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J.R. Towles
Birthdate: 2/11/1984 (33 y, 6 m, 12 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/192     Position: C
Drafted: 2004 June Amateur Draft - Round: 20, Pick: 23, Overall: 604, Team: Houston Astros
Contract: Add New Contract
RotoWire News: Towles signed a minor league contract with the Rangers, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. (8/25/2014)
Profiles:  2010  2012  (Click Year to Expand / Close)



SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
2006Astros (A)81321123955136.5 %14.3 %.208.342.317.382.525.411152    
2007Astros (A+)2611501411310.4 %13.0 %.078.228.200.339.278.30479    
2007Astros (AA)6125711474998.9 %13.6 %.227.347.324.425.551.433165    
2007Astros (AAA)135005228.0 %14.0 %.000.333.279.354.279.30373    
2007Astros1444191206.8 %2.3 %.200.368.375.432.575.430160-0.13.41.80.6
2008Astros (AAA)481927282846.8 %16.1 %.196.333.304.370.500.375119    
2008Astros541714101609.4 %23.4 %.116.157.137.250.253.23537-0.3-13.94.5-0.4
2009Astros (AAA)5617842322312.4 %15.2 %.179.308.276.386.455.377126    
2009Astros165327305.7 %30.2 %.167.233.188.250.354.259520.0-3.20.5-0.1
2010Astros (AA)520033220.0 %20.0 %.071.200.143.400.214.333101    
2010Astros175113803.9 %23.5 %.128.229.191.235.319.24546-0.1-3.41.50.0
2011Astros (AAA)3513631911313.2 %8.1 %.124.283.276.430.400.391122    
2011Astros541653111107.9 %15.8 %.109.200.184.256.293.24650-0.1-9.62.9-0.2
2012Twins (AAA)521891241026.3 %19.0 %.101.263.214.280.315.27565    
2013Cardinals (AAA)197151514011.3 %14.1 %.339.205.237.366.576.404142    
2013Dodgers (AAA)41712210.0 %17.6 %.200.182.200.200.400.25745    
2014Rangers (AAA)622014022.7 %22.7 %.176.250.176.364.353.33797    
Total- - -15548411405007.6 %19.6 %.129.212.187.267.315.26055-0.6-26.711.20.0

SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2006Astros (A)8128432190571921239552104610243135.317
2007Astros (A+)26901151813320141112015940235.200
2007Astros (AA)612162577045122114749231351503294.324
2007Astros (AAA)134350121200052407102024.279
2007Astros144044159501912311100101.375
2008Astros (AAA)481681925134827282813131623643.304
2008Astros541461712011504101616140603300.137
2009Astros (AAA)5614517840231214232222027632230.276
2009Astros16485395202733116101100.188
2010Astros (AA)514202110033404200020.143
2010Astros17475195301382012110200.191
2011Astros (AAA)3510513629224031911180111111630.276
2011Astros541471652717703111113126221300.184
2012Twins (AAA)5216818936211401241012036423124.214
2013Cardinals (AAA)19597114531515148110400100.237
2013Dodgers (AAA)415173200122003002010.200
2014Rangers (AAA)617223030014505000200.176
Total- - -15542848480472201140503749511351001.187

SeasonTeamBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwGDPwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2006Astros (A)6.5 %14.3 %0.46.317.382.525.906.2085.4.342  0.45920.3.411152
2007Astros (A+)10.4 %13.0 %0.80.200.339.278.617.0786.8.228  -1.511-3.0.30479
2007Astros (AA)8.9 %13.6 %0.66.324.425.551.976.2276.4.347  0.15220.5.433165
2007Astros (AAA)8.0 %14.0 %0.57.279.354.279.633.0003.5.333  -1.45-1.8.30373
2007Astros6.8 %2.3 %3.00.375.432.5751.007.2003.3.3680.5-0.1-0.593.7.430160
2007Average8.5 %17.1 %0.50.268.336.423.758.1555.2.303     .331 
2008Astros (AAA)6.8 %16.1 %0.42.304.370.500.870.1965.5.333  -0.6314.9.375119
2008Astros9.4 %23.4 %0.40.137.250.253.503.1160.7.157-0.1-0.1-0.17-13.1.23537
2008Average8.7 %17.5 %0.50.264.333.416.749.1525.1.300     .328 
2009Astros (AAA)12.4 %15.2 %0.81.276.386.455.842.1795.4.308  0.4285.8.377126
2009Astros5.7 %30.2 %0.19.188.250.354.604.1672.6.2330.00.00.03-3.1.25952
2009Average8.9 %18.0 %0.49.262.333.418.751.1555.0.299     .329 
2010Astros (AA)20.0 %20.0 %1.00.143.400.214.614.0717.3.200  0.420.0.333101
2010Astros3.9 %23.5 %0.17.191.235.319.554.1280.8.2290.1-0.20.03-3.1.24546
2010Average8.5 %18.5 %0.46.257.325.403.728.1455.0.297     .321 
2011Astros (AAA)13.2 %8.1 %1.64.276.430.400.830.1244.6.283  0.6234.2.391122
2011Astros7.9 %15.8 %0.50.184.256.293.549.1090.9.2000.1-0.1-0.19-9.2.24650
2011Average8.1 %18.6 %0.44.255.321.399.720.1445.1.295     .316 
2012Twins (AAA)6.3 %19.0 %0.33.214.280.315.595.1014.0.263  -1.314-7.5.27565
2013Cardinals (AAA)11.3 %14.1 %0.80.237.366.576.942.3395.1.205  0.0133.8.404142
2013Dodgers (AAA)0.0 %17.6 %0.00.200.200.400.600.2007.5.182  0.21-1.2.25745
2014Rangers (AAA)22.7 %22.7 %1.00.176.364.353.717.1760.3.250  0.03-0.1.33797
Total- - -7.6 %19.6 %0.39.187.267.315.583.1291.5.2120.6-0.5-0.732-24.8.26055

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%
2007Astros0.8123.7 %34.2 %42.1 %6.3 %6.3 %7.7 %100.0 %59.0 %17.9 %23.1 %17.9 %48.7 %33.3 %
2008Astros (AAA)0.8020.3 %35.5 %44.2 %23.0 %11.5 %  63.4 %21.8 %14.8 %   
2008Astros0.8611.4 %41.0 %47.6 %18.0 %8.0 %9.3 %0.0 %46.8 %27.5 %25.7 %28.4 %59.6 %11.9 %
2009Astros (AAA)0.8516.9 %38.1 %44.9 %39.6 %7.5 %  61.5 %19.7 %18.9 %   
2009Astros1.429.4 %53.1 %37.5 %0.0 %16.7 %5.9 %0.0 %60.6 %30.3 %9.1 %12.1 %54.5 %33.3 %
2010Astros (AA)1.0020.0 %40.0 %40.0 %50.0 %0.0 %  50.0 %30.0 %20.0 %   
2010Astros0.6011.1 %33.3 %55.6 %10.0 %5.0 %0.0 %0.0 %41.7 %30.6 %27.8 %27.8 %66.7 %5.6 %
2011Astros (AAA)1.3817.4 %47.8 %34.8 %3.1 %9.4 %  57.3 %26.0 %16.7 %   
2011Astros1.5316.5 %50.4 %33.1 %10.0 %7.5 %11.5 %33.3 %46.8 %33.1 %20.2 %29.0 %54.8 %16.1 %
2012Twins (AAA)0.7814.5 %37.4 %48.1 %30.2 %1.6 %  56.2 %23.4 %20.4 %   
2013Cardinals (AAA)0.6214.3 %32.7 %53.1 %23.1 %19.2 %  49.0 %18.4 %32.7 %   
2013Dodgers (AAA)1.400.0 %58.3 %41.7 %20.0 %20.0 %  66.7 %25.0 %8.3 %   
2014Rangers (AAA)0.6716.7 %33.3 %50.0 %66.7 %0.0 %  75.0 %0.0 %25.0 %   
Total- - -1.0614.5 %44.0 %41.6 %11.6 %8.0 %8.9 %22.2 %49.0 %29.0 %22.0 %25.8 %56.9 %17.3 %

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2007Astros1316911115298150
2008Astros (AAA)49612814   282433715
2008Astros4350129440230425655
2009Astros (AAA)45532021   300407707
2009Astros17123011078151229
2010Astros (AA)4422   443680
2010Astros12204200068141209
2011Astros (AAA)4432161   234287521
2011Astros6140204731234420654
2012Twins (AAA)49631919   265455720
2013Cardinals (AAA)162676   121163284
2013Dodgers (AAA)7501   243458
2014Rangers (AAA)4624   384684
Total- - -1461384816139266212351897

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2007Astros0.41-0.420.837.010.720.70 00.210.37
2008Astros-0.56-2.922.36-8.78-0.900.960.392-1.070.49
2009Astros-0.29-0.920.63-2.90-0.310.94 0-0.320.02
2010Astros-0.57-1.190.62-3.53-0.381.052.773-0.40-0.14
2011Astros-0.45-2.812.35-8.10-0.870.921.134-0.680.19
Total- - --1.47-8.266.79-16.29-1.750.931.529-2.270.69

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2007Astros66.9% (89.9)15.9% (81.7)3.4% (83.6)8.3% (74.0)5.5% (81.0)  3.3%
2008Astros57.3% (90.6)22.0% (82.8)4.2% (85.7)8.9% (75.2)5.5% (80.9)2.0% (82.6) 0.9%
2009Astros54.0% (90.1)18.8% (84.2)9.4% (85.6)6.3% (75.1)11.2% (81.2)0.4% (81.0) 2.2%
2010Astros63.2% (92.0)18.7% (83.6)1.4% (87.7)12.4% (76.9)3.8% (83.0)0.5% (89.0)  
2011Astros58.3% (90.2)13.1% (82.3)9.7% (87.2)8.6% (74.8)8.2% (81.0)0.3% (87.0)1.8% (73.7)0.6%
Total- - -58.7% (90.5)17.7% (82.8)6.3% (86.4)8.8% (75.2)6.9% (81.2)0.9% (83.4)0.6% (73.7)1.1%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2007Astros65.0 % 0.8 %   17.9 %8.9 %  6.5 % 0.8 % 
2008Astros55.7 % 0.6 %0.8 % 1.4 %21.2 %11.8 %  8.4 %   
2009Astros50.9 %2.2 %2.2 %  0.9 %23.7 %7.1 %  13.0 %   
2010Astros40.4 %12.8 %2.0 %0.5 % 8.9 %16.3 %14.3 %  4.9 %   
2011Astros34.2 %12.9 %7.7 %1.1 % 10.3 %13.6 %8.5 %  9.9 % 1.9 % 
Total- - -46.4 %6.3 %3.5 %0.7 % 5.3 %18.0 %10.1 %  9.0 % 0.7 % 

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2007Astros90.6 90.6   83.174.2  80.4 67.3
2008Astros90.7 87.183.8 89.884.276.5  81.3  
2009Astros90.390.687.1  87.884.176.2  81.5  
2010Astros92.491.487.279.4 90.383.577.0  84.7  
2011Astros90.389.488.288.6 89.782.374.9  82.0 73.6
Total- - -90.789.988.086.0 89.883.575.9  81.8 73.2

SeasonTeamFA%FC%FS%SI%CH%SL%CU%CS%KN%SB%XX%
2007Astros37.4 %3.3 %2.4 %26.8 %7.3 %13.8 %8.9 %    
2008Astros28.3 %8.6 %2.1 %28.7 %5.4 %16.9 %9.9 %   0.2 %
2009Astros33.5 %13.4 %0.9 %20.1 %9.8 %14.3 %8.0 %    
2010Astros37.4 %2.0 %1.0 %24.6 %3.5 %16.8 %14.8 %    
2011Astros25.9 %11.4 %0.5 %32.1 %8.6 %10.0 %9.7 % 1.9 %  
Total- - -29.7 %9.1 %1.3 %28.3 %7.0 %13.9 %10.1 % 0.7 % 0.1 %

SeasonTeamvFAvFCvFSvSIvCHvSLvCUvCSvKNvSB
2007Astros92.186.482.190.983.683.375.2   
2008Astros91.785.883.190.581.583.676.3   
2009Astros90.886.482.289.481.383.677.6   
2010Astros92.986.386.491.282.084.277.4   
2011Astros92.287.786.590.582.583.676.2 74.9 
Total- - -91.986.883.690.582.183.676.5 74.9 

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2007Astros1.82.4-0.20.10.2  1.8310.53-4.410.782.59  
2008Astros-7.9-3.2-0.61.2-0.90.3 -2.12-2.24-2.352.00-2.562.03 
2009Astros0.5-0.8-2.0-0.1-0.30.0 0.43-1.96-9.34-0.88-1.214.23 
2010Astros-3.90.9-0.2-1.10.6-0.2 -2.982.24-5.68-4.337.54-18.10 
2011Astros0.7-2.1-2.00.7-3.00.00.80.19-2.42-3.131.33-5.662.496.35
Total- - --8.8-2.8-5.00.7-3.40.20.8-0.80-0.84-4.170.45-2.621.036.35

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2007Astros-0.6 -0.1   1.90.2  0.4 1.4
2008Astros-10.8 -0.20.2 0.9-3.30.4  -0.1  
2009Astros-0.8-0.71.3  0.1-2.10.0  -0.6  
2010Astros-2.3-0.6-0.2-0.1 -1.10.7-1.1  0.7  
2011Astros0.30.7-1.3-0.1 -0.9-2.90.5  -3.3 0.8
Total- - --14.3-0.5-0.60.0 -1.1-5.60.0  -2.8 2.2

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2007Astros-0.79 -6.38   8.621.89  5.57 141.04
2008Astros-3.08 -5.643.39 9.63-2.440.54  -0.11  
2009Astros-0.67-13.9425.77  6.32-3.90-0.10  -1.91  
2010Astros-2.85-2.14-5.41-5.01 -6.262.20-3.78  6.69  
2011Astros0.110.89-2.68-1.29 -1.40-3.240.94  -5.12 6.34
Total- - --1.68-0.44-0.870.22 -1.11-1.690.01  -1.69 16.70

SeasonTeamwFAwFCwFSwSIwCHwSLwCUwCSwKNwSB
2007Astros1.0-0.20.50.1 2.00.2   
2008Astros-3.2-0.81.1-5.7 -4.21.3   
2009Astros1.4-2.50.1-1.0 -0.30.0   
2010Astros-2.2-0.2-0.1-1.8 1.1-1.2   
2011Astros4.4-2.20.0-4.0 -2.10.1 0.8 
Total- - -1.3-5.91.6-12.4 -3.40.5 0.8 

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFC/CwFS/CwSI/CwCH/CwSL/CwCU/CwCS/CwKN/CwSB/C
2007Astros2.22-4.9716.930.31-4.2411.781.89   
2008Astros-1.86-1.498.43-3.21-4.51-4.012.17   
2009Astros1.88-8.203.41-2.15-2.20-0.820.07   
2010Astros-2.90-5.36-6.59-3.636.473.21-3.89   
2011Astros2.59-2.981.66-1.94-5.69-3.220.22 6.35 
Total- - -0.25-3.566.91-2.42-4.01-1.360.28 6.35 

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2007Astros27.3 %73.8 %52.7 %83.3 %94.9 %92.2 %54.8 %63.6 %4.0 %
2007Average23.7 %66.0 %45.5 %58.8 %88.2 %80.7 %51.5 %58.7 %8.7 %
2008Astros23.9 %65.8 %46.7 %46.5 %82.8 %74.3 %54.4 %63.7 %11.9 %
2008Average24.9 %65.4 %45.4 %61.6 %87.9 %80.7 %50.5 %58.6 %8.7 %
2009Astros27.9 %59.7 %44.0 %54.8 %92.7 %80.8 %50.7 %58.5 %8.3 %
2009Average25.1 %66.0 %44.8 %62.5 %87.8 %80.5 %48.3 %58.2 %8.7 %
2010Astros32.0 %57.8 %45.5 %56.3 %87.3 %76.8 %52.2 %54.9 %10.5 %
2010Average28.7 %64.4 %44.9 %66.8 %88.1 %80.7 %45.4 %58.8 %8.6 %
2011Astros28.1 %60.2 %43.9 %71.0 %87.5 %82.1 %49.1 %55.8 %7.8 %
2011Average29.9 %65.0 %45.6 %68.1 %87.9 %80.7 %44.6 %59.4 %8.8 %
Total- - -27.1 %63.0 %45.7 %60.8 %87.0 %79.5 %51.9 %59.5 %9.3 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2007Astros33.3 %71.2 %53.7 %79.0 %95.7 %90.9 %53.7 %23.4
2007Average28.9 %62.3 %45.4 %66.4 %87.6 %80.8 %49.6 %21.5
2008Astros28.1 %65.5 %47.5 %58.8 %81.2 %74.8 %51.8 %21.3
2008Average28.0 %62.5 %45.3 %65.9 %88.0 %81.2 %50.3 %21.6
2009Astros24.8 %59.4 %43.8 %52.0 %91.8 %81.6 %54.9 %22.1
2009Average27.9 %61.4 %44.8 %65.5 %88.0 %81.0 %50.4 %21.4
2010Astros30.0 %59.3 %46.3 %59.3 %83.6 %76.6 %55.7 %21.6
2010Average28.4 %61.3 %44.9 %64.6 %87.9 %80.6 %50.4 %21.5
2011Astros28.7 %58.1 %43.8 %68.1 %88.1 %81.7 %51.2 %21.6
2011Average28.9 %62.1 %45.6 %64.7 %88.0 %80.6 %50.1 %21.6
Total- - -28.5 %61.8 %46.0 %63.2 %86.2 %79.4 %52.5 %21.7

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2007Astros29.1 %69.4 %52.0 %81.3 %94.0 %90.9 %56.7 %20.0
2008Astros27.3 %64.5 %47.1 %54.4 %81.5 %74.1 %53.1 %21.0
2009Astros21.6 %60.8 %43.2 %54.6 %89.5 %81.6 %55.1 %22.6
2010Astros27.0 %61.4 %46.3 %54.2 %84.3 %76.6 %56.2 %22.2
2011Astros29.5 %56.9 %43.5 %67.0 %89.0 %81.7 %51.2 %22.0
Total- - -27.5 %61.4 %45.6 %61.3 %86.3 %79.2 %53.2 %21.6

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2006Astros (A)C6160505.1454285  4    53264   
2007Astros (A+)C2626229.0173201  3    15101   
2007Astros (AA)C4745396.2286214  4    3590   
2007Astros (AAA)C1313107.08050  0    1440   
2007AstrosC14995.06560001010 33151.000 
2008Astros (AAA)C4745395.2301193  4    2191   
2008AstrosC5347408.2312132110001 13738.994 
2009Astros (AAA)C4543354.1268253  1    27103   
2009AstrosC1514114.08380000000 101111.000 
2010Astros (AA)C5545.03420  1    210   
2010AstrosC1513116.29271010000 8304.990 
2011Astros (AAA)C3333283.0203231  3    17130   
2011AstrosC5141365.2284226242211 38826.981 
2012Twins (AAA)C4443366.2294213  1    24121   
2013Dodgers (AAA)C4435.03450  0    210   
2013Cardinals (AAA)C1514129.1112110  1    1461   
Total- - -C1481241100.0836569363222 7222724.990 
2014Rangers (AAA)1B5543.04020  2          
2012Twins (AAA)LF2218.0200  0          
2006Astros (A)CF119.0100  0          

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2007AstrosC95.01  0 1              
2008AstrosC408.2-1  0 -1    172.0        
2009AstrosC114.0-1  1 0    40.5        
2010AstrosC116.20  1 1    60.5 0      
2011AstrosC365.2-2  2 0    151.7 -1      
Total- - -C1100.0-3  4 1    414.8 -1      

SeasonTeamInnVotesInstinctsFirst StepSpeedHandsReleaseArm StrengthArm AccuracyOverallFSR
2010Astros116.2451505554645563560
2011Astros365.273241484746393241-1
Total- - -482.1113743504950433945-1

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
2007Astros3.5-0.11.00.83.41.80.11.46.70.6$3.6 
2008Astros-13.6-0.31.03.5-13.94.50.35.2-3.8-0.4($2.3)$0
2009Astros-3.10.0-0.51.0-3.20.50.11.6-1.0-0.1($0.6) 
2010Astros-3.3-0.10.51.0-3.41.50.11.5-0.30.0($0.2) 
2011Astros-9.5-0.1-0.33.1-9.62.90.34.8-1.6-0.2($1.3) 
Total- - --26.1-0.61.89.4-26.711.20.914.5-0.10.0($0.8)$0

  • $0.4m / 1 Years (2011) (Edit)
    • signed by Houston Astros on 1/27/2011 (League Minimum)
    • 2011: $0.4M
    • Other Notes: Pre arbitration
    • Agent / Agency: Burton Rocks
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
  • $0.4m / 1 Years (2010) (Edit)
    • signed by Houston Astros (League Minimum)
    • 2010: $0.4M
    • Other Notes: Pre arbitration
    • Agent / Agency: Burton Rocks
    • Source: baseball-almanac.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
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  • 2004 June Amateur Draft - Round: 20, Pick: 23, Overall: 604
    • Team: Houston Astros
    • School: North Central Texas Col (TX)
  • 2003 June Amateur Draft - Round: 23, Pick: 25, Overall: 692
    • Team: Oakland Athletics
    • School: Collin County CC (TX)
  • 2002 June Amateur Draft - Round: 32, Pick: 403, Overall: 968
    • Team: Oakland Athletics
    • School: Crosby HS (TX)