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Howie Kendrick | Second Baseman | #47

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
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 is batting second on Saturday as the Phillies deploy a probable Opening Day preview in their Grapefruit League home opener against the Yankees.
Kendrick is set to open the season as the Phillies' everyday left fielder and should be able to generate plenty of fantasy value if he remains in a premium lineup spot. Michael Saunders is hitting fifth on Saturday with Tommy Joseph slotted behind him in the sixth spot. Feb 25 - 8:18 AM

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Phillies acquired 2B/OF Howie Kendrick from the Dodgers in exchange for IF/OF Darnell Sweeney and 1B/OF Darin Ruf.

The Phillies are viewing Kendrick as their everyday left fielder for now, but the feeling is that there's a good chance they'll trade Cesar Hernandez and install Kendrick at second base. Kendrick, 33, batted a disappointing .255/.326/.366 with eight homers for the Dodgers in 2016. He'll make $10 million in 2017 and is a candidate to be traded again in July assuming the Phillies aren't in contention.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 04:26:00 PM

FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman relays that the Royals are one team interested in a potential trade for Howie Kendrick.

In addition to the Royals, the Phillies and Angels are also said to be in play should Kendrick be traded. According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal -- and backed by Heyman -- Kendrick became frustrated with his role on the Dodgers as 2016 progressed. While he appeared in 146 games last season, Heyman writes that a perceived lack of playing time down the stretch led to Kendricks' restlessness.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 08:10:00 PM

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers are exploring a trade of Howie Kendrick.

Rosenthal says Kendrick "grew frustrated with his role" in 2016, which could spur an offseason departure. Kendrick did bounce around the diamond in Los Angeles -- making starts at first base, third base, second base, and left field -- but he was still able to carve out 543 plate appearances this summer. Rosenthal hears the Phillies could be a fit as a trade partner. A reunion with the Angels might also be a possibility.
Source: Fox Sports
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 06:39:00 PM

Howie Kendrick is batting leadoff and starting in left field in Game 3 of the NLDS on Monday.

Andrew Toles and Chase Utley are sitting against Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez. The full Game 3 starting lineup for Los Angeles: Howie Kendrick LF, Justin Turner 3B, Corey Seager SS, Yasiel Puig RF, Adrian Gonzalez 1B, Yasmani Grandal C, Charlie Culberson 2B, Joc Pederson CF, Kenta Maeda SP.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 12:59:00 PM

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.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 02:41:00 AM

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.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 02:11:00 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.
Sun, Jul 17, 2016 01:16:00 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.
Sat, Jul 16, 2016 01:58:00 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.
Mon, Jun 13, 2016 06:23:00 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.
Sat, May 28, 2016 11:00:00 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.
Sat, May 21, 2016 07:30:00 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.
Fri, May 20, 2016 01:40:00 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.
Sat, May 14, 2016 01:26:00 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.
Tue, May 3, 2016 10:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Cameron Rupp
2Andrew Knapp
3Ryan Hanigan
4Bryan Holaday
1B1Tommy Joseph
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Jesmuel Valentin
SS1Freddy Galvis
2Pedro Florimon
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Howie Kendrick
2Chris Coghlan
3Daniel Nava
CF1Odubel Herrera
2Roman Quinn
RF1Michael Saunders
2Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Aaron Nola
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Clay Buchholz
5Vincent Velasquez
6Zach Eflin
7Alec Asher
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeanmar Gomez
2Hector Neris
3Joaquin Benoit
4Pat Neshek
5Edubray Ramos
6Luis Garcia
7Joely Rodriguez
8Hoby Milner
9Adam Morgan
10Sean Burnett
11Michael Mariot
12Cesar Ramos
13Colton Murray