|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||525.00||14.00||.290||64.00||62.00||8.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Seattle||67||14||0|| .243|| .269|| .209|
|vs Hernandez (Career)||75||22||1|| .387||.321||.293|
|vs RHP||459||130||4|| .338|| .379|| .283|
|Last 7 Games|
|Howie Kendrick back in lineup Tuesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/23/14) Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick returned to the starting lineup Tuesday.
Kendrick was held out of Monday's game with a hamstring injury. He returns to a .292/.347/.395 line with seven home runs, 72 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 600 at-bats.
|Howie Kendrick dealing with hamstring injury |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/22/14) Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick was held out of the starting lineup Monday night against the A's because of a hamstring injury, MLB.com reports. Kendrick left Saturday with a the issue, and was held out on Monday as a precaution. He is hitting .292 with seven homers and 72 RBI over 600 at-bats.
|Angels issue skeleton lineup for Thursday game |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(9/18/14) Angels top hitters Albert Pujols, Mike Trout and Howie Kendrick are three of many starters sitting Thursday against Seattle after the team clinched the division title.
|Howie Kendrick finally slows down after torrid stretch |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(9/18/14) It took two weeks, but Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick has finally cooled off at the plate.
Kendrick is 2 for 12 in his last four games, which might not qualify as struggling until one considers he was 22 for 44 for a .500 average with 11 runs scored and 13 RBI in his previous 10 games. Despite his recent mini-slide, he still owns a stat line of .291/.345/.394.
The veteran has scored 84 runs on the season, two off his career-high, giving him an outside shot at 100.
|Howie Kendrick homers for first time in 50 games |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(8/17/14) Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick had three hits, including a home run, during a 5-4 win Saturday at Texas. He also had two runs.
Kendrick gave Los Angeles a 2-0 lead in the second inning when he led off the frame with a home run off Colby Lewis. It was his fifth home run and first in 50 games.
Kendrick is batting .280 with one double, one home run, six RBI, six runs, four walks and 12 strikeouts in his last 13 games.
|Howie Kendrick has made it his mission to fool Fantasy owners since breaking into the big leagues in 2006, first by making them think he was a batting title contender because of his minor-league track record, then by making him think he was developing into a power hitter because of his 18 home runs in 2011. And then came last season, when he took a .321 batting average and .821 OPS into the All-Star break, making him the seventh-best second baseman in Head-to-Head leagues at that point. It didn't last. He hit only .262 with a .645 OPS the rest of the way. Now, you could blame the knee injury that limited him to only 126 at-bats during that stretch if you want, but he has a whole lengthy track record suggesting his second-half decline was simple regression to the mean. At age 30, he's not only well into his prime, but he's entering the danger zone for middle infielders, who tend to age faster than corner infielders and outfielders. Most likely, he doesn't have any more improving to do. Granted, there's still value in a second baseman who routinely hits .280 with double-digit homers, but Kendrick is substantially more Neil Walker than Matt Carpenter.
(Updated 1/2/14) |
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