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Al CowensHigh Level: MLB Stat Years: 1969-1986 MLB Years: 1974-1986
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PositionsOF-1477, DH-61, 3B-7Position when DraftedofPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameAlfred Edward Cowens Jr.
Height6-2Weight200BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 25,1951PlaceLos Angeles,California
Death DateMarch 11,2002 [50.138]
High SchoolCentennial (Compton,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Kansas City Royals in the 75th round (1028th overall) of the 1969 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutApril 6,1974 [22.164]
OrganizationsKCA [11] SEA [5] DET [2] CAL [1] Awards2Awards Voting1-217
TBC Player ID10252Retrosheet IDcowea001MLBAM ID112750
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed71Power57Contact65XBH59RBIs65Runs59Hitting65Durability56Team.496Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1969KingsportAppRk--1751180305361230000000000.294.294.372.666679180.287.078.078.3010.000.000.001.1190.0016.98
1970BillingsPioRk--1862237456795747000000000.283.283.451.73410721237.261.168.169.3230.000.000.002.9533.8631.34
1971WaterlooMidwA--1916485145005000000000.292.292.396.68819548.292.104.104.3090.000.000.000.000.0035.71
1971San JoseCalifA+--199938060108145866000000000.284.284.411.69515627380.269.127.126.3120.000.000.002.1147.5025.00
1971Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         11542865122195871000000000.285.285.409.69417532428.271.124.124.3120.000.000.001.8753.5026.23
1972WaterlooMidwA--20831571003000000000.226.226.258.4848131.226.032.032.2200.000.000.000.000.0014.29
1972San JoseCalifA+--20833073686172553000000000.280.280.397.67712224307.268.117.117.3070.000.000.001.6361.4027.91
1972JacksonvilleSouAA--203512017242149000000000.200.200.333.533407120.172.133.133.2420.000.000.003.3330.0029.17
1972Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         12645858117203965000000000.255.255.371.62617032458.241.116.116.2840.000.000.001.9750.8927.35
1973JacksonvilleSouAA--21135491911422571681000000000.289.289.466.75522948491.265.177.177.3360.000.000.003.2630.6933.80
1974Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca18of22110269286571125502338121010.242.303.286.589779296.277.044.149.2797.7712.841.650.34269.0013.85
1975Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca18of231203284491138442127283645219.277.340.402.74213225367.300.125.226.3397.639.811.291.0982.0027.47
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca18of24152581711542363592316265032409.265.298.341.63919832616.284.076.133.2964.228.121.920.49193.6720.78
1977Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca18of251626069818932142311216124164815414.312.361.525.88631869661.317.213.287.3846.209.681.563.4826.3536.51
1978Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca18of26132485631332485631463154611137.274.319.388.70718837534.293.114.194.3165.8110.111.740.9497.0027.82
1979Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca18of27136516691521879731084044327412.295.345.409.75421134568.304.114.196.3357.047.751.101.5857.3322.37
1980California AngelsALMLBcal18of283411911275011712122110012.227.303.294.597356132.268.067.160.2779.0915.911.750.76119.0022.22
1980Detroit TigersALMLBdet10of281084035811315354256374017446.280.339.370.70914923452.298.090.179.3208.198.851.081.1180.6020.35
1980Totals for AL-AL         1425226914020365968496127458.268.331.352.68318429584.292.084.174.3108.3910.451.241.0387.0020.71
1981Detroit TigersALMLBdet10of2985253276611411833223615333.261.319.348.6678816284.297.087.174.3037.7512.681.640.35253.0024.24
1982Seattle MarinersALMLBsea16of301465607215139820781174681113312.270.325.475.80026667611.284.205.295.3517.5313.261.763.2728.0044.37
1983Seattle MarinersALMLBsea16of3111035639731927351022338203013.205.255.329.58411728384.210.124.211.2645.999.901.651.8250.8638.36
1984Seattle MarinersALMLBsea16of32139524601453421578952783215218.277.312.435.74722851559.302.158.218.3314.8314.853.072.6834.9335.17
1985Seattle MarinersALMLBsea16of33122452591203251469003056104323.265.310.451.76120451487.275.186.252.3326.1611.501.872.8732.2942.50
1986Seattle MarinersALMLBsea16of34288251540061031801103.183.209.232.44119487.231.049.098.2003.4520.696.000.000.0026.67
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter158455347041494276681087171207438965934285328141.270.319.403.72222304526038.288.133.212.0006.4410.911.691.7951.2430.25
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter4891794289501792142294000000000.279.279.417.6967481421794.262.138.138.0000.000.000.002.3442.7128.34
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1706111081662782090000000000.272.272.440.71226955611.247.168.169.0000.000.000.003.2730.5533.13
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1826879619431713119000000000.282.282.405.68727851687.269.123.122.0000.000.000.001.8952.8526.29
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter247910216008000000000.266.266.342.60827679.266.076.076.0000.000.000.000.000.0028.57
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter11341775120156977000000000.288.288.417.70517430417.272.129.129.0000.000.000.002.1646.3325.00
Kansas City Royals Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter8122785373784117444537480491892862513301261.282.329.404.73311242063042.298.122.201.0006.219.401.511.4861.8926.28
Seattle Mariners Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter5451974235504128175626631141292766316869.255.301.422.7238342012128.270.167.241.0006.0612.972.142.6335.2539.88
Detroit Tigers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter19365685179267660895976212779.273.331.361.69223739736.298.088.177.0008.0210.331.290.82109.3321.79
California Angels Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter3411911275011712122110012.227.303.294.597356132.268.067.160.0009.0915.911.750.76119.0022.22
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625667215328711731284067335314.270.319.403.72222846618.288.133.212.0006.4410.911.691.7951.2430.25
Average Minor - Per 162 games162594961662671497000000000.279.279.417.69624847594.262.138.138.0000.000.000.002.3442.7128.34

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1974Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca223B2---11-21.5000.50------1101.81.2
1974Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca22OF102--1511322166164.9881.61------11092.763.0
1974Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca22DH4---------------1103.62.5
1975Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca23OF113--214452223218.9781.93------12094.269.8
1975Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca23DH2---------------1201.71.2
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca24DH1---------------1520.70.6
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca24OF148--3291353347342.9862.31------15297.491.4
1977Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25OF159--3071461327321.9822.02------16298.198.1
1977Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25DH1---------------1620.60.6
1978Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26OF127--2751035288285.9902.24------13296.278.4
1978Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca263B5--510111615.9383.00------1323.83.1
1978Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26DH2---------------1321.51.2
1979Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27OF134--28834-295291.9862.17------13698.582.7
1979Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27DH1---------------1360.70.6
1980California AngelsALMLBcal28DH1---------------342.90.6
1980California AngelsALMLBcal28OF30--643--67671.0002.23------3488.218.8
1980Detroit TigersALMLBdet28OF107--199832210207.9861.93------10899.166.0
1980Detroit TigersALMLBdet28DH1---------------1080.90.6
1981Detroit TigersALMLBdet29OF83--16631-170169.9942.04------8597.676.1
1982Seattle MarinersALMLBsea30DH1---------------1460.70.6
1982Seattle MarinersALMLBsea30OF145--2801441298294.9872.03------14699.389.5
1983Seattle MarinersALMLBsea31OF70--124721133131.9851.87------11063.643.2
1983Seattle MarinersALMLBsea31DH34---------------11030.921.0
1984Seattle MarinersALMLBsea32OF130--22883-239236.9871.82------13993.580.2
1984Seattle MarinersALMLBsea32DH7---------------1395.04.3
1985Seattle MarinersALMLBsea33DH5---------------1224.13.1
1985Seattle MarinersALMLBsea33OF110--1981072215208.9671.89------12290.267.9
1986Seattle MarinersALMLBsea34OF19--3121-3433.9711.74------2867.911.7
1986Seattle MarinersALMLBsea34DH1---------------283.60.6
MLB Totals for OF - 13 season(s)-   OF1477--2854112461930122966.9852.01------14770.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 12 season(s)-   DH61---------------610.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B7--511211816.8892.29------70.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1974Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca22-----2---1024
1975Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca23---------1132
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca24---------1481
1977Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25---------1591
1978Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26-----5---1272
1979Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27---------1341
1980California AngelsALMLBcal28---------301
1980Detroit TigersALMLBdet28---------1071
1981Detroit TigersALMLBdet29---------83-
1982Seattle MarinersALMLBsea30---------1451
1983Seattle MarinersALMLBsea31---------7034
1984Seattle MarinersALMLBsea32---------1307
1985Seattle MarinersALMLBsea33---------1105
1986Seattle MarinersALMLBsea34---------191

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1976Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB24521340100201100000.190.227.286.5136122.200.096.2384.554.551.000.000.0025.00
1977Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB25519250015001300000.263.300.421.7218120.267.158.2115.0015.003.005.0019.0020.00
1978Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB26415220001000200000.133.133.133.2662015.154.000.0000.0013.330.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs14557110116202600000.200.228.291.51916257.208.091.1643.5110.533.001.7555.0018.18

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1977American League Gold Glove (Outfielder) ... American League Player of the Week (September 19-September 25)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
1986-06-12Released by Mariners. 
1986-02-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mariners. 
1985-12-20Released by Mariners. 
1983-01-14ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mariners. 
1982-11-10Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1982-03-28Purchased by Mariners from Tigers. 
1980-05-27TradeTraded by Angels to Tigers for Jason Thompson. 
1979-12-06TradeTraded by Royals with Craig Eaton and Todd Cruz to Angels for Willie Aikens and Rance Mulliniks. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll33400,000-268456++370,78060,000400,000
1986Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll34360,000-306857386,34760,000760,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red