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6 Ryan Howard 1B
Height/Weight: 6-4/250 | Birthdate: 11/19/1979 | Birthplace: St. Louis, MO | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Philadelphia | College: Southwest Missouri State | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $20,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 75/54 | Average Draft Position: 201.74
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Ryan Howard knocks 19th home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard went 1 for 2 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 6-5 loss to the Cardinals Saturday.

Howard hadn't homered in more than two weeks before coming through with his sixth-inning shot Saturday. He has hit .223/.308/.380 with 19 home runs and 80 RBI in 466 at-bats.


Ryan Howard plays role of hero in comeback win over Astros


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Phillies embattled first baseman Ryan Howard saved his heroics for his last at-bat Thursday against Houston. He cranked out a grand slam in the eighth inning to wrest victory from the jaws of defeat.

Howard, whose homer came against left-hander Tony Sipp, has two homers and eight RBI in the last three games. Despite the criticism, he's on pace to slug 27 home runs with 106 RBI this season.


Ryan Howard homers, delivers walkoff RBI single Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard comprised the entire offense Tuesday, going 2 for 6 with a home run and two RBI in his team's 2-1, 15-inning win over the Astros.

Howard put his team up 1-1 with his solo home run in the second inning, but the Astros were able to tie the game and send it into extra innings. Howard came to the plate with two men on and two outs in the 15th inning and delivered a walkoff single to give his team a win. He has hit .217/.299/.373 with 17 home runs and 65 RBI in 410 at-bats.


Ryan Howard resumes full-time starting role


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is starting Tuesday for the ninth time in the last 10 games as he resumes a full-time starting role, MLB.com reports.

Howard was benched for three straight games in late July in order to give Darin Ruf an opportunity to play and Howard a chance to regroup. He's 1 for 25 over his last seven games.


Source: Phillies place several players on revocable waivers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) The Phillies placed several players on revocable trade waivers Saturday, including starting pitcher A.J. Burnett, reliever Antonio Bastardo, first baseman Ryan Howard, starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick and starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez, a source told FOX Sports.

However, FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal pointed out that nearly all players go on waivers in August. The players that clear waivers can be traded. The players claimed can be pulled back or traded/awarded to claiming team.


Ryan Howard benched Thursday against lefty


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) A matchup against Washington southpaw Gio Gonzalez and a mini-slump have Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard out of the lineup Thursday.

Howard, who has just one hit in his last 12 at-bats, is batting .229 agaisnt left-handers and is 0 for 11 lifetime against Gonzalez.


Ryan Howard clubs 16th home run Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard belted his 16th home run Sunday against the Diamondbacks. 

In his first at-bat, Howard homered on the first pitch he saw from Vidal Nuno. He crushed a 90 mph to left center for a two-run shot. He finished 1 for 3, with two runs scored and two RBI. 


Ryan Howard returns to starting lineup


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is back in the starting lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks for the first time since Tuesday.

The Phillies have been giving Howard time off recently due to his struggles, and have discussed the possibility of using him in a platoon moving forward. 


GM expects Ryan Howard to stay put with Phillies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told reporters that first baseman Ryan Howard still has a future with the club. This comes a day after CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported that the Phillies were trying to deal Howard before the July 31 deadline.

"I fully expect him to be our first baseman next year," Amaro said. "I don't know where people are coming up with him not having a future with us. He's a very big part of our organization."

Phillies attempting to deal Ryan Howard


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) The Phillies are attempting to deal first baseman Ryan Howard, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Trading Howard may be difficult. The 34-year-old is hitting just .224/.305/.377 over 371 at-bats, and is owed nearly $70 million on his current deal. The Phillies would likely have to eat a significant amount of money if Howard is dealt. 


Phillies manager eyeing platoon with Ryan Howard


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was out of the lineup for the second game in a row Thursday against the Giants in favor of Darin Ruf, and manager Ryan Sandberg told MLB.com this might become a recurring theme.

"The way I see things," Sandberg said. "I basically wanted to give Ruf two days in a row, just to get his feet wet, see him against a right-handed pitcher, then go from there. But in all likelihood, at least after today it will be a scenario of ... I'd be considering a platoon system at first base."

Howard was actually out of the lineup against a right-handed pitcher Thursday, but Sandberg said he wanted to give Darin Ruf two consecutive starts after his callup. The Phillies face two left-handed pitchers during a three-game series against the Diamondbacks beginning Friday, so Sandberg may also get him some time off then.

Howard is struggling against both right and left-handed pitchers this season, but has 10 of his 15 home runs against righties. He is hitting .229/.314/.368 against righties, compared to .209/.275/.407 vs. the opposite hand. 


Report: Phillies have discussed parting ways with Ryan Howard


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Phillies team officials have discussed buying out the remainder of first baseman Ryan Howard's contract and moving forward without him after the season, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia reports.

The Phillies have floated Howard's name in trade walks, but no teams are interested in taking on the $60 million owed to the first baseman over the next two seasons. Howard has hit just .224/.305/.377 with 15 home runs and 60 RBI in 371 at-bats, and he may be looking at a role as a platoon player over the remainder of the season, as he is out of the lineup against a lefty Wednesday.


Phillies bench Ryan Howard against premier lefty


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard has struggled mightily against left-handers this season and he won't get a chance to remedy that against tough San Francisco southpaw Madison Bumgarner on Wednesday. He is out of the lineup in favor of Darin Ruf.

Howard is batting just .209 against lefties this season and has one hit in six at-bats lifetime against Bumgarner.


Ryan Howard absent from Sunday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) A matchup against southpaw Alex Wood has Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard out Sunday in Atlanta.

Howard has just one hit in his last 18 at-bats and owns a disappointing .216 batting average against lefties this season.


Ryan Howard clubs number 15


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard belted his 15th home run Thursday against the Brewers.

Howard waited until the ninth inning to unleash his power. With one man on, Howard belted an 88 mph fastball out to center for the two-run shot. Howard previously clubbed a double earlier in the game. He finished 2 for 5, with two runs scored and three RBI. 


Hitters to start in Week 13


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/22/2014) Looking for a sleeper for Fantasy Week 13 (June 23-29)? Wilin Rosario, Ryan Howard, Tommy La Stella, Pablo Sandoval, Eugenio Suarez and Marlon Byrd might just fit the bill.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Ryan Howard stays hot with three-hit afternoon


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) First baseman Ryan Howard was one of five Phillies to slam three hits in a Wednesday win in Atlanta, but was just one of two to both score and drive in runs.

Howard doubled and singled twice. His double drove in a run in the second and one of his singles did the same in the fifth. He did end a two-game homer mini-binge, but he has five hits in 13 at-bats in his last three games.


Ryan Howard clubs 13th home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard went 1 for 3 with two walks and a two-run home run in his team's 5-2 win over the Braves Tuesday.

Howard put the Phillies on the board right away, slugging his home run in the first inning and giving his team a lead it would not relinquish. After hitting home runs in consecutive games, Howard has hit .231/.308/.420 with 13 home runs and 45 RBI in 255 at-bats.


Ryan Howard comes through early and late


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard hit his 12th homer in the second inning and drove in the go-ahead run in the 13th inning of Monday's 6-1 win over the Braves. Howard launched a 412-foot solo shot to center and finished 1 for 5 with a walk, two RBI, and two runs scored.

Howard is hitting .230/.302/.409 with 43 RBI in 230 at-bats.


Ryan Howard launches 10th home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard went 2 for 6 with a three-run home run in his team's 5-4 loss to the Mets Saturday.

Howard knocked his home run in the seventh inning to reduce his team's deficit from four to one. It was his third home run and third multi-hit performance in the past week, giving him a .230/.304/.425 line with 10 home runs and 37 RBI in 200 at-bats.


Ryan Howard launches walkoff home run vs. Rockies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard went 2 for 4 with a walkoff, three-run home run in his team's 6-3 win over the Rockies Wednesday.

Howard collected four RBI in all, with one coming on a third-inning single. He saved his biggest shot for last, smashing a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth right after a Chase Utley single evened the game at 3-3. Howard has two home runs as well as two multi-hit efforts in his last three games, helping him boost his line to .240/.319/.437 with nine home runs and 34 RBI in 183 at-bats.


Ryan Howard could fade from mixed-league relevance


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/28/2014) If you own Ryan Howard in Fantasy, you're probably fed up with him by now. Yeah, he homered Monday, but with three in all of May, he's well off pace for the 30 you were hoping for.

And the finishing blow may have come Tuesday, when Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg not only started Darin Ruf in place of Howard against a left-hander but suggested it could become a permanent arrangement.

Yeah, sitting against lefties might redeem Howard's batting average somewhat. He's batting .212 against them this year and .224 for his career. But for the amount he'd sit, what he'd lose in the way of totals would effectively ruin his already fringy mixed-league appeal.

The platooon isn't a done deal yet, but with Ruf homering Tuesday, it's likely enough for you to consider dropping Howard, especially if a more promising Kendrys Morales or Jon Singelton type is still available on waivers.


First-base platoon a 'possibility' for Phillies


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg hinted Tuesday he could move to a Ryan Howard and Darin Ruf platoon at first base, per the Philadelphia Daily News

"If it works. If it produces, then it becomes a possibility going forward," Sandberg said.


Ryan Howard goes deep, plates five runs in win over Rockies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard came up big at the plate, leading his team to a comfortable 9-0 victory over the Rockies.

Howard singled in a run in the fourth and took starter Jhoulys Chacin deep for a three-run home run in the sixth inning. He also added a two-run single in the seventh for his third hit of the day. He finished 3 for 4 with two runs scored and five RBI. He is hitting .236 with eight homers and 30 RBI in 178 at-bats.

Ryan Howard hits homer late in blowout


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2014) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard had just one hit Thursday against the Blue Jays, but he made it count.

Howard slugged a two-run home run late in the 12-6 loss, his seventh of the season. He was just 1 for 5 otherwise, with a pair of strikeouts, as he dropped his batting average to .236.

Howard is hitting .236/.301/.455 in 123 at-bats, with seven home run and 20 RBI in 32 games.