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J.P. Howell

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Dodgers

2014 Stats

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3-3

ERA

2.39

WHIP

1.14

K

48

SV

0

2015 RotoWire Projections

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In a bullpen where several relievers fell short of returning ample value, Howell had another steady season for the Dodgers while piling up 68 appearances. The recipe remains the same; Howell misses hi...

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2015 ADP:  630.13

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 180   DOB: 4/25/1983   BORN: Modesto, CA   COLLEGE: Texas      Show ContractHide Contract

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J.P. Howell Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $11 million contract with the Dodgers in December 2013.

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Howell allowed three runs in two-thirds of an inning Tuesday, though there have been no reports that his groin is still bothering him.

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J.P. Howell Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2005 22 A HIG 8 8 0 46.0 33 10 2 48 24 3 1 0 1.96 1.24
2005 22 AA WIC 3 3 0 18.0 12 5 2 23 5 2 0 0 2.50 0.94
2005 22 AAA OMA 7 7 0 37.7 40 17 1 29 19 3 1 0 4.06 1.57
2005 22 MAJ KAN 15 15 0 72.7 73 50 9 54 39 3 5 0 6.19 1.54
2006 23 AAA OMA 8 8 0 36.0 39 19 3 33 14 3 2 0 4.75 1.47
2006 23 AAA DUR 10 10 0 55.0 53 16 2 49 15 5 3 0 2.62 1.24
2006 23 MAJ TAM 8 8 0 42.3 52 24 4 33 14 1 3 0 5.10 1.56
2007 24 AAA DUR 21 21 0 128.0 110 48 16 145 34 7 8 0 3.38 1.13
2007 24 MAJ TAM 10 10 0 51.0 69 43 8 49 21 1 6 0 7.59 1.76
2008 25 MAJ TAM 64 0 0 89.3 62 22 6 92 39 6 1 3 2.22 1.13
2009 26 MAJ TAM 69 0 0 66.7 47 21 7 79 33 7 5 17 2.84 1.20
2011 28 A+ CHA 4 3 0 3.1 3 1 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.70 1.29
2011 28 AAA DUR 4 0 0 3.2 5 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.88
2011 28 MAJ TB 46 0 0 30.7 30 21 5 26 18 2 3 1 1 10 6.16 1.57
2012 29 MAJ TB 55 0 0 50.3 39 17 7 42 22 1 0 0 0 3 3.04 1.21
2013 30 MAJ LAD 67 0 0 62.0 42 14 2 54 23 4 1 0 0 11 2.03 1.05
2014 31 MAJ LAD 68 0 0 49.0 31 13 2 48 25 3 3 0 0 27 2.39 1.14
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3-Year Averages     63 0 0 53.8 37 14 3 48 23 2 1 0 0 13 2.34 1.12
Career  (View All)     402 33 0 514.0 445 225 50 477 234 28 27 21 3.94 1.32

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J.P. Howell Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 26 Col 0.7 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.39 1.14
Sep. 22 SF 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.23 1.14
Sep. 20 @ChC 0.7 3 4 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 2.27 1.13
Sep. 19 @ChC 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.53 1.06
Sep. 10 SD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.17 1.02
Sep. 5 Ari 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.20 1.04
Sep. 3 Was 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.21 1.03
Aug. 30 @SD 0.7 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.24 1.03
Aug. 29 @SD 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.26 1.00
Aug. 26 @Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.27 0.98
Aug. 23 NYM 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.30 1.01
Aug. 22 NYM 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.31 1.02
Aug. 19 SD 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.32 1.00
Aug. 17 Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.34 1.02
Aug. 12 @Atl 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.37 1.04
Aug. 8 @Mil 0.0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.40 1.06
Aug. 6 @LAA 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.16 1.03
Aug. 3 ChC 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.16 1.01
Aug. 2 ChC 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.19 0.98
Jul. 30 Atl 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.21 0.99
Jul. 29 Atl 0.7 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.24 0.96
Jul. 27 @SF 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.26 0.93
Last 14 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
3.0 8 7 7 2 1 3 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 21.00 3.00
Last 30 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
7.3 10 7 7 2 4 8 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 2 8.59 1.91
Last 60 Days
22 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
14.3 14 8 8 2 10 15 0 1 0 1-0 0 0 7 5.02 1.67

J.P. Howell Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014104231315201.170
201312136918211.164
201299201317302.200

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201495251216401.198
2013125181424501.222
201210422922405.244

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201426.0220291211.730.92
201329.3100281211.531.19
201225.7100191032.811.09

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201423.0110191313.131.39
201332.7310261112.760.92
201224.7000231243.281.34
J.P. Howell Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2005 22 A HIG 8 8 46.0 9.39 4.70 2.00 0.39 85.5% 1.96 3.24 .275
2005 22 AA WIC 3 3 18.0 11.50 2.50 4.60 1.00 80% 2.50 3.09 .265
2005 22 AAA OMA 7 7 37.7 6.93 4.54 1.53 0.24 72.4% 4.06 3.60 .336
2005 22 MAJ KAN 15 15 72.7 6.69 4.83 1.38 1.11 60.2% 6.19 4.99 .298
2006 23 AAA OMA 8 8 36.0 8.25 3.50 2.36 0.75 68% 4.75 3.62 .344
2006 23 AAA DUR 10 10 55.0 8.02 2.45 3.27 0.33 78.8% 2.62 2.93 .325
2006 23 MAJ TAM 8 8 42.3 7.02 2.98 2.36 0.85 1.14 67.7% 5.10 3.89 .357
2007 24 AAA DUR 21 21 128.0 10.20 2.39 4.26 1.13 75% 3.38 3.54 .303
2007 24 MAJ TAM 10 10 51.0 8.65 3.71 2.33 1.41 1.67 57.3% 7.59 4.59 .391
2008 25 MAJ TAM 64 0 89.3 9.27 3.93 2.36 0.60 1.60 83.2% 86.4 MPH 2.22 3.37 .259
2009 26 MAJ TAM 69 0 66.7 10.67 4.46 2.39 0.95 1.43 80.8% 85.6 MPH 2.84 3.73 .268
2011 28 A+ CHA 4 3 3.1 11.61 2.90 4.00 0.00 75% 2.70 1.59 .387
2011 28 AAA DUR 4 0 3.2 14.06 2.81 5.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.01 .554
2011 28 MAJ TB 46 0 30.7 7.63 5.28 1.44 1.47 1.85 62.8% 86.5 MPH 6.16 5.58 .292
2012 29 MAJ TB 55 0 50.3 7.51 3.93 1.91 1.25 1.47 81.5% 86.0 MPH 3.04 4.89 .243
2013 30 MAJ LAD 67 0 62.0 7.84 3.34 2.35 0.29 2.13 81% 87.4 MPH 2.03 3.04 .249
2014 31 MAJ LAD 68 0 49.0 8.82 4.59 1.92 0.37 2.41 79.6% 86.2 MPH 2.39 3.36 .243
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3-Year Averages     63 0 53.8 8.03 3.85 2.09 0.50 80.7% 2.34 3.42 .247
Career     402 33 514.0 8.35 4.10 2.04 0.88 72.2% 3.94 4.02 .289

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2014 Stat Review for J.P. Howell    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.92 K/BB
POOR
8.82 K/9
AVERAGE
4.59 BB/9
TERRIBLE
86.2 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.4 HR/9
GREAT
2.41 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.39 ERA
GOOD
1.14 WHIP
AVERAGE
3.36 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.243 BABIP
LOW
79.6% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for J.P. Howell

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J.P. Howell: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Howell (groin) is expected to pitch in a spring training game Saturday, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

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Howell skipped his bullpen session Sunday and will be shut down for a couple days as a precautionary measure after developing mild left-groin tightness, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

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Howell could see save opportunities early in the season while Kenley Jansen (foot) is sidelined, Bill Shaikin of the LA Times reports.

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Howell picked up his 20th hold in Monday's win over the Pirates, lowering his ERA to a sparkling 1.30 in the process.

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Howell has allowed just one run since May 8, a span covering 15.1 innings.

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Howell has a 2.40 ERA and 17:9 K:BB to go with eight holds in 15 innings.

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Howell has yet to allow a run in 5.2 innings this season.

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Howell has reached an agreement on a two-year, $11 million deal to rejoin the Dodgers, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

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Howell failed to record an out Monday, allowing two runs on three hits in a loss to the Marlins.

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Howell has dropped his appeal and will begin serving his two-game suspension Saturday, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Howell was a solid one-year acquisition for the Dodgers, recording a 2.03 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in 62 innings out of the Dodgers' bullpen. Though a 3.3 BB/9 is far from spectacular, the left-hander has improved his control over the last couple years. Now that he's proven he's over his 2010 shoulder surgery, he should remain a steady option as a primary lefty for the late innings. The Dodgers retained his services by signing him to a two-year deal in December.

2013

Howell was once again a steady asset in the Rays' bullpen as a situational lefty and in the late innings. He bounced back from a tough 2011 and pitched in 55 games and posted a 3.04 ERA. Being a full season removed from major shoulder surgery, Howell cut down his walk rate going from 5.3 to 3.9 BB/9. Though he is a control pitcher, a good sign to his shoulder recovery is that his average fastball velocity was near the highest mark of his career. After a successful season, Howell should return to the middle relief and sixth or seventh-inning role after signing with the Dodgers in January.

2012

Howell struggled in his first season back from shoulder surgery, finishing the season with a 6.16 ERA and 1.565 a WHIP. The big problem for Howell was his lack of control as evidenced by his 5.28 BB/9IP mark. The good news is he made it through the season without any setbacks with his shoulder and he should be able to work toward becoming the pitcher he once was being another year removed from surgery. While he logged only 30.2 innings, he was hit hard by right-handed batters, issuing four home runs in only 13.1 innings. However, in the past he's had equal success between left-handed and right-handed batters so that issue should improve. Look for him to work his way into the middle relief picture with Joel Peralta now setting up Kyle Farnsworth.

2011

Howell re-signed with the Rays in December after missing all of 2010 recovering from shoulder surgery due to a torn labrum. He isn't expected back to start the year but should make his debut at some point in the first half. Before the injury, he was arguably the Rays' best reliever and will look to reclaim a setup role. He likely won't pitch the number of innings to effectively contribute as far as peripheral stats and there is no guarantee he'll return to his old form. Keep him on your radar but temper any lofty expectations.

2010

The retirement of Troy Percival opened the door for Howell to take over the closing duties last season. He doesn't have overpowering stuff, but Howell responded to the opportunity with a ridiculous 2.84 ERA and 1.200 WHIP, while racking up seven wins and 17 saves. However, he blew eight saves and converted just 68 percent of his chances. He lost his control as the season wore on (2.63 K/BB ratio first half, 1.71 K/BB ratio in the second half), leading to a 5.25 ERA in August and a 7.20 ERA in September before being shut down for the season. The addition of Rafael Soriano will move Howell back into a setup role to start 2010, but he posts strong enough numbers in that role to warrant a roster spot in AL-only formats.

2009

Howell started 2008 as a long shot rotation candidate; he ended the year as perhaps the most valuable non-closer relief pitcher in the entire American League. Howell's effectiveness as a multi-inning set-up man allowed the Rays to plug Dan Wheeler, and later Grant Balfour, into late-inning set-up roles, and then help fill the hole when closer Troy Percival went on the DL. Howell likely will not be a closer candidate in the spring if Percival is still unavailable, but he'll still be valuable in all but very shallow mixed leagues.

2008

Howell had just one quality start in his last seven outings for the Rays, and he fell behind Andy Sonnanstine and Jason Hammel on the team's depth chart this season. Still, he's a lefty, and he's shown flashes of brilliance (putting up great numbers at Triple-A last year), so he'll get another look for a job in spring training, either as a starter or in long relief. However, this might be his last chance to prove himself as a starter in the Rays' chain before some heralded prospects come knocking at the door.

2007

If you trade away the bad-glove, no-hit Joey Gathright, even a box of new baseballs is a fair exchange. Instead, the Rays got Howell from the Royals, a left-hander who averaged almost a strikeout an inning in Triple-A last season. He had a so-so audition with the Rays last year, and will get a chance to crack their rotation in the spring.

2006

Howell was a man on the move last season, pitching at every level from Single-A to the majors. He had plenty to dominate Single-A and Double-A but started to show rough signs at Triple-A and was overmatched in the majors. He doesn't throw hard but has a big curveball that he can get many to miss. At age 22, he has plenty of time to figure things out.