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Ryan Howard
Birthdate: 11/19/1979 (37 y, 4 m, 8 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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SeasonCenterGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2004Center6774210112000000000.571
2005Center5067673824518821000000200.567
2006Center82120125664190161648000050200.550
2007Center74103108452450161646000050300.437
2008Center95137138482381161646000010400.350
2009Center99149153653383212155000040300.436
2010Center94136138584151111145000020400.426
2011Center911311345229100131342000030400.397
2012Center4354562213306621000020300.407
2013Center4862652715813319000030400.435
2014Center86125125513151141436000000300.408
2015Center81109111412281101035000020500.376
2016Center629394271140121228000010300.290
TotalCenter9111293132154430979914714744400002804000.421

SeasonCenterBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2004Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.571.5711.1431.714.571.50032.3.715347
2005Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.567.5671.0301.597.463.5082719.5.677324
2006Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.550.5281.0251.553.475.4594832.2.633291
2007Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.437.417.9511.368.515.3153420.1.553236
2008Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.350.348.7741.122.423.2623316.0.469187
2009Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.436.425.9531.378.517.3334930.2.568257
2010Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.426.420.7211.141.294.3703418.5.489208
2011Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.397.388.7711.159.374.3223318.4.490216
2012Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.407.393.7961.189.389.320148.0.493216
2013Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.435.415.7421.157.306.387168.6.483215
2014Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.408.408.8001.208.392.3333420.6.525243
2015Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.376.369.7431.112.367.3072613.5.466202
2016Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.290.287.7201.008.430.183187.3.413160
TotalCenter0.0 %0.0 %0.00.421.412.8371.249.416.338370215.3.522229

SeasonCenterGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2004Center1.5028.6 %42.9 %28.6 %0.0 %50.0 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %14.3 %28.6 %57.1 %251015
2005Center1.0535.8 %32.8 %31.3 %0.0 %38.1 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %7.5 %41.8 %50.8 %20272130
2006Center0.7924.0 %33.6 %42.4 %0.0 %30.2 %7.1 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %8.8 %43.2 %48.0 %411154257
2007Center0.4519.4 %25.0 %55.6 %0.0 %26.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %12.0 %37.0 %50.9 %387132255
2008Center0.7619.6 %34.8 %45.7 %0.0 %25.4 %2.1 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %10.1 %42.0 %47.8 %453154299
2009Center0.5315.0 %29.4 %55.6 %0.0 %24.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %7.2 %45.1 %47.7 %499183316
2010Center0.6623.2 %30.4 %46.4 %0.0 %17.2 %4.8 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %13.0 %46.4 %40.6 %466170296
2011Center0.6119.4 %30.6 %50.0 %0.0 %19.4 %2.4 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %10.5 %45.5 %44.0 %505204301
2012Center1.0523.2 %39.3 %37.5 %0.0 %28.6 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %7.1 %51.8 %41.1 %18362121
2013Center0.7826.2 %32.3 %41.5 %0.0 %11.1 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %7.7 %44.6 %47.7 %21882136
2014Center0.6321.6 %30.4 %48.0 %1.7 %23.3 %7.9 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %12.0 %40.8 %47.2 %402146256
2015Center0.6524.3 %29.7 %45.9 %2.0 %19.6 %3.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %13.5 %44.1 %42.3 %339111228
2016Center0.6014.9 %31.9 %53.2 %2.0 %24.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %9.6 %39.4 %51.1 %27482192
TotalCenter0.6621.4 %31.3 %47.2 %0.5 %23.6 %2.9 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %10.2 %43.2 %46.6 %436415622802