MLB

#6
Ryan Howard
AVG HR RBI
.194 23 52
Team: PhiladelphiaHt / Wt: 6-4 / 250 NFBC ADP: 417.42
Position: 1BBorn: 11/19/1979 Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 5th Round by Phillies (2001)


Latest News
Sep. 22 8:55 PM PT9:55 PM MT10:55 PM CT11:55 PM ET23:55 ET3:55 GMT11:55 8:55 PM MST10:55 PM EST11:25 PM VEN7:55 UAE (+1)10:55 PM CT-Howard hit his 23rd home run Thursday in his return after missing four games with left knee soreness.
Analysis: Howard has homered in consecutive contests but is 7 for 34 (.206) in his last 13 games. Four of those hits, however, have left the park.
Sep. 21 9:10 PM PT10:10 PM MT11:10 PM CT12:10 AM ET0:10 ET4:10 GMT12:10 9:10 PM MST11:10 PM EST11:40 PM VEN8:10 UAE11:10 PM CT-Howard sat out a third straight game Tuesday after having his left knee drained over the weekend. The slugger also won't start Wednesday's game against the White Sox but will be available to pinch-hit.
Analysis: This note carries very marginal fantasy value, as Howard has been limited to spot duty in the second half as the Phillies give a longer look to the younger Tommy Joseph.
Sep. 17 10:57 PM PT11:57 PM MT12:57 AM CT1:57 AM ET1:57 ET5:57 GMT13:57 10:57 PM MST12:57 AM EST1:27 AM VEN9:57 UAE12:57 AM CT-Howard sparked a Phillies' comeback with a solo homer in the sixth inning and finished 1 for 2 with two walks in Friday's 10-inning victory over Miami.
Analysis: The once-feared slugger has shown he can still hit for power in what's likely his final season in Philadelphia, though he's still hitting under .200 and has seen his playing time sharply decreased. Howard is batting .158 with 18 strikeouts in 38 at-bats over his last 14 games.
Sep. 9 8:46 AM PT9:46 AM MT10:46 AM CT11:46 AM ET11:46 ET15:46 GMT23:46 8:46 AM MST10:46 AM EST11:16 AM VEN19:46 UAE10:46 AM CT-Howard hit a three-run homer to key Thursday's 4-1 win over Washington.
Analysis: His 21st homer of the season was the 378th of his career, tying former Nationals manager Matt Williams for 72nd on the all-time list. Howard has taken advantage of his limited playing in recent weeks, batting .288 with seven homers and 19 RBIs in 21 games since the beginning of August.
Aug. 30 8:12 PM PT9:12 PM MT10:12 PM CT11:12 PM ET23:12 ET3:12 GMT11:12 8:12 PM MST10:12 PM EST10:42 PM VEN7:12 UAE (+1)10:12 PM CT-Howard supplied the Phillies' lone scoring in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Washington by homering in the seventh inning.
Analysis: Though his overall numbers remain disappointing, Howard is hitting .319 with five homers and 13 RBIs in 14 games this month. The declining veteran achieved his 10th career 20-homer season with Tuesday's blast.
Aug. 19 9:31 AM PT10:31 AM MT11:31 AM CT12:31 PM ET12:31 ET16:31 GMT0:31 9:31 AM MST11:31 AM EST12:01 PM VEN20:31 UAE11:31 AM CT-Howard and Washington's Ryan Zimmerman have been cleared of allegations they used human growth hormone, MLB announced Friday.
Analysis: Pharmacist Charlie Sly claimed in an Al-Jazeera America documentary that the two used HGH. Sly later recanted. In a brief statement Friday, MLB said its investigation ''did not find any violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by either Howard or Zimmerman.'' MLB said the players cooperated with its investigation and Sly did not. Howard and Zimmerman denied the allegations and filed defamation suits against Al-Jazeera in January.
Aug. 17 9:06 PM PT10:06 PM MT11:06 PM CT12:06 AM ET0:06 ET4:06 GMT12:06 9:06 PM MST11:06 PM EST11:36 PM VEN8:06 UAE11:06 PM CT-Howard homered for the second time in his last three games Tuesday.
Analysis: Hitting .154 at the All-Star break, Howard has batted .358 with six homers and 15 RBIs in 19 games since.
Aug. 13 7:41 AM PT8:41 AM MT9:41 AM CT10:41 AM ET10:41 ET14:41 GMT22:41 7:41 AM MST9:41 AM EST10:11 AM VEN18:41 UAE9:41 AM CT-Howard turned back the clock in Friday's win over Colorado, belting a grand slam and finishing 3 for 5 with a season-high five RBIs.
Analysis: Though he's still hitting just .195 on the season, the 2006 NL MVP has had a resurgence in August. In six games this month, Howard is 10 for 20 with three homers and 10 RBIs.
Aug. 8 8:40 AM PT9:40 AM MT10:40 AM CT11:40 AM ET11:40 ET15:40 GMT23:40 8:40 AM MST10:40 AM EST11:10 AM VEN19:40 UAE10:40 AM CT-Howard singled and scored in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Padres.
Analysis: Although he only has 36 plate appearances, Howard leads the majors with a .800 slugging percentage since the All-Star break.
Aug. 7 9:27 AM PT10:27 AM MT11:27 AM CT12:27 PM ET12:27 ET16:27 GMT0:27 9:27 AM MST11:27 AM EST11:57 AM VEN20:27 UAE11:27 AM CT-Howard hit his second homer in as many games and doubled and scored in Saturday's loss to the Padres.
Analysis: The former MVP certainly has taken advantage of his limited playing opportunities, batting .341 with five homers in 41 at-bats since July 7.
Aug. 4 9:32 PM PT10:32 PM MT11:32 PM CT12:32 AM ET0:32 ET4:32 GMT12:32 9:32 PM MST11:32 PM EST12:02 AM VEN8:32 UAE11:32 PM CT-Howard had a season-high three hits, including his 15th home run, in a 5-4, 12-inning win over the Giants on Wednesday.
Analysis: Howard has hit in a season high-tying three straight games, going 5 for 10. His .178 average is his highest since May 15.
July 21 7:27 PM PT8:27 PM MT9:27 PM CT10:27 PM ET22:27 ET2:27 GMT10:27 7:27 PM MST9:27 PM EST9:57 PM VEN6:27 UAE (+1)9:27 PM CT-Howard homered for the second time in his last four games Thursday, a two-run shot.
Analysis: Howard has four homers and eight RBIs in his last 14 games, though he's batting .237 over that stretch. It's still a step up from his .160 season average.
July 8 8:04 AM PT9:04 AM MT10:04 AM CT11:04 AM ET11:04 ET15:04 GMT23:04 8:04 AM MST10:04 AM EST10:34 AM VEN19:04 UAE10:04 AM CT-Howard went 2 for 4 with his 12th home run and two RBIs in Thursday's 11-2 loss at Colorado.
Analysis: Howard, who has been a part-time player this season, is batting .158 on the season. He simply isn't a fantasy stud any longer despite this positive showing.
June 7 7:15 PM PT8:15 PM MT9:15 PM CT10:15 PM ET22:15 ET2:15 GMT10:15 7:15 PM MST9:15 PM EST9:45 PM VEN6:15 UAE (+1)9:15 PM CT-Howard hit a solo homer as the Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Howard hit his ninth homer way out to right-center to make it 2-0 in the fourth. The 2006 NL MVP started for the first time since a fan threw a plastic beer bottle at him after Saturday's game. Rookie Tommy Joseph has replaced the struggling Howard at first base and started the previous six games.
June 6 3:59 PM PT4:59 PM MT5:59 PM CT6:59 PM ET18:59 ET22:59 GMT6:59 3:59 PM MST5:59 PM EST6:29 PM VEN2:59 UAE (+1)5:59 PM CT-Philadelphia police are investigating an incident in which a beer bottle was reportedly thrown near Howard during Saturday's game. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Howard alerted a security guard, who picked up the bottle. Howard called the action tasteless.
Analysis: The 36-year-old Howard said he's done too much for the Phillies to have a bottle thrown at him. "If you want to yell out `You suck,' that's whatever. But when you start throwing stuff, that's when stuff gets personal." The slumping Howard has been struggling all season.
May 5 9:53 AM PT10:53 AM MT11:53 AM CT12:53 PM ET12:53 ET16:53 GMT0:53 9:53 AM MST11:53 AM EST12:23 PM VEN20:53 UAE11:53 AM CT-Howard cranked a three-run jack Wednesday.
Analysis: Howard is hitting .195 as a fantasy flop.
Apr. 30 3:52 PM PT4:52 PM MT5:52 PM CT6:52 PM ET18:52 ET22:52 GMT6:52 3:52 PM MST5:52 PM EST6:22 PM VEN2:52 UAE (+1)5:52 PM CT-Howard went 3 for 5 and hit a game-winning solo home run in the 11th inning Friday against Cleveland.
Analysis: The former NL MVP had been 5 for 33 over his previous 10 games. Though no longer the fantasy superstar of years past, Howard is still capable of producing usable home run and RBI totals.
Apr. 15 2:28 PM PT3:28 PM MT4:28 PM CT5:28 PM ET17:28 ET21:28 GMT5:28 2:28 PM MST4:28 PM EST4:58 PM VEN1:28 UAE (+1)4:28 PM CT-Howard blasted a solo home run in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Padres.
Analysis: Howard is batting just .214, but he has three home runs and six RBIs in 10 games.
Feb. 23 2:33 PM PT3:33 PM MT4:33 PM CT5:33 PM ET17:33 ET22:33 GMT6:33 3:33 PM MST5:33 PM EST6:03 PM VEN2:33 UAE (+1)4:33 PM CT-Howard says two offseasons of legal battles have taken their toll on him, but trying to focus on baseball helps escape the drama of fighting performance-enhancing drug allegations and family financial disputes.
Analysis: The former National League MVP and three-time All-Star said Tuesday that lawyers can deal with his defamation lawsuit against Al-Jazeera America, which said in a documentary that Howard and Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman took a human growth hormone. Howard spent last offseason dealing with legal issues as some of his family members sued claiming they were owed millions of his earnings. The matter was settled.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2004 Phi 19 39 5 11 5 0 2 5 2 13 0 0 .282 .333 .564
2005 Phi 88 312 52 90 17 2 22 63 33 100 0 1 .288 .356 .567
2006 Phi 159 581 104 182 25 1 58 149 108 181 0 0 .313 .425 .659
2007 Phi 144 529 94 142 26 0 47 136 107 199 1 0 .268 .392 .584
2008 Phi 162 610 105 153 26 4 48 146 81 199 1 1 .251 .339 .543
2009 Phi 160 616 105 172 37 4 45 141 75 186 8 1 .279 .360 .571
2010 Phi 143 550 87 152 23 5 31 108 59 157 1 1 .276 .353 .505
2011 Phi 152 557 81 141 30 1 33 116 75 172 1 0 .253 .346 .488
2012 Phi 71 260 28 57 11 0 14 56 25 99 0 0 .219 .295 .423
2013 Phi 80 286 34 76 20 2 11 43 23 95 0 0 .266 .319 .465
2014 Phi 153 569 65 127 18 1 23 95 67 190 0 0 .223 .310 .380
2015 Phi 129 467 53 107 29 1 23 77 27 138 0 0 .229 .277 .443
2016 Phi 106 310 33 60 9 0 23 52 26 106 0 1 .194 .256 .445
Career 1566 5686 846 1470 276 21 380 1187 708 1835 12 5 .259 .344 .515

Postseason

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2007 Phi Total 3 12 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 7 0 0 .250 .308 .500
    LDS 3 12 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 7 0 0 .250 .308 .500
2008 Phi Total 14 52 8 14 3 0 3 9 11 16 0 0 .269 .397 .500
    LDS 4 11 1 2 1 0 0 1 5 5 0 0 .182 .438 .273
    LCS 5 20 4 6 1 0 0 2 3 2 0 0 .300 .391 .350
    WS 5 21 3 6 1 0 3 6 3 9 0 0 .286 .375 .762
2009 Phi Total 15 54 11 15 6 1 3 17 9 21 1 1 .278 .375 .593
    LDS 4 16 3 6 3 0 0 6 1 4 0 1 .375 .389 .563
    LCS 5 15 5 5 1 1 2 8 6 4 0 0 .333 .524 .933
    WS 6 23 3 4 2 0 1 3 2 13 1 0 .174 .240 .391
2010 Phi Total 9 33 1 10 4 0 0 0 5 17 0 0 .303 .395 .424
    LDS 3 11 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 .273 .385 .273
    LCS 6 22 1 7 4 0 0 0 3 12 0 0 .318 .400 .500
2011 Phi Total 5 19 1 2 0 0 1 6 1 6 0 0 .105 .143 .263
    LDS 5 19 1 2 0 0 1 6 1 6 0 0 .105 .143 .263
Career 46 170 22 44 13 1 8 33 26 67 1 1 .259 .357 .488



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