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Ryan Howard
Birthdate: 11/19/1979 (37 y, 4 m, 5 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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SeasonJulGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2005Jul24901052615605141913329020201.289
2006Jul24861072311408161920635100200.267
2007Jul259612231156010232921435230300.323
2008Jul251031123221101016278228100300.311
2009Jul27931152717406191819132120010.290
2010Jul27105121301822813269230520210.286
2011Jul25100108251470416178425000100.250
2012Jul186070137204598024200400.217
2013Jul413144300132103000100.308
2014Jul2385991410202101212023200100.165
2015Jul227987201230511235019210100.253
2016Jul164041105203451013000000.250
TotalJul26095011012551483926615020612522296161002021.268

SeasonJulBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2005Jul12.4 %27.6 %0.45.289.371.522.894.233.362174.0.372124
2006Jul18.7 %32.7 %0.57.267.411.5931.004.326.349207.0.408143
2007Jul17.2 %28.7 %0.60.323.443.6981.141.375.3892913.4.462177
2008Jul7.1 %25.0 %0.29.311.366.612.978.301.338217.7.412150
2009Jul16.5 %27.8 %0.59.290.409.527.936.237.368217.0.402146
2010Jul7.4 %24.8 %0.30.286.364.571.935.286.319217.2.395145
2011Jul7.4 %23.1 %0.32.250.306.440.746.190.29612-0.3.31294
2012Jul11.4 %34.3 %0.33.217.329.450.779.233.28191.5.341114
2013Jul7.1 %21.4 %0.33.308.357.538.896.231.33320.8.390150
2014Jul12.1 %23.2 %0.52.165.283.259.542.094.2007-4.0.25761
2015Jul5.7 %21.8 %0.26.253.310.481.791.228.268121.8.339116
2016Jul2.4 %31.7 %0.08.250.268.525.793.275.29250.5.332106
TotalJul11.4 %26.9 %0.42.268.360.522.882.254.31617646.6.373129

SeasonJulGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2005Jul1.5028.6 %42.9 %28.6 %0.0 %27.8 %3.7 %0.0 %31.8 %46.0 %22.2 %7.9 %49.2 %42.9 %400154246
2006Jul1.1013.7 %45.1 %41.2 %4.8 %38.1 %4.3 %0.0 %58.8 %19.6 %21.6 %9.8 %45.1 %45.1 %461206255
2007Jul0.6923.4 %31.3 %45.3 %0.0 %34.5 %0.0 %0.0 %35.9 %43.8 %20.3 %12.5 %34.4 %53.1 %532229303
2008Jul1.3824.0 %44.0 %32.0 %0.0 %41.7 %3.0 %0.0 %42.7 %30.7 %26.7 %6.7 %46.7 %46.7 %421152269
2009Jul0.9628.6 %34.9 %36.5 %0.0 %26.1 %4.5 %0.0 %54.0 %27.0 %19.1 %4.8 %44.4 %50.8 %496217279
2010Jul0.9324.7 %36.4 %39.0 %6.7 %26.7 %3.6 %0.0 %41.6 %31.2 %27.3 %11.7 %46.8 %41.6 %477199278
2011Jul1.2220.0 %44.0 %36.0 %3.7 %14.8 %6.1 %0.0 %42.7 %34.7 %22.7 %14.7 %50.7 %34.7 %441174267
2012Jul1.5813.9 %52.8 %33.3 %0.0 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %36.1 %38.9 %25.0 %2.8 %63.9 %33.3 %301125176
2013Jul5.0040.0 %50.0 %10.0 %0.0 %100.0 %20.0 %0.0 %50.0 %20.0 %30.0 %20.0 %50.0 %30.0 %542034
2014Jul1.2321.0 %43.5 %35.5 %0.0 %9.1 %0.0 %0.0 %53.2 %24.2 %22.6 %12.9 %58.1 %29.0 %394166228
2015Jul0.7724.6 %32.8 %42.6 %0.0 %19.2 %5.0 %0.0 %49.2 %31.2 %19.7 %4.9 %52.5 %42.6 %319115204
2016Jul1.5025.9 %44.4 %29.6 %0.0 %37.5 %8.3 %0.0 %55.6 %29.6 %14.8 %11.1 %44.4 %44.4 %1435093
TotalJul1.1223.2 %40.5 %36.3 %1.7 %27.4 %3.7 %0.0 %45.0 %32.4 %22.6 %9.5 %48.3 %42.2 %443918072632