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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Brian Jay Downing
Stat Years
1970-1992  [mlb] 1973-1992
Height/Weight
5-10 / 194
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
DH (824) ... OF (777) ... C (675) ... 3B (8)
Draft Position
OF-C
Born Date/Place
High School
Magnolia (Anaheim,CA)
Colleges
Cypress College (Cypress, California)
Draft
Signed as undrafted free agent by the Chicago White Sox in 1969
Bonus
Signing Scouts
Doc Bennett
MLB Debut
1973-05-31 - Boxscore  (Age: 22.234)
Service Time
Organizations
CAL [13] CHA [5] TEX [2]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 10875 ... retro id: downb001 ... mlbam id: 113516
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1970Gulf Coast White SoxGCLRk----19of-c---1349616211101420162000000.219.330.250.580112242.000.031.00014.2917.861.250.00.009.5
    1971AppletonMidwA----20of-c---29933351826332250555400000.246.353.309.66238810312.000.063.00014.1813.920.98111.00.7714.6
    1972KnoxvilleSouAA----21of-c---3135442751232471567308211200000.278.391.466.85752420646.000.188.00015.6521.371.3729.52.8637.4
    1973IowaAmerAAA----22of-c---46822834566172710375300000.246.351.373.7242658514.000.127.00013.9620.001.4332.62.6425.0
    1973Chicago White SoxALMLBcha1622of-cL-S-E-P43473513102400101702013.178.277.274.55185203.233.096.20411.7620.001.7036.52.3523.1
    1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha1623c-ofL-S-E-P510829341661211039015172240311.225.344.375.71935011023.321.150.26514.5720.571.4129.32.8634.8
    1975Chicago White SoxALMLBcha1624cL-S-E-P61384205810112174113476753116512.240.356.324.68051613620.286.084.27314.7314.530.9960.01.3619.8
    1976Chicago White SoxALMLBcha1625cL-S-E-P7104317388114033073405514302.256.338.328.66636510417.211.072.29810.9615.071.38105.70.8221.0
    1977Chicago White SoxALMLBcha1626cL-S-E-P86916928484242512342125403.284.402.402.8042146810.314.118.29715.899.810.6242.21.8720.8
    1978California AngelsALMLBcal527cL-S-E-P913341242105150746325247642214.255.345.342.68747614122.216.087.27210.929.870.9058.91.4721.0
    1979California AngelsALMLBcal528cL-S-E-P10148509871662731275337757532417.326.418.462.88059623542.287.136.34812.929.560.7442.42.0125.3
    1980California AngelsALMLBcal929c-dhL-S-E-P1130935276022502121201215.290.364.419.783108398.237.129.30911.1111.111.0046.51.8529.6
    1981California AngelsALMLBcal930of-cL-S-E-P12933174779140941114635430111.249.351.379.73037012023.274.130.25612.439.460.7635.22.4329.1
    1982California AngelsALMLBcal531ofL-S-E-P131586231091753722884218658538114.281.368.482.85072530067.340.201.27011.868.000.6722.23.8638.3
    1983California AngelsALMLBcal532ofL-S-E-P141134036899151195312625951248.246.352.429.78147317335.335.183.24513.1112.470.9521.24.0235.3
    1984California AngelsALMLBcal533ofL-S-E-P15156539651482822391047066739318.275.360.462.82262824953.310.187.27211.1510.510.9423.43.6635.8
    1985California AngelsALMLBcal534ofL-S-E-P161505208013723120855378611354312.263.371.427.79862022244.317.164.26412.589.840.7826.03.2332.1
    1986California AngelsALMLBcal535ofL-S-E-P171525139013727420954490841738214.267.389.452.84163123251.361.185.28114.2613.310.9325.63.1737.2
    1987California AngelsALMLBcal536dhL-S-E-P18155567110154293297755106851723610.272.400.487.88769527661.402.215.27415.2512.230.8019.54.1739.6
    1988California AngelsALMLBcal537dhL-S-E-P191354848011718225643481631456512.242.362.442.80459021445.366.200.22913.7310.680.7819.44.2438.5
    1989California AngelsALMLBcal538dhL-S-E-P2014254459154252145902568760436.283.354.414.76861022541.230.131.3139.1814.261.5538.92.3026.6
    1990California AngelsALMLBcal539dhL-S-E-P219633047901821451005045604211.273.374.467.84139015434.345.194.27612.8211.540.9023.63.5937.8
    1991Texas RangersALMLBtex5540dhL-S-E-P2212340776113172174911587081277.278.377.455.83247618536.319.177.29812.1814.711.2123.93.5731.9
    1992Texas RangersALMLBtex5,5541dhL-S-E-P231073205389180103910625880127.278.407.428.83539113728.347.150.31215.8614.830.9432.02.5631.5
    MLB Totals (20 yrs)2344785311882099360282751073504411971127129607055197.267.370.425.79593093340663.311.158.28012.8612.110.9428.62.9531.6
    American League Totals (20 yrs)2344785311882099360282751073504411971127129607055197.267.370.425.79593093340663.311.158.28012.8612.110.9428.62.9531.6
    Minor League Totals336109917628237122513011019023900000.257.366.380.746128941874.307.123.30814.7418.541.2644.01.9426.2
    Minor: Rk Totals349616211101420162000000.219.330.250.580112242.219.031.27614.2917.861.250.00.009.5
    Minor: A Totals9933351826332250555400000.246.353.309.66238810312.243.063.28614.1813.920.98111.00.7714.6
    Minor: AA Totals135442751232471567308211200000.278.391.466.85752420646.380.188.34315.6521.371.3729.52.8637.4
    Minor: AAA Totals6822834566172710375300000.246.351.373.7242658514.294.127.29213.9620.001.4332.62.6425.0
    California Angels Totals (13 yrs)166158548891588282222228462733866759105335437152.271.372.441.81369122580526.316.170.27712.5310.980.8826.43.2133.1
    Chicago White Sox Totals (5 yrs)453127217030943426139211021124082613931.243.351.344.695153043873.276.101.27813.7915.691.1448.91.7023.6
    Texas Rangers Totals (2 yrs)2307271292023522788211201281613914.278.390.443.83386732264.331.165.30413.8414.761.0726.93.1131.7
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1973Chicago White SoxALMLB22C11050.0467115453.9814.801.066.832.43
    1973Chicago White SoxALMLB223B8035.179402016.8002.000.464.923.54
    1973Chicago White SoxALMLB22OF13090.01910020201.0001.500.228.038.29
    1973Chicago White SoxALMLB22DH100.0000000.0000.000.000.62.99
    1974Chicago White SoxALMLB23C6300.02782823308306.9944.900.0039.458.32
    1974Chicago White SoxALMLB23OF3900.05920261611.0001.600.0024.436.15
    1974Chicago White SoxALMLB23DH900.0000000.0000.000.005.68.38
    1975Chicago White SoxALMLB24C13700.07308485822814.9905.900.0085.199.31
    1975Chicago White SoxALMLB24DH100.0000000.0000.000.000.60.714
    1976Chicago White SoxALMLB25C9300.04503864494488.9885.200.0057.889.41
    1976Chicago White SoxALMLB25DH1100.0000000.0000.000.006.810.65
    1977Chicago White SoxALMLB26C6100.03202865354348.9835.700.0037.788.42
    1977Chicago White SoxALMLB26OF300.05000551.0001.700.001.94.310
    1977Chicago White SoxALMLB26DH200.0000000.0000.000.001.22.96
    1978California AngelsALMLB27C12800.06818256768763.9936.000.0079.096.21
    1978California AngelsALMLB27DH200.0000000.0000.000.001.21.58
    1979California AngelsALMLB28C12900.066935115715704.9855.500.0079.687.21
    1979California AngelsALMLB28DH1800.0000000.0000.000.0011.112.23
    1980California AngelsALMLB29C1600.06960075751.0004.700.0010.053.35
    1980California AngelsALMLB29DH1300.0000000.0000.000.008.143.36
    1981California AngelsALMLB30C3700.01401712158157.9944.200.0033.639.82
    1981California AngelsALMLB30OF5600.0971109998.9901.800.0050.960.23
    1981California AngelsALMLB30DH500.0000000.0000.000.004.55.42
    1982California AngelsALMLB31OF15800.03219003303301.0002.100.0097.5100.01
    1983California AngelsALMLB32OF8400.0160910170169.9942.000.0051.974.33
    1983California AngelsALMLB32DH2600.0000000.0000.000.0016.023.03
    1984California AngelsALMLB33OF13100.02725002772771.0002.100.0080.984.03
    1984California AngelsALMLB33DH2100.0000000.0000.000.0013.013.52
    1985California AngelsALMLB34OF12100.0244520251249.9922.100.0074.780.72
    1985California AngelsALMLB34DH2500.0000000.0000.000.0015.416.73
    1986California AngelsALMLB35OF13800.0267530275272.9892.000.0085.290.82
    1986California AngelsALMLB35DH1000.0000000.0000.000.006.26.63
    1987California AngelsALMLB36OF3400.04720049491.0001.400.0021.021.96
    1987California AngelsALMLB36DH11800.0000000.0000.000.0072.876.11
    1988California AngelsALMLB37DH13200.0000000.0000.000.0081.597.81
    1989California AngelsALMLB38DH14100.0000000.0000.000.0087.099.31
    1990California AngelsALMLB39DH8700.0000000.0000.000.0053.790.61
    1991Texas RangersALMLB40DH10900.0000000.0000.000.0067.388.61
    1992Texas RangersALMLB41DH9300.0000000.0000.000.0057.486.91
    MLB Totals - (C)6750503383325403137483708.9895.5074.160.00.00
    MLB Totals - (3B)803579402016.8002.000.460.00.00
    MLB Totals - (OF)7770901491397215371530.9952.0017.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (DH)82400000000.0000.000.000.00.00
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    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1973MLB-11--8----131
    1974MLB-63-------399
    1975MLB-137--------1
    1976MLB-93--------11
    1977MLB-61-------32
    1978MLB-128--------2
    1979MLB-129--------18
    1980MLB-16--------13
    1981MLB-37-------565
    1982MLB---------158-
    1983MLB---------8426
    1984MLB---------13121
    1985MLB---------12125
    1986MLB---------13810
    1987MLB---------34118
    1988MLB----------132
    1989MLB----------141
    1990MLB----------87
    1991MLB----------109
    1992MLB----------93
    Totals-675--8----777824