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Ryan Howard
Name: Ryan James Howard
Born: Nov 19, 1979 in St. Louis, MO
High School: Lafayette HS, Ballwin, Mo.
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 250 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Career5,707.258.343.515382
Drafted in the 5th round (140th overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2001
Howard seemed primed for a big junior year after batting .379 and leading the Missouri Valley Conference with 18 homers as a sophomore. Instead he regressed, batting just .271 with 13 longballs and 74 strikeouts in 58 games. He had trouble turning on fastballs and lifting pitches. It may have been a bad case of draftitis, but his performance has raised a red flag, especially following his .231 average using wood bats with Team USA last summer. Nevertheless, his tools shouldn't allow him to slide past the fourth round. At 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, he resembles a young Frank Thomas. He offers lefthanded power and patience at the plate, and he has average speed despite his size.
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Split TypeAVGGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOOBPSLGOPS
Split TypeWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOAVGOBPSLGWHIP
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