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J.R. Towles # - C

  • Age: 30
  • DOB: 1984/02/11
  • POB: Crosby, TX
  • Height: 6-2 Weight: 200lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 5
  • Drafted by Houston in 2004 (20th round).

Scouting Report

AssetsIs athletic and shows offensive ability and a sweet swing. Has the frame to hit for power. Is decent with the glove and has a strong arm for throwing out runners trying to steal. Can run a bit for a catcher.
FlawsMust show he can be a more consistent producer for the bigs. Doesn't hit for enough power for his 6-2, 205-pound frame. Also needs to prove he can call consistently good games, as well.
Career potentialDepth catcher.

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2013/11/05Opted for minor league free agency.
2013/05/29Signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a minor league contract.
2013/03/23Assigned by the St. Louis Cardinals to their minor league camp.
2012/12/19Signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to a minor league contract.
2012/04/01Assigned by the Minnesota Twins to their minor league camp.
2011/12/15Signed by the Minnesota Twins to a minor league contract.
2011/10/13Outrighted to Oklahoma City (AAA).
2011/09/02Recalled from Oklahoma City (AAA).
2011/07/06Optioned to Oklahoma City (AAA).
2011/06/30Missed 2 games (chin injury).
2011/06/28Chin injury, day-to-day.
2011/06/22Missed 4 games (body soreness).
2011/06/18Body soreness, day-to-day.
2011/04/19Missed 1 game (ankle injury).
2011/04/16Ankle injury, day-to-day.
2011/04/02Missed 1 game (back spasms).
2011/04/01Back spasms, day-to-day.
2011/01/27Re-signed by the Houston Astros to a one-year contract.
2010/05/05Optioned to Corpus Christi (AA).
2010/01/08Re-signed by the Houston Astros to a one-year contract.
2009/09/04Recalled from Round Rock (AAA).
2009/05/11Optioned to Round Rock (AAA).
2009/04/25Recalled from Round Rock (AAA).
2009/03/27Optioned to Round Rock (AAA).
2009/02/12Re-signed by the Houston Astros to a one-year contract.
2008/09/01Recalled from Round Rock (AAA).
2008/07/22Optioned to Round Rock (AAA).
2008/07/02Recalled from Round Rock (AAA).
2008/06/06Optioned to Round Rock (AAA).
2008/04/17Missed 2 games (left hand injury).
2008/04/15Left hand injury, day-to-day.
2008/02/22Re-signed by the Houston Astros to a one-year contract.
2007/09/04Contract purchased from Round Rock (AAA).

Trades

2013/05/29Signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a minor league contract.
2012/12/19Signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to a minor league contract.
2011/12/15Signed by the Minnesota Twins to a minor league contract.
2004/06/07Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 20th round in 2004.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013MemphisAAA195915143151481000-.237.366.576.942
2013AlbuquerqueAAA4152300120310-.200.200.400.600
2012RochesterAAA521682436140110123624-.214.280.315.595
2011HoustonNL541471127703111326006.184.256.293.549
2011Oklahoma CityAAA35105192940311181130-.276.430.400.830
2010HoustonNL174739301821200-.191.235.319.554
2010Corpus ChristiAA5143210034420-.143.400.214.614
2009HoustonNL1648792023316000.188.250.354.604
2009Round RockAAA5614523401214222227303.276.386.455.841
2008HoustonNL54146102050416164000-.137.250.253.503
2008Round RockAAA481682851827281331433.304.370.500.870
2007HoustonNL14409155011231010.375.432.5751.007
2007Round RockAAA1343512000247240.279.354.279.633
2007Corpus ChristiAA61216477012211492335944.324.425.551.976
2007SalemA26901418320111215351.200.339.278.617
2006LexingtonA81284399019212552146135-.317.382.525.907
2005LexingtonA45162355614252316291172.346.436.549.985
2004GreenevilleR39111172760081223431.243.370.297.667
TotalNL155428408022011503795016.187.267.315.582
TotalAAA22770311618541421897712515116.263.359.422.781
TotalAA662305072132115227391144.313.423.530.953
TotalA152536881643661789499027173.306.390.491.881
TotalR39111172760081223431.243.370.297.667

Legend:

GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage


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