Ryan Howard 6 | First Base

Philadelphia Phillies

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Tue. Apr 22, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Howard could be lifted for a defensive replacement late in games more frequently this season, the Phillies' official site reports. Impact: Howard has not played well defensively at first base this season. Manager Ryne Sandberg has used John Mayberry Jr. as a defensive replacement twice in the last eight games. It doesn't have a significant impact on Howard for fantasy purposes, but it may cost him a few at-bats over the rest of the season if the trend continues.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 21, 2014
News: Howard stayed hot Monday, going 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in a 7-0 beatdown of the Dodgers. Impact: Though his struggles against lefties are well documented, Howard took LA's Paul Maholm deep for home run No. 5 on the season. It's worth revisiting if his solid work against lefties continues, but there's a mountain of evidence indicating it won't, and the 2014 sample size is still minuscule. So far, he's 5-for-21 (.238) with two home runs and a 9:3 K:BB ratio against southpaws. The potential bounce-back season is looking good, but Howard's path to success will likely come by crushing right-handed pitching, not finally learning how to hit lefties.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 21, 2014
News: Howard recorded his 20th career triple and his fourth homer of the season Sunday against Colorado. Impact: Howard is slugging .700 with seven RBIs over his last nine games.(STATS, 5:27pm)
Mon. Apr 21, 2014
News: Howard went 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Sunday's win over the Rockies. Impact: Howard was a double away from hitting for the cycle. He is now hitting .262/.360/.508 with four home runs in 65 at-bats.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 19, 2014
News: Howard is averaging a walk every 6.20 plate appearances this season, which is the second-best rate of his career, the Phillies' official site reports. Impact: Howard had been averaging a walk every 10.29 plate appearances from 2010-13. If his improved patience continues, manager Ryne Sandberg believes pitchers will have to challenge Howard a bit more, which could lead to improved offensive numbers. Howard is hitting .214 with three home runs over his first 16 games this season.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 15, 2014
News: Howard went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Braves. Impact: The positive is that Howard went deep for the second time in as many days Monday night. The negative is that he struck out three more times, bringing his season total to 18 through just 58 plate appearances. The Phillies desperately need their three-time All-Star to cut back on the whiffs, especially against southpaws, or a platoon may soon be in order.(RotoWire, )
Apr 13, 2014
News: Howard knocked a solo home run Sunday in a victory over the Marlins. Impact: He took Henderson Alvarez out to left center in the third inning, Howard's only hit in four at-bats. It was just his second home run of the season, but the Phillies are hoping that Howard's bat will continue to heat up with the weather.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 3, 2014
News: Howard went yard in Wednesday's 4-3 loss at Texas. Impact: Howard hit his first homer, a two-run bomb to give him three RBIs for the season.(STATS, 10:46am)
Ryan Howard
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 4"  Wt: 250  Age: 34
Bats: L  Throws: L
Born: 11/19/1979, St. Louis, Missouri
College: Missouri State
Debut: 2004
Salary: $25,000,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury