427136.283.124.324.38113.248.090.612.2135.0024.14
2011Houston AstrosNLMLBhou46c275414711277031100132621213.184.256.293.5494310165.200.109.197.2467.8815.762.001.8249.0037.04
2012Rochester Red WingsILAAAmin5c2852168243614011024123643201.214.280.315.5955315189.263.101.161.2666.3519.053.000.53168.0041.67
2013Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln46c2919591514315140081040011.237.366.576.94234971.205.339.475.40111.2714.081.257.0411.8064.29
2013Albuquerque IsotopesPCLAAAlan41c29415230012100302000.200.200.400.6006117.182.200.267.2580.0017.650.005.8815.0033.33
2013Totals for PCL-PCL         23741717316161081342011.230.337.541.878401088.200.311.432.3769.0914.771.636.8212.3358.82
2014Bridgeport BluefishAtlInd-306721635631411137003043161310.292.411.519.93011226266.315.227.366.40811.2816.171.434.1419.6441.27
2014Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAtex141b30617133004005500002.176.364.353.7176322.250.177.471.33222.7322.731.000.000.00100.00
MLB Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter155428408022011500137951153410.187.267.315.58213533484.212.128.213.0007.6419.632.572.2738.9141.25
Minor League Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter49015972724519912492425735170282892615329.282.379.451.8307211601897.314.169.289.0008.9614.871.662.5832.5935.48
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter233720117188444219315118213032138218.261.359.421.78030369855.289.160.279.0009.5915.201.592.4634.2936.70
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter66230507213211521142739173012.313.423.530.95312226277.339.217.365.0009.7514.081.443.9720.9136.11
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter269014183201135121590402.200.339.278.617255115.228.078.189.00010.4313.041.250.000.0027.78
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter12644674146334177824123775209206.327.402.534.93623854514.362.207.316.0007.2014.592.033.3126.2436.99
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter3911117276008431223111101.243.370.297.667336136.303.054.171.0008.8216.911.920.000.0022.22
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter6721635631411137003043161310.292.411.519.93011226266.315.227.366.00011.2816.171.434.1419.6441.27
Houston Astros Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter155428408022011500137951153410.187.267.315.58213533484.212.128.213.0007.6419.632.572.2738.9141.25
Average MLB - Per 162 games162447428423011520139991153410.187.267.315.58214134506.212.128.213.0007.6419.632.572.2738.9141.25
Average Minor - Per 162 games162528901493341680191256932995110.282.379.451.83023853627.314.169.289.0008.9614.871.662.5832.5935.48

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2004Greeneville Astros AppRkhou20C37--2472211270269.9967.27-----23994.955.2
2005Lexington Legends SALAhou21C36--2801923301299.9938.31------4580.025.9
2006Lexington Legends SALAhou22C61--4542854487482.9907.90-----48175.344.2
2006Lexington Legends SALAhou22OF1--1---111.0001.00------811.20.7
2007Salem Avalanche CaroA+hou23C26--1732013194193.9957.42-----126100.018.7
2007Corpus Christi Hooks TexAAhou23C47--2852144310306.9876.51------6177.033.6
2007Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou23C13--805--85851.0006.54------13100.09.2
2007Houston AstrosNLMLBhou23C14995656-171711.0005.070.753350.0114100.08.6
2008Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou24C47--3011934323320.9916.81-----14897.932.9
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou24C53474083121321327325.9946.130.8013765.035498.132.9
2009Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou25C45--2682531296293.9906.51-271073.035680.431.3
2009Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25C1514114838--91911.0006.070.8010190.911693.89.3
2010Corpus Christi Hooks TexAAhou26C5--342-136361.0007.20-2166.7-5100.03.6
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26C15131169271-10099.9906.600.858372.7-1788.29.3
2011Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAhou27C33--2032313227226.9966.85-171356.7-3594.323.1
2011Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27C51413652842263312306.9816.000.8438882.625494.431.5
2012Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin28C44--2942131318315.9917.16-241266.715284.630.6
2012Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin28LF2--2---221.0001.00------523.81.4
2013Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln29C15--11211-11231231.0008.20-14670.011978.910.4
2013Albuquerque Isotopes PCLAAAlan29C4--345--39391.0009.75-2166.7-4100.02.8
2014Round Rock Express PCLAAAtex301B5--402-242421.0008.40------683.33.5
MLB Totals for C - 5 season(s)-   C14812410988365695901892.9906.030.81722276.671480.00.0
AAA Totals for C - 6 season(s)-   C201--1292109101014111401.9936.97-844266.762010.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B5--402-242421.0008.40------50.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF2--2---221.0001.00------20.00.0
AA Totals for C - 2 season(s)-   C52--3192345346342.9886.58-2166.7-520.00.0
A+ Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C26--1732013194193.9957.42-----1260.00.0
A Totals for C - 2 season(s)-   C97--7344777788781.9918.05-----4970.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF1--1---111.0001.00------10.00.0
Rk Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C37--2472211270269.9967.27-----2370.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2004Greeneville Astros AppRkhou20-37---------
2005Lexington Legends SALAhou21-36---------
2006Lexington Legends SALAhou22-61-------1-
2007Salem Avalanche CaroA+hou23-26---------
2007Corpus Christi Hooks TexAAhou23-47---------
2007Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou23-13---------
2007Houston AstrosNLMLBhou23-14---------
2008Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou24-47---------
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou24-53---------
2009Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou25-45---------
2009Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25-15---------
2010Corpus Christi Hooks TexAAhou26-5---------
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26-15---------
2011Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAhou27-33---------
2011Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27-51---------
2012Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin28-44----2----
2013Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln29-15---------
2013Albuquerque Isotopes PCLAAAlan29-4---------
2014Round Rock Express PCLAAAtex30--5--------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2007Mesa Solar SoxArizona Fall LgMinor2347230000110100000.429.429.429.858307.500.000.0000.0014.290.000.000.000.00
2008Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB2415318104015102710000.323.382.548.93017534.391.225.3235.8820.593.502.9431.0050.00
2009Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB251121341011001700001.190.227.381.6088222.231.191.2384.5531.827.004.5521.0050.00
2010Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB26174561371030001040000.289.347.489.83622849.371.200.2000.0020.410.000.000.0061.54
2011Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB2716408122037012510002.300.349.575.92423543.281.275.3004.6511.632.506.9813.3341.67
2012Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB281423461024013500000.261.346.565.91113326.250.304.39111.5419.231.677.6911.5050.00
2013St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB291520360002002310001.300.391.300.6916023.353.000.1008.7013.041.500.000.000.00
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs47230000110100000.429.429.429.858307.500.000.0000.0014.290.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 6 yrs88180325115172212103770004.283.345.494.8398923197.324.211.2615.0818.783.703.5525.7145.10

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2014-11-08CFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency30.271  
2014-08-25CTexas RangersRound Rock (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Round Rock (AAA)30.196Team Roster on 2014-08-25
2014-08-25CHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract30.196Team Roster on 2014-08-25
2013-11-07CFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency29.270  
2013-10-08CLos Angeles DodgersAlbuquerque (AAA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from DL29.240Team Roster on 2013-10-08
2013-06-10CLos Angeles DodgersAlbuquerque (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 D-7 Sprained left thumb29.120Team Roster on 2013-06-10
2013-05-29CLos Angeles DodgersAlbuquerque (AAA)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract29.108Team Roster on 2013-05-29
2013-05-25CFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Cardinals29.104  
2013-05-04CSt. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from DL29.083Team Roster on 2013-05-04
2013-04-22CSt. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured29.071Team Roster on 2013-04-22
2013-04-06CSt. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Memphis (AAA)29.055Team Roster on 2013-04-06
2012-12-19CSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract28.312Team Roster on 2012-12-19
2012-11-18CFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency28.281  
2012-08-14CMinnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from DL28.185Team Roster on 2012-08-14
2012-07-18CMinnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured28.158Team Roster on 2012-07-18
2012-04-01CMinnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Rochester (AAA)28.050Team Roster on 2012-04-01
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2012-01-03ContractSigned by Twins 
2008-02-22ContractSigned by Astros (1-year) 
2004-06-16Contractsigned 
* 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
2007Houston AstrosTeam Payroll23380,000-73736-2,459,737380,000380,000
2008Houston AstrosTeam Payroll24390,000-75340-2,696,252390,000770,000
2009Houston AstrosTeam Payroll25400,000-72436-2,746,792400,0001,170,000
2010Houston AstrosTeam Payroll26406,500-68623242,812,412400,0001,576,500
2011Houston AstrosTeam Payroll27424,000-67318262,722,607414,0002,000,500
* 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