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Howie Kendrick | Outfielder | #47

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/12/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: St. John's River CC
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 10 (0) / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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Howie Kendrick went 4-for-5 as the Dodgers' second baseman and leadoff man Friday.
Kendrick has been pretty effective offensively for the Dodgers following his rough start, but with the playing time crush on, it's not clear if he'll continue to play versus righties regularly. Chase Utley is going to remain the top second base option, leaving Kendrick to battle it out with Josh Reddick, Andrew Toles and Yasiel Puig for starts in the outfield. In spite of his success (he's hit .293/.364/.431 since the beginning of May), Kendrick might find himself on the bench more frequently than ever before. Sep 3 - 2:41 AM

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Howie Kendrick went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and three total RBI in Tuesday's win over the Phillies.

Kendrick entered the game with just six home runs on the season, but he showed off his once-in-a-blue-moon power against Vincent Velasquez when he launched a two-run home run in the second inning. Kendrick would add an RBI double in the fifth. The veteran might still have a few tricks up his sleeve, but a few homers and a few steals (he has seven of those) are not enough to counterbalance a punch-less .265/.326/.385 triple-slash (340 at-bats), at least not for fantasy purposes.
Aug 10 - 2:11 AM

Howie Kendrick laced four hits in five at-bats and added a walk in the Dodgers' loss on Saturday.

Despite reaching base five times, Kendrick did not factor in the scoring. He neither scored nor drove in a run. Despite playing almost every day he has garnered only four home runs, 36 runs and 21 RBI on the season. He has a .261 batting average with seven stolen bases. It is not a very enticing fantasy package.
Jul 17 - 1:16 AM

Howie Kendrick went 3-for-5 with a walk and two runs scored from the leadoff spot Friday against the Diamondbacks.

The Dodgers remained awfully patient with Kendrick after his brutal start, and he's turned it on now, going 16-for-42 (.381) with a homer and six doubles so far in July.
Jul 16 - 1:58 AM

Howie Kendrick is out of Monday's lineup versus the Diamondbacks.

Kendrick will sit while Scott Van Slyke will make a rare start in left field. He's batting eighth against right-hander Zack Greinke.
Jun 13 - 6:23 PM

Howie Kendrick went 2-for-4 with a home run, stolen base and two runs scored against the Mets on Saturday.

Kendrick showed off the power and speed that made him a consistent double-digit homers, double-digit steals player at one point in his career. Of course, he's a bit removed from those days -- the home run was his second and the stolen base was his third thus far this season. The 32-year-old has picked it up a bit after a slow start, batting .243/.283/.324 through Saturday's game.
May 28 - 11:00 PM

Howie Kendrick is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup Saturday against the Padres.

The veteran utility man is just getting a breather. Trayce Thompson will grab the start in left field and bat fifth. 2016 has easily been the least productive season of Kendrick's 11-year career. He's hitting a mere .220 with a brutal .248 slugging percentage. Only two of his 25 hits this season have gone for extra bases.
May 21 - 7:30 PM

Howie Kendrick went 1-for-2 with a two-run triple in Thursday's loss to the Angels.

Kendrick came through with the three-bagger against Angels starter Jhoulys Chacin in the third inning. It was his first triple of the season. The veteran outfielder/infielder has been hitting for almost no power this season, slashing just .222/.261/.250 over 108 at-bats. He has one double and zero home runs.
May 20 - 1:40 AM

Despite being robbed of a homer, Howie Kendrick went 2-for-5 with two runs scored against the Cardinals on Friday.

Kendrick would have had a leadoff homer in the bottom of the first, but Randal Grichuk brought the ball back. It was still a very encouraging performance from the struggling veteran.
May 14 - 1:26 AM

Howie Kendrick went 4-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored as the Dodgers doubled up the Rays 10-5 on Tuesday.

Kendrick had just four hits since April 15 before Tuesday's outburst. He swatted a two-run double in the fifth, his only extra-base hit of the evening and his first such hit all year. Those statistics indicate what kind of start to the season the 32-year-old has endured, batting just .197/.222/.213 even with the great game.
May 3 - 10:48 PM

Howie Kendrick went 0-for-4 on Monday and is 7-for-44 with no extra-base hits since coming off the disabled list.

If the Dodgers had it to do over again, Kendrick surely would have spent a little more time rehabbing in the minors earlier this month. They're not going to write him off because of a slow start, but he might do some sitting against righties until he finds his swing.
Apr 26 - 1:13 AM

Howie Kendrick will play left field and hit seventh in Wednesday's contest with the Diamondbacks.

Well that is interesting. Kendrick has made just 20 left field starts in his career -- none since 2011. Seventh also marks the lowest he has hit in a lineup since April 6, 2014. He was hitting fifth on Tuesday. The veteran infielder was sidelined by a calf injury through the first week of the season but can be deployed as normal in fantasy lineups moving forward.
Apr 13 - 6:16 PM

Dodgers activated INF Howie Kendrick from the 15-day disabled list.

Kendrick was forced to begin the year on the disabled list due to a calf strain, but he went 5-for-15 (.333) with three doubles during his rehab stint with High-A Rancho Cucamonga. He's expected to see some time at third base and potentially even left field this season, but he's starting at second base and batting fifth in his season debut against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Apr 12 - 12:26 PM

Howie Kendrick (calf) went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI in his minor league rehab game with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday.

Kendrick also played five innings defensively at second base. He remains on track to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.
Apr 8 - 11:56 PM

Howie Kendrick (calf) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

Kendrick has been participating in simulated games all week without issue. He is on track to come off the disabled list next Tuesday for the Dodgers' home opener. Yasmani Grandal (forearm) is also set to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday night with Triple-A Oklahoma City and he too should be activated on Tuesday.
Apr 7 - 2:38 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2Carlos Ruiz
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Chase Utley
2Howie Kendrick
3Charlie Culberson
4Micah Johnson
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
2Rob Segedin
LF1Trayce Thompson
2Andre Ethier
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Josh Reddick
2Yasiel Puig
3Andrew Toles
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Kenta Maeda
3Rich Hill
4Scott Kazmir
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Julio Urias
7Brandon McCarthy
8Jose De Leon
9Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Joe Blanton
5Yimi Garcia
6Jesse Chavez
7Louis Coleman
8Adam Liberatore
9Grant Dayton
10Alex Wood
11Josh Ravin
12Josh Fields
13Brock Stewart
14Luis Avilan