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Howie Kendrick

30-Year-Old Second Baseman – Los Angeles Angels

2014 Stats

AVG

.261

HR

2

RBI

11

R

10

SB

3

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Kendrick came into 2013 with the profile of a solid, if unspectacular player at a shallow second base position, and he did his best to shatter those perceptions early in the season, posting OPS marks ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 210   DOB: 7/12/1983   BORN: Jacksonville, FL   COLLEGE: St. John's River CC   DRAFTED: 10th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Howie Kendrick Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $33.5 million deal with the Angels in January of 2012.

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Kendrick was 3-for-5 with a pair of two-run home runs in the Angels' win over Detroit on Friday night.

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Howie Kendrick Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 20 A Ced 75 337 313 66 115 40 24 6 10 49 15 6 12 41 3 3 6 .367 .398 .578 .976
2005 21 A Ran 63 293 279 69 107 41 23 6 12 47 13 4 14 42 0 0 0 .384 .421 .638 1.059
2005 21 AA ARK 46 204 190 35 65 29 20 2 7 42 12 4 6 20 0 1 7 .342 .382 .579 .961
2006 22 AAA SAL 69 312 290 57 107 44 25 6 13 62 10 3 12 48 1 1 8 .369 .408 .631 1.039
2006 22 MAJ LAA 72 283 267 25 76 26 21 1 4 30 6 0 9 44 0 3 4 .285 .314 .416 .730
2007 23 A Ran 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
2007 23 AAA SAL 13 54 50 9 15 4 1 0 3 11 1 0 1 9 0 1 2 .300 .333 .500 .833
2007 23 MAJ LAA 88 353 338 55 109 31 24 2 5 39 5 4 9 61 1 1 4 .322 .347 .450 .796
2008 24 A Ran 2 6 6 3 5 2 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .833 .833 1.833 2.666
2008 24 AAA SAL 2 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
2008 24 MAJ LAA 92 361 340 43 104 31 26 2 3 37 11 4 12 58 1 4 4 .306 .333 .421 .754
2009 25 AAA SAL 20 87 78 11 27 9 6 1 2 11 4 2 7 12 0 0 2 .346 .414 .526 .940
2009 25 MAJ LAA 105 400 374 61 109 34 21 3 10 61 11 4 20 71 2 0 4 .291 .334 .444 .778
2010 26 MAJ LAA 158 658 616 67 172 55 41 4 10 75 14 4 28 94 4 5 5 .279 .313 .407 .721
2011 27 MAJ LAA 140 583 537 86 153 54 30 6 18 63 14 6 33 119 3 0 10 .285 .338 .464 .802
2012 28 MAJ LAA 147 594 550 57 158 43 32 3 8 67 14 6 29 115 6 5 4 .287 .325 .400 .725
2013 29 MAJ LAA 122 513 478 55 142 38 21 4 13 54 6 3 23 89 3 3 6 .297 .335 .439 .774
2014 30 MAJ LAA 16 75 69 10 18 5 3 0 2 11 3 1 4 13 0 0 2 .261 .320 .391 .711
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Howie Kendrick
3-Year Averages MAJ   136 561 521 66 151 44 27 4 13 61 11 5 28 107 4 2 6 .290 .332 .432 .764
Career  (View All) MAJ   940 3820 3569 459 1041 317 219 25 73 437 84 32 167 664 20 21 43 .292 .329 .428 .758

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Howie Kendrick Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 18 @Det 5 2 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .261 .320 .391 .711
Apr. 16 Oak 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .234 .300 .281 .581
Apr. 15 Oak 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .313 .293 .606
Apr. 14 Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .293 .283 .576
Apr. 13 NYM 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .315 .306 .621
Apr. 12 NYM 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .306 .311 .617
Apr. 11 NYM 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .341 .350 .691
Apr. 9 @Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .289 .306 .595
Apr. 8 @Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .294 .313 .607
Apr. 7 @Hou 5 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .333 .357 .690
Apr. 6 @Hou 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 .261 .320 .348 .668
Apr. 5 @Hou 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .238 .300 .538
Apr. 4 @Hou 5 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .188 .200 .388
Apr. 2 Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .091 .000 .091
Apr. 1 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .125 .000 .125
Mar. 31 Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .250 .000 .250
Last 7 Days 33 7 9 1 0 2 6 4 6 1 1 0 0 0 .273 .351 .485 .836
Last 14 Days 62 10 18 3 0 2 11 4 11 3 1 1 0 1 .290 .343 .435 .778
Last 30 Days 69 10 18 3 0 2 11 4 13 3 1 2 0 2 .261 .320 .391 .711

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Howie Kendrick: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 15 1
2013 118 1 1 4
2012 2 143 2 2 1
2011 17 108 23 23
2010 15 143 1 1
2009 95 5

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Howie Kendrick Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013122205172.295.508.862
2012165232155.309.448.797
2011183297242.295.492.840

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013356358374.298.416.745
2012385346529.278.379.694
201135457113912.280.449.782

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013254349385.327.508.860
2012268254314.254.392.679
2011259385256.270.413.731

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013224214161.263.362.678
20122823243610.319.408.769
20112784813388.299.511.867
Howie Kendrick Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 20 A Ced 337 313 3.6% 12.2% 0.29 87% .401 .211
2005 21 A Ran 293 279 4.8% 14.3% 0.33 85% .422 .254
2005 21 AA ARK 204 190 2.9% 9.8% 0.30 89% .356 .237
2006 22 AAA SAL 312 290 3.8% 15.4% 0.25 83% .410 .262
2006 22 MAJ LAA 283 267 3.2% 15.5% 0.20 84% .329 .131
2007 23 A Ran 4 4 0% 0% 0.00 100% .250 .000
2007 23 AAA SAL 54 50 1.9% 16.7% 0.11 82% .316 .200
2007 23 MAJ LAA 353 338 2.5% 17.3% 0.15 82% .382 .128
2008 24 A Ran 6 6 0% 0% 0.00 100% .750 1.000
2008 24 AAA SAL 5 5 0% 20% 0.00 80% .250 .000
2008 24 MAJ LAA 361 340 3.3% 16.1% 0.21 83% .362 .115
2009 25 AAA SAL 87 78 8% 13.8% 0.58 85% .391 .180
2009 25 MAJ LAA 400 374 5% 17.8% 0.28 81% .338 .153
2010 26 MAJ LAA 658 616 4.3% 14.3% 0.30 85% .316 .128
2011 27 MAJ LAA 583 537 5.7% 20.4% 0.28 78% .338 .179
2012 28 MAJ LAA 594 550 4.9% 19.4% 0.25 79% .351 .113
2013 29 MAJ LAA 513 478 4.5% 17.3% 0.26 81% .343 .142
2014 30 MAJ LAA 75 69 5.3% 17.3% 0.31 81% .296 .130
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3-Year Averages MAJ   561 521 5% 19.1% 0.26 79% .344 .142
Career MAJ   3820 3569 4.4% 17.4% 0.25 81% .342 .136

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2014 Stat Review for Howie Kendrick    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.261 AVG
WEAK
81% Contact Rate
GOOD
.296 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.391 SLG
WEAK
.130 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.31 BB/K
WEAK
5.3% BB Rate
POOR
17.3% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.711 OPS
WEAK
.320 OBP
WEAK

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Best Matchups for Howie Kendrick (by OPS, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Mark Lowe CLE 10 6 1 5 0 3 0 .600 1.000 1.600
Bruce Chen KC 14 6 2 5 1 3 0 .429 1.071 1.538
James Shields KC 23 13 1 3 0 5 0 .565 .957 1.522
Matt Garza MIL 12 7 1 2 0 2 0 .583 .917 1.500
Francisco Liriano PIT 17 8 1 1 1 6 1 .471 .882 1.382
A.J. Griffin OAK 10 4 1 2 0 2 0 .400 .900 1.355
Wade Davis KC 12 6 0 1 2 2 1 .500 .750 1.321
Jason Hammel CHI-N 13 7 0 5 1 0 0 .538 .692 1.292
Brian Duensing MIN 12 7 0 0 1 1 0 .583 .667 1.282
Brian Matusz BAL 15 8 0 2 1 0 1 .533 .667 1.229

Worst Matchups for Howie Kendrick (by OPS, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Kyle Davies CLE 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .333
Joe Nathan DET 13 2 0 1 0 4 0 .154 .154 .308
Bud Norris BAL 11 1 0 0 1 3 0 .091 .091 .258
Edwin Jackson CHI-N 14 1 0 0 1 1 0 .071 .071 .205
Tyson Ross SD 10 1 0 0 0 1 0 .100 .100 .200
Bartolo Colon NY-N 22 2 0 1 0 4 0 .091 .091 .182
Scott Baker TEX 11 1 0 0 0 1 0 .091 .091 .182
Neftali Feliz TEX 11 0 0 0 2 4 0 .000 .000 .154
Yu Darvish TEX 16 0 0 0 2 7 0 .000 .000 .111
Grant Balfour TB 11 0 0 0 0 5 0 .000 .000 .000

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Howie Kendrick: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Due to the injury to Josh Hamilton, Kendrick will serve as the cleanup hitter Saturday against the Mets, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Kendrick went 2-for-4 with a double, two walks and two runs scored in a win over the Mets on Friday.

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Kendrick continued his recent hot streak Monday, going 2-for-5 with three RBI.

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Kendrick went 2-for-3 with two stolen bases and a run scored against the Astros on Sunday.

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Kendrick went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in an 11-1 win over the Astros on Friday.

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Kendrick is bating sixth in Wednesday's lineup after batting seventh Tuesday, as his numbers are slightly better against lefties, and the Angels are facing southpaw James Paxton, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.

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Kendrick (arm) will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Mariners, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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Kendrick had his left arm wrapped in ice after an Opening Day loss to the Mariners on Monday, the Orange County Register reports.

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Kendrick went 0-for-3 in a game against the Dodgers on Friday.

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Kendrick isn't in the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs due to an illness, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

After bopping a career-high 18 homers in 2011, Kendrick's power fell back down to its previous levels in 2012 and he finished with only eight long balls. He was, however, able to maintain a solid batting average of .287, which is about what you can expect from him going forward, and he stole exactly 14 bases for the third year in a row. Kendrick was a disappointment to most of his fantasy owners last year, but he's still a good hitter for his position despite the influx of talent at second base, and could be a nice sleeper this year for fantasy owners who are looking for stability and willing to accept limited upside.

2012

Injuries limited Kendrick to 140 games last season, but that didn't stop him from hitting a career-high 18 home runs and posting an .802 OPS. Kendrick also added 14 stolen bases and 86 runs, a number that could go up significantly if he is used in the two-hole in front of Albert Pujols. Kendrick has steadily improved the last couple seasons, and 2012 could wind up being his best yet provided that his trade of contact for power is sustainable.

2011

Kendrick played a full season for the first time in his career, but didn't deliver the high batting average or overall production many thought was possible if he could just stay healthy. Kendrick posted strong batting averages in the minor leagues, but he hasn't been able to duplicate that success in the majors due to a low walk rate that didn't get any better last season. A below average BABIP last season suggests he could improve and he'll be entering his prime at age 27, but his upside may not be much more than last year's numbers.

2010

After 1,300 at-bats, it's becoming clear that Kendrick is what he is, a legitimate .300 hitter with some other skills, none of which includes drawing walks or staying on the field. He's Robinson Cano without the power or durability, but the power is coming along a bit. He should be helped by Chone Figgins' departure, which may get Maicer Izturis out of his way. Big postseason hits may keep him from being a true sleeper on draft day, though.

2009

Kendrick batted .306 with three home runs and 37 RBI during a 2008 season in which he only played in 92 games. Kendrick battled injuries again last season, most notably a slow-healing hamstring injury; hopefully this doesn't turn into a yearly problem for the young second baseman. Kendrick has the tools to be a very good player; and if he can stay healthy next season, he should finally prove to be one of the better second base options in fantasy baseball.

2008

Kendrick was supposed to have a breakout season in 2007, but he suffered a broken finger early in the season and never completely recovered. Kendrick proved that he could hit major league pitching by hitting at a .322 clip over the course of the season, but he only saw action in 86 games and couldn't contribute as much as the Angels had hoped. Still, Kendrick should be healthy heading into next season and his numbers should improve simply by playing more games. With that in mind, expect Kendrick to emerge as a post-hype sleeper and deliver in 2008.

2007

Beware. Despite a pretty stat line and a beautiful swing, Kendrick's indicators went haywire last year. His strikeout rate jumped more than 20%, as did his K/BB. He's eventually going to meet expectations, but with just one season above Double-A, there's good reason to believe it won't happen in 2007. Still, he's likely to enter next season with the everyday job at second base.

2006

Injuries limited Kendrick to just 75 games in A-ball in 2004, but he hit a loud .367/.398/.578 in those 75 games, positioning himself for a breakout in '05. Breakout he did, battering the California League and the Texas League, hitting .384 at his first stop, and a mere .342/.382/.579 in Double-A. It's for real, folks: Kendrick may have the quickest wrists in the minor leagues. Like most Angels prospects, he doesn't draw many walks, but he makes hard contact against everything the pitcher can throw up there. He's improved his defense considerably at second base, and he'll be able to hold down the position long-term with a bit more polish. Kendrick's bat is ready for the majors right now, he only needs to tighten up the defense a little more. Look for him sometime in '06, possibly pushing Adam Kennedy out of a job.

2005

Kendrick had a strong season at low Single-A Cedar Rapids, giving the organization another second baseman behind Alberto Callaspo with high offensive potential. Look for continued growth at high Single-A in 2005.

2004

Kendrick had a strong season at low Single-A Cedar Rapids, giving the organization another second baseman behind Alberto Callapson with high offensive potential.