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6 Ryan Howard 1B

Philadelphia Phillies

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
75%55%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
56923.22395650
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014PHI1535696512723956719000.310.380.223

Player Updates

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Phillies' Ryan Howard cuts sugar from diet, drops 15-20 pounds
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard said Tuesday that he has cut sugar from his diet and lost 15-to-20 pounds, The News Journal reports.

Manager Ryne Sandberg said in February that he was impressed with Howard and his slimmer body. The first baseman finished 2 for 2 and made a nice play on a ground ball towards the hole in Tuesday's spring game against the Yankees.

"Getting into game situations now where you've got to put the crowd in effect and everything, picking up balls, that kind of stuff, reaction time, it felt pretty good," Howard said after the game.

Howard has worked with Charlie Manuel on his hitting and approach, and the results have helped the first baseman boost his confidence.

"It's definitely a great feeling," Howard said. "I'm confident in my ability, now it's getting the reps, getting the work in the game type situation and putting it all together."

Howard has struggled at the plate in recent years and hit just .223/.310/.380 with 23 home runs and 95 RBI in 569 at-bats.

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Phillies' Ryan Howard working on his swing
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is working on his swing, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer

Howard has spent time working with Charlie Manuel during camp. Manuel was brought in as spring training hitting instructor. Manager Ryan Sandberg has noticed the change in Howard's approach already. "As far as making some adjustments there, to really zone in to something that can really be productive for him and a little bit more consistent," Sandberg said. "I think there has been a little tweaking going on there."

Howard apparently has looked different at the plate. His stance has been described as "looser" and his hands are much lower when he starts his swing. 

The 35-year-old hit .223/.310/.380 over 569 at-bats last year. 

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Phillies' Sandberg impressed with Ryan Howard early on in camp
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said Wednesday he has been impressed with veteran first baseman Ryan Howard following the team's first two full-squad workouts, per MLB.com.

"Ryno looks like, his body looks like right now, he's going to allow himself to be more productive," Sandberg said. "Just running the bases he looks better, a much better chance of scoring from second base. Much better getting to the cutoff spots playing first base. There should be more range there with the way that he looks from the waist down."

Howard has declined to talk to reporters since arriving for camp Monday. Some feel he could be playing with a chip on his shoulder after an interesting offseason, which included settling a nasty legal battle with his family, dealing with trade rumors and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. saying the Phillies would be better off without him.

"He doesn't act like he has a chip on his shoulder," Sandberg said. "He acts like he's a teammate here and he's a veteran guy helping the young players. So I like the attitude and the fact that he's getting after it and doing extra work with Charlie [Manuel], but with [Larry] Bowa in the mornings and sometimes afterwards on the defensive side of things. That'll go a long way with getting the most out of Ryno, really getting back to the ability and where he needs to be on the field."

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Phillies' Sandberg: It's a new season, fresh year for Ryan Howard
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

It hasn't been a secret the Phillies have tried this offseason to trade first baseman Ryan Howard. Although unsuccessful in their attempts to trade the veteran slugger, it appears Howard will be the team's starting first baseman, barring any injuries or spring training moves.

Despite facing some criticism from Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., manager Ryne Sandberg believes Howard can help the team in 2015, per MLB.com.

"It's a new season, a fresh year for him," Sandberg said. "I had a good talk with him about working on his complete game, defensively, running and getting all that in, and I think that will help him with his whole game as well as his offense. It's not about working on one thing and being one dimensional, it's about working on his whole game. And so with the way that he looks, it should be a good camp for him."

Sandberg added he doesn't believe the speculation about Howard's future will affect the veteran first baseman.

"He's a professional and like everyone," Sandberg said. "He's in camp to get ready for a season, get in the best shape possible and get ready to go to help us win. Whatever else happens is on the business side of things and there's nothing you can do about that."

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Phillies' Amaro Jr. apologized to Ryan Howard over winter comments
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. apologized to first baseman Ryan Howard for his offseason comments, according to philly.com.

Early in the offseason, Amaro told reporters that the team would be better off without Howard moving forward. Once camp started, however, Amaro reversed course. "Frankly, I apologized for those comments that I made that were public," Amaro said. "And I think he appreciated that." 

Amaro went out of his way to stress that Howard has always been a positive force with the club, and has never been a distraction. "This is a guy who’s always been a very positive person," he said." Great teammate. Good person for the younger players to be around."

The 35-year-old Howard hit .223/.310/.380 over 569 at-bats last year. He's set to make $25 million in 2015. 

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
First Basemen 14 9 54.86
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Atlanta59144 .357 .475 .237
vs Russell (Career)2112.000.667.500
vs LHP1593710 .323 .453 .233
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/21@OAK4120010
9/23@MIA4000000
9/24@MIA3000010
9/25@MIA4000000
9/26ATL4010000
9/27ATL4131200
9/28ATL3010010
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
5
6
Bos
3:05 pm
Tickets
7
8
Bos
7:05 pm
Tickets
9
Bos
7:05 pm
Tickets
10
Wash
7:05 pm
Tickets
11
Wash
7:05 pm
Tickets
12
Wash
1:35 pm
Tickets
13
@NYM
1:10 pm
Tickets
14
@NYM
7:10 pm
Tickets
15
@NYM
7:10 pm
Tickets
16
@Wash
7:05 pm
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17
@Wash
7:05 pm
Tickets
18
@Wash
Fantasy Points by Week
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18

21

14

9

17

8

5

35

8

3

34

9

4

14

5

18

1

25

11

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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2004PHI19395112521300 .333 .564 .282
2005PHI88312529022633310001 .356 .567 .288
2006PHI1595811041825814910818100 .425 .659 .313
2007PHI144529941424713610719910 .392 .584 .268
2008PHI162610105153481468119911 .339 .543 .251
2009PHI160616105172451417518681 .360 .571 .279
2010PHI14355087152311085915711 .353 .505 .276
2011PHI15255781141331167517210 .346 .488 .253
2012PHI7126028571456259900 .295 .423 .219
2013PHI8028634761143239500 .319 .465 .266
2014PHI1535696512723956719000 .310 .380 .223
Total 13314909760130333410586551591124 .355 .526 .265
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2004PHI1B8565596091.000
2005PHI1B847975270740553 .993
2006PHI1B159157147813739114139 .991
2007PHI1B1401381306119110312124 .991
2008PHI1B1591561528140810119128 .988
2009PHI1B156155140913009514109 .990
2010PHI1B139139133912665914117 .990
2011PHI1B14914513611282709110 .993
2012PHI1B676653049530537 .991
2013PHI1B767466161842155 .998
2014PHI1B14114113131224809103 .993
Total  127812551174210923717102984 .991
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2004PHI502200102
2005PHI17217720186
2006PHI251383609377
2007PHI2603097053513
2008PHI2643316031711
2009PHI374352606811
2010PHI2352783081114
2011PHI3012725071610
2012PHI11011030478
2013PHI20213360246
2014PHI181216507710
Total 2382025834905315098
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2007PHI31213110700 .308 .500 .250
2008PHI145281439111600 .397 .500 .269
2009PHI1554111531792111 .375 .593 .278
2010PHI9331100051700 .395 .424 .303
2011PHI51912161600 .143 .263 .105
Total 461702244833266711 .357 .488 .259
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2001 A-Batavia48169264673635305500 .384 .456 .272
2002 A-Lakewood1354935613820619876614554 .367 .460 .280
2003 A-Clearwater1304906714932123825015100 .374 .514 .304
2004AAA-Scranton-Wb291112130100929143700 .362 .604 .270
2004 AA-Reading10237473111181371024612912 .386 .647 .297
2005AAA-Scranton-Wb6121038781901654396600 .467 .690 .371
2007 A-Lakewood261210142200 .5001.000 .333
2010AFX-Lakewood BlueClaws120110011--00 .6671.000 .500
2012AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi4121510162100 .500 .750 .417
2012AFX-Lakewood BlueClaws382510043200 .667 .750 .625
Total 51518752855651101111240425358866 .389 .551 .301
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/250
Birthdate:
11/19/1979
Age:
35
Hometown:
St. Louis, MO
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Philadelphia Phillies
College:
Southwest Missouri State
MLB Experience:
11
Awards:

2005: NL Rookie of the Year
2006: NL Most Valuable Player;NL Hank Aaron Award;NL Home Run Champion;NL RBI Leader
2008: NL Home Run Champion;NL RBI Leader
2009: NL RBI Leader;NL LCS MVP
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