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Mike BowdenTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: MLB Years: 2008-2013
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Drafted
Played in Japan
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsP-330Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMichael Matthew Bowden
Height6-3Weight215BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateSeptember 9,1986 [32.043]PlaceWinfield,Illinois
High SchoolWaubonsie Valley (Aurora,IL)

DraftedSelected by the Boston Red Sox [Team Picks] in the 1st round (47th overall) of the 2005 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$730,000Signing ScoutsDanny HaasService Time2.030 (2013)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2007-MLB-#83 ... 2007-BOS-#3 ... 2008-MLB-#94 ... 2008-BOS-#7 ... 2009-MLB-#83 ... 2009-BOS-#2
MLB DebutAugust 30,2008 [21.355]
OrganizationsBOS [8] CHN [2] BAL [1] MIN [1] Awards3
TBC Player ID54013Retrosheet IDbowdm001MLBAM ID476601
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (54.78%) -- Slider (23.15%) -- Changeup (8.15%) -- Cutter (5.61%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (4.26%) -- Splitter (4.05%)
Fastball Velocity [2013] - 90.65 - [2012] - 91.27 - [2011] - 92.78 - [2010] - 91.84
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts55Walks54Hittable64SO/BB55vsPower64Hitting0Durability59Team.497Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2005Gulf Coast Red SoxGCLRkbos-S/R18100.0042200006.040004100001.336.00--6.0015.002.501.000-
2006Greenville DriveSALAbos25ST19963.51242400000107.29150429311189001.137.610.752.599.863.81.600-
2006Wilmington Blue RocksCaroA+bos-ST19009.0011000005.09550131002.0016.20--1.805.403.00--
2006Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0963.75252500000112.2100554793212110001.177.990.722.569.673.78.6002.89
2007Lancaster JetHawksCalifA+bos35ST20201.37880000046.03510718462000.936.850.201.579.005.751.000-
2007Portland Sea DogsEastAAbos33ST20864.2819190100096.21055146933823101.439.780.843.077.632.48.571-
2007Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST01063.34272701000142.2140615310411285101.278.830.632.598.073.12.6253.22
2008Portland Sea DogsEastAAbos44ST21942.33191900000104.07231275241013000.926.210.432.078.714.21.692-
2008Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos41ST21033.38761001040.040161555290001.139.001.131.136.535.80.000-
2008Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0972.62262510010144.0112474210291303000.986.980.621.818.114.48.5632.83
2008Boston Red SoxALMLBbos64ST21103.6011000005.07220130001.6012.60--1.805.403.001.0002.53
2009Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos30ST22463.13242400000126.010647441147885001.217.550.783.356.271.87.400-
2009Boston Red SoxALMLBbos64Rel22119.56817003016.023171736123001.8112.941.693.386.752.00.5005.16
2010Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos30S/R23643.663116150041105.28443431337774101.157.151.113.156.562.08.600-
2010Boston Red SoxALMLBbos64Rel23014.7014014007015.0208824132001.5711.741.172.357.633.25.0003.86
2011Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos23R/CL24332.734104100351652.2431916518611001.167.350.853.0810.423.39.500-
2011Boston Red SoxALMLBbos64Rel24004.0514014009020.01999311173001.508.551.354.957.651.55-4.93
2012Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn36Rel25322.76230230011232.2191210217351201.105.230.554.689.642.06.600-
2012Boston Red SoxALMLBbos64Rel25003.0020200203.02111130001.006.003.003.009.003.00-6.43
2012Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28Rel25002.95300300011036.2301212416291001.257.360.983.937.121.81-4.24
2013Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn11Rel26002.4113013005218.2145513280000.916.750.481.4513.509.33--
2013Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28Rel26134.30340340012037.2321818315234101.257.650.723.585.501.53.2504.06
2014Seibu LionsJap PacIntl-Rel27214.50361350011040.0382020424303301.558.550.905.406.751.25.667-
2015Rochester Red WingsILAAAmin47ST28433.78880000047.2502220211470001.289.440.382.088.874.27.571-
2015Norfolk TidesILAAAbal25S/R28721.9124915007075.0601916420521001.067.170.482.396.212.60.778-
2015Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--S/R01152.633217150070122.11104136631991001.158.050.442.277.243.19.6882.91
MLB Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter354.51103210100440132.21336767165410013101.408.961.083.646.731.85.3751.27
Minor League Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter56393.08246136110106321860.27323302966725977730401.157.620.702.708.093.00.589-
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter27233.0517163108006321496.04161831694315841712301.157.500.782.857.522.64.540-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter17103.27383801000200.1177827314571836101.167.930.632.558.193.21.630-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter202.12990000051.044151219493001.047.760.181.598.655.441.000-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter963.51242400000107.29150429311189001.137.610.752.599.863.81.600-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter100.0042200006.040004100001.336.00--6.0015.002.501.000-
Intl Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter214.50361350011040.0382020424303301.558.550.905.406.751.25.667-
Chicago Cubs Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter133.63640640023073.0623030731525101.257.510.853.756.301.68.250-
Boston Red Sox Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter225.61392370021059.0713737923488001.5810.771.373.497.282.09.500-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings584.51170316700720220.0219110110268916521201.408.961.083.646.731.85.3851.27
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings14103.0863352800165220.0186847517661988101.157.620.702.708.093.00.583-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2012Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn36p25161000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2012Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28p25302000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter642000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter161000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter161000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Chicago Cubs Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter642000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625000000000500000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games162100000000001000000.000.000.000.0000010.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2005Gulf Coast Red Sox GCLRkbos18P4---2--221.0000.50------4100.07.4
2006Greenville Drive SALAbos19P24--1017--27271.0001.13------24100.017.1
2006Wilmington Blue Rocks CaroA+bos19P1---------------1100.00.7
2007Lancaster JetHawks CalifA+bos20P8--25--771.0000.88------8100.05.7
2008Portland Sea Dogs EastAAbos21P19--512422117.8100.89------19100.013.6
2008Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos21P7--25--771.0001.00------7100.04.9
2008Boston Red SoxALMLBbos21P11511-1221.0002.000.40-----1100.00.6
2009Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos22P24--813212321.9130.88------24100.016.8
2009Boston Red SoxALMLBbos22P811611--221.0000.250.13-----8100.04.9
2010Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos23P31--86-114141.0000.45------31100.021.5
2010Boston Red SoxALMLBbos23P14-15-11-21.5000.070.07-----14100.08.6
2011Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos24P41--53-1881.0000.20------41100.028.9
2011Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24P14-2021--331.0000.210.15-----14100.08.6
2012Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn25P23--431-87.8750.30------23100.016.4
2012Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25P30-36-4--441.0000.130.116-100.0-30100.018.5
2012Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25P2-3-------------2100.01.2
2013Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn26P13---------------13100.09.0
2013Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26P34-3758-113131.0000.380.35-20.0-34100.021.0
2015Norfolk Tides ILAAAbal28P24--89-117171.0000.71------24100.016.7
2015Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin28P8--14--551.0000.63------8100.05.6
MLB Totals for P - 6 season(s)-   P1032132916122625.9620.240.196275.0-1030.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 7 season(s)-   P171--3643348279.9630.46------1710.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P19--512422117.8100.89------190.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P9--25--771.0000.78------90.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P24--1017--27271.0001.13------240.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P4---2--221.0000.50------40.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2005Gulf Coast Red Sox GCLRkbos184----------
2006Greenville Drive SALAbos1924----------
2006Wilmington Blue Rocks CaroA+bos191----------
2007Lancaster JetHawks CalifA+bos208----------
2008Portland Sea Dogs EastAAbos2119----------
2008Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos217----------
2008Boston Red SoxALMLBbos211----------
2009Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos2224----------
2009Boston Red SoxALMLBbos228----------
2010Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos2331----------
2010Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2314----------
2011Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos2441----------
2011Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2414----------
2012Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn2523----------
2012Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2530----------
2012Boston Red SoxALMLBbos252----------
2013Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn2613----------
2013Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2634----------
2015Norfolk Tides ILAAAbal2824----------
2015Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin288----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2009Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB22000.0000000018.01500510002.0016.885.631.130.000.000.00.000
2010Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB23005.0041300019.01065035001.4410.000.003.005.001.676.00.000
2011Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB24104.35817000010.11265036001.4910.450.002.615.232.005.231.000
2012Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB25002.45909003211.011331310001.279.000.822.458.183.332.45.000
2013Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB26002.7710010001013.01044027110.926.920.001.384.853.502.77.000
2016LG TwinsKoreaForeign291873.80303001110180.015983761754160821.187.950.852.708.002.964.15.720
2017Doosan BearsKoreaForeign30354.6417170000087.1904745153851611.479.271.553.925.261.344.84.375
Korean League Totals - 2 yrs21124.07474701110267.324913012132922111431.288.381.083.107.102.294.38.636
MLB Spring Training Totals - 5 yrs102.9831229004451.358191761228111.3610.171.052.104.912.333.331.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2009Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB2211000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 2 yrs51000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2005High School All-American - 1st Team (P)1
2008Boston Red Sox Minor League Player of the Year ... Double-A All-Star (SP)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2015-11-17RPFree Agent -InternationalContractSigned with Doosan Bears (Korea)29.069  
2015-11-15RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency29.067  
2015-07-25RPMinnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract28.319Team Roster on 2015-07-25
2015-07-18RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Orioles28.312  
2015-04-09RPBaltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Norfolk (AAA)28.212Team Roster on 2015-04-09
2015-04-05RPBaltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)-MinorsTradedTraded from Reds to Orioles for cash considerations28.208Team Roster on 2015-04-05
2014-12-25RPCincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract28.107Team Roster on 2014-12-25
2013-12-03RPFree Agent -InternationalContractSigned with Seibu (Japan)27.085  
2013-10-04RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentElected Free Agency27.025  
2013-09-06RPChicago CubsIowa (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsOutrighted to Iowa (AAA)26.362Team Roster on 2013-09-06
2013-09-04RPChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for Assignment26.360Team Roster on 2013-09-04
2013-07-11RPChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from Iowa (AAA)26.305Team Roster on 2013-07-11
2013-05-30RPChicago CubsIowa (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsOutrighted to Iowa (AAA)26.263Team Roster on 2013-05-30
2013-05-21RPChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for assignment26.254Team Roster on 2013-05-21
2013-03-05RPChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($0.5095m)26.177Team Roster on 2013-03-05
2012-08-13RPChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from Iowa (AAA)25.338Team Roster on 2012-08-13
2012-06-04RPChicago CubsIowa (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsOutrighted to Iowa (AAA)25.268Team Roster on 2012-06-04
2012-06-01RPChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for Assignment25.265Team Roster on 2012-06-01
2012-05-04RPChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)YActive--25.237Team Roster on 2012-05-04
2012-04-21OFChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Red Sox to Cubs for Marlon Byrd25.224Team Roster on 2012-04-21
2012-04-15PBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for assignment25.218Team Roster on 2012-04-15
2012-03-09RPBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2012-2012 ($0.484m)25.181Team Roster on 2012-03-09
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2009-08-21InjuredActivated from DL 
2009-03-10ContractSigned by Red Sox (1-year) 
* 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
2005Boston Red Sox-18730,000-------730,000Signing Bonus out of 2005 Draft (1st round - 47th overall)
2008Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll21390,000-75345-2,696,252390,0001,120,000
2009Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll22400,000-72448-2,746,792400,0001,520,000
2010Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll23400,000-75744-2,812,412400,0001,920,000
2011Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll24417,500-73835192,722,607414,0002,337,500
2012Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll25484,000-67635252,954,887480,0002,821,5002012-03-09 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2012-2012 ($0.484m)
2012Chicago CubsTeam Payroll25484,000-67621252,954,887480,0002,821,5002012-03-09 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2012-2012 ($0.484m)
2013Chicago CubsTeam Payroll26509,5002.0355023403,023,990490,0003,331,0002013-03-05 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($0.5095m)
* 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