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2015 Avg.
.257
 
Career Avg.
.265
Name  Ryan Howard
Born  11/19/1979
Height  6-4
Weight  250
Number  6
Position  1B
Bats  L
Throws  L
Hot5/21/2015 12:44:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is batting .328 for the month of May with four homers an 10 RBI.
Insight: Both fantasy owners and Ruben Amaro Jr. should sell high while he it hitting this well.
 
5/17/2015 11:40:00 AM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is out for Sunday's game against Arizona.
Insight: Just a routine day of rest for Howard. Darin Ruf will start at first.
 
5/9/2015 6:11:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, along with Chase Utley, is not in the starting lineup on Saturday versus Jon Niese.
Insight: That's to be expected with both players historically bad versus lefties. Howard has been hitting well lately, though, so expect him to come in as a pinch hitter late in the game.
 
5/8/2015 9:36:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard hit his sixth homer of the season.
Insight: He did so off Matt Harvey, and also had an RBI single against him in the first innings. Howard has hit well of late and has his BA up to .234.
 
5/6/2015 10:09:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard smacked a homer Wednesday versus Atlanta.
Insight: He had three hits in four at-bats and raised his average to .220. Howard now has five homers and 13 RBI this season.
 
5/5/2015 10:45:00 AM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is 4-for-7 with three home runs against Braves right-hander Shelby Miller.
Insight: Obviously a very small sample size, but at least it means he's seeing the ball well. Howard is still hitting under .200, just .193, with 12 RBI overall. he has hit four homers in his last 12 games after going homerless in the first 11 games.
 
5/4/2015 4:28:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is not in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: Howard is still hitting below the Mendoza line, just .193, with 12 RBI overall.
 
5/3/2015 3:53:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard had two RBI sunday against the Marlins.
Insight: He went 2-for-4 with his first triple of the season. Howard is still hitting just .193 with 12 RBI overall.
 
4/29/2015 11:03:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard hit a solo home run, going 1-for-4 on Wednesday versus the Cardinals.
Insight: That was Howard's fourth homer of the season, but he is batting just .191 with a .659 OPS.
 
4/26/2015 4:26:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard slugged a homer during Sunday's win over the Braves.
Insight: It was his second home run in two days and his lone hit in four at-bats on Sunday. Howard now has three diners and nine RBI overall.
 
4/25/2015 9:38:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer in the, 5-2, loss to the Braves on Saturday.
Insight: Howard's homer came in the fourth inning to give Philadelphia a, 2-0, lead, but Atlanta scored the final five runs of the game. Howard went 1-for-3 and is hitting .189 with two home runs and six RBI this season. Not exactly fantasy relevant.
 
4/21/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard finally hit his first home run of the season.
Insight: He did so in the sixth inning off Dan Haren. Howard finished the game 2-for-3 with the two-run dinger and two runs scored. He has just four RBIs on the season.
 
4/17/2015 10:26:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was 1-for-4 with an RBI in the, 7-2, loss to the Nationals on Friday.
Insight: Howard singled in the ninth to score Cesar Hernandez, but too little too late for the Phillies, who trailed heading into the ninth, 7-1. Howard is hitting .176 with two RBI this season.
 
4/12/2015 9:18:00 AM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard went 2-for-4 with an RBI-double in the, 3-2, walkoff victory over the Nationals on Saturday.
Insight: Howard scored the Phillies first run in the eighth with his double. It was his first RBI of the season. Howard is also batting just .188 and hasn't walked yet, so his on-base percentage is the same.
 
4/10/2015 4:22:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard (rest) will not play Friday against Washington.
Insight: This is probably a wise move, as Howard is 0-for-11 lifetime against Gio Gonzalez, and is off to a 1-for-12 start in 2015. Darin Ruf will play first and bat cleanup.
 
Cold4/10/2015 10:52:00 AM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is hitless in 11 at-bats against Washington left-hander Gio Gonzalez.
Insight: That included six strikeouts. Howard is 1-for-12 this season and this unfavorable matchup should have you running in the opposite direction. Expect Darin Ruf to be starting at first base.
 
3/13/2015 4:36:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard hit his first homer of the spring.
Insight: Howard is just 5-for-25 at the plate this spring, but with him slimming down, there is a small chance at a rebirth. However, we would not invest anything more than late round pick in upcoming drafts.
 
3/9/2015 6:40:00 PM
Description: The Baltimore Orioles are "keeping an eye" on Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard this spring according to CSNPhilly.com.
Insight: The Phillies have been pretty much trying to trade Howard since signing him to his massive deal a few seasons ago. He is set to make $50 million over the next two seasons with a club option and $10 million buyout for 2017. If Howard is moved the Baltimore, Philadelphia will likely have to pay most of Howard's salary.
 
3/3/2015 4:34:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard said that he lost 15-to-20 pounds, and it showed during the Grapefruit League Opener.
Insight: Howard looked noticeably slimmer, and utilized a completely new batting stance. He went 2-for-2 with one RBI. It is way too soon to get excited, but Howard has come into camp looking to prove he still has it.
 
9/27/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard has big night at plate Saturday versus Atlanta.
Insight: He was 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI. Howard would have had his third RBI, but Chase Utley was thrown out at the plate in the fourth inning. Howard is a shell of his former self as he is hitting .223/.309/.448, but still provides power with 23 homeruns, and 95 RBI. His RBI total is actually fourth in the National League.