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Ryan Howard

34-Year-Old First Baseman – Philadelphia Phillies

2014 Stats

AVG

.223

HR

16

RBI

63

R

48

SB

0

2014 Preseason 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.

July 31, 2014  –  Ryan Howard News

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Howard is not in the lineup Thursday against the Nationals, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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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 102 441 391 48 87 28 11 1 16 63 0 0 45 123 0 2 3 .223 .306 .379 .685
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3-Year Averages     101 416 367 47 91 40 20 1 19 71 0 0 41 122 0 4 4 .248 .327 .463 .790
Career  (View All)     1280 5,459 4,731 743 1,263 578 231 20 327 1,026 12 4 633 1,524 0 46 49 .267 .356 .532 .888

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Ryan Howard Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 31 @Was 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .305 .378 .683
Jul. 30 @NYM 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .223 .306 .379 .685
Jul. 29 @NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .305 .377 .682
Jul. 28 @NYM 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .224 .306 .380 .686
Jul. 27 Ari 3 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .309 .385 .694
Jul. 26 Ari 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .307 .378 .685
Jul. 25 Ari Did not play.
Jul. 24 SF Did not play.
Jul. 23 SF Did not play.
Jul. 22 SF 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .305 .377 .682
Jul. 21 SF 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .302 .378 .680
Jul. 20 @Atl Did not play.
Jul. 19 @Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .301 .378 .679
Jul. 18 @Atl 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .302 .381 .683
Jul. 13 Was 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .300 .381 .681
Jul. 12 Was 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .385 .685
Jul. 11 Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .304 .390 .694
Jul. 10 @Mil 5 2 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .307 .395 .702
Jul. 9 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .306 .383 .689
Jul. 8 @Mil 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .309 .387 .696
Jul. 7 @Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .311 .392 .703
Jul. 6 @Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .309 .393 .702
Jul. 5 @Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .310 .394 .704
Jul. 4 @Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .310 .398 .708
Jul. 3 @Mia 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .235 .311 .401 .712
Jul. 2 @Mia 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .310 .403 .713
Jul. 1 @Mia 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .307 .404 .711
Jun. 29 Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .312 .410 .722
Jun. 28 Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .313 .414 .727
Jun. 28 Atl 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .243 .313 .419 .732
Last 7 Days 21 2 4 1 0 1 3 3 6 0 0 1 0 1 .190 .320 .381 .701
Last 14 Days 38 5 9 1 0 1 7 6 9 0 0 1 0 1 .237 .356 .342 .698
Last 30 Days 95 10 15 2 0 2 13 14 24 0 0 2 0 3 .158 .279 .242 .521

Ryan Howard: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 97 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
201496136200.229.448.751
20138163110.173.321.539
201298116180.173.378.604

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142953510430.220.356.663
2013205288320.302.522.878
2012162178380.247.451.784

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014189238300.196.339.622
2013119209220.311.6391.011
20121481610340.216.453.733

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014202258330.248.416.743
2013167142210.234.341.619
2012112124220.223.384.696
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 441 391 10.2% 27.9% 0.37 69% .282 .156
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3-Year Averages     416 367 9.9% 29.3% 0.34 67% .319 .215
Career     5,459 4,731 11.6% 27.9% 0.42 68% .325 .265

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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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.223 AVG
TERRIBLE
69% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.282 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.379 SLG
WEAK
.156 ISO
AVERAGE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.37 BB/K
WEAK
10.2% BB Rate
GOOD
27.9% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.685 OPS
WEAK
.306 OBP
WEAK

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

Howard belted his 16th home run of the season Sunday against the Diamondbacks, a two-run shot in the first inning off Vidal Nuno. He went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs in the contest.

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Howard went 2-for-5 with a walk and two strikeouts in his return to the lineup Saturday.

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GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said the Phillies have not discussed releasing Howard in the offseason, the team's official site reports. "I fully expect him to be our first baseman next year," Amaro said. "I don't know where people are coming up with him not having a future with us. He's a very big part of our organization."

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Howard will likely get the nod Saturday since the Phillies will face a right-handed pitcher in the form of Josh Collmenter, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

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Howard is out of the Phillies' lineup Friday for a third straight day, Stephen Gross of the Morning Call reports.

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Manager Ryne Sandberg confirmed Thursday that Howard would be used in a platoon with Darin Ruf at first base, CSN Philly reports. “I look at it as a scenario where against some left-handed pitchers it could be a platoon situation going forward, depending on the numbers,” Sandberg said.

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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