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Ryan Howard
Birthdate: 11/19/1979 (37 y, 4 m, 10 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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SeasonBatting 9thGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2004Batting 9th1110115120224104000100.500
2005Batting 9th5461010010203000000.250
2006Batting 9th2452000222111000000.500
2008Batting 9th3441100010003000000.250
2009Batting 9th1010000000100000000.000
2011Batting 9th21210100011000000001.000
2012Batting 9th2330000000002000100.000
2013Batting 9th1110000000000000100.000
2014Batting 9th3230000000101000000.000
2015Batting 9th5551100000002000000.200
2016Batting 9th1414144220003005000100.286
TotalBatting 9th4948551556046107121000400.313

SeasonBatting 9thBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2004Batting 9th9.1 %36.4 %0.25.500.5451.3001.845.800.75053.7.732358
2005Batting 9th33.3 %50.0 %0.67.250.500.5001.000.2501.00010.6.443170
2006Batting 9th20.0 %20.0 %1.00.500.6002.0002.6001.500.00032.8.985521
2008Batting 9th0.0 %75.0 %0.00.250.250.250.500.0001.0000-0.3.22426
2009Batting 9th100.0 %0.0 %1.00.0001.000.0001.000.000.00000.3.707351
2011Batting 9th50.0 %0.0 %1.001.0001.0002.0003.0001.0001.00011.1.982553
2012Batting 9th0.0 %66.7 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.0000-0.8.000-100
2013Batting 9th0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.0000-0.2.000-100
2014Batting 9th33.3 %33.3 %1.00.000.333.000.333.000.0000-0.2.23042
2015Batting 9th0.0 %40.0 %0.00.200.200.200.400.000.3330-0.5.1764
2016Batting 9th0.0 %35.7 %0.00.286.286.429.714.143.4441-0.2.30387
TotalBatting 9th12.7 %38.2 %0.33.313.400.6881.088.375.478136.2.445183

SeasonBatting 9thGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2004Batting 9th1.0033.3 %33.3 %33.3 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %33.3 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %612734
2005Batting 9th0.00100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %261313
2006Batting 9th0.500.0 %33.3 %66.7 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %33.3 %33.3 %0.0 %33.3 %66.7 %1679
2008Batting 9th1.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %17512
2009Batting 9th0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      743
2011Batting 9th0.000.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %1376
2012Batting 9th1.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %1248
2013Batting 9th1.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %422
2014Batting 9th1.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %1569
2015Batting 9th0.0033.3 %0.0 %66.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %66.7 %33.3 %17512
2016Batting 9th2.5022.2 %55.6 %22.2 %0.0 %0.0 %20.0 %0.0 %22.2 %55.6 %22.2 %22.2 %44.4 %33.3 %572334
TotalBatting 9th1.3322.2 %44.4 %33.3 %0.0 %44.4 %8.3 %0.0 %29.6 %48.2 %22.2 %11.1 %40.7 %48.2 %245103142