Spencer Howard

Spencer Howard

26-Year-Old PitcherSP
Texas Rangers
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Spencer Howard in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Traded to the Rangers in July of 2021.
Reinstated, sent to Triple-A
PTexas Rangers  AAA
September 29, 2022
Howard (shoulder) was activated from the 15-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday.
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Howard appeared in four games with Round Rock during his rehab assignment, and he'll remain with the affiliate now that he's been fully cleared from the right shoulder impingement that put him on the IL in early August. The 26-year-old has appeared in 10 games for the Rangers this year and has a 7.41 ERA, 1.73 WHIP and 32:15 K:BB across 37.2 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
69
Last 10 Games
69
Last 5 Games
80
How many pitches does Spencer Howard generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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121+
 
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41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Spencer Howard generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-17%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-24%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-31%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-20%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .260 240 48 30 54 14 4 9
Since 2020vs Right .315 281 59 22 79 8 2 16
2022vs Left .261 79 12 10 18 8 1 2
2022vs Right .344 100 20 5 32 4 0 10
2021vs Left .216 102 26 13 19 3 2 3
2021vs Right .312 127 26 14 34 4 2 4
2020vs Left .333 59 10 7 17 3 1 4
2020vs Right .265 54 13 3 13 0 0 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-24%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-8%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-46%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-11%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 8.07 1.92 54.2 2 7 0 7.9 5.1 2.3
Since 2020Away 6.16 1.40 57.0 1 4 0 9.3 3.3 1.7
2022Home 7.11 1.95 19.0 1 2 0 6.2 4.7 2.4
2022Away 7.71 1.50 18.2 1 2 0 9.2 2.4 3.4
2021Home 9.93 1.94 22.2 0 4 0 9.9 6.4 1.6
2021Away 5.33 1.33 27.0 0 1 0 9.0 3.7 1.0
2020Home 6.23 1.85 13.0 1 1 0 6.9 3.5 3.5
2020Away 5.56 1.41 11.1 0 1 0 10.3 4.0 0.8
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Stat Review
How does Spencer Howard compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.13
 
K/9
7.6
 
BB/9
3.6
 
HR/9
2.9
 
Fastball
94.4 mph
 
ERA
7.41
 
WHIP
1.73
 
BABIP
.339
 
GB/FB
1.04
 
Left On Base
66.4%
 
Exit Velocity
83.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
7.0%
 
Spin Rate
2111 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.0%
 
Swinging Strike
7.7%
 
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Howard and the Phillies simply weren't a great fit. By the time he was traded to Texas, it seemed like both sides were happy to be moving on. Health and durability have been issues for Howard throughout his pro career, but when he's been on, he has looked like a future No. 2 starter, with a bevy of plus offerings. He seems to be back on track with Texas, and after allowing one run while striking out six over five innings in big-league spring training, he has locked up a spot in the rotation. Howard comes with a lot of risk, but this has all the signs of a post-hype sleeper making the most of a change of scenery.
Howard was dominant in the 2019 Arizona Fall League, but didn't look like the same pitcher over 24.1 innings in the majors. His stuff wasn't as crisp or as electric, leading to an underwhelming 20.4 K%. He was shut down in September with shoulder soreness, and it's possible he was never quite right physically or mentally last season. Howard also missed time in 2019 with a sore shoulder, which is a troubling trend. His fastball, slider and changeup can all be at least plus pitches when he is at his best, and he has shown solid command in the past, which could add up to a No. 2 starter if he can overcome his shoulder issues. Those close with Howard say he is fully healthy and will be back with a vengeance in 2021. He will enter camp as a favorite to claim a rotation spot, but he hasn't thrown over 100 innings since 2018, so we shouldn't be projecting much more than 140-150 innings, even with good health.
Including 21.1 IP in the Arizona Fall League, Howard had a 1.99 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 133:28 K:BB in 99.1 IP en route to establishing himself as one of the game's top pitching prospects. His plus-plus fastball sat at 95-98 mph in his final AFL outing and has touched triple-digits in the past. Howard's slider could be a 70-grade pitch and while he is still working on consistency with his changeup, that pitch also has plus-plus potential. His curveball lags behind as a fourth offering. A reliever in college, the 6-foot-2 righty has developed average command in pro ball. He missed two months last year with shoulder soreness and remains pretty risky from a health standpoint, given how hard he throws. The way he handled Double-A and the AFL suggests he will head to Triple-A. Given the openings in the MLB rotation and Philly's high expectations for 2020, Howard should spend most of the year with the big club.
A 6-foot-3 righty whom the Phillies selected with the 45th overall pick in 2017, Howard spent his entire age-21/22 season at Low-A, flying under the radar until he went on one of the most dominant runs of any pitcher to close out the year. He struck out 10 over six scoreless frames on June 29, and from that date on, he logged a 2.12 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 81 strikeouts over 59.1 innings. That 11-start run coincided with an uptick in stuff. His fastball was a plus pitch early in the year, but he was touching triple digits with it later in the season. That velocity, combined with movement, will allow it to play as at least a 70-grade pitch if he can locate it in the upper levels. His slider is a second plus pitch, and his curveball and changeup round out a deep repertoire. He did not start touching 100 mph until late in the year, so his stock hasn't really blown up yet, but if he comes out pumping that type of gas with solid command early in 2019, look out.
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Goes five innings in rehab outing
PTexas Rangers  AAA
Shoulder
September 27, 2022
Howard (shoulder) covered five innings and struck out six while allowing three runs on four hits and no walks in his most recent rehab outing Friday with Triple-A Round Rock.
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Two starts into rehab
PTexas Rangers  AAA
Shoulder
September 20, 2022
Howard (shoulder) allowed six runs (four earned) on four hits and three walks while striking out one in a rehab start for Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday, the Rangers' official site reports.
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Will begin rehab Sunday
PTexas Rangers  AAA
Shoulder
September 6, 2022
Howard (shoulder) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
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Scheduled for live BP
PTexas Rangers  AAA
Shoulder
August 26, 2022
Howard (shoulder) is scheduled to throw live batting practice Saturday, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports.
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Out with shoulder injury
PTexas Rangers  AAA
Shoulder
August 10, 2022
Howard was placed on the 15-day injured list Wednesday with right shoulder impingement syndrome, Richard Justice of Texas Monthly reports.
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