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Full Name: Aaron Ryan Rowand Primary Position: OF,CF
Height/Weight: 6' 1"/200 First Game: June 16, 2001
Birthdate: August 29, 1977 MLB Experience: 6 years
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Aaron Ryan Rowand (born August 29, 1977 in Portland, Oregon) is a center fielder in Major League Baseball who plays for the Philadelphia Phillies after spending several years with the Chicago White Sox.

He attended Cal State Fullerton and was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the first round (35th pick) of the 1998 amateur draft.

In 2005 with the White Sox, he had a .270 batting average with 77 runs and 30 doubles. He also hit 13 home runs and stole 16 bases. He is developing his patience, as last year he walked just 32 times compared to 116 strikeouts. Despite that, he had a .329 on base percentage (OBP) and a .407 slugging percentage (SLG). He also collected 235 total bases. In 2005 at center field, he collected 388 putouts and had only three errors. He had a .992 fielding percentage.

The 2005 Chicago White Sox went on to win the World Series. In the postseason, he had a .267 batting average with 8 runs and 6 doubles. He also walked 4 times and had 1 stolen base.

On November 23, 2005, Rowand was traded by the White Sox along with two minor leaguers to the Philadelphia Phillies for first baseman Jim Thome.

On May 11, 2006, in the first inning of a game versus the New York Mets, Rowand made a spectacular play by smashing into the center field fence of Citizens Bank Park face first at full speed in order to reach a ball off the bat of Xavier Nady with the bases loaded, that would otherwise have scored three runs. Rowand suffered a broken nose and severe lacerations to his face. The Phillies won the game, 2-0, in a rain shortened 5 and a half innings of play.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
2001 CHI A 63 123 21 36 4 20 .293 .385 .431 5 0 15 28 4 5 5 0 2
2002 CHI A 126 302 41 78 7 29 .258 .298 .394 16 2 12 54 6 9 0 1 8
2003 CHI A 93 157 22 45 6 24 .287 .327 .452 8 0 7 21 3 2 0 0 1
2004 CHI A 140 487 94 151 24 69 .310 .361 .544 38 2 30 91 10 5 17 1 5
2005 CHI A 157 578 77 156 13 69 .270 .329 .407 30 5 32 116 21 5 16 3 17
2006 PHI N 109 405 59 106 12 47 .262 .321 .425 24 3 18 76 18 2 10 2 13
Total NL 109 405 59 106 12 47 .262 .321 .425 24 3 18 76 18 2 10 2 13
Total AL 579 1647 255 466 54 211 .283 .337 .451 97 9 96 310 44 26 38 5 33
Total 688 2052 314 572 66 258 .279 .334 .446 121 12 114 386 62 28 48 7 46

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
2001 CHI A OF 61 34 342 103 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .991
2001 CHI A RF 11 4 44 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2001 CHI A LF 34 1 60.2 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2001 CHI A CF 32 29 237.1 78 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .988
2002 CHI A LF 40 2 79 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2002 CHI A OF 120 72 718.2 224 5 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .983
2002 CHI A RF 7 3 38 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .909
2002 CHI A CF 76 67 601.2 203 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 .986
2003 CHI A CF 65 39 378.2 101 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2003 CHI A DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2003 CHI A LF 24 0 25.1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2003 CHI A OF 87 39 426.2 114 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2003 CHI A RF 12 0 22.2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2004 CHI A RF 12 8 76.2 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .889
2004 CHI A OF 137 122 1095.1 304 10 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 .975
2004 CHI A CF 126 114 1018.2 290 8 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .980
2005 CHI A OF 157 151 1367.2 388 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .992
2005 CHI A CF 157 151 1367.2 388 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .992
2006 PHI N OF 107 102 900.2 251 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .981
2006 PHI N CF 107 102 900.2 251 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .981
Total DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total RF 42 15 181.1 43 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .940
Total LF 98 3 165 30 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total CF 563 502 4504.2 1311 28 18 7 0 0 0 0 0 .987
Total OF 669 520 4851 1384 33 21 7 0 0 0 0 0 .985

Transactions

  • Selected by New York Mets in the 40th round of the free-agent draft - did not sign (June 1, 1995).
  • Selected by Chicago White Sox in the 1st round (35th pick overall) of the free-agent draft (June 2, 1998 - signed June 12, 1998).
  • Traded by Chicago White Sox with Daniel Haigwood and a player to be named later to Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Jim Thome and cash (November 25, 2005); Philadelphia Phillies received Gio Gonzalez (December 8, 2005).

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