J.R. Towles

HS Grad 2002
Age 33 and 3 mos
Age on 2002 Draft 18 and 3 mos
Position(s) C  2B
Ht/Wt 5-11, 155 lb
B/T R/R
School  Crosby
Hometown  Crosby, TX USA
Summer Team 
Fall Team 
MLB Debut 
Astros  9/5/2007
MLB Draft 
Round 20 by Astros  in 2004
Round 23 by Athletics  in 2003
Round 32 by Athletics  in 2002
National Rank - Class of 2002 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2002
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TX State Rank - Class of 2002 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2002
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GPA
3.25
SAT
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ACT
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Juco Commitment
North Central Texas College 

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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
8
9/29/2001
Latest Showcase Report
2001 Midwest Fall Classic   Sep 29, 2001
PG Grade: 8
Over all Towles would grade out as the best catcher at this showcase. He is quick as a cat, has a plenty strong arm and knows what he's doing. He is fairly athletic for a catcher. He also showed some good hitting ability and as he gets stronger watch out for some power. This kid can play and he plays with some life.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

60 7.25 sec
9/29/2001
54% Rank
best 6.35  avg 7.30
 (2002 class in 2001)

best 6.35  avg 7.30
 (2002 class)
C 76 mph
9/29/2001
45.59% Rank
best 84  avg 76
 (2002 class in 2001)

best 84  avg 76
 (2002 class)
Pop 1.99 sec
9/29/2001
40% Rank
best 1.78  avg 1.99
 (2002 class in 2001)

best 1.78  avg 2.00
 (2002 class)

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