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J.P. Howell
Birthdate: 4/25/1983 (31 y, 5 m, 6 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-0/185     Position: P
Drafted: 2004 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1s, Pick: 1, Overall: 31, Team: Kansas City Royals
Contract: $2.8M / 1 Years (2013)
Extension: $11.2M / 2 Years (2014 - 2015) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Howell picked up his 20th hold in Monday's win over the Pirates, lowering his ERA to a sparkling 1.30 in the process. (7/22/2014)



SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2005Royals350151572.26.694.831.11.29159.8 %54.7 %16.7 %6.195.004.420.5
2006Devil Rays (AAA)530101055.08.022.450.33.32778.0 %  2.622.79  
2006Royals (AAA)3208836.08.253.500.75.34369.7 %  4.753.73  
2006Devil Rays1308842.17.022.980.85.36169.4 %45.3 %10.0 %5.104.024.120.8
2007Devil Rays (AAA)7802121128.010.202.391.13.28968.7 %  3.383.50  
2007Devil Rays160101051.08.653.711.41.37458.7 %46.1 %15.4 %7.594.774.010.5
2008Rays61364089.19.273.930.60.24578.7 %53.7 %9.0 %2.223.393.511.4
2008Rays03012012.012.753.000.00.33373.3 %51.9 %0.0 %3.001.802.68 
2009Rays751769066.210.674.460.95.25683.3 %49.1 %12.7 %2.843.713.430.8
2011Rays (A+)010333.110.802.700.00.33375.0 %  2.701.89  
2011Rays (AAA)000403.212.272.450.00.50033.3 %  0.001.33  
2011Rays23146030.27.635.281.47.28760.5 %52.7 %19.2 %6.165.414.35-0.6
2011Rays000100.00.000.000.001.000100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.003.033.03 
2012Rays10055050.17.513.931.25.25087.0 %48.9 %17.1 %3.044.784.17-0.4
2013Dodgers41067062.07.843.340.29.24180.7 %57.2 %4.3 %2.182.893.480.7
2013Dodgers000706.09.004.501.50.250100.0 %41.2 %14.3 %1.504.714.14 
2014Dodgers33068049.08.824.590.37.23679.3 %57.5 %6.7 %2.393.303.520.2
Total- - -28272140233514.08.354.100.88.28172.3 %51.9 %12.2 %3.964.043.843.8
Postseason- - -03020018.011.503.500.50.31884.1 %46.7 %6.7 %2.502.773.17 


SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2005Royals356.1915150000072.2328735550939067054
2006Devil Rays (AAA)532.621010000  55.0226531816215040049
2006Royals (AAA)324.7588000  36.0155391919314003033
2006Devil Rays135.10880000042.1187522524414031033
2007Devil Rays (AAA)783.382121100  128.0528110634816341871145
2007Devil Rays167.5910100000051.0244694543821033049
2008Rays612.2264000314289.1370622922639145092
2008Rays033.00120000 012.05094404121017
2009Rays752.8469000174866.2278472221733333179
2011Rays (A+)012.7033000  3.1143110100004
2011Rays (AAA)000.0040000  3.2165400100105
2011Rays236.1646000110130.2138302421518122226
2011Rays000.0010000000.011000000000
2012Rays103.045500003050.1203391717722241042
2013Dodgers412.1867000011062.0246421515223313054
2013Dodgers001.5070000006.0265111300106
2014Dodgers332.3968000027049.0199311413225113048
Total- - -28273.964023300216911514.02193445246226502341127283477
Postseason- - -032.502000000018.077155517122023

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2005Royals6.694.831.381.1116.5 %11.9 %4.6 %.2581.54.29159.8 %1381125.00
2005Average6.383.172.021.0416.5 %8.2 %8.3 %.2601.37.29271.6 %  4.47
2006Devil Rays (AAA)8.022.453.270.3321.7 %6.6 %15.0 %.2561.24.32778.0 %  2.79
2006Royals (AAA)8.253.502.360.7521.3 %9.0 %12.3 %.2771.47.34369.7 %  3.73
2006Devil Rays7.022.982.360.8517.7 %7.5 %10.2 %.3061.56.36169.4 %114914.02
2006Average6.593.302.001.1216.8 %8.4 %8.4 %.2651.41.29870.9 %  4.58
2007Devil Rays (AAA)10.202.394.261.1327.5 %6.4 %21.0 %.2261.13.28968.7 %  3.50
2007Devil Rays8.653.712.331.4120.1 %8.6 %11.5 %.3141.76.37458.7 %1701094.77
2007Average6.673.332.001.0317.1 %8.5 %8.6 %.2631.41.29970.7 %  4.43
2008Rays9.273.932.360.6024.9 %10.5 %14.3 %.1901.13.24578.7 %52813.39
2008Rays12.753.004.250.0034.0 %8.0 %26.0 %.2051.08.33373.3 %71431.80
2008Average6.833.392.011.0117.5 %8.7 %8.8 %.2591.39.29671.4 %  4.39
2009Rays10.674.462.390.9528.4 %11.9 %16.6 %.1941.20.25683.3 %67883.71
2009Average6.993.462.021.0518.0 %8.9 %9.1 %.2581.39.29571.9 %  4.42
2011Rays (A+)10.802.704.000.0028.6 %7.1 %21.4 %.2311.20.33375.0 %  1.89
2011Rays (AAA)12.272.455.000.0031.3 %6.3 %25.0 %.3331.64.50033.3 %  1.33
2011Rays7.635.281.441.4718.8 %13.0 %5.8 %.2541.57.28760.5 %1591405.41
2011Rays0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %1.0001.001.000100.0 %0793.03
2011Average7.133.112.300.9418.6 %8.1 %10.5 %.2511.32.29172.5 %  4.12
2012Rays7.513.931.911.2520.7 %10.8 %9.8 %.2201.21.25087.0 %781224.78
2012Average7.563.052.481.0219.8 %8.0 %11.8 %.2501.31.29372.5 %  4.12
2013Dodgers7.843.342.350.2922.0 %9.4 %12.6 %.1891.05.24180.7 %61802.89
2013Dodgers9.004.502.001.5023.1 %11.5 %11.5 %.2171.33.250100.0 %421314.71
2013Average7.573.022.510.9619.9 %7.9 %11.9 %.2501.30.29473.5 %  4.02
2014Dodgers8.824.591.920.3724.1 %12.6 %11.6 %.1791.14.23679.3 %68933.30
2014Average7.732.892.670.8620.4 %7.6 %12.7 %.2471.28.29573.0 %  3.81
Total- - -8.354.102.040.8821.8 %10.7 %11.1 %.2301.32.28172.3 %94984.04
Postseason- - -11.503.503.290.5029.9 %9.1 %20.8 %.2211.22.31884.1 %58732.77

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2005Royals2.2821.3 %54.7 %24.0 %5.6 %16.7 %7.3 %0.0 %4.521024.42
2006Devil Rays1.5525.5 %45.3 %29.2 %10.0 %10.0 %8.1 %0.0 %4.24914.12
2007Devil Rays1.4822.8 %46.1 %31.1 %5.8 %15.4 %7.8 %25.0 %4.07904.01
2008Rays1.8216.7 %53.7 %29.5 %11.9 %9.0 %5.7 %12.5 %3.25813.51
2008Rays1.7518.5 %51.9 %29.6 %25.0 %0.0 %14.3 %0.0 %2.08622.68
2009Rays1.4216.4 %49.1 %34.6 %7.3 %12.7 %10.3 %0.0 %3.15783.43
2011Rays1.8518.7 %52.7 %28.6 %7.7 %19.2 %4.2 %0.0 %4.081074.35
2011Rays0.00100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 % 753.03
2012Rays1.5619.8 %48.9 %31.3 %4.9 %17.1 %4.7 %25.0 %3.911014.17
2013Dodgers2.0715.1 %57.2 %27.7 %13.0 %4.3 %6.3 %50.0 %3.23923.48
2013Dodgers1.0017.6 %41.2 %41.2 %0.0 %14.3 %0.0 %0.0 %3.721104.14
2014Dodgers2.3017.5 %57.5 %25.0 %13.3 %6.7 %4.3 %20.0 %3.43953.52
Total- - -1.8019.3 %51.9 %28.9 %8.8 %12.2 %6.6 %15.6 %3.71923.84
Postseason- - -1.4020.0 %46.7 %33.3 %13.3 %6.7 %9.5 %0.0 %2.63783.17

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2005Royals12354483940415387491287
2006Devil Rays624035450026276434710
2007Devil Rays775238364134381566947
2008Rays12267388781405769041480
2008Rays148522001282139221
2009Rays7855264840234156901105
2011Rays482617221017215323538
2011Rays00100000022
2012Rays644126234112320502822
2013Dodgers954625662126392569961
2013Dodgers773000024559104
2014Dodgers693021435118361447808
Total- - -7384112743649325237347451848658
Postseason- - -21159220014127200327

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2005Royals-1.64-6.915.27-15.60-1.521.010.850.881.2515-0.60-1.0300
2006Devil Rays-0.13-3.513.381.170.111.030.880.871.248-0.01-0.1200
2007Devil Rays-0.80-4.944.14-14.26-1.301.060.840.860.7310-0.880.1300
2008Rays3.33-5.338.6517.821.851.261.231.361.49551.491.16277
2008Rays0.19-1.221.413.200.321.471.561.761.30110.23-0.1053
2009Rays0.50-8.178.669.140.901.821.801.821.83280.74-0.462816
2011Rays-1.47-3.792.32-8.92-1.011.190.901.191.1741-0.43-0.80613
2011Rays-0.17-0.170.00-1.73-0.202.84 2.840.571-0.060.0001
2012Rays0.58-1.902.482.860.340.670.660.740.76450.290.5875
2013Dodgers1.91-2.094.0018.632.060.810.741.021.07611.490.88163
2013Dodgers0.12-0.260.380.570.070.750.760.800.646-0.140.2911
2014Dodgers1.65-3.475.1212.491.471.311.091.381.36600.800.46206
Total- - -3.94-40.0944.0323.332.901.141.041.241.233232.890.5610450
Postseason- - -0.13-1.651.782.040.181.261.391.471.04180.020.0865

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2005Royals61.3% (85.4)16.0% (80.7)1.3% (84.8)1.3% (76.5)19.9% (78.8)0.3% (79.0) 14.2%
2006Devil Rays49.4% (82.7)14.7% (77.8)1.2% (80.9)8.9% (76.2)25.9% (76.5)  2.1%
2007Devil Rays50.3% (82.7)5.9% (78.4)3.1% (83.2)17.0% (78.9)23.2% (77.2)0.4% (80.0) 2.0%
2008Rays50.4% (86.4)11.6% (81.0)0.8% (85.3)25.0% (80.5)12.3% (79.7)  1.1%
2009Rays46.3% (85.6)  36.8% (80.8)16.9% (79.6)  1.3%
2011Rays41.0% (86.5)  44.6% (78.9)14.4% (80.3)  0.7%
2012Rays44.4% (86.0)  39.6% (78.6)16.1% (80.0)  0.7%
2013Dodgers59.3% (87.4)  33.9% (80.0)6.8% (81.2)  1.1%
2014Dodgers68.0% (86.2)  31.1% (78.8)0.9% (79.7)  0.5%
Total- - -52.7% (85.6)6.0% (79.9)0.7% (83.6)25.5% (79.6)15.0% (78.8)0.1% (79.7) 3.2%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2007Devil Rays13.0 %     2.0 %34.0 %  51.0 %   
2008Rays50.3 %    0.3 %13.3 %23.1 %  12.7 %  0.1 %
2009Rays40.6 %    4.4 %3.6 %32.1 %  18.6 %   
2011Rays39.4 %     46.4 %   13.5 %   
2012Rays2.9 %    41.0 %40.0 %   15.3 %   
2013Dodgers19.0 %    40.2 %33.8 %   5.8 %   
2014Dodgers0.3 %    66.8 %17.3 % 13.3 % 1.8 %   
Total- - -28.0 %    22.6 %22.0 %12.6 %1.8 % 12.3 %  0.0 %

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2007Devil Rays84.5     83.178.7  79.4  
2008Rays86.7    86.781.680.3  80.1  
2009Rays85.6    84.681.880.7  79.6  
2011Rays86.4     79.1   80.2  
2012Rays87.1    85.878.6   79.9  
2013Dodgers87.5    87.280.0   81.0  
2014Dodgers85.8    86.278.3 79.4 81.0  
Total- - -86.4    86.379.680.479.4 80.0  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2005Royals-6.3-0.7-0.20.4-0.90.2 -0.94-0.41-1.502.99-0.417.31 
2006Devil Rays-0.60.40.1-0.2-0.8  -0.160.431.44-0.30-0.45  
2007Devil Rays-9.12.4-0.71.1-4.80.1 -1.954.39-2.480.72-2.251.61 
2008Rays4.26.30.53.83.2  0.573.754.521.051.77  
2009Rays2.6  2.85.4  0.51  0.702.92  
2011Rays-4.3  3.5-1.8  -1.96  1.46-2.38  
2012Rays-1.2  1.01.9  -0.33  0.301.45  
2013Dodgers9.8  6.5-2.4  1.74  2.02-3.62  
2014Dodgers7.1  0.6-0.2  1.30  0.22-3.21  
Total- - -2.38.5-0.319.5-0.50.3 0.051.68-0.510.91-0.044.05 

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2007Devil Rays-0.9     -0.12.1  0.3  
2008Rays3.7    -0.37.03.9  4.2  
2009Rays1.7    0.8-1.63.5  5.3  
2011Rays-4.0     4.3   -2.1  
2012Rays-0.6    -0.51.2   1.6  
2013Dodgers3.4    6.36.3   -2.1  
2014Dodgers-0.1    7.20.1 0.3 0.1  
Total- - -3.1    13.517.29.50.3 7.2  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2007Devil Rays-7.23     -4.206.20  0.50  
2008Rays0.49    -7.593.591.15  2.24  
2009Rays0.39    1.63-4.060.98  2.61  
2011Rays-1.98     1.77   -3.00  
2012Rays-2.44    -0.140.38   1.24  
2013Dodgers1.87    1.641.93   -3.69  
2014Dodgers-3.06    1.370.06 0.29 0.67  
Total- - -0.20    1.041.361.310.29 1.02  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2005Royals16.5 %62.1 %38.3 %42.9 %91.4 %80.5 %47.8 %54.6 %8.1 %
2005Average20.3 %68.0 %46.0 %51.8 %88.3 %80.8 %53.8 %59.1 %8.7 %
2006Devil Rays25.8 %59.2 %42.0 %64.5 %87.1 %80.0 %48.6 %58.3 %8.2 %
2006Average23.5 %66.6 %46.1 %57.4 %88.5 %81.0 %52.6 %58.8 %8.5 %
2007Devil Rays24.5 %59.3 %40.3 %56.8 %90.5 %79.4 %45.6 %50.8 %8.2 %
2007Average25.0 %66.6 %45.9 %60.8 %88.2 %80.8 %50.3 %58.7 %8.6 %
2008Rays22.2 %55.1 %38.7 %48.5 %84.0 %73.8 %50.1 %58.4 %10.1 %
2008Average25.4 %65.4 %45.9 %61.7 %87.9 %80.8 %51.1 %58.6 %8.6 %
2009Rays24.8 %56.8 %39.5 %41.8 %82.8 %68.8 %45.9 %58.3 %12.0 %
2009Average25.1 %66.0 %45.3 %61.7 %87.8 %80.5 %49.3 %58.2 %8.6 %
2011Rays26.2 %55.0 %39.3 %61.8 %89.4 %79.3 %45.3 %58.7 %7.8 %
2011Average30.6 %65.0 %46.2 %68.1 %87.9 %80.7 %45.3 %59.4 %8.6 %
2012Rays27.1 %50.9 %36.9 %66.7 %88.8 %79.3 %41.2 %58.1 %7.3 %
2012Average30.8 %64.7 %46.0 %66.8 %87.2 %79.7 %44.9 %59.8 %9.1 %
2013Dodgers27.2 %62.9 %41.5 %54.3 %89.0 %75.4 %40.1 %57.3 %10.0 %
2013Average31.0 %65.5 %46.4 %66.6 %87.0 %79.5 %44.7 %60.3 %9.3 %
2014Dodgers24.1 %65.1 %39.4 %57.9 %84.5 %74.3 %37.3 %55.3 %10.0 %
2014Average31.3 %65.6 %46.7 %65.9 %87.3 %79.4 %44.9 %60.6 %9.4 %
Total- - -23.9 %58.4 %39.4 %54.3 %87.3 %76.3 %45.1 %56.5 %9.3 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2007Devil Rays33.3 %51.2 %41.0 %52.6 %86.4 %70.7 %43.0 %19.1
2007Average28.9 %62.3 %45.4 %66.4 %87.6 %80.8 %49.6 %21.5
2008Rays26.3 %52.2 %38.7 %56.5 %84.7 %74.8 %48.0 %25.5
2008Average28.0 %62.5 %45.3 %65.9 %88.0 %81.2 %50.3 %21.6
2009Rays27.0 %52.9 %39.6 %45.7 %82.2 %69.4 %48.7 %24.7
2009Average27.9 %61.4 %44.8 %65.5 %88.0 %81.0 %50.4 %21.4
2011Rays25.2 %54.4 %39.3 %56.7 %89.7 %78.8 %48.5 %25.6
2011Average28.9 %62.1 %45.6 %64.7 %88.0 %80.6 %50.1 %21.6
2012Rays27.8 %47.4 %36.6 %65.6 %87.4 %78.3 %45.0 %23.8
2012Average29.3 %62.2 %45.6 %63.6 %87.3 %79.6 %49.5 %22.1
2013Dodgers28.5 %57.9 %41.1 %52.6 %90.6 %75.6 %42.9 %27.2
2013Average29.7 %62.7 %45.9 %63.2 %87.3 %79.4 %49.2 %22.6
2014Dodgers27.9 %56.2 %38.9 %53.7 %90.1 %74.2 %38.9 %28.1
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
Total- - -27.3 %53.2 %39.1 %54.7 %86.7 %74.6 %45.6 %25.6

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2005RoyalsP151572.2280000000 6   1.000 
2006Devil RaysP8842.1470003201 3   1.000 
2007Devil RaysP101051.07100001100 2   1.000 
2008RaysP64089.1791010000 10   .941 
2009RaysP69066.2380000000 3   1.000 
2011RaysP46030.2230001100 5   1.000 
2012RaysP55050.1280000000 3   1.000 
2013DodgersP67062.06100001001 3   1.000 
2014DodgersP68049.05150000100 4   1.000 
Total- - -P40233514.038781016502 39   .991 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2005RoyalsP72.20  0-2-1              
2006Devil RaysP42.10  000              
2007Devil RaysP51.00  011              
2008RaysP89.1-1  0-2-3              
2009RaysP66.20  0-2-2              
2011RaysP30.20  011              
2012RaysP50.11  001              
2013DodgersP62.00  101              
2014DodgersP49.01  012              
Total- - -P514.01  1-30              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%) Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2012RaysP50.10.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)100.0%     (1)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (5)
2013DodgersP62.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)50.0%      (2)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (2)100.0%      (7)
2014DodgersP49.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)100.0%     (2)100.0%      (2)87.5%      (8)
Total- - -P514.00.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)66.7%      (3)100.0%     (3)100.0%      (4)95.0%    (20)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2005Royals-0.50.0-1.0-1.04.90.5$1.6 
2006Devil Rays0.3-0.60.2-0.47.90.8$2.8 
2007Devil Rays-0.9-0.9-0.5-1.34.90.5$1.9 
2008Rays2.40.90.11.013.81.4$6.1$0.4
2009Rays2.00.50.81.28.20.8$3.6 
2011Rays-1.00.0-0.5-0.5-5.4-0.6($2.5) 
2012Rays0.70.40.81.1-4.1-0.4($1.9) 
2013Dodgers1.50.70.10.86.10.7$3.4 
2014Dodgers1.00.70.10.82.20.2$1.4 
Total- - -5.61.70.11.838.53.8$16.4$0.4

  • $11.2m / 2 Years (2014 - 2015) + 1 Option Years (Edit)
    • signed by Los Angeles Dodgers on 12/16/2013 (Free Agent)
    • 2014: $4M, 2015: $4M
    • 2016 Mutual Option: $6.2M ($0.2M buyout)
      • Option turns into player option with 120 appearances over two guaranteed seasons. If team exercises option, a player decline voids the buyout.
    • Signing Bonus: $3M
    • Agent / Agency: The Legacy Agency
    • Originally Reported By: Jon Heyman
    • Source: twitter.com, Hat Tip: twitter.com
    • Submitted by matthewyaspan
  • $2.8m / 1 Years (2013) (Edit)
    • signed by Los Angeles Dodgers on 1/4/2013 (Free Agent)
    • 2013: $2.8M
    • Incentives: performance bonuses: $75,000 for 50 games. $0.125M for 55 games. $0.15M for 60 games. $0.2M each for 65, 70 games. $50,000 each 50, 55, 65, 70 innings. $0.1M for 75 IP. $0.1M each for 30, 35, 40 games finished. $0.2M for 45, 50 GFs
    • Source: articles.latimes.com
    • Submitted by filihok
  • $1.4m / 1 Years (2012) (Edit)
    • signed by Tampa Bay Rays on 1/17/2012 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2012: $1.4M
    • Source: espnflorida.com
    • Submitted by Jeff Zimmerman
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  • 2004 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1s, Pick: 1, Overall: 31
    • Team: Kansas City Royals
    • School: U Texas (TX)
  • 2001 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 8, Overall: 52
    • Team: Atlanta Braves
    • School: Jesuit HS (Sacramento, CA)