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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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SeasonMen In ScoringGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2004Men In Scoring811124120114003100100.364
2005Men In Scoring658710321960664114833020100.241
2006Men In Scoring134164223422451121283502956360400.256
2007Men In Scoring126170237482190181891593572170400.282
2008Men In Scoring1291752235633110121290411654160300.320
2009Men In Scoring122176216471813115159631863360600.267
2010Men In Scoring1161601954430419973271151530600.275
2011Men In Scoring11816120448291216678321646650600.298
2012Men In Scoring537393241450554515721230400.329
2013Men In Scoring577291201621113312429160200.278
2014Men In Scoring117169210412660997332760450600.243
2015Men In Scoring9313915736197010105512249230500.259
2016Men In Scoring63779116650553511226030100.208
TotalMen In Scoring120116342055447246875109109797336145563295504900.274

SeasonMen In ScoringBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2004Men In Scoring0.0 %25.0 %0.00.364.417.8181.235.455.42931.8.508211
2005Men In Scoring13.6 %32.0 %0.42.241.340.517.857.276.300130.8.33599
2006Men In Scoring22.4 %25.1 %0.89.256.426.518.944.262.294335.4.360112
2007Men In Scoring24.9 %30.4 %0.82.282.456.6531.109.371.3454616.8.415147
2008Men In Scoring18.4 %24.2 %0.76.320.439.5891.028.269.3834316.2.416152
2009Men In Scoring14.4 %29.2 %0.49.267.375.608.983.341.3083812.4.398144
2010Men In Scoring13.8 %26.2 %0.53.275.390.481.871.206.340296.8.365125
2011Men In Scoring15.7 %22.5 %0.70.298.422.497.918.199.368339.6.376138
2012Men In Scoring16.1 %22.6 %0.71.329.441.6031.044.274.380187.7.418165
2013Men In Scoring13.2 %31.9 %0.41.278.363.375.738.097.3969-0.5.30792
2014Men In Scoring15.2 %28.6 %0.53.243.367.438.805.195.305285.8.346121
2015Men In Scoring7.6 %31.2 %0.24.259.321.525.846.266.313235.1.354125
2016Men In Scoring12.1 %28.6 %0.42.208.297.468.764.260.22410-0.5.31293
TotalMen In Scoring16.4 %27.4 %0.60.274.395.533.928.259.33232887.4.374130

SeasonMen In ScoringGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2004Men In Scoring0.5025.0 %25.0 %50.0 %0.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %25.0 %25.0 %50.0 %0.0 %25.0 %75.0 %381622
2005Men In Scoring1.6116.1 %51.8 %32.1 %0.0 %33.3 %3.4 %0.0 %41.1 %32.1 %26.8 %5.4 %41.1 %53.6 %409165244
2006Men In Scoring0.9820.2 %39.5 %40.4 %2.2 %26.1 %4.4 %0.0 %43.0 %36.0 %21.1 %5.3 %46.5 %48.3 %878426452
2007Men In Scoring0.5726.7 %26.7 %46.7 %6.1 %36.7 %0.0 %0.0 %48.6 %31.4 %20.0 %12.4 %27.6 %60.0 %1028506522
2008Men In Scoring1.4923.6 %45.7 %30.7 %0.0 %30.8 %3.4 %0.0 %44.9 %26.8 %28.4 %7.9 %48.0 %44.1 %900412488
2009Men In Scoring0.9021.8 %37.0 %41.2 %0.0 %30.6 %6.8 %0.0 %51.3 %31.9 %16.8 %8.4 %45.4 %46.2 %918387531
2010Men In Scoring1.1917.9 %44.6 %37.5 %2.4 %21.4 %2.0 %0.0 %43.8 %39.3 %17.0 %7.1 %51.8 %41.1 %768320448
2011Men In Scoring1.1923.3 %41.7 %35.0 %0.0 %14.3 %2.0 %0.0 %54.2 %28.3 %17.5 %11.7 %49.2 %39.2 %859391468
2012Men In Scoring1.1023.6 %40.0 %36.4 %0.0 %25.0 %13.6 %0.0 %43.6 %36.4 %20.0 %1.8 %63.6 %34.6 %406171235
2013Men In Scoring2.1722.4 %53.1 %24.5 %0.0 %8.3 %3.8 %0.0 %51.0 %40.8 %8.2 %10.2 %42.9 %46.9 %370160210
2014Men In Scoring1.1618.4 %43.9 %37.7 %2.3 %20.9 %6.0 %0.0 %42.1 %31.6 %26.3 %15.8 %50.0 %34.2 %868371497
2015Men In Scoring1.2829.0 %39.8 %31.2 %0.0 %34.5 %0.0 %0.0 %54.8 %33.3 %11.8 %2.2 %59.1 %38.7 %577199378
2016Men In Scoring1.0520.4 %40.7 %38.9 %0.0 %23.8 %0.0 %0.0 %35.2 %50.0 %14.8 %20.4 %37.0 %42.6 %344135209
TotalMen In Scoring1.1222.1 %41.1 %36.8 %1.4 %26.3 %3.7 %0.0 %46.5 %33.6 %19.9 %9.0 %46.8 %44.2 %836336594704