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J.P. Howell

LHP | Blue JaysTOR
J.P. Howell
Name: James Phillip Howell
Born: Apr 25, 1983 in Modesto, Calif. USA
High School: Jesuit HS, Carmichael, Calif.
College: Texas
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career362.23.201.243.189.55
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (31st overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2004 (signed for $1,000,000)
In many ways, Howell is a lefthanded version of Longhorns teammate Huston Street. Listed generously at 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, he has a fastball that sits at 85-86 mph and tops out at 89. But he has a plus breaking ball, a curveball that devastates lefties and keeps righties at bay, plus command of his fastball and a huge heart. A nasty splitter also helps, and a developing changeup serves as his fourth pitch. Hitters have trouble picking up Howell's pitches, none of which ever seem to catch the heart of the plate. A second-round pick by the Braves out of high school, Howell should go in the same area this June. Teams that emphasize statistical analysis may consider taking him a round earlier after checking out this line: 13-2, 2.01, 112 innings, 69 hits, 41 walks, 134 strikeouts.
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