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Ben Howard PPadres

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
3 83 2 5 0 67 5.20 -1.3
Birth Date1-15-1979
Height6' 2"
Weight190 lbs
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ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2002 SDN 23 3 2 10.7 6.0 4.7 0 1 0 0 0 0 58 13 11 11 4 29 14 13 0 10 9.28 9.81 9.09 -4.3 -0.4
2003 SDN 24 6 6 34.7 34.7 0.0 1 3 0 0 2 0 148 31 17 14 10 69 15 14 0 24 3.63 6.64 7.03 -5.3 -0.6
2004 FLO 25 31 0 37.7 0.0 37.7 1 1 0 2 0 0 167 37 23 23 6 64 21 18 1 33 5.50 5.02 5.62 -2.3 -0.2
Career40883.040.742.32502203738151482016250451675.206.316.66-11.9-1.3

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1998 IDA Rk 15 15 68.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 FTW A 28 28 144.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 RCU A+ 32 19 107.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 LEL A+ 18 18 101.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MOB AA 7 5 30.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SDN MLB 3 2 10.7 9.09 -1 .372 .240 .313 .375 .244 .300 101 -3.2 -0.3 -4.3 -0.4
2002 MOB AA 6 6 33.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .279 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 POR AAA 11 7 45.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .259 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SDN MLB 6 6 34.7 7.03 44 .285 .259 .325 .415 .258 .212 97 -4.7 -0.5 -5.3 -0.6
2003 POR AAA 22 22 130.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .246 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 FLO MLB 31 0 37.7 5.62 69 .283 .260 .330 .424 .265 .292 91 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2004 ABQ AAA 23 0 34.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .265 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ABQ AAA 54 3 83.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.537 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 BUF AAA 34 0 40.1 5.03 80 .232 .256 .320 .385 .252 .265 100 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2006 SYR AAA 11 0 16.0 9.96 -16 .351 .264 .327 .399 .259 .278 112 -7.4 -0.7 -7.4 -0.7
2007 IOW AAA 55 0 82.0 5.33 109 .249 .271 .341 .429 .259 .298 115 11.2 1.1 11.2 1.0
2008 HUN AA 4 0 6.7 6.76 67 .268 .268 .355 .399 .260 .348 110 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2008 NAS AAA 31 2 59.0 5.28 101 .260 .270 .344 .439 .257 .311 103 7.2 0.7 5.7 0.7

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1998 IDA Rk 4 5 0 15 15 68.7 67 87 79 2 0% .000 8.8 11.4 0.3 10.3 2.24 6.03 0.0 0.0
1999 FTW A 6 10 0 28 28 144.7 123 110 131 17 0% .000 7.7 6.8 1.1 8.1 1.61 4.73 0.0 0.0
2000 RCU A+ 5 11 0 32 19 107.3 88 111 150 8 0% .000 7.4 9.3 0.7 12.6 1.85 6.37 0.0 0.0
2001 MOB AA 2 0 0 7 5 30.0 17 15 29 3 0% .000 5.1 4.5 0.9 8.7 1.07 2.40 0.0 0.0
2001 LEL A+ 8 2 0 18 18 101.7 86 32 107 4 0% .000 7.6 2.8 0.4 9.5 1.16 2.83 0.0 0.0
2002 SDN MLB 0 1 0 3 2 10.7 13 14 10 4 29% .300 11.0 11.8 3.4 8.4 2.53 9.28 -4.3 -0.4
2002 POR AAA 0 4 0 11 7 45.0 47 15 25 10 0% .259 9.4 3.0 2.0 5.0 1.38 6.20 0.0 0.0
2002 MOB AA 3 1 0 6 6 33.0 26 16 30 2 0% .279 7.1 4.4 0.5 8.2 1.27 2.18 0.0 0.0
2003 SDN MLB 1 3 0 6 6 34.7 31 15 24 10 39% .212 8.0 3.9 2.6 6.2 1.33 3.63 -5.3 -0.6
2003 POR AAA 7 9 0 22 22 130.7 118 49 68 17 0% .246 8.1 3.4 1.2 4.7 1.28 4.54 0.0 0.0
2004 ABQ AAA 3 0 1 23 0 34.3 29 22 28 3 0% .265 7.6 5.8 0.8 7.3 1.49 3.67 0.0 0.0
2004 FLO MLB 1 1 0 31 0 37.7 37 21 33 6 37% .292 8.8 5.0 1.4 7.9 1.54 5.50 -2.3 -0.2
2005 ABQ AAA 6 3 2 54 3 83.7 85 29 87 13 0% -.537 9.1 3.1 1.4 9.4 1.36 4.62 0.0 0.0
2006 BUF AAA 2 1 11 34 0 40.1 38 14 21 1 49% .265 8.5 3.1 0.2 4.7 1.30 4.04 0.4 0.0
2006 SYR AAA 1 1 0 11 0 16.0 21 7 8 6 37% .278 11.8 3.9 3.4 4.5 1.75 9.00 -7.4 -0.7
2007 IOW AAA 6 9 2 55 0 82.0 84 24 68 13 45% .298 9.2 2.6 1.4 7.5 1.32 4.28 11.2 1.0
2008 NAS AAA 2 6 1 31 2 59.0 66 22 41 5 47% .311 10.1 3.4 0.8 6.3 1.49 4.73 5.7 0.7
2008 HUN AA 0 1 0 4 0 6.7 8 4 2 0 65% .348 10.7 5.4 0.0 2.7 1.79 6.72 -0.6 -0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2006-07-28 2006-08-04 Minors 7 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 TOR $316,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$316,000
1 yrTotal$316,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 153 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from CLE 7/06 (minor-league contract)
  • sent to minor-league camp 3/06 signed as a free agent from FL 12/05 (minor-league contract) sent outright to Triple-A 3/05 optioned to Triple-A 3/05 re-signed 2/05, 1 year/$0.316M (05) (split contract) recalled 9/04 optioned to Triple-A 8/04 recalled 5/04 optioned to Triple-A 4/04 acquired in trade from SD 4/04 optioned to Triple-A 3/04 re-signed 3/04 recalled 8/03 optioned to Triple-A 3/03 signed 2/03 Double-A 5/02 recalled 4/03 optioned 3/02 signed 2/02 40-m 11/01 TN (High School) 97 2-_

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 13-18, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Mommy, Where Do Closers Come From?Kevin Goldstein2006-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 17-26Christina Kahrl2006-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessShould They Stay or Should They Go: San Diego's Free Agents and Draft PicksBryan Smith2005-12-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 20-27Christina Kahrl2005-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 30-September 15Christina Kahrl2004-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 11-16, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 27-June 2, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-06
Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego PadresBaseball Prospectus2004-03-30
Transaction Analysis: March 16-21, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-03-23
Prospectus Q&A: Kevin Towers, Part IIJonah Keri2003-10-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 25-September 21Christina Kahrl2003-09-25
Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego PadresBaseball Prospectus2003-09-23
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Small PotatoesWill Carroll2003-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 9-10, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-03-12
Prospectus Feature: Touring the Minors: The Pacific Coast LeagueKeith Scherer2003-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: Touring the Minors: Goin' Through MobileKeith Scherer2002-06-12
The Daily Prospectus: Padre ProblemsJoe Sheehan2002-05-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 30-May 11, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-13
Transaction Analysis: April 25-29, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-01
Transaction Analysis: March 6-13, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-18


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