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AL DOWNING

MLB  Retired     |   Played: 1961-1977
Positions
P-405
Born
June 28, 1941  (73.016)
Place
Ht/Wt
5-11 / 177
Bats/Throws
Right / Left
High School
Trenton  (Trenton,NJ)
College:
Drafted:
Signed as UDFA 1961 by NYY 
Full Name
Alphonso Erwin Downing 
TBC Player ID
10874
MLB Debut
July 19, 1961  (20.021)
Control
40
K-Rating
67
Efficiency
59
vsPower
59

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OFF THE FIELD
The formula to determine similarity scores is listed in the about section of the site. In short, the scores attempt to compare players career batting statistics vs all other major leagues as well as cumulative statistics at each age.
Career Statistics
1.  Mike Scott (93.13)
2.  Bill Monbouquette (90.38)
3.  Ross Grimsley (90.37)
4.  Mike Boddicker (90.13)
5.  Jon Matlack (89.58)
6.  Bill Singer (88.36)
7.  Doc Medich (88.31)
8.  Gary Peters (87.99)
9.  Sonny Siebert (85.64)
10.  Fritz Peterson (85.57)
Age: 20
1.  Lou Bevil (93.68)
2.  Joe Kiefer (90.56)
3.  Fred Newman (88.8)
4.  Mike Jones (87.91)
5.  Bert Maxwell (86.01)
6.  Bill Bonness (84.22)
7.  Bob James (83.95)
8.  Sid Fernandez (83.89)
9.  Jay Dahl (82.87)
10.  Bob Turley (82.65)
Age: 21
1.  Lou Bevil (92.09)
2.  Mike Walker (91.06)
3.  Joe Kiefer (89.61)
4.  Andrew Miller (85.53)
5.  Bob James (85.06)
6.  Elmer Steele (84.25)
7.  Ron Moeller (83.85)
8.  Darcy Fast (83.53)
9.  Al Kellett (83.43)
10.  Bill Bonness (83.02)
Age: 22
1.  Vern Olsen (84.06)
2.  Larry Jaster (83.87)
3.  Don Wilson (79.51)
4.  Mike Torrez (77.66)
5.  Rube Kroh (76.54)
6.  John Denny (76.48)
7.  Eddie Stack (76.41)
8.  Joe Magrane (76.04)
9.  Lynn McGlothen (75.15)
10.  Hipolito Pichardo (74.67)
Age: 23
1.  Junior Thompson (86.95)
2.  Mickey Lolich (83.36)
3.  Claude Hendrix (83.19)
4.  Hank Thormahlen (83.16)
5.  Billy Loes (83.07)
6.  Silvio Martinez (82.8)
7.  Joe Niekro (82.08)
8.  Steve Barber (81.7)
9.  Chuck Estrada (81.56)
10.  Jim Umbarger (81.45)
Age: 24
1.  Jim O'Toole (87.39)
2.  Mel Stottlemyre (86.37)
3.  Scott Sanderson (85.85)
4.  Joe Niekro (85.63)
5.  Don Wilson (85.62)
6.  Orval Grove (84.84)
7.  Gary Gentry (84.42)
8.  Al Javery (84.16)
9.  Mule Watson (84.14)
10.  Steve Barber (83.63)
Age: 25
1.  Scott Sanderson (88.88)
2.  Gary Gentry (87.66)
3.  Jim O'Toole (87.63)
4.  Joe Niekro (87.57)
5.  Stan Bahnsen (87.27)
6.  Ron Bryant (87.17)
7.  Bill Travers (86.28)
8.  Don Wilson (86.26)
9.  Britt Burns (86.09)
10.  Bob Turley (84.98)
Age: 26
1.  Joey Jay (91.89)
2.  Stan Bahnsen (90.93)
3.  Scott Sanderson (87.94)
4.  Randy Jones (87.38)
5.  Jim Nash (87)
6.  Danny Jackson (86.82)
7.  Stan Williams (86.72)
8.  Jim McGlothlin (86.53)
9.  Gary Gentry (86.18)
10.  Jim O'Toole (85.59)
Age: 27
1.  Scott Sanderson (92.03)
2.  Tom Bradley (90.6)
3.  Rick Reuschel (90.18)
4.  Randy Jones (89.38)
5.  Britt Burns (88.1)
6.  Bobby Shantz (87.4)
7.  Jim Lonborg (87.22)
8.  Stan Williams (86.58)
9.  Steve Hargan (86.57)
10.  Denny Lemaster (86.28)
Age: 28
1.  Denny Lemaster (91.51)
2.  Scott Sanderson (90.34)
3.  Britt Burns (90.31)
4.  Stan Williams (89.44)
5.  Bob Gibson (88.64)
6.  Steve Blass (87.87)
7.  Tom Bradley (87.46)
8.  Rudy May (86.57)
9.  John Buzhardt (86.5)
10.  Mike Flanagan (86.46)
Age: 29
1.  Doc Medich (93.35)
2.  Denny Lemaster (93.25)
3.  Steve Blass (92.6)
4.  Lynn McGlothen (92.1)
5.  John Buzhardt (90.48)
6.  Dick Bosman (88.34)
7.  Paul Splittorff (87.72)
8.  Scott Sanderson (87.49)
9.  Bill Voiselle (87.13)
10.  Jim McGlothlin (86.96)
Age: 30
1.  Steve Blass (93.86)
2.  Doc Medich (91.17)
3.  Don Wilson (90.7)
4.  Ernie Broglio (89.76)
5.  Jerry Koosman (89.25)
6.  John Buzhardt (89.22)
7.  Fritz Peterson (89.1)
8.  Lynn McGlothen (88.92)
9.  Ruben Gomez (88.18)
10.  Denny Lemaster (87.67)
Age: 31
1.  Don Wilson (93.3)
2.  Steve Blass (91.8)
3.  Bill Singer (91.02)
4.  Doc Medich (90.6)
5.  Randy Jones (90.41)
6.  Jerry Koosman (90.37)
7.  Fritz Peterson (89.06)
8.  Paul Splittorff (89.01)
9.  Bob Knepper (87.16)
10.  Lynn McGlothen (86.6)
Age: 32
1.  Doc Medich (91.25)
2.  Randy Jones (90.62)
3.  Bill Singer (90.26)
4.  Ray Culp (89.38)
5.  Tommy John (88.37)
6.  Fritz Peterson (88.35)
7.  Jerry Koosman (87.86)
8.  Don Wilson (87.22)
9.  Jim Lonborg (86.68)
10.  Paul Splittorff (86.55)
Age: 33
1.  Doc Medich (91.43)
2.  Bill Singer (90.9)
3.  Randy Jones (90.32)
4.  Ray Culp (89.34)
5.  Rick Rhoden (87.3)
6.  Jim Lonborg (86.75)
7.  Bret Saberhagen (86.7)
8.  Bob Forsch (86.59)
9.  Fritz Peterson (86.53)
10.  Dock Ellis (86.25)
Age: 34
1.  Mike Boddicker (90.36)
2.  Bill Monbouquette (90.31)
3.  Ross Grimsley (89.96)
4.  Gary Peters (89.95)
5.  Rudy May (88.84)
6.  Jon Matlack (88.67)
7.  Doc Medich (88.64)
8.  Bill Singer (88.25)
9.  Rick Reuschel (87.67)
10.  Joel Horlen (86.92)
Age: 35
1.  Mike Scott (93.58)
2.  Bob Forsch (91.71)
3.  Bill Monbouquette (90.42)
4.  Ross Grimsley (90.13)
5.  Mike Boddicker (89.73)
6.  Jon Matlack (89.37)
7.  Gary Peters (88.92)
8.  Doc Medich (88.68)
9.  Randy Johnson (88.53)
10.  Bill Singer (88.32)
Age: 36
1.  Mike Scott (93.13)
2.  Bill Monbouquette (90.38)
3.  Ross Grimsley (90.37)
4.  Mike Boddicker (90.13)
5.  Jon Matlack (89.58)
6.  Bill Singer (88.36)
7.  Doc Medich (88.31)
8.  Bob Forsch (88.22)
9.  Gary Peters (87.99)
10.  Orel Hershiser (87.7)


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