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Howie Kendrick
Birthdate: 7/12/1983 (33 y, 8 m, 14 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 5-10/200     Position: 2B
Drafted: 2002 June Amateur Draft - Round: 10, Pick: 12, Overall: 294, Team: Anaheim Angels
Contract: $20M / 2 Years (2016 - 2017)
RotoWire News: Kendrick started at second base Tuesday, but manager Pete Mackanin affirmed after the game that he remains the team's primary left fielder, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports. (3/22/2017)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: One of the more consistent players of the last decade saw his production fall dramatically in 2016. Kendrick could easily be penciled in for .290/.330/.420 with nearly double-digit home runs and almost 30 doubles. Injuries, defensive uncertainty and attrition played a factor in his almost season-long slump. He finished with full-season-lows in batting average, slugging percentage, wRC+ and home runs. Through June 12, Kendrick had a paltry .212/.276/.284 triple slash with six extra base hits and a 53 wRC+ -- 55 points off his career-average through 2015. He rebounded and performed closer to his true capabilities the rest of the way (.274/.352/.409, 110 wRC+), which helped him salvage a tumultuous campaign. Kendrick did improve his walk rate to an above-average 9.5 percent. That was 2.1 percent higher than at any other time of his career. It probably isn't sustainable, though. Defensively, Kendrick had dabbled at first- and third base as well as left field, but he had been primarily a (good) second baseman heading into 2016. He played just 210 1/3 innings at second base, with most of his playing time coming in left field (675 1/3 innings). The metrics showed he was average out there, while the eye test said he was closer to a below-average left fielder, which is where he's going to get most of his playing time this season. His trade to Philadelphia could help him regain some of his value, as he didn't really have a spot in Los Angeles in 2017.

The Quick Opinion: Kendrick's consistency had been lauded in MLB circles for a decade. At some point, he was bound to have a down season, and 2016 was that. He had career-worst numbers in a lot of categories and as a 33-year-old, his best days are behind him. He'll have a chance to rejuvenate his career in Philly before, probably, being dealt at the trade deadline.

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SeasonJulGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2006Jul1040422012701810203000010.500
2007Jul414144310012002000100.286
2008Jul25951013622101319194122020150.379
2009Jul18626724184021315519000121.387
2010Jul251001072515811955018101320.250
2011Jul248492241860014105222300231.286
2012Jul23859325204011065016201541.294
2013Jul2287932116302874016011300.241
2014Jul27105116352780016139219011321.333
2015Jul239410124202111194016111230.255
2016Jul24931063220903161111020200302.344
TotalJul2258599322701916231412510754616395524226.314

SeasonJulBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2006Jul4.8 %7.1 %0.67.500.524.7501.274.250.528137.5.542237
2007Jul0.0 %14.3 %0.00.286.286.357.643.071.3331-0.6.28266
2008Jul4.0 %21.8 %0.18.379.396.600.996.221.458207.7.421161
2009Jul7.5 %13.4 %0.56.387.433.548.981.161.431135.3.424161
2010Jul4.7 %16.8 %0.28.250.292.380.672.130.29610-2.0.29785
2011Jul5.4 %23.9 %0.23.286.348.357.705.071.38710-0.4.31096
2012Jul5.4 %17.2 %0.31.294.348.376.724.082.353110.5.322108
2013Jul4.3 %17.2 %0.25.241.272.345.617.103.2717-3.1.27272
2014Jul7.8 %16.4 %0.47.333.383.410.792.076.402163.3.347128
2015Jul4.0 %15.8 %0.25.255.290.330.620.074.2958-3.3.27374
2016Jul10.4 %18.9 %0.55.344.425.538.962.194.414218.3.413165
TotalJul5.8 %17.5 %0.33.314.359.442.802.128.37313023.3.349120

SeasonJulGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006Jul1.1311.1 %47.2 %41.7 %0.0 %6.7 %11.8 %0.0 %41.7 %27.8 %30.6 %11.1 %44.4 %44.4 %1485098
2007Jul8.0033.3 %66.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %41.7 %41.7 %16.7 %0.0 %91.7 %8.3 %44935
2008Jul1.3528.0 %41.3 %30.7 %0.0 %13.0 %3.2 %0.0 %30.7 %36.0 %33.3 %8.0 %62.7 %29.3 %366116250
2009Jul2.2320.8 %54.7 %24.5 %0.0 %15.4 %13.8 %0.0 %24.5 %49.1 %26.4 %5.7 %66.0 %28.3 %278106172
2010Jul2.8818.5 %60.5 %21.0 %0.0 %5.9 %4.1 %0.0 %33.7 %42.2 %24.1 %15.7 %54.2 %30.1 %406140266
2011Jul2.0025.0 %50.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %20.0 %100.0 %25.8 %37.1 %37.1 %19.4 %58.1 %22.6 %356120236
2012Jul3.3118.8 %62.3 %18.8 %7.7 %7.7 %0.0 %0.0 %28.6 %41.4 %30.0 %8.6 %62.9 %28.6 %31284228
2013Jul1.9516.9 %54.9 %28.2 %0.0 %10.0 %2.6 %0.0 %27.4 %42.5 %30.1 %6.9 %74.0 %19.2 %33294238
2014Jul2.6319.8 %58.1 %22.1 %0.0 %0.0 %8.0 %50.0 %25.0 %38.6 %36.4 %8.0 %56.8 %35.2 %426142284
2015Jul3.0013.9 %64.6 %21.5 %0.0 %5.9 %7.8 %0.0 %27.5 %46.3 %26.3 %21.3 %52.5 %26.3 %353118235
2016Jul2.4424.7 %53.4 %21.9 %0.0 %18.8 %5.1 %0.0 %26.0 %27.4 %46.6 %13.7 %48.0 %38.4 %448166282
TotalJul2.3020.3 %55.5 %24.2 %0.6 %8.3 %6.7 %30.0 %28.8 %39.3 %31.9 %11.8 %58.9 %29.4 %346911452324