John Bowker #21

  • 1B
  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 1" /205

John Bowker MLB Career Stats

574 .232 17 73 2 .664

John Bowker Bio

  • Full Name: John B. Bowker
  • Born: 7/8/1983 in Sacramento, CA
  • Draft: 2004, San Francisco Giants, 3rd rd. (100th overall)
  • College: Long Beach State
  • Debut: 4/12/2008
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MLB Career Stats 574 54 133 17 73 2 .232 .283 .664


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John Bowker Stats

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John Bowker Advanced Stats

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John Bowker Statcast Events


John Bowker Awards Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Pittsburgh NL Triple-A Best Hitter of the Year

Year Team League
2009 Fresno PCL

Topps Triple-A All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Fresno PCL

PCL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Fresno PCL

PCL Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/01/2009 Fresno PCL
06/08/2009 Fresno PCL
06/21/2010 Fresno PCL

PCL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Fresno PCL

EAS Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/18/2007 Connecticut EAS

EAS Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Connecticut EAS

EAS Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Connecticut EAS

John Bowker Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 6, 2015 1B John Bowker elected free agency.
August 31, 2015 Indianapolis Indians activated 1B John Bowker from the 7-day disabled list.
August 25, 2015 Indianapolis Indians placed 1B John Bowker on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 22, 2015.
June 11, 2015 Sacramento River Cats traded 1B John Bowker to Indianapolis Indians.
June 2, 2015 Sacramento River Cats placed 1B John Bowker on the 7-day disabled list.
March 14, 2015 1B John Bowker assigned to San Francisco Giants.
January 26, 2015 1B John Bowker assigned to Sacramento River Cats.
January 21, 2015 San Francisco Giants signed free agent LF John Bowker to a minor league contract.
April 1, 2014 Piratas de Campeche signed free agent 1B John Bowker.
January 10, 2012 Philadelphia Phillies released LF John Bowker.
October 10, 2011 Philadelphia Phillies activated LF John Bowker.
September 30, 2011 Philadelphia Phillies reassigned LF John Bowker to the minor leagues.
August 31, 2011 Philadelphia Phillies selected the contract of LF John Bowker from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
August 31, 2011 Indianapolis Indians traded John Bowker to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
May 14, 2011 John Bowker roster status changed by Indianapolis Indians.
May 4, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates sent RF John Bowker outright to Indianapolis Indians.
April 28, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates designated John Bowker for assignment.
September 1, 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates recalled John Bowker from Indianapolis Indians.
July 31, 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates traded LHP Javier Lopez to San Francisco Giants for RHP Joe Martinez and LF John Bowker.
July 31, 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates optioned John Bowker to Indianapolis Indians.
June 4, 2010 San Francisco Giants optioned LF John Bowker to Fresno Grizzlies.
September 1, 2009 San Francisco Giants recalled John Bowker from Fresno Grizzlies.
August 7, 2009 San Francisco Giants optioned John Bowker to Fresno Grizzlies.
August 7, 2009 John Bowker assigned to Fresno Grizzlies from San Francisco Giants.
July 31, 2009 San Francisco Giants recalled John Bowker from Fresno Grizzlies.
July 27, 2009 San Francisco Giants optioned John Bowker to Fresno Grizzlies.
July 9, 2009 San Francisco Giants recalled John Bowker from Fresno Grizzlies.

John B. Bowker Bio Info

John B. Bowker...Is a graduate of Rio Americana (CA) High School in Sacramento...Was named an all-league in three sports after lettering three years in baseball, two seasons in football and one in basketball...Established school single-season records for average (.463), hits (41), home runs (8) and RBI (41)...Attended Long Beach State University, where he hit .323 over two years before entering the draft following his sophomore campaign...Was named a first-team All-Big West after leading the 49ers to the NCAA Super Regional in 2004. 2011 Made PIT's Opening Day roster...Designated for assignment on 4/28 and outrighted to Indianapolis (AAA)...Traded to Philadelphia on 8/31...Was leading Indianapolis in HR (15) and RBI (76) at the time of the trade...Made 1 start: 9/22 vs WSH (RF). 2010 Was a member of San Francisco's Opening Day roster for the first time in his career...Started in right field on Opening Day on 4/5 at Houston and went 1-for-4 with an RBI...Hit safely in five of his first six games and connected off Brett Myers for first home run on 4/7 at Minute Maid Park...Tallied just one RBI in his final 15 games in April...Hit first career pinch-hit home run on 5/7 at New York, tying the game with a solo shot off Francisco Rodriguez with one out in the 9th inning...Recorded lone multi-hit game with Giants on 5/20 at Arizona after going 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI...Was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on 6/2...Went hitless in first game with the Grizzlies before going 22-for- 55 (.400) during a 13-game hitting streak from 6/6-20...Homered in four consecutive games from 6/13-16 and recorded an RBI in six straight games from 6/12-16 (12 total)...Was named the Pacific Coast League Hitter-of-the-Week for the week of 6/14-21...Homered twice on 6/27 vs. Las Vegas...Batted .381 (16-for-42) during a 10-game hitting streak from 7/11-23...Was acquired by Pittsburgh on 7/31...Was assigned to Triple- A Indianapolis and went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI in first game with Indians on 8/3 at Norfolk...Hit safely in seven of his first eight contests with Indianapolis, going 13-for-28 (.464) with five doubles, a homer and five RBI...Had three hits, including a home run, and three RBI on 8/30 vs. Columbus...Played in final game with Indianapolis on 8/31 and was recalled by Pittsburgh on 9/1...Went hitless in first 11 at bats with Pirates before stroking an RBI-double off Nick Masset in Cincinnati on 9/11...Went 1-for-20 in his first 10 games with Pittsburgh before going 2-for-4 in start in right field on 9/15 at New York...Had three hits and hit first home run with Bucs on 9/18 vs. Arizona...Went 3-for-3 and hit second homer with Pirates on 9/22 vs. St. Louis, raising average to .250...Had three-run double as a pinch hitter on 9/28 at St. Louis...Hit safely in four of his last five games...Made 15 starts in right field and four at first base with Pittsburgh and went 2-for-7 with five RBI as a pinch hitter...Batted .219 (33-for-151) with eight doubles, five home runs and 21 RBI in 67 big league games with San Francisco and Pittsburgh. 2009 Split year between triple-A Fresno and San Francisco...batted .194 (13-for-67) with 2 HR's and 7 RBI in 31 games for Giants...was recalled to major league club on 3 separate occasions...made 17 starts (11 in LF, 4 in RF and 2 at 1st base), hitting safely in 8 of those 17 assignments at .185 (10-for-54)...was 2-for-10 with RBI in pinch-hitting role...homererd and drove in 2 runs July 12 vs. San Diego, hitting solo shot off former teammate Kevin Correia...also went deep Sept. 24 vs. Chicago-NL, hitting solo blast off Ryan Dempster...spent majority of season at triple-A where he produced one of top seasons of any minor league farmhand, batting .342 (125-for-366) with 82 runs, 22 2Bs, 4 3Bs, 21 HRs and 83 RBI in 104 games in his 3rd season at triple-A level...led Pacific Coast League in avg., on-base pct. (.451) and slugging pct. (.596)...his on-base pct. was highest figure among all minor league full season batting leaders, while his avg. was 2nd and his slugging pct. was 5th...became just 2nd Grizzlies player ever to win PCL batting title (also Brian Dallimore in 2003, .352)...led Grizzlies in avg., runs, HRs and walks (74)...was 1 of 3 outfielders named to 2009 All-PCL Team, an annual recognition of league's best players at each position... became 1st Grizzlies player to be named to postseason All-Star squad since Todd Linden in 2005...named to both mid-season and post-season minor league All-Star teams, Bowker hit .314 (37-for-118) with 4 HRs and 18 RBI against left-handed pitchers and .355 (88-for-248) with 17 HRs and 65 RBI against right-handers...batted .414 (41-for-99) with RISP...played majority of his games in outfield, logging 45 games in RF and 41 in LF...also appeared in 16 at 1st base...set new club record for home runs in single month with 12 in June...was awarded PCL Player of Week in back-to-back weeks (June 1 and 8)...hit HRs in 4-consecutive games June 4-7...tied an all-time Grizzlies record with 7 RBI in one game Aug. 16 at Nashville...6 of his 7 RBI in that game came on pair of 3-run HRs...Dante Powell was last player to accomplish feat in 1998...reached base safely via hit, walk or hit by pitch in 34-straight games, beginning June 29, and it remained uninterrupted as he was still accumulating games when he earned Sept. call-up from Giants. 2008 Was one of top NL rookies in 2008, making his ML debut and batting .255 (83-for-326) with 31 runs, 14 2Bs, 3 3Bs, 10 HRs and 43 RBI in 111 games for San Francisco...ranked among NL rookie leaders in avg. (10th), HRs (T4th), hits (9th), 3Bs (T4th), RBI (6th), total bases (T7th - 133), multi-hit games (T9th - 18), extra base hits (7th - 27) and slugging pct. (6th - .408)... began year with triple-A club, but was recalled April 12 and had fantastic 1st Half, batting .274 (64-for-234) with 9 HRs and 38 RBI in 75 contests...his 9 HRs at All-Star Break led team, becoming 1st rookie to pace club in HRs at Break since Dave Kingman in 1972 (21)...his 38 RBI were also tied for 4th-most by SF rookie prior to Break (Dave Kingman tops list with 58 in '72) and his .274 avg. ranked as 6th-highest mark by rookie before Break in SF history (Gary Matthews is 1st with .316 clip in 1973)...had smashing debut April 12 vs. St. Louis, starting in RF and going 2-for-3 with HR and 3 RBI...with HR off Todd Wellemeyer, became 8th SF Giant to homer in his ML debut, joining: Orlando Cepeda (1958), Bobby Bonds (1968), John Montefusco (1974), Johnnie LeMaster (1975), Will Clark (1986), Randy Kutcher (1986) and Eliezer Alfonzo (2006)...clubbed 2nd career HR in 2nd ML start April 13 vs. Cardinals, going 2-for-3 with HR and 4 RBI...became only Giant in San Francisco and New York history to homer in his first 2 ML games...had 7 RBI in his 1st 2 big league contests, marking most by player since St. Louis' Joe Cunningham accomplished feat June 30-July 1, 1954...had his 3rd consecutive multi-hit game April 15 vs. Arizona, adding his 1st career 3B in contest...became 1st Giant player with 3 consecutive multi-hit games to start career since Mike Schemer had 2 or more hits in each of his 1st 4 contests in August his 1st 3 games, was 7-for-13 (.538)...was 1st baseman for 5-4-3 triple play May 30 vs. San Diego...slugged 1st career grand slam June 2 at Washington (off Luis Ayala), while establishing career-high with 4 RBI...slugged 9th HR July 2 vs. Chicago, 2-run shot in 6th inning...blast was his 1st career "Splash Hit"...appeared in 96 games for SF initial time up (78 starts - 66 at 1B, 9 in RF, 1 in LF and 2 as DH) before being optioned to triple-A Fresno Aug. 13 after hitting just .135 (10-for-74) over his previous 23 contests...was recalled for final time Sept. 2, and batted .346 (9-for-26) over his final 15 23 games for Grizzlies, batted .237 (22-for-93) with 2 HRs and 9 RBI. 2007 Enjoyed stellar season with Connecticut, setting career highs with .307 avg., 139 games, 79 runs, 160 hits, 35 2Bs, 6 3Bs (tied), 22 HRs and 90 RBI...ranked 3rd among Giants farmhands for both HRs and RBI, while HR total was best mark in history of Defenders franchise...was named to Eastern League's mid- and post-season All-Star squads, while placing among circuit's leaders in avg. (8th), hits (2nd), 2Bs (T5th), 3Bs (T5th), HRs (T5th), RBI (3rd), extra-base hits (T1st, 63) and slugging pct. (3rd, .523). 2006 Spent majority of season with single-A San Jose, while logging 2-game cameo with triple-A Fresno...batted .284 with 32 2Bs, career-best 6 3Bs, 13 HRs and 67 RBI in 112 California League contests...had pair of singles in 4 Pacific Coast League at-bats...struggled in 5 post season games, going 4-for-22 (.182) with 2 2Bs and 3B. 2005 Played 1st full professional campaign with San Jose, helping Giants to California League championship...collected 67 RBI, while hitting .267 with 27 2Bs and 13 HRs over 121 games...hit .238 (5-for-21) with 2B, HR and 4 RBI in 5 Cal League playoff contests. 2004 Made immediate impact on lower level of Giants' farm system during professional debut, batting .371 (63-for-170) with 16 2Bs, 3 3Bs, 6 HRs and 27 RBI in 41 games...posted .606 slugging pct. and .440 on-base mark...reported to Arizona Rookie League after signing and hit .512 with 2 HRs and 11 RBI in 10 games...logged 31 contests with short-season Salem-Keizer, batting .323 with 4 HRs and 16 RBI.