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2015 Avg.
.193
 
Career Avg.
.265
Name  Ryan Howard
Born  11/19/1979
Height  6-4
Weight  250
Number  6
Position  1B
Bats  L
Throws  L
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.
 
9/7/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is likely to be watching the action this Sunday.
Insight: Howard is hitless in 12 plate appearances against Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez with six strikeouts. Expect Darin Ruf at 1B as he's a career .357 hitter (5-for-14) versus Gonzalez.
 
9/2/2014 10:07:00 AM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is a lifetime .400 hitter with three home runs, eight RBI and a 1.400 OPS versus Braves starter Mike Minor.
Insight: Howard's home run (20) and RBI total (87) look respectable, but it's nowhere near what we used to get out of him.
 
8/31/2014 8:22:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard went 2-for-5 with a home run, double, two RBI and a run in the Phillies' loss to the Mets on Sunday.
Insight: Howard has obviously had another extremely disappointing season, hitting .227 and 20 home runs. His OPS is a meager .695. But occasionally, owners will get this kind of game from the first baseman.
 
8/31/2014 9:20:00 AM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is a career .391 hitter (9-for-23) with six home runs and 14 RBI versus Mets starter Dillon Gee.
Insight: Howard isn't the same player he once was, but he still has 19 home runs this season with 84 RBI and a historically favorable matchup. He's worth a flier.
 
8/26/2014 4:16:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Howard simply has no clue against Washington left-hander Gio Gonzalez. He's hitless in 11 at-bats with six strikeouts. Howard has somehow managed to continue to knock in runs this season (80), despite a .222 batting average and .688 OPS.
 
8/26/2014 10:33:00 AM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard should be avoided Tuesday in an ugly matchup.
Insight: Howard simply has no clue against Washington left-hander Gio Gonzalez. He's hitless in 11 at-bats with six strikeouts. Howard has somehow managed to continue to knock in runs this season (80), despite a .222 batting average and .688 OPS.
 
8/16/2014 7:49:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard entered Saturday's game 22-for-67 with three doubles, seven homers, 17 RBI and 12 walks against Giants starter Tim Hudson, and he went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI.
Insight: Howard didn't disappoint fantasy owners who started him against Hudson. The first baseman is hitting .221 with 18 homers, 77 RBI, 52 runs and a .676 OPS this season, so the only time you can use him is when he has an extremely favorable matchup like the one he had Saturday.
 
8/16/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard has gone 22-for-67 with three doubles, seven homers, 17 RBI and 12 walks against Giants starter Tim Hudson.
Insight: Howard is no longer a must-start player or even one you can start all the time against righties, but this is a matchup he dominates.
 
8/11/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: After a big series against Houston, Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard has returned to mediocrity, going 2-for-13 with one RBI in the first three games of the Mets series.
Insight: Howard is batting .218 on the season with 18 HR and 72 RBI. Apparently the Astros series was just a small uptick and not a permanent production level increase.