December 9, 1984 |
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
|Pan American Games|
|2011 Guadalajara||National team|
|Baseball World Cup|
|2009 Nettuno||National team|
Bowman attended Dr. Charles Best Secondary School in Coquitlam, British Columbia and was the starting third-baseman for the Coquitlam Reds of the B.C. Premier Baseball League. Bowman also played shortstop for Team Canada at the 2002 World Junior Baseball Championship, where he was named to the tournament All-Star Team after hitting 12 RBIs in 5 games.
Although Bowman was drafted by the Mets in the 12th round (357th overall) in the 2002 Major League Baseball draft, they failed to agree upon a contract in time for him to play during the 2002 season. Bowman would begin his professional career during the 2003 season when he spent time with both the Kingsport Mets and the Brooklyn Cyclones. He went on to have a successful 2004 season playing for the Capital City Bombers where he hit .258, had 19 home runs and 69 RBIs in 116 games played. However, he began to develop chronic back problems during the 2005 season while playing for the St. Lucie Mets of the Florida State League, and was only healthy enough to play in 125 games from over the next three seasons.
A healthy Bowman returned to the St. Lucie lineup on June 17, 2008, and would go on to hit .340 over the next 26 games before earning a promotion to the AA Binghamton Mets. Although he began his Binghamton career with an 8-game hitting streak, he would only go on to hit .214 over his final 84 at-bats of the 2008 season.
Bowman was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays on April 14, 2010.
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