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Ryan Howard | First Baseman | #6

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (37) / 11/19/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 250
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Missouri State
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 5 (0) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Phillies declined their $23 million option on 1B Ryan Howard.
A no-brainer for the Phils after Howard batted just .196/.257/.453 in 362 plate appearances this season at age 36. Howard will turn 37 years old later this month and his best days are obviously well behind him, but he still has some pop in his bat and should find a decent market among American League teams in need of a left-handed power source. Nov 3 - 12:33 PM

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Ryan Howard crushed his 25th home run of the season as the Phillies fell to the Mets on Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia.

The veteran slugger tagged Mets starter Bartolo Colon for a game-tying, two-run shot in the fifth inning. He also singled, finishing the day 2-for-4 to raise his season slash to .199/.260/.459 to go with his 25 long balls and 59 RBI.
Oct 1 - 4:17 PM

Ryan Howard hit his 15th career grand slam in Tuesday's loss to the Braves.

Howard followed a couple singles and a walk in the first inning with a long one to right field off of Julio Teheran. He also added a single in a later at-bat. Howard's .196/.259/.453 batting line is awfully ugly, but he's still hitting balls over the boards with 24 home runs. It's his highest home run total since 2011.
Sep 28 - 12:47 AM

Ryan Howard (knee) is back in the Phillies' starting lineup Thursday versus the Mets.

Howard has been out all week with left knee discomfort. He got it drained on Sunday. The veteran first baseman is batting just .193/.250/.439 with 22 homers and 51 RBI in 104 games this season for Philadelphia.
Sep 22 - 3:46 PM

Ryan Howard (knee) won't start Tuesday or Wednesday.

"I don't want [his knee] to blow up again," said manager Pete Mackanin. Howard had that balky left knee drained on Sunday and will be limited to pinch-hitting duties for much of this week. Tommy Joseph is at first base and batting cleanup Tuesday versus the White Sox.
Sep 20 - 5:51 PM

Ryan Howard had his balky left knee drained on Sunday.

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin is hopeful that Howard will return this season, and could be back as early as Tuesday if his knee responds well. Tommy Joseph will handle most of the starts at first base in his absence.
Sep 18 - 6:18 PM

Ryan Howard (knee) remained out of the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

Howard is dealing with some swelling in his left knee. Tommy Joseph will handle first base.
Sep 18 - 10:14 AM

Ryan Howard (knee) was scratched from the Phillies' lineup Saturday against the Marlins.

He's dealing with some fluid buildup in his left knee. Tommy Joseph will handle first base and bat cleanup against Marlins right-hander Jose Urena. Howard is day-to-day.
Sep 17 - 5:44 PM

Ryan Howard slugged a solo homer and walked twice Friday against the Marlins.

Howard started the comeback effort for the Phillies with a solo homer off Tom Koehler in the sixth inning. The veteran slugger is batting just .193 with a .250 on-base percentage on the year, but he has amassed 10 homers in just 111 plate appearances since the All-Star break. He's going into his final days with the Phillies.
Sep 17 - 12:16 AM

Ryan Howard hit a three-run home run in Thursday's win over the Nationals.

Howard finished 1-for-3 with the three-run shot in the third inning. The homer was his 21st of the year, giving him 49 RBI. The power is still there, but there's no real reason for Phils manager Pete Mackanin to keep running him out there at this point. The 36-year-old is hitting .195/.249/.442 on the year.
Sep 8 - 9:58 PM

Ryan Howard ripped a two-run homer in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.

Howard entered the seventh inning 1-for-20 with 13 strikeouts in his career versus Max Scherzer but then proceeded to homer off the right-hander. The longball gives the veteran first baseman his third straight 20-homer season and 10th 20-homer campaign of his career.
Aug 30 - 10:12 PM

Ryan Howard is serving as the DH in Wednesday's game against the White Sox.

Once this one is completed, Howard will have played in every major league park. The veteran slugger is batting fourth but he can be safely avoided in DFS formats. Howard passed through revocable waivers on Wednesday and can now be traded to any team, but there's very little chance of a move happening.
Aug 24 - 4:12 PM

Major League Baseball announced Friday that Ryan Howard and Ryan Zimmerman have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the Al Jazeera report from last year.

Al Jazeera released a documentary last year in which pharmacist Charlie Sly accused Howard and Zimmerman, among many other athletes, of using performance-enhancing drugs. Both players cooperated fully with the commissioner's office, whereas Sly did not. This issue is now put to bed.
Aug 19 - 12:15 PM

Ryan Howard stayed hot Friday against the Rockies by going 3-for-5 with a grand slam, five RBI, and two runs scored as part of a 10-6 victory.

It was a vintage performance from the veteran slugger. Howard gave the Phillies the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning with the long blast to right-center. It was his 14th career grand slam. He later added an RBI single in the eighth for some insurance. While Howard owns an ugly .195/.244/.435 batting line on the year, he’s hitting .320 (24-for-75) with seven homers, five doubles, and 19 RBI over his last 27 games.
Aug 13 - 12:22 AM

Ryan Howard notched a pinch-hit, three-run double in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers.

Howard's three-run two-bagger in the ninth inning was a killer blow for the Dodgers. Entering the frame, they were nursing comeback hopes trailing just 3-2. That lead blossomed to four runs after Howard came through with the big double. The veteran slugger has struggled to a .187/.238/.419 triple-slash over 241 at-bats. He no longer plays every day, but in his last 10 games, has notched six extra-base hits (four doubles, two homers).
Aug 10 - 8:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Cameron Rupp
2Jorge Alfaro
3Andrew Knapp
1B1Tommy Joseph
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Jesmuel Valentin
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
LF1Howie Kendrick
2Roman Quinn
3Nick Williams
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
2Tyler Goeddel
Starting Pitcher
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Aaron Nola
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Vincent Velasquez
5Zach Eflin
6Jake Thompson
7Adam Morgan
8Alec Asher
9Mark Appel
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeanmar Gomez
2Hector Neris
3Joaquin Benoit
4Pat Neshek
5Edubray Ramos
6Joely Rodriguez
7Severino Gonzalez
8Luis Garcia
9Phil Klein
10Alberto Tirado
11David Rollins