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J.R. Towles
Birthdate: 2/11/1984 (30 y, 8 m, 10 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
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RotoWire News: Towles signed a minor league contract with the Rangers, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. (8/25/2014)



SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
2006Astros (A)81322123955136.5 %14.3 %.208.341.317.381.525.409151    
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 %.200.368.375.432.575.4301600.03.51.80.7
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 %.167.233.188.250.354.259520.0-3.10.5-0.1
2010Astros (AA)520033220.0 %20.0 %.071.200.143.400.214.333101    
2010Astros175113803.9 %23.5 %.128.229.191.235.319.245460.0-3.21.50.0
2011Astros (AAA)3513631911313.2 %8.1 %.124.283.276.430.400.391122    
2011Astros541653111107.9 %15.8 %.109.200.184.256.293.246500.4-9.12.9-0.1
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 %.129.212.187.267.315.260550.3-25.811.20.1


SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2006Astros (A)8128432290571921239552104610343135.317
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/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2006Astros (A)6.5 %14.3 %0.46.317.381.525.905.2085.4.341 0.45920.1.409151
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 %3.00.375.432.5751.007.2003.3.3680.5-0.593.7.430160
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 %0.40.137.250.253.503.1160.7.157-0.2-0.17-13.1.23537
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 %0.19.188.250.354.604.1672.6.2330.00.03-3.1.25952
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 %0.17.191.235.319.554.1280.8.2290.10.03-3.1.24546
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 %0.50.184.256.293.549.1090.9.2000.5-0.19-9.2.24650
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 -1.214-7.5.27565
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 %0.39.187.267.315.583.1291.5.2121.0-0.732-24.8.26055

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%
2007Astros0.8123.7 %34.2 %42.1 %6.3 %6.3 %7.7 %100.0 %
2008Astros0.8611.4 %41.0 %47.6 %18.0 %8.0 %9.3 %0.0 %
2009Astros1.429.4 %53.1 %37.5 %0.0 %16.7 %5.9 %0.0 %
2010Astros0.6011.1 %33.3 %55.6 %10.0 %5.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2011Astros1.5316.5 %50.4 %33.1 %10.0 %7.5 %11.5 %33.3 %
Total- - -1.0614.5 %44.0 %41.6 %11.6 %8.0 %8.9 %22.2 %

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2007Astros1316911115298150
2008Astros4350129440230425655
2009Astros17123011078151229
2010Astros12204200068141209
2011Astros6140204731234420654
Total- - -1461384816139266212351897

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2007Astros0.40-0.430.827.060.700.70 00.210.37
2008Astros-0.60-2.962.36-9.37-0.940.960.392-1.110.49
2009Astros-0.28-0.920.63-2.89-0.310.94 0-0.330.03
2010Astros-0.54-1.160.63-3.12-0.371.052.733-0.36-0.15
2011Astros-0.56-2.912.35-9.42-0.950.941.154-0.770.18
Total- - --1.57-8.376.80-17.73-1.860.941.519-2.370.69

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)21.9% (82.9)3.7% (85.5)9.6% (75.7)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)  
2011Astros58.2% (90.2)13.2% (82.3)9.8% (87.3)8.6% (74.8)8.0% (81.0)0.3% (87.0)1.8% (73.7)0.6%
Total- - -58.6% (90.5)17.7% (82.9)6.2% (86.4)9.1% (75.4)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%
2007Astros63.0 % 0.8 %   17.3 %8.7 %  6.3 % 0.8 % 
2008Astros55.7 % 0.6 %0.8 % 1.4 %21.2 %11.8 %  8.4 %   
2009Astros50.2 %2.2 %2.2 %  0.9 %23.4 %7.1 %  12.8 %   
2010Astros40.4 %12.8 %2.0 %0.5 % 8.9 %16.3 %14.3 %  4.9 %   
2011Astros34.0 %12.9 %7.7 %1.1 % 10.3 %13.5 %8.4 %  9.8 % 1.8 % 
Total- - -46.1 %6.3 %3.5 %0.7 % 5.2 %17.9 %10.1 %  8.9 % 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

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2007Astros1.82.4-0.20.10.2  1.8310.52-4.400.782.59  
2008Astros-7.9-3.8-0.11.2-0.90.3 -2.11-2.67-0.431.95-2.552.03 
2009Astros0.5-0.8-2.0-0.1-0.30.0 0.43-1.96-9.33-0.88-1.214.22 
2010Astros-3.90.9-0.2-1.10.6-0.2 -2.972.24-5.68-4.337.54-18.12 
2011Astros0.7-2.2-2.00.7-2.80.00.80.18-2.59-3.051.33-5.442.496.34
Total- - --8.8-3.5-4.40.8-3.20.20.8-0.80-1.07-3.760.47-2.511.036.34

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

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2007Astros28.1 %73.8 %53.5 %83.3 %94.9 %92.2 %55.6 %63.6 %4.0 %
2007Average25.0 %66.6 %45.9 %60.8 %88.2 %80.8 %50.3 %58.7 %8.6 %
2008Astros23.7 %65.8 %46.8 %47.8 %82.8 %74.8 %54.9 %63.7 %11.9 %
2008Average25.4 %65.4 %45.9 %61.7 %87.9 %80.8 %51.1 %58.6 %8.6 %
2009Astros29.3 %59.7 %45.0 %54.8 %92.7 %80.8 %51.8 %58.5 %8.3 %
2009Average25.1 %66.0 %45.3 %61.7 %87.8 %80.5 %49.3 %58.2 %8.6 %
2010Astros32.0 %57.8 %45.5 %56.3 %87.3 %76.8 %52.2 %54.9 %10.5 %
2010Average29.3 %64.4 %45.6 %66.5 %88.1 %80.7 %46.5 %58.8 %8.5 %
2011Astros28.6 %60.2 %44.3 %71.0 %87.5 %82.1 %49.5 %55.8 %7.7 %
2011Average30.6 %65.0 %46.2 %68.1 %87.9 %80.7 %45.3 %59.4 %8.6 %
Total- - -27.4 %63.0 %46.1 %61.3 %87.0 %79.7 %52.4 %59.5 %9.2 %

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

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2007AstrosC14995.06560001010 33151.000 
2008AstrosC5347408.2312132111001 13738.9943
2009AstrosC1514114.08380000000 101111.000-1
2010AstrosC1513116.29271010000 8304.990 
2011AstrosC5141365.2284226242211 38826.981 
Total- - -C1481241100.0836569364222 7222724.9902

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2007AstrosC95.01  0 1              
2008AstrosC408.2-1  0 -1    172.0        
2009AstrosC114.0-1  1 0    40.5        
2010AstrosC116.20  0 0    60.5 0      
2011AstrosC365.2-2  3 1    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
2007Astros3.50.01.00.83.51.80.11.46.80.7$2.7 
2008Astros-13.6-0.31.03.5-13.94.50.45.2-3.7-0.4($1.7)$0.4
2009Astros-3.10.0-0.51.0-3.10.50.11.6-0.9-0.1($0.4) 
2010Astros-3.30.00.51.0-3.21.50.11.5-0.10.0($0.1) 
2011Astros-9.50.4-0.33.1-9.12.90.34.8-1.1-0.1($0.5) 
Total- - --26.10.31.89.4-25.811.21.014.50.90.1$0.1$0.4

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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)