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Ryan Howard

34-Year-Old First Baseman – Philadelphia Phillies

2014 Stats

AVG

.273

HR

5

RBI

14

R

12

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The 2013 season was another disappointment for Howard owners. He played in just 80 games before opting to have surgery in early July to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. There were a few positi...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 250   DOB: 11/19/1979   BORN: St. Louis, MO   COLLEGE: Missouri State   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Ryan Howard Contract Information:

Agreed to a five-year, $125 million extension with a $10M buyout for the 2017 season ($23M team option) in April of 2010. Contract runs through 2016.

April 22, 2014  –  Ryan Howard News

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Ryan Howard Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 24 AA REA 102 432 374 73 111 56 18 1 37 102 1 2 46 129 0 3 9 .297 .384 .647 1.031
2004 24 AAA SCR 30 132 116 22 32 19 10 0 9 31 0 0 14 38 0 0 2 .276 .364 .595 .959
2005 25 AA CHA 1 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
2005 25 AAA SCR 61 257 210 38 78 35 19 0 16 54 0 0 39 66 0 5 3 .371 .467 .690 1.157
2005 25 MAJ PHI 88 348 312 52 90 41 17 2 22 63 0 1 33 100 0 2 1 .288 .356 .567 .924
2006 26 MAJ PHI 159 704 581 104 182 84 25 1 58 149 0 0 108 181 0 6 9 .313 .425 .659 1.084
2007 27 A Lak 2 8 6 1 2 2 1 0 1 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .333 .500 1.000 1.500
2007 27 MAJ PHI 144 648 529 94 142 73 26 0 47 136 1 0 107 199 0 7 5 .268 .392 .584 .976
2008 28 MAJ PHI 162 700 610 105 153 78 26 4 48 146 1 1 81 199 0 6 3 .251 .339 .543 .881
2009 29 MAJ PHI 160 703 616 105 172 86 37 4 45 141 8 1 75 186 0 6 6 .279 .360 .571 .931
2010 30 A Lak 1 3 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .667 1.000 1.667
2010 30 MAJ PHI 143 620 550 87 152 59 23 5 31 108 1 1 59 157 0 3 8 .276 .353 .505 .859
2011 31 MAJ PHI 152 644 557 81 141 64 30 1 33 116 1 0 75 172 0 5 7 .253 .346 .488 .834
2012 32 A Lak 3 12 8 2 5 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 .625 .667 .750 1.417
2012 32 AAA Leh 4 14 12 1 5 2 1 0 1 6 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .417 .500 .750 1.250
2012 32 MAJ PHI 71 292 260 28 57 25 11 0 14 56 0 0 25 99 0 3 4 .219 .295 .423 .718
2013 33 MAJ PHI 80 317 286 34 76 33 20 2 11 43 0 0 23 95 0 6 2 .266 .319 .465 .784
2014 34 MAJ PHI 21 89 77 12 21 8 2 1 5 14 0 0 11 25 0 1 0 .273 .360 .519 .879
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Ryan Howard
3-Year Averages MAJ   101 416 367 47 91 40 20 1 19 71 0 0 41 122 0 4 4 .248 .327 .463 .790
Career  (View All) MAJ   1199 5107 4417 707 1197 558 222 20 316 977 12 4 599 1426 0 45 46 .271 .361 .545 .906

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Ryan Howard Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 23 @LAD 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .360 .519 .879
Apr. 22 @LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .270 .353 .527 .880
Apr. 21 @LAD 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .363 .543 .906
Apr. 20 @Col 5 3 4 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .360 .508 .868
Apr. 19 @Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .329 .400 .729
Apr. 18 @Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .333 .411 .744
Apr. 17 Atl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .355 .442 .797
Apr. 16 Atl 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .344 .442 .786
Apr. 15 Atl Did not play.
Apr. 14 Atl 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .345 .449 .794
Apr. 13 Mia 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .352 .400 .752
Apr. 12 Mia 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .220 .347 .341 .688
Apr. 11 Mia 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .356 .351 .707
Apr. 10 Mil 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .317 .343 .660
Apr. 9 Mil 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 .212 .297 .364 .661
Apr. 8 Mil 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .303 .400 .703
Apr. 7 Mil Did not play.
Apr. 6 @ChC 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .321 .400 .721
Apr. 5 @ChC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .391 .500 .891
Apr. 4 @ChC 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .368 .529 .897
Apr. 2 @Tex 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .357 .615 .972
Apr. 1 @Tex 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .400 .444 .844
Mar. 31 @Tex 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .500 .400 .900
Last 7 Days 25 4 9 0 1 2 7 2 7 0 0 0 1 0 .360 .393 .680 1.073
Last 14 Days 44 8 14 0 1 4 11 7 12 0 0 0 1 2 .318 .404 .636 1.040
Last 30 Days 77 12 21 2 1 5 14 11 25 0 0 0 1 3 .273 .360 .519 .879

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Ryan Howard: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 19 1
2013 76
2012 67
2011 149 1
2010 139 2
2009 156 3

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Ryan Howard Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20138163110.173.321.539
201298116180.173.378.604
2011170153280.224.347.634

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013205288320.302.522.878
2012162178380.247.451.784
20113876630881.266.550.921

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013119209220.311.6391.011
20121481610340.216.453.733
20112654617531.272.528.899

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013167142210.234.341.619
2012112124220.223.384.696
20112923516630.236.452.775
Ryan Howard Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 24 AA REA 432 374 10.6% 29.9% 0.36 66% .356 .350
2004 24 AAA SCR 132 116 10.6% 28.8% 0.37 67% .333 .319
2005 25 AA CHA 4 4 0% 25% 0.00 75% .667 .000
2005 25 AAA SCR 257 210 15.2% 25.7% 0.59 69% .484 .319
2005 25 MAJ PHI 348 312 9.5% 28.7% 0.33 68% .358 .279
2006 26 MAJ PHI 704 581 15.3% 25.7% 0.60 69% .363 .346
2007 27 A Lak 8 6 25% 25% 1.00 67% .333 .667
2007 27 MAJ PHI 648 529 16.5% 30.7% 0.54 62% .336 .316
2008 28 MAJ PHI 700 610 11.6% 28.4% 0.41 67% .289 .292
2009 29 MAJ PHI 703 616 10.7% 26.5% 0.40 70% .330 .292
2010 30 A Lak 3 2 33.3% 0% 0.00 100% .500 .500
2010 30 MAJ PHI 620 550 9.5% 25.3% 0.38 71% .334 .229
2011 31 MAJ PHI 644 557 11.6% 26.7% 0.44 69% .307 .235
2012 32 A Lak 12 8 25% 16.7% 1.50 75% .833 .125
2012 32 AAA Leh 14 12 14.3% 7.1% 2.00 92% .400 .333
2012 32 MAJ PHI 292 260 8.6% 33.9% 0.25 62% .293 .204
2013 33 MAJ PHI 317 286 7.3% 30% 0.24 67% .361 .199
2014 34 MAJ PHI 89 77 12.4% 28.1% 0.44 68% .340 .246
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Ryan Howard
3-Year Averages MAJ   416 367 9.9% 29.3% 0.34 67% .319 .215
Career MAJ   5107 4417 11.7% 27.9% 0.42 68% .329 .274

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2014 Stat Review for Ryan Howard    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.273 AVG
GOOD
68% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.340 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.519 SLG
ELITE
.246 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.44 BB/K
AVERAGE
12.4% BB Rate
ELITE
28.1% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.879 OPS
ELITE
.360 OBP
GREAT

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Ryan Howard (by OPS, min 12 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Dillon Gee NY-N 15 7 6 14 0 4 0 .467 1.667 2.133
Joe Beimel SEA 14 7 2 7 4 2 1 .500 1.214 1.825
Tim Stauffer SD 12 6 2 6 1 5 0 .500 1.083 1.622
Mike Minor ATL 15 6 3 8 0 6 0 .400 1.000 1.400
Mike Leake CIN 15 6 2 4 2 3 0 .400 .800 1.300
Shawn Hill TOR 12 5 1 2 1 1 0 .417 .833 1.295
Kyle Lohse MIL 25 11 2 8 4 9 1 .440 .760 1.277
Ryan Dempster BOS 17 6 2 7 4 8 1 .353 .765 1.241
Ricky Nolasco MIN 38 11 4 7 9 8 1 .289 .763 1.189
Johan Santana BAL 25 8 4 7 2 5 1 .320 .800 1.170

Worst Matchups for Ryan Howard (by OPS, min 12 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Oliver Perez AZ 25 3 1 5 2 14 1 .120 .240 .447
Hiroki Kuroda NY-A 17 2 1 3 0 7 1 .118 .294 .405
Eric O'Flaherty OAK 18 2 0 1 2 8 1 .111 .167 .405
R.A. Dickey TOR 15 3 0 1 0 3 0 .200 .200 .400
Jhoulys Chacin COL 12 2 0 1 1 3 0 .167 .167 .397
Tom Gorzelanny MIL 14 2 0 1 1 6 1 .143 .143 .330
Jonny Venters ATL 16 2 0 0 0 8 0 .125 .125 .301
Jon Niese NY-N 15 1 0 2 1 7 0 .067 .067 .184
Joe Saunders TEX 15 1 0 0 0 7 1 .067 .067 .133
Ian Kennedy SD 12 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000

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Ryan Howard: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Howard stayed hot Monday, going 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in a 7-0 beatdown of the Dodgers.

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Howard went 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Sunday's win over the Rockies.

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Howard is averaging a walk every 6.20 plate appearances this season, which is the second-best rate of his career, the Phillies' official site reports.

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Howard went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Braves.

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Howard knocked a solo home run Sunday in a victory over the Marlins.

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Howard hit fifth in a regular season game Tuesday for the first time since 2008, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

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Howard has hit in the fifth spot of the Phillies' lineup four times over the past week, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

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Howard has been working on making some adjustments to his batting stance this spring, CSNPhilly.com reports. "The last two days I think there's been more bat speed and a little more aggression," manager Ryne Sandberg said. "I've just noticed a little bit better approach. He's working on some things."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Howard missed the first three months of last season after suffering a setback during spring training in his recovery from surgery on his Achilles. When Howard returned, it was clear when watching him on the basepaths that his leg was still far from 100 percent. At the plate, Howard struck out a career-worst 34 percent of the time. Things got even more dire for him when he had to face a lefty. Manager Charlie Manuel said that he felt Howard was unable to push off his back leg at the plate, which contributed to his poor numbers. That may be the case, but Howard has always shown a propensity to strike out. Couple that with the increase in defensive shifts by major league teams, and Howard seems likely to be a bit of a batting average drain over the remainder of his career. He also broke his toe at the end of last season, but is expected to be ready for spring training. His leg should be stronger now that he is further removed from his Achilles surgery, which should help him rebound a bit at the plate. He still looks like a lock for 30 home runs and plenty of RBI with a decent offense around him.

2012

For the second year in a row, Howard made the last out in the playoffs for the Phillies. That wasn't the only negative in Howard's last game of the season as he also ruptured his Achilles' tendon and had surgery shortly thereafter. Howard finished the 2011 season with similar statistics to his 2010 campaign. His HR/FB rate was at 22 percent last year, up just a tick from his 21 percent mark in 2010, but well below the low-to-mid 30 percent clip he posted during his monster offensive years. If Howard's HR/FB rate has permanently regressed, it is likely we've seen the last of his 40-home run seasons. Howard will likely begin the 2012 season on the disabled list recovering from his injury, which will take a toll on his overall numbers. The Phillies have suggested Howard could be back in May, but that is far from a certainty.

2011

Howard failed to top 40 home runs for the first time since 2005, the year he broke into the majors. He missed some time with an ankle injury, but he likely would not have topped 40 home runs even if he managed to stay healthy the whole year as his 21 percent HR/FB rate was the lowest of his career since he became a full-time player. Manager Charlie Manuel said this winter that Howard never fully recovered from the ankle injury and that may have affected his ability to drive the ball the last few months of the season. Howard will be healthy heading into spring training and remains one of the premier sluggers in baseball. He's still in the prime of his career and for that reason we believe he is likely to bounce back and post a home run rate that is more in line with his career norm.

2010

Howard finished third in the NL MVP voting after putting together another monster year for the Phillies. He topped 40 home runs for the third straight year and 140 RBI for the second consecutive season. He even swiped a career-high eight bases in 2009. Howard's weakness, outside of his shaky but improving defense at first base, is his tendency to strike out. He's topped 185 strikeouts three years in a row. Those strikeouts can take a toll on his batting average especially if they are coupled with a low BABIP like in 2008 when Howard hit .251 on balls in play. Howard makes a great investment as a first-round pick despite the batting average risk because there are few players who have his light-tower power and consistent offensive production.

2009

Though it was a bumpy ride to reach his final total, Howard finished the 2008 season with big-time numbers, batting .251 with a league-best 48 home runs and 146 RBI. He also matched his 2007 output with 199 strikeouts. Howard experienced well-documented struggles at the beginning of the year, batting just .234 before the All-Star break, but went .276 after and remained the most productive home run and RBI producer throughout. His value takes a significant hit in leagues that penalize strikeouts, but Howard is an elite power-hitting option in most formats.

2008

Howard's batting average plummeted in 2007, 45 points from last season to .268 and his OBP dipped 33 points to .392, but his power numbers remained superb, ranking him among the league leaders despite the fact that he missed half of May with an injury. Howard will always have amazing power numbers, but until he cuts back on the wild swinging he's going to have his share of streaks and slumps. His .221, three-homer April led to a lot of nail biting and ulcer medication, luckily, he picked up the pace in May. This season will bring a lot of monster shots and hopefully more patience.

2007

Howard emerged as a superstar in 2006 by smashing 58 homers on his way to becoming the NL MVP in his first season as a major league regular. He homered against 19 of the 20 teams he faced—only the Pirates kept him in the yard. He wasn't a Citizens Bank Park wonder, either, as he hit for a better average (.318 to .309) and for the same power (29 HR) on the road. He kept the Phillies in the race after the break by hitting an incredible .355 with 30 HR, 78 RBI and 77 BB in 75 games. Howard's defense (14 errors) and strikeout totals are only minor concerns.

2006

Howard seized the moment halfway through 2005 when Jim Thome had elbow surgery and won the NL Rookie of the Year award. He hit so well in the second half that the Phillies dealt Thome to the White Sox and he now has the first base job to himself. As a rookie power hitter, Howard struggled in predictable areas: against lefthanders, on the road and with a high strikeout rate. His defense also needs work. Nevertheless, at this point David Ortiz comparisons are looking less far-fetched.

2005

Howard did a David Ortiz impression in 2004, smashing home runs from Double-A all the way to the majors. He hit 48 in all, tying Adrian Beltre for most in the pros. Blocked from first base and left field in Philadelphia for the next several years, Howard continued to rake in the AFL while learning the outfield. Howard does have holes in his swing (180 strikeouts), but is clearly deserving of a full shot. The Phillies need to trade or make room for him, as it doesn't look like there is much point in him tearing up Triple-A in 2005.

2004

Howard was one of the best offensive players in the Phillies' minor-league organization, as he finished second among Phils farmhands in average (.304), home runs (23) and RBI (82) while in the Florida State League. He did strike out 151 times. One other negative - Howard has a big roadblock in front of him in Jim Thome at first base.

2003