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Ryan Howard
Birthdate: 11/19/1979 (37 y, 4 m, 6 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-4/240     Position: 1B
Drafted: 2001 June Amateur Draft - Round: 5, Pick: 4, Overall: 140, Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Contract: $138M / 5 Years (2012 - 2016) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: 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. (11/3/2016)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: The wars have not been kind to Howard. He's coming off a career-worst -1.0 WAR despite an actually useful season. To find value, we have to drill down to the details. Ignore his miserable 35 plate appearances versus lefties. He should never see a southpaw. His .205/.269/.480 line versus righties wasn't great either. In July, the production picked up with three home runs and a weighted runs created 24% better than average through 38 plate appearances. August included six home runs and a 203 wRC+ in 47 plate appearances. In his last hurrah, he totaled five home runs and a 121 wRC+ in September/October. Howard, now 37, is unlikely to find a major league contract this winter. It's time for the former MVP to shuffle off into the sunset. He'll always have the 572 RBI he compiled during his four-season peak. (Brad Johnson)

The Quick Opinion: The current iteration of Howard is some kind of platoon DH/PH hybrid. And that's some kind of useless with today's roster management schemes.

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SeasonHomeGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2004Home513133020122004000000.231
2005Home4214316441218111242819547110200.287
2006Home79282341874891295275521885520500.309
2007Home692503056531110234556491889330710.260
2008Home812993477839112265975461098110701.261
2009Home792913398040202184957422100240250.275
2010Home71272302784911315435826481400711.287
2011Home732653107238170174653411078220510.272
2012Home3914816432175010163412358220300.216
2013Home341191373718829202213237140100.311
2014Home7627531563447012354636189400500.229
2015Home67242262552715013334416160310700.227
2016Home5315717232145013172814257010301.204
TotalHome768275631717233861291119744157836676883282105483.262

SeasonHomeBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2004Home0.0 %30.8 %0.00.231.231.615.846.385.25020.2.344100
2005Home11.6 %28.7 %0.40.287.372.587.959.301.349299.6.397137
2006Home15.2 %24.9 %0.61.309.422.6561.078.348.3417330.0.434158
2007Home16.1 %29.2 %0.55.260.384.580.964.320.2985315.0.390128
2008Home13.3 %28.2 %0.47.261.360.572.932.311.2955917.2.388133
2009Home12.4 %29.5 %0.42.275.366.543.909.268.3505716.2.387135
2010Home8.6 %26.8 %0.32.287.358.515.872.228.3584813.3.376132
2011Home13.2 %25.2 %0.53.272.371.528.899.257.3205015.6.380139
2012Home7.3 %35.4 %0.21.216.280.453.733.236.26818-1.0.30891
2013Home9.5 %27.0 %0.35.311.372.6391.011.328.3642611.3.419170
2014Home11.4 %28.3 %0.40.229.327.385.712.156.293372.7.321106
2015Home6.1 %22.9 %0.27.227.282.450.733.223.247300.1.31499
2016Home8.1 %33.1 %0.25.204.267.484.752.280.21619-0.9.31294
TotalHome11.5 %27.8 %0.41.262.352.532.884.269.310500129.3.371128

SeasonHomeGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2004Home0.7522.2 %33.3 %44.4 %0.0 %25.0 %33.3 %0.0 %55.6 %11.1 %33.3 %11.1 %44.4 %44.4 %601941
2005Home1.4628.9 %42.3 %28.9 %0.0 %39.3 %9.8 %0.0 %43.3 %36.1 %20.6 %7.2 %40.2 %52.6 %659263396
2006Home1.4320.6 %46.7 %32.7 %4.6 %44.6 %6.5 %0.0 %44.2 %32.7 %23.1 %8.5 %46.7 %44.7 %1351581770
2007Home0.7923.8 %33.5 %42.7 %1.4 %32.9 %1.8 %0.0 %43.9 %33.5 %22.6 %10.4 %37.2 %52.4 %1268560708
2008Home1.1120.8 %41.6 %37.6 %1.3 %34.2 %1.2 %0.0 %42.6 %32.2 %25.3 %8.9 %47.0 %44.1 %1411592819
2009Home0.9624.6 %36.9 %38.5 %1.3 %24.0 %8.3 %0.0 %48.2 %33.9 %18.0 %7.7 %46.7 %45.6 %1416593823
2010Home1.0622.5 %39.8 %37.7 %1.4 %20.8 %3.9 %0.0 %42.9 %31.4 %25.7 %12.0 %48.2 %39.8 %1168454714
2011Home1.0123.3 %38.6 %38.1 %2.8 %23.6 %1.4 %0.0 %45.0 %31.8 %23.3 %12.2 %48.7 %39.2 %1320581739
2012Home1.3323.9 %43.5 %32.6 %0.0 %33.3 %5.0 %0.0 %44.6 %34.8 %20.7 %6.5 %52.2 %41.3 %700266434
2013Home0.9129.1 %33.7 %37.2 %0.0 %28.1 %6.9 %0.0 %45.4 %32.6 %22.1 %10.5 %43.0 %46.5 %544222322
2014Home1.0620.4 %40.9 %38.7 %1.4 %16.7 %5.3 %0.0 %42.5 %38.2 %19.4 %15.6 %49.5 %35.0 %1316524792
2015Home1.0530.6 %35.5 %33.9 %1.6 %21.0 %1.5 %0.0 %48.6 %32.2 %19.1 %9.3 %54.6 %36.1 %972335637
2016Home0.7923.8 %33.7 %42.6 %2.3 %30.2 %2.9 %0.0 %42.6 %43.6 %13.9 %16.8 %39.6 %43.6 %644224420
TotalHome1.0623.9 %39.1 %37.0 %1.7 %28.1 %4.5 %0.0 %44.6 %33.8 %21.5 %10.5 %46.7 %42.8 %1282952147615