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6 Ryan Howard 1B

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Player Updates

September 4, 2018 02:40 PM
Ryan Howard: Announces retirement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard announced his retirement from baseball Tuesday.

It's something of a surprise that this hadn't already happened, as the 38-year-old hasn't played in the majors since 2016 and hasn't played at any level this year. The Phillies may have wished he retired after the 2011 season, as he posted a 93 wRC+ over the last five years of his career while making $125 million. The first baseman's steep decline and big contract shouldn't overshadow the success he had in the first half of his career, however, as he was a Rookie of the Year, MVP and World Series champion. He'll end his career with 1,475 hits and 382 homers, tied for 67th all time in the latter category.

August 12, 2017 08:32 PM
Rockies' Ryan Howard: Reports to Albuquerque on Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard has reported to Triple-A Albuquerque and will be available for Saturday's game.

After inking a minor-league deal with the Rockies' organization earlier in the day, Howard has already reported to Triple-A and will be in uniform Saturday. He'll need to show more at the dish than he did earlier in the season at Triple-A Gwinnett, when he slashed just .184/.238/.263, in order to get consideration for a promotion to the Rockies before the year is out.

August 12, 2017 06:20 PM
Rockies' Ryan Howard: Inks minor-league deal with Rockies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard agreed to terms on a minor-league deal with the Rockies on Saturday.

The veteran slugger has been a free agent since he was released by the Braves in May. Howard slashed a mere .184/.238/.263 in 11 minor-league games in the Braves organization prior to his release and he hit just .196 in 112 games with the Phillies last season. He won't be on the 40-man roster to start, but if Howard starts getting back on track, there's a possibility of him joining the Rockies as a left-handed power bat off the bench in September.

May 9, 2017 12:00 AM
Ryan Howard: Released by Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard was released from his contract with the Braves on Monday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Howard mustered just a .184 batting average and struck out 11 times in as many games for Triple-A Gwinnett. Even if Howard still has the power -- and he wasn't showing it this year, as he'd managed just one home run -- it's obvious that his bat is just too slow for him to be a productive major-league player at age 37.

April 22, 2017 11:00 AM
Braves' Ryan Howard: Set for 2017 debut Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard is expected to make his season debut for Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Howard, who agreed to a minor-league deal with the Braves earlier this month, has been prepping for the season in extended spring training. The 37-year-old certainly isn't the dynamic slugger he once was, but has shown he still has pop against right-handers, mashing 24 home runs against them last season. Howard likely serves as organizational depth, but could serve as an interesting call-up for interleague games or as a heavy hitter off the bench.

April 6, 2017 01:20 PM
Braves' Ryan Howard: Joins Braves on minors pact
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Braves signed Howard to a minor-league deal Thursday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. Howard will participate in extended spring training before reporting to Triple-A Gwinnett.

With Freddie Freeman locked in as a franchise player at first base, Howard didn't exactly join a spot that puts him on the fast track to the bigs. Still, Atlanta could have worse organizational depth pieces than someone who hit 23-plus home runs in the previous three seasons. The 2006 National League MVP must wait for an opportunity, though it may come as a bench bopper or as a designated hitter in interleague play at American League parks. The latter avenue could serve as a teaser before Atlanta uses him as trade bait for AL clubs later in the season.

November 3, 2016 12:43 PM
Ryan Howard: Option declined, becomes free agent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Phillies announced Thursday that they have declined the 2017 team option on Howard's contract, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports, and he is now a free agent.

Howard hit 25 home runs in 2016 for the seventh time in his career, but he also hit just .196 and would have been due $23 million had the Phillies picked up his option, so there was not much of a decision for them to make. Howard has not announced any intention to hang up the cleats, so he will likely look for a job elsewhere. At this stage of his career, however, he is likely looking at a reserve job wherever he lands.

October 2, 2016 07:30 PM
Phillies' Ryan Howard: Blasts two-run homer in loss to Mets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Mets.

The veteran slugger took Bartolo Colon deep in the fifth for his 25th bomb of the season, the third consecutive year in which he's eclipsed the 20-homer mark. Howard has hit safely in three of his last four games, giving him a chance to finish the season above the Mendoza Line if he's in the lineup Sunday for the final contest of 2016.

September 29, 2016 04:00 PM
Phillies' Ryan Howard: Will not start Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard will not be in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Braves, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Howard started five of the last six games at first base and is expected to start all three of the Phillies' final three games this season, so manager Pete Mackanin decided to give him a day to rest. Tommy Joseph will man first base for the Phillies in Howard's place.

September 28, 2016 12:08 PM
Phillies' Ryan Howard: Smacks 24th homer in Tuesday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard went 2-for-3 with a walk, a solo homer and four RBI in Tuesday's game against the Braves.

Howard has homered in three of his last five games. The two-hit game pushed his average up to .196, giving him a chance to cross the Mendoza Line before the season ends. Despite the poor batting average, Howard has been somewhat productive this year with 24 home runs and a .453 slugging percentage in 316 at-bats. Furthermore, the first baseman's 56 RBI total is second-most over his last five seasons. (In fairness, he only played half a season in 2012 and 2013 due to injury). Howard's disappointing season can mainly be attributed to his abysmal first-half performance, as he's been significantly better-- and even fantasy-relevant -- since the break.

September 28, 2016 05:56 AM
Phillies' Ryan Howard: Homers Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard went 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI in Tuesday's 7-6 loss to the Braves.

Howard has homered in three of his last five games. The two-hit game pushed his average up to .196, giving him a chance to cross the Mendoza Line before the season ends. Despite the poor batting average, Howard has been somewhat productive this year with 24 home runs and a .453 slugging percentage in 316 at-bats.

September 23, 2016 05:50 AM
Phillies' Ryan Howard: Will get plenty of playing time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Pete Mackanin said Howard will play a lot over the Phillies' final nine games of the season, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Howard returned to the starting lineup Thursday after missing a few games with a sore knee. He went 1-for-2 with a walk and his 23rd home run of the season. He's now hit .272/.344/.642 with nine home runs since the beginning of August.

September 22, 2016 03:50 PM
Phillies' Ryan Howard: Back in lineup Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) is back in the lineup Thursday against the Mets, Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal reports.

Howard was held out of the lineup four consecutive games due to some issues with his knee, but it seems the extra days off have gotten the slugger back on track to finish out the season. Howard will take over at first base and is expected to get a good number of starts there as the Phillies give him a nice sendoff for all the years he spent with the team.

September 20, 2016 05:56 PM
Phillies' Ryan Howard: Won't play Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) will be held out of the lineup Wednesday, but is available to pinch hit, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Some reports cropped up that Howard may not be injured anymore, but manager Pete Mackanin seems content with keeping him on the bench for the time being so that the slugger's knee doesn't flare up and spoil his last hurrah in Philadelphia. Howard could return to the lineup as soon as Thursday when the Phillies face right-hander Seth Lugo and the Mets, but in the meantime, Tommy Joseph will continue to see starts at first base.

September 20, 2016 04:14 PM
Phillies' Ryan Howard: Out of lineup Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.

Howard had told reporters that he was aiming for a Tuesday return, but evidently the knee is still presenting issues as Tommy Joseph is slated to start at first base again for Philadelphia. Regardless, Howard seems confident that he will be able to return at some point soon as he looks to finish his farewell tour with the club on a high note.

September 18, 2016 10:42 PM
Phillies' Ryan Howard: Hopes to be ready by Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard, who is day-to-day with a left knee injury, told reporters he could be ready to play by Tuesday, Stephen Gross of the Philadelphia Morning Call reports.

Howard was a late scratch from Saturday's lineup and was once again held out in Sunday's series finale. The team had a day off Monday, and the veteran first baseman is optimistic that will give him enough rest to be ready to return Tuesday. Until Howard resurfaces, Tommy Joseph should see regular starts at first base.

September 18, 2016 10:22 AM
Phillies' Ryan Howard: Sits out again Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Howard was scratched from Saturday's lineup due to some swelling in his knee, and it seems the inflammation hasn't gone down enough to allow him to play Sunday. Tommy Joseph will slot in at first base in his stead. Consider Howard day-to-day for the time being.

September 17, 2016 05:20 PM
Phillies' Ryan Howard: Scratched from Saturday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard was scratched from Saturday's lineup with a left knee injury, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

Apparently Howard has some fluid buildup in his knee, and he was non-committal about returning Sunday, saying "we'll see." Tommy Joseph is now slated to man first base Saturday against Marlins right-hander Jose Urena.

September 17, 2016 03:32 PM
Phillies' Ryan Howard: Blasts 22nd homer in Friday win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard went 1-for-2 with a solo homer and two walks in an extra-inning victory over the Marlins on Friday.

Though his average remains firmly below the Mendoza Line at .193, the 36-year-old Howard does have a pair of homers and five RBI over his last six games. His average is a career low by far, a dubious distinction that Howard has managed to offset somewhat with a third consecutive season of 20-plus homers.

September 16, 2016 05:40 AM
Phillies' Ryan Howard: Will start next three games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Pete Mackanin said Howard will start the next three games against the Marlins at first base, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Howard has been splitting time at first base fairly evenly of late with Tommy Joseph. Mackanin also said the Phillies plan to start Howard for the team's final three home games of the season against the Mets. They will be Howard's final games with the Phillies before he becomes a free agent.

Situational Stats
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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
2015PHI1294675310723772713800 .277 .443 .229
2016PHI112331356525592711401 .257 .453 .196
Total 15725707848147538211947091843125 .343 .515 .258
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
2015PHI1B11611294387166675 .994
2016PHI1B8381613557451147 .982
Total  1477144813298123518281191106 .991
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2004PHI502200102
2005PHI17217720186
2006PHI251383609377
2007PHI2603097053513
2008PHI2643316031711
2009PHI374352606811
2010PHI2352783081114
2011PHI3012725071610
2012PHI11011030478
2013PHI20213360246
2014PHI181216507710
2015PHI291207305211
2016PHI10015030127
Total 27721294055059154116
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
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/250
Birthdate:
11/19/1979
Age:
40
Hometown:
St. Louis, MO
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Philadelphia Phillies
College:

MLB Experience:
13
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