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BRIAN DOWNING

MLB  Retired     |   Played: 1970-1992
Positions
DH-824, OF-777, C-675, 3B-8
Born
October 9, 1950  (63.325)
Place
Ht/Wt
5-10 / 194
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
High School
Magnolia  (Anaheim,CA)
College:
Drafted:
Signed as UDFA 1969 by CHW 
Signed by
Full Name
Brian Jay Downing 
TBC Player ID
10875
MLB Debut
May 31, 1973  (22.234)
Speed
24
Contact
55
Patience
87
Batting
53
Power
66

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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.  Gary Carter (85.56)
2.  Todd Zeile (84.95)
3.  Tim Wallach (83.67)
4.  Edgar Martinez (83.66)
5.  Tim Salmon (81.98)
6.  Graig Nettles (81.43)
7.  George Hendrick (81.1)
8.  Jermaine Dye (80.85)
9.  Norm Cash (80.8)
10.  Ron Cey (80.58)
Age: 23
1.  Cecil Fielder (83.44)
2.  Charles Johnson (82.49)
3.  Rube Walker (81.48)
4.  Matt Wieters (80.29)
5.  Tony Perez (78.92)
6.  Willie Stargell (78.36)
7.  Alex Avila (76.04)
8.  Lonnie Chisenhall (75.36)
9.  Eddie Taubensee (74.65)
10.  Jon Nunnally (74.6)
Age: 24
1.  Dale Berra (83.79)
2.  Buddy Bradford (78.92)
3.  John Hale (78.61)
4.  Charles Johnson (78.04)
5.  Steve Braun (77.99)
6.  Jim Sundberg (77.55)
7.  Jim Anderson (77.45)
8.  Ollie Brown (77.33)
9.  Felix Mantilla (76.67)
10.  Ben Davis (76.18)
Age: 25
1.  Ken Singleton (84.07)
2.  Ben Davis (81.78)
3.  Tony Bernazard (79.64)
4.  Mark Whiten (79.62)
5.  Jim Gosger (79.28)
6.  Bob Coluccio (77.47)
7.  Paul Schaal (77.37)
8.  Jose Cruz (77.29)
9.  Travis Snider (77.12)
10.  Dave Bancroft (77)
Age: 26
1.  Larry Brown (81.68)
2.  Buddy Bradford (81.33)
3.  Wes Parker (79.67)
4.  Ronny Cedeno (79.61)
5.  Paul Schaal (79.43)
6.  Jim Gosger (78.55)
7.  Ken Berry (78.08)
8.  Mike Fitzgerald (77.98)
9.  Graig Nettles (77.2)
10.  Dave Roberts (76.96)
Age: 27
1.  Larry Brown (84.71)
2.  Paul Schaal (81.65)
3.  Dioner Navarro (80.1)
4.  Bobby Crosby (80.04)
5.  Reno Bertoia (79.21)
6.  Jim Gosger (78.61)
7.  Dave Roberts (78.55)
8.  Wes Parker (78.3)
9.  Don Wert (78.21)
10.  Ken Berry (77.34)
Age: 28
1.  Larry Brown (84.91)
2.  Don Wert (83.3)
3.  Dale Berra (82.16)
4.  Conor Jackson (81.77)
5.  Yunel Escobar (81.17)
6.  Rowland Office (80.52)
7.  Bernie Carbo (80.45)
8.  Mike Jorgensen (80.44)
9.  Paul Schaal (79.89)
10.  Ray Fosse (79.84)
Age: 29
1.  Conor Jackson (84.01)
2.  Larry Brown (83.97)
3.  Dale Berra (82.52)
4.  Bobby Kielty (82.23)
5.  Mike Fitzgerald (81.98)
6.  Dan Wilson (81.38)
7.  Rowland Office (80.75)
8.  John Stearns (80.27)
9.  Eric Soderholm (80.03)
10.  Darnell Coles (79.9)
Age: 30
1.  Felix Mantilla (84.44)
2.  Mike Jorgensen (82.41)
3.  Yunel Escobar (82.37)
4.  Conor Jackson (82.01)
5.  Dale Berra (81.32)
6.  Dan Wilson (80.7)
7.  Chris Gomez (80.42)
8.  Bobby Crosby (80.39)
9.  Bobby Kielty (80.33)
10.  Andy Carey (80.33)
Age: 31
1.  Bernie Carbo (85.43)
2.  Ollie Brown (85.42)
3.  Ed Kirkpatrick (83.33)
4.  Mike Jorgensen (83.01)
5.  Don Wert (82.62)
6.  Felix Mantilla (82.14)
7.  Yunel Escobar (81.68)
8.  Jim Northrup (81.05)
9.  Earl Battey (81.04)
10.  Mike Andrews (80.92)
Age: 32
1.  Ollie Brown (86.3)
2.  Delmon Young (83.34)
3.  Edgar Martinez (83.16)
4.  Jose Lopez (82.88)
5.  Earl Battey (82.43)
6.  Don Wert (82.19)
7.  Bernie Carbo (81.66)
8.  Bill Melton (81.6)
9.  Jim Northrup (81.39)
10.  John Milner (81.03)
Age: 33
1.  Davey Johnson (89.31)
2.  Edgar Martinez (87.01)
3.  Bill Melton (84.41)
4.  J.T. Snow (82.99)
5.  Candy Maldonado (82.97)
6.  Andre Thornton (82.81)
7.  Tom Tresh (81.5)
8.  Glenn Davis (81.26)
9.  Steve Kemp (81.12)
10.  Alvin Davis (81.12)
Age: 34
1.  Edgar Martinez (88.57)
2.  Davey Johnson (87.22)
3.  Ty Wigginton (84.32)
4.  J.T. Snow (83.44)
5.  Candy Maldonado (82.71)
6.  Andre Thornton (82.07)
7.  David Bell (81.71)
8.  Glenn Davis (81.38)
9.  Leon Wagner (81.23)
10.  Denis Menke (80.87)
Age: 35
1.  Edgar Martinez (85.83)
2.  Edgardo Alfonzo (85.61)
3.  Andre Thornton (85.2)
4.  Davey Johnson (84.01)
5.  J.T. Snow (83.42)
6.  Carlos Baerga (83.16)
7.  John Mayberry (83.1)
8.  Jeff Cirillo (82.2)
9.  Charlie Hayes (82.02)
10.  Roy Smalley (81.74)
Age: 36
1.  Edgar Martinez (86.24)
2.  Andre Thornton (86.17)
3.  John Mayberry (83.58)
4.  Richie Hebner (83.57)
5.  Gene Tenace (83.15)
6.  Edgardo Alfonzo (82.62)
7.  Ron Fairly (82.13)
8.  J.T. Snow (82.02)
9.  Ron Cey (81.84)
10.  Graig Nettles (81.52)
Age: 37
1.  Andre Thornton (85.88)
2.  Edgar Martinez (84.99)
3.  Tim Salmon (83.95)
4.  Aubrey Huff (83.15)
5.  Ron Fairly (83.08)
6.  Graig Nettles (82.5)
7.  Dave Justice (82.4)
8.  Richie Hebner (81.74)
9.  Ron Cey (81.62)
10.  Kent Hrbek (81.35)
Age: 38
1.  Tim Salmon (85.65)
2.  Sal Bando (85.29)
3.  Edgar Martinez (84.85)
4.  Ron Fairly (83.91)
5.  Aubrey Huff (82.96)
6.  Ron Cey (82.89)
7.  Todd Zeile (82.87)
8.  Graig Nettles (82.74)
9.  Norm Cash (82.51)
10.  Greg Luzinski (82.45)
Age: 39
1.  Tim Salmon (85.1)
2.  Edgar Martinez (85.09)
3.  Todd Zeile (84.76)
4.  Sal Bando (84.56)
5.  Ron Fairly (84.4)
6.  Ron Cey (83.36)
7.  George Hendrick (83.27)
8.  Gary Carter (83.13)
9.  Norm Cash (83.08)
10.  Graig Nettles (82.97)
Age: 40
1.  Todd Zeile (85.57)
2.  Gary Carter (85.13)
3.  Edgar Martinez (83.96)
4.  Tim Salmon (83.79)
5.  George Hendrick (83.17)
6.  Graig Nettles (83.13)
7.  Tim Wallach (83.04)
8.  Ron Fairly (82.89)
9.  Norm Cash (82.68)
10.  Sal Bando (82.11)
Age: 41
1.  Gary Carter (85.56)
2.  Todd Zeile (84.95)
3.  Tim Wallach (83.67)
4.  Edgar Martinez (83.66)
5.  Graig Nettles (82.45)
6.  Tim Salmon (81.98)
7.  George Hendrick (81.1)
8.  Jermaine Dye (80.85)
9.  Norm Cash (80.8)
10.  Ron Cey (80.58)
Age: 42
1.  Gary Carter (85.56)
2.  Todd Zeile (84.95)
3.  Tim Wallach (83.67)
4.  Edgar Martinez (83.66)
5.  Graig Nettles (82.04)
6.  Tim Salmon (81.98)
7.  George Hendrick (81.1)
8.  Jermaine Dye (80.85)
9.  Norm Cash (80.8)
10.  Ron Cey (80.58)


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