player photo

47 Howie Kendrick 1B

Washington Nationals

Fantasy Stats
Key Stats
Batting Summary

Player Updates

March 3, 2020 03:44 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Seeing action at first, second base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick has gone 3-for-10 with a walk and an RBI through his first five Grapefruit League games entering play Tuesday.

The Nationals have used Kendrick at designated hitter, first base and second base this spring, which essentially aligns with what manager Dave Martinez had laid out for the veteran earlier this spring. Per Jessica Camerato of, Martinez doesn't plan to expose Kendrick to third base until late in spring training, as the Nationals plan to have prospect Carter Kieboom and Asdrubal Cabrera compete for the top job at that position throughout camp. Kendrick's age and injury history means the Nationals won't ask him to be an everyday player on the right side of the infield, but his elite contact skills should make him a fixture in the lineup versus lefties and allow him to see occasional work against righties, too. The 36-year-old was instrumental in the Nationals' run to the World Series last season, slashing .344/.395/.572 with 17 home runs in 370 plate appearances.

December 6, 2019 10:52 AM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Returns to Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick will remain with the Nationals on a one-year, $6.25 million deal, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

The deal also includes a mutual option for 2021, per Jamal Collier of The 36-year-old enjoyed a renaissance for the World Series winners last season, hitting .344/.395/.572 (good for a career-high 146 wRC+) over 370 plate appearances. Statcast doesn't think he overachieved at all, giving him a .622 expected slugging percentage on the back of an excellent 48.3 percent hard-hit rate. His fantasy value in 2020 will depend in large part on how many opportunities he gets, but he seems to be a good bet to be quite productive when available.

October 25, 2019 03:24 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Sits for Game 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick is not in the lineup for Game 3 of the World Series against the Astros on Friday.

Kendrick was named the NLCS MVP and started each of the first two games of the World Series when Washington had the DH available in an AL park, going 2-for-9 with an RBI. Asdrubal Cabrera gets the nod at second base in his place.

October 21, 2019 10:40 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: To DH in Games 1 and 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick is expected to slot in as the designated hitter for the first two games of the World Series against the Astros, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

With Kendrick set to serve as the designated hitter for Game 1 and 2, Asdrubal Cabrera and Brian Dozier are the top two candidates to see time at the keystone. Kendrick was named the NLCS MVP and is 11-for-38 with a home run, nine RBI and six runs scored through 10 postseason contests.

October 10, 2019 11:24 AM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Hits series-clinching grand slam
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick went 1-for-5 with a grand slam in Wednesday's 7-3 extra-inning victory over the Dodgers in Game 5 of the National League Division Series.

Kendrick made his lone hit one to remember, crushing a Joe Kelly offering 410 feet to center field in the 10th inning to complete a Washington comeback and send the Nationals to the National League Championship Series. It was Kendrick's only extra-base hit of the series, but the 36-year-old demonstrated during the regular season he still has plenty of juice in his bat by slashing .344/.395/.572 with 17 home runs in 334 at-bats.

September 24, 2019 05:24 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Sits again for nightcap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick remains on the bench for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against Philadelphia.

Kendrick struck out as a pinch hitter in the first game of the day. Matt Adams (shoulder) starts at first base for the nightcap.

September 24, 2019 10:32 AM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick is not in the lineup for the afternoon portion of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Phillies.

Kendrick has moved into a starting role at first base, starting five of the last six games prior to Tuesday's contest. Ryan Zimmerman gets the nod for the first game Tuesday, but he's unlikely to be asked to start twice in one day, so there's a good chance Kendrick is back in action for the nightcap.

September 18, 2019 09:08 AM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Double short of cycle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick went 3-for-4 with a walk, a triple, a solo home run and a second run scored in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Cardinals.

Getting the start at first base, Kendrick racked up three hits for the third time in his last four starts. The 36-year-old is slashing a blistering .429/.474/.714 through 13 games in September, and with the Nats fighting for a playoff spot and Matt Adams (shoulder) not 100 percent, Kendrick could find his way into the lineup more frequently down the stretch.

September 16, 2019 01:08 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Plates three in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in the Nationals' 7-0 win over the Braves on Sunday afternoon.

Kendrick was a major spark for the Nationals on Sunday; he knocked a two-run single in the third inning and followed that up with a solo shot to left in the fifth. After not starting the first two games of this series, Kendrick got the nod at first base and was a key contributor to a much-needed win for the Nationals. The 36-year-old now sports a triple slash of .336/.386/.559 with 15 home runs and 60 RBI in 337 plate appearances. Kendrick has not been an everyday starter all season, but with numbers like those, he should continue to see a fair amount of chances as the season winds down.

August 24, 2019 10:44 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Drives in two
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in a 7-2 win over the Cubs on Saturday.

Kendrick drove in a run in the third inning with a single and added an RBI double in the ninth to complete the scoring. For the season, he's slashing .327/.380/.561 with 14 homers across 269 at-bats.

August 24, 2019 03:04 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Draws third consecutive start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick is starting at first base and batting fifth Saturday against the Cubs.

Kendrick is in the lineup for the third consecutive day, the first time that's occurred since he was activated off the injured list Aug. 12. He's been effective, collecting five hits -- including three for extra bases -- in 10 at-bats through the first two starts.

August 23, 2019 10:56 AM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Swats 14th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBI in Thursday's win over the Pirates.

He's started only two of the last eight games, but Kendrick went yard in both of them. On the season, the veteran utility player is slashing a sizzling .323/.376/.558 with 14 homers -- his highest total since 2011 -- and 53 RBI, but once Ryan Zimmerman (foot) rejoins the roster, Kendrick's playing time will shrink even further.

August 18, 2019 06:40 AM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: On base four times in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick went 2-for-3 with two walks, a double, a two-run home run and a second run scored in Saturday's 15-14 extra-innings loss to the Brewers.

His performance typified the kind of night both lineups were having -- Kendrick didn't even enter the game until the sixth inning as part of a double switch, and he still reached base four times in the 14-inning marathon. The veteran utility player has started only one of five games since coming off the injured list, though, and with Ryan Zimmerman (foot) currently finishing up a rehab assignment, Kendrick's outlook for playing time down the stretch appears bleak.

August 12, 2019 02:44 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Back from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals reinstated Kendrick (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list Monday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Before moving to the IL earlier this month with the mild hamstring strain, Kendrick had thrived in a part-time capacity with the Nationals this season, slashing an impressive .316/.367/.526 with 12 home runs in 275 plate appearances. Though he's ostensibly healthy again, Kendrick's lengthy injury history makes it unlikely he'll be counted on to take on a sizable role over the final two months of the season. Expect the 36-year-old to see most of his starts against left-handed pitching while working in the short side of a platoon at first base with Matt Adams.

August 4, 2019 03:32 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Moves to injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday, retroactive to Aug. 1, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Kendrick was scratched from Friday's lineup with leg cramps but the injury has been re-classified as a hamstring strain. According to Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports, there's no real concern for the veteran infielder as he isn't scheduled to undergo an MRI and should return after the 10-day minimum.

August 3, 2019 04:28 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Dealing with leg cramps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick was scratched from the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks due to leg cramps and remains out Saturday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Kendrick was originally slated to start Friday with lefty Alex Young on the mound for Arizona but was a last-minute scratch, with Matt Adams starting at first base despite the platoon disadvantage. Gerardo Parra starts at the position Saturday with another lefty (Robbie Ray) on the mound.

July 31, 2019 11:16 AM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Three hits in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to Atlanta.

With Ryan Zimmerman (foot) on the injured list and Matt Adams (foot) also not 100 percent, Kendrick has started five straight games and gone 8-for-21 (.381) with three two-baggers, although he's failed to record an RBI during that stretch. Adams could be back in action by the weekend, but Kendrick's hot streak could be enough to earn him more than the short side of a platoon at first base going forward. Kendrick will be out of the lineup for Wednesday's series finale, however, as Gerardo Parra draws the start at first base.

July 18, 2019 09:12 AM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Playing time shrinking
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick got the start at DH during Wednesday's loss to the Orioles and went 0-for-4.

It was only his third start through 11 games in July, as Ryan Zimmerman's return from the IL and Brian Dozier's recent success at the plate have cut down Kendrick's main paths to at-bats. The veteran utility man is still hitting .353 (6-for-17) on the month, but Kendrick's fantasy value will be restricted to deep NL-only formats unless he can find his way back into the Nats' starting lineup consistently again.

July 4, 2019 09:04 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: On bench again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Marlins.

Kendrick will be on the bench for consecutive days after having previously drawn four straight starts. Three of those starts came in contests in which the Nationals had the designated hitter spot available, but Kendrick looks likely to remain on the bench more often than not when the team plays in National League parks. Kendrick's lack of an everyday role is a frustrating reality for fantasy mangers while he maintains a magnificent .323/.376/.562 slash line for the season.

June 24, 2019 12:04 AM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Reaches base twice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick went 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Sunday's extra-inning loss to the Braves.

Kendrick recorded a single during the Nationals' two-run seventh inning before adding a walk and stolen base -- his second of the season -- two innings later. The utility man is now slashing .362/.455/.596 with three home runs, 10 RBI and a 7:4 BB:K through 16 games this month.

Situational Stats
vs Clevinger (Career)000000
vs RHP2177111 .381 .548 .327
Last 7 Games
Fantasy Points by Week
Batting Stats
2006LAA72267257643094460 .314 .416 .285
2007LAA883385510953996154 .347 .450 .322
2008LAA92340431043371258114 .333 .421 .306
2009LAA1053746110910612071114 .334 .444 .291
2010LAA1586166717210752894144 .313 .407 .279
2011LAA14053786153186333119146 .338 .464 .285
2012LAA1475505715886729115146 .325 .400 .287
2013LAA122478551421354238963 .335 .439 .297
2014LAA1576178518177548110145 .347 .397 .293
2015LAD11746464137954278262 .336 .409 .295
2016LAD146487651248405096102 .326 .366 .255
2017PHI-WAS9130540969412268125 .368 .475 .315
2018WAS40152174641252911 .331 .474 .303
2019WAS121334611151762274921 .395 .572 .344
2020WAS0000000000 --- --- ---
Total 159658597811722125710342108512647 .337 .431 .294
Fielding Stats
2006LAA1B444236133029243 .994
2006LAA3B1100000 ---
2007LAA2B8685409146254954 .978
2008LAA2B9290446155287467 .991
2009LAA2B9590431156271470 .991
2010LAA1B151110398415 .990
2010LAA2B143140634259366974 .986
2010LAAOF1000000 ---
2011LAA1B171113011910115 .992
2011LAA2B108105482161317463 .992
2012LAA2B1431426592384071481 .979
2012LAAOF2032010 .667
2013LAA2B1181185542233211068 .982
2014LAA2B1541546842674061183 .984
2015LAD2B113112493193295552 .990
2016LAD1B1176056316 .983
2016LAD2B3223923257311 .967
2016LAD3B17143252612 .969
2017PHI-WAS2B1515672738210 .970
2017PHI-WASOF6357101100010 .990
2018WAS2B33321134762416 .965
2018WASOF651211010 .917
2019WAS1B483530427627125 .997
2019WAS2B231877274918 .987
Total  1497144265733164331990781 .986
More Batting Stats
Total 35038252335246132189
Postseason Batting Stats
2007LAA31002010120 .182 .200 .200
2008LAA41702000700 .118 .118 .118
2009LAA61945111310 .300 .526 .263
2014LAA31312000500 .154 .231 .154
2015LAD52246140200 .273 .455 .273
2016LAD92225001410 .261 .318 .227
2017WAS3200001100 .333 .000 .000
2019WAS176381821241100 .328 .444 .286
Total 50168194041873440 .267 .369 .238
Minor League Batting Stats
2002 R-Angels42157245064013711126 .368 .408 .318
2003 R-Provo632346586203336242883 .434 .517 .368
2004 R-Angels3121310001--20 .308 .333 .250
2004 A-Cedar Rapds753136611524610491241156 .398 .578 .367
2005 AA-Arkansas461903565202742620124 .382 .579 .342
2005 A-Rancho Cuca632796910723612471442134 .421 .638 .384
2006AAA-Salt Lake692905710725613621248113 .408 .631 .369
2007AAA-Salt Lake1350915103111910 .333 .500 .300
2007 A-Rancho Cuca14010000----00 .250 .250 .250
2008AAA-Salt Lake25010001--100 .200 .200 .200
2008 A-Rancho Cuca26350022----10 .8331.833 .833
2009AAA-Salt Lake207811276121171242 .414 .526 .346
2016AFA-Rancho Cucamonga415253004--311 .375 .533 .333
2017AA-Reading Fightin Phil14210011----00 .2501.000 .250
2017AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi4123210001500 .333 .250 .167
Total 40816493475901302853279852208029 .399 .567 .358

Player Info

Jacksonville, FL
Washington Nationals

MLB Experience:

2019: NL LCS MVP