Ryan Howard
1B | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 4" 250LBS | Age: 44
Draft: 2001 | Rd: 5, #140, Philadelphia Phillies | Southwest Missouri State University
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2014 648 569 65 127 23 0 .223 .310 .380 .690
2015 503 467 53 107 23 0 .229 .277 .443 .720
2016 362 331 35 65 25 0 .196 .257 .453 .710
13 Seasons 6,531 5,707 848 1,475 382 12 .258 .343 .515 .858
AVG HR SB OPS
2014 .223 23 0 .690
2015 .229 23 0 .720
2016 .196 25 0 .710
13 Seasons .258 382 12 .858
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Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 35 1897 332 39 11.7 7.8 91.3 110.7 14.9 42.5 .268 .520 .308 .359 .480 45.2 27.5 5.4
2016 36 1372 220 34 15.5 9.4 92.0 109.2 16.6 37.7 .243 .534 .298 .352 .495 47.7 31.5 7.5
Player 3269 552 73 13.2 8.4 91.6 110.7 15.6 40.6 .258 .526 .303 .356 .486 46.2 29.2 6.3
MLB 6.9 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 38.0 25.6 34.6 1.8 46.1 33.7 19.9 1.5 26.2 23.2 26.5 8.7 11.7 7.8
2016 39.1 32.3 24.1 4.5 42.3 41.8 15.9 2.3 22.7 25.5 25.0 8.2 15.5 9.4
Player 38.4 28.3 30.4 2.9 44.6 37.0 18.3 1.8 24.8 24.1 25.9 8.5 13.2 8.4
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.8
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 727 2,905 17 -11 14 13 33
2009 744 3,056 27 -19 18 19 46
2010 641 2,535 7 -14 13 13 18
2011 649 2,687 11 -12 10 13 22
2012 284 1,198 2 -10 2 4 -1
2013 313 1,249 6 -11 2 5 3
2014 641 2,616 -11 -9 9 11 1
2015 500 1,891 7 -21 4 8 -1
2016 360 1,366 -2 -4 -2 6 -3
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1,897 44.6 76.2 79.8 37.2 48.8 43.1 40.2 54.6 31.9 5.8 86.4
2016 1,372 42.0 78.8 74.2 37.9 52.8 43.2 42.3 55.0 34.3 5.9 86.4
Player 3,269 43.5 77.3 77.5 37.5 50.6 43.2 41.1 54.8 32.9 5.8 86.4
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.8 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2015 85 71 94 94 49 88 94 90 81 92 8 22 6 8 12
2016 80 28 93 98 21 71 97 94 69 95 3 40 3 8 6
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 26.8 25 22.2 3 2 21 7 28.0
Player 26.8 25 22.2 3 2 21 7 28.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 25 24 17 24 24 21 25 24 15 16 22 21 25 19 23 26 16 20 21 25 23 19 30 25 23 21 22 28 27 23 17
Player 25 24 17 24 24 21 25 24 15 16 22 21 25 19 23 26 16 20 21 25 23 19 30 25 23 21 22 28 27 23 17
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-  
Exit Velocity 91.3 92.0 0.7
Launch Angle 14.9 16.6 1.7
Barrel % 11.7 15.5 3.8
Hard Hit % 45.2 47.7 2.5
LA Sweet-Spot % 42.5 37.7 -4.8
xBA .268 .243 -0.025
BA .229 .196 -0.033
xwOBA .359 .352 -0.007
wOBA .308 .298 -0.010
xSLG .520 .534 0.014
SLG .443 .453 0.010
K% 27.5 31.5 4.0
BB% 5.4 7.5 2.1
Swing % 54.6 55.0 0.4
Whiff% 31.9 34.3 2.4
In Zone % 44.6 42.0 -2.6
Out of Zone % 55.4 58.0 2.6
Out of Zone Swing % 37.2 37.9 0.7
First Pitch Swing % 40.2 42.3 2.1
First Pitch Strike % 58.0 62.2 4.2
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2016 Shifts L 355 346 97.5 .475 .291
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2010 591 17.0 21.5% 4.4% 477 22.0 1.9% 10.9%
2011 628 17.1 25.0% 0.8% 517 22.3 1.2% 10.1%
2012 281 16.7 23.1% 2.8% 232 22.4 0.0% 12.9%
2013 309 17.6 21.7% 2.6% 214 22.9 1.4% 5.1%
2014 556 17.3 22.5% 1.6% 518 23.1 1.2% 10.2%
2015 447 17.4 32.7% 2.7% 276 23.4 6.5% 21.4%
2016 329 17.1 28.3% 2.1% 193 22.7 2.6% 15.5%
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