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Portrait of Frank Howard

Frank Howard DHDodgers

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
16 7353 .273 .352 .499 .313 41.3
Birth Date8-8-1936
Height6' 7"
Weight255 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1958 LAN 21 8 30 29 3 7 1 0 1 11 1 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 .241 .267 .379 .242 -0.1 0.0 -0.0
1959 LAN 22 9 23 21 2 3 0 1 1 8 2 9 0 0 0 6 0 0 .143 .217 .381 .202 -0.5 0.3 -0.0
1960 LAN 23 117 487 448 54 120 15 2 23 208 32 108 3 2 2 77 0 1 .268 .320 .464 .275 14.3 2.1 1.7
1961 LAN 24 92 292 267 36 79 10 2 15 138 21 50 1 2 1 45 0 1 .296 .347 .517 .299 13.7 -3.1 1.1
1962 LAN 25 141 538 493 80 146 25 6 31 276 39 108 1 4 1 119 1 0 .296 .346 .560 .304 35.3 -14.6 2.1
1963 LAN 26 123 459 417 58 114 16 1 28 216 33 116 4 3 2 64 1 2 .273 .330 .518 .335 37.2 1.2 4.3
1964 LAN 27 134 492 433 60 98 13 2 24 187 51 113 0 7 1 69 1 0 .226 .303 .432 .290 18.3 -12.3 0.7
1965 WS2 28 149 575 516 53 149 22 6 21 246 55 112 2 2 0 84 0 0 .289 .358 .477 .314 33.9 -6.0 3.1
1966 WS2 29 146 549 493 52 137 19 4 18 218 53 104 1 2 0 71 1 1 .278 .348 .442 .296 24.0 5.8 3.3
1967 WS2 30 149 585 519 71 133 20 2 36 265 60 155 5 1 0 89 0 1 .256 .338 .511 .322 39.1 -0.9 4.5
1968 WS2 31 158 663 598 79 164 28 3 44 330 54 141 6 5 0 106 0 0 .274 .338 .552 .353 51.0 -3.9 5.9
1969 WS2 32 161 702 592 111 175 17 2 48 340 102 96 5 3 0 111 1 0 .296 .402 .574 .351 67.2 -12.1 6.1
1970 WS2 33 161 706 566 90 160 15 1 44 309 132 125 2 6 0 126 1 2 .283 .416 .546 .336 55.9 -9.3 4.9
1971 WS2 34 153 633 549 60 153 25 2 26 260 77 121 2 5 0 83 1 0 .279 .367 .474 .303 27.0 -3.3 2.7
1972 DET 35 14 37 33 1 8 1 0 1 12 4 8 0 0 0 7 0 0 .242 .324 .364 .272 0.6 0.3 0.1
1972 TEX 35 95 331 287 28 70 9 0 9 106 42 55 1 1 0 31 1 0 .244 .341 .369 .281 6.9 -4.5 0.3
1973 DET 36 85 251 227 26 58 9 1 12 105 24 28 0 0 0 29 0 1 .256 .327 .463 .269 3.7 0.1 0.4
Career1895735364888641774245353823235782146033437111989.273.352.499.313427.4-60.241.3

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1958 LAN MLB 8 30 .242 .269 .320 .404 .263 .353 101 -0.5 0.8 -0.3 0.0 -0.2 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
1959 LAN MLB 9 23 .202 .271 .320 .395 .268 .182 107 -1.4 0.6 -0.2 0.3 0.4 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
1960 LAN MLB 117 487 .275 .257 .315 .389 .259 .304 100 7.2 13.2 -4.6 2.1 -3.2 14.3 1.7 14.3 1.7
1961 LAN MLB 92 292 .299 .264 .328 .405 .263 .314 99 12.1 8.3 -2.7 -3.1 -1.8 13.7 1.1 13.7 1.1
1962 LAN MLB 141 538 .304 .264 .325 .399 .262 .321 98 24.4 15.0 -5.3 -14.6 -0.4 35.3 2.1 35.3 2.1
1963 LAN MLB 123 459 .335 .243 .301 .364 .255 .312 91 31.1 11.5 -4.1 1.2 0.1 37.2 4.3 37.2 4.3
1964 LAN MLB 134 492 .290 .255 .307 .376 .258 .244 91 14 12.6 -4.6 -12.3 0.5 18.3 0.7 18.3 0.7
1965 WS2 MLB 149 575 .314 .240 .305 .365 .257 .332 101 28.2 14.5 -3.4 -6.0 -1.0 33.9 3.1 33.9 3.1
1966 WS2 MLB 146 549 .296 .239 .301 .365 .254 .319 100 17.9 13.9 -3.2 5.8 0.2 24.0 3.3 24.0 3.3
1967 WS2 MLB 149 585 .322 .234 .298 .349 .254 .295 99 31.3 14.1 -3.4 -0.9 -0.5 39.1 4.5 39.1 4.5
1968 WS2 MLB 158 663 .353 .226 .290 .334 .254 .287 95 49.7 14.6 -5.4 -3.9 -1.0 51.0 5.9 51.0 5.9
1969 WS2 MLB 161 702 .351 .244 .318 .370 .260 .282 98 60.6 18.0 -6.6 -12.1 -1.8 67.2 6.1 67.2 6.1
1970 WS2 MLB 161 706 .336 .251 .319 .380 .257 .288 99 53.5 19.2 -6.9 -9.3 -3.7 55.9 4.9 55.9 4.9
1971 WS2 MLB 153 633 .303 .247 .314 .363 .259 .312 99 25.1 15.6 -5.9 -3.3 -2.7 27.0 2.7 27.0 2.7
1972 DET MLB 14 37 .272 .237 .294 .333 .245 .292 99 0.4 0.9 -0.5 0.3 -0.1 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
1972 TEX MLB 95 331 .281 .240 .300 .343 .251 .272 96 6 7.8 -4 -4.5 -0.3 6.9 0.3 6.9 0.3
1973 DET MLB 85 251 .269 .264 .325 .382 .263 .246 101 2.3 6.6 -4.1 0.1 -1.0 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1958 LAN MLB 30 3 7 1 0 1 2 1 11 0 0 .241 .267 .379 .138 .242 -0.1 0.0 -0.0
1959 LAN MLB 23 2 3 0 1 1 6 2 9 0 0 .143 .217 .381 .238 .202 -0.5 0.3 -0.0
1960 LAN MLB 487 54 120 15 2 23 77 32 108 0 1 .268 .320 .464 .196 .275 14.3 2.1 1.7
1961 LAN MLB 292 36 79 10 2 15 45 21 50 0 1 .296 .347 .517 .221 .299 13.7 -3.1 1.1
1962 LAN MLB 538 80 146 25 6 31 119 39 108 1 0 .296 .346 .560 .264 .304 35.3 -14.6 2.1
1963 LAN MLB 459 58 114 16 1 28 64 33 116 1 2 .273 .330 .518 .245 .335 37.2 1.2 4.3
1964 LAN MLB 492 60 98 13 2 24 69 51 113 1 0 .226 .303 .432 .206 .290 18.3 -12.3 0.7
1965 WS2 MLB 575 53 149 22 6 21 84 55 112 0 0 .289 .358 .477 .188 .314 33.9 -6.0 3.1
1966 WS2 MLB 549 52 137 19 4 18 71 53 104 1 1 .278 .348 .442 .164 .296 24.0 5.8 3.3
1967 WS2 MLB 585 71 133 20 2 36 89 60 155 0 1 .256 .338 .511 .254 .322 39.1 -0.9 4.5
1968 WS2 MLB 663 79 164 28 3 44 106 54 141 0 0 .274 .338 .552 .278 .353 51.0 -3.9 5.9
1969 WS2 MLB 702 111 175 17 2 48 111 102 96 1 0 .296 .402 .574 .279 .351 67.2 -12.1 6.1
1970 WS2 MLB 706 90 160 15 1 44 126 132 125 1 2 .283 .416 .546 .263 .336 55.9 -9.3 4.9
1971 WS2 MLB 633 60 153 25 2 26 83 77 121 1 0 .279 .367 .474 .195 .303 27.0 -3.3 2.7
1972 DET MLB 37 1 8 1 0 1 7 4 8 0 0 .242 .324 .364 .121 .272 0.6 0.3 0.1
1972 TEX MLB 331 28 70 9 0 9 31 42 55 1 0 .244 .341 .369 .125 .281 6.9 -4.5 0.3
1973 DET MLB 251 26 58 9 1 12 29 24 28 0 1 .256 .327 .463 .207 .269 3.7 0.1 0.4

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

Compensation

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/21Jason Parks2014-03-21
Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/21BP Prospect Staff2014-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Hollywood's New HeroDaniel Rathman2013-06-05
The Lineup Card: 10 Milestones to Look Forward to in 2013Baseball Prospectus2013-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: The Raul Ibanez SpecialJason Wojciechowski2012-10-11
BP Unfiltered: Because No One Else Would Drive Them InGeoff Young2012-08-16
Inside The Park Blog: Big 3s: The Complete ListBradford Doolittle2012-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: They Slugged Like Ed BrinkmanGeoff Young2012-03-20
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Rangers RenaissanceJohn Perrotto2011-10-18
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: The Mariners are Simultaneously Sinking and Treading WaterSteven Goldman2011-07-26
Wezen-Ball: Baseball's SuperheroesLarry Granillo2011-02-14
Prospectus Q&A: Best of Q&A 2010David Laurila2010-12-31
BP Unfiltered: This Week in Minor League History: June 7 - June 13Geoff Young2010-06-11
Game Story: Rangers at YankeesChristina Kahrl2010-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Frank HowardDavid Laurila2010-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Johnny GorylDavid Laurila2010-02-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: O-Dog Waits, Edmonds CampaignsJay Jaffe2010-01-22
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Don't Fence Me InSteven Goldman2009-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL West RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Toby Harrah, Part OneDavid Laurila2009-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Life and Times of Buzzie Bavasi, Part TwoJay Jaffe2008-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Life and Times of Buzzie Bavasi, Part OneJay Jaffe2008-05-07
Prospectus Hit List: Small-Sample TheaterJay Jaffe2008-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Sweepers, Part 3Steven Goldman2007-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: The Biggest Booms and Busts?Dan Fox2007-11-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Millstones and MilestonesJim Baker2007-07-03
Prospectus Matchups: Power to the People's PlayerJim Baker2007-05-01
Who Will Rid Me of This Pestilent McCovey?: Pinch Running in the Last 50 YearsBrandon Isleib2007-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Good Fridays of YoreJim Baker2007-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessHope and Faith: How the Washington Nationals Can Win the World SeriesMaury Brown2007-03-04
Schrodinger's Bat: Projecting Wily MoDan Fox2006-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Roster NewsJoe Sheehan2006-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: John Quinn's ReignSteven Goldman2005-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 26-27Christina Kahrl2005-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Revisiting PECOTANate Silver2005-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Tax Day TidbitsJim Baker2005-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessGetting the Call: Impact Call-Ups of 2005Caleb Peiffer2005-04-14
From The Mailbag: Questec, Park Factors and Transactions GaloreBaseball Prospectus2004-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Free AssociationSteven Goldman2004-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Leading OffNate Silver2003-07-30
Swinging for the Hall: The Best Hitter Outside CooperstownMichael Wolverton2002-09-05
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: Historic Walk Rates in MontrealRany Jazayerli2002-05-14


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi David! The Phils will regret the extension for Howard by the year: a) 2012, b) 2013, c) 2014, d) sometime after that, e) never, cause flags fly forever
(dianagramr from NYC)
I had an email exchange with Will Carroll about Howard yesterday and something I threw out there was a Frank Howard "what if" comp. Ryan Howard is 30, which is the same age Hondo began turning from being a free-swinging slugger into a more disciplined slugger. As a result, his walk totals went up and his OPS skyrocketed for three or four years. He was obviously a very large man -- bigger than his Phillies namesake -- and perhaps Ryan Howard is about to morph from an all-star into a mega-star. Is that more likely than him becoming the next Mo Vaughn? It is really up to him, I suppose. (David Laurila)
2008-09-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)from my era, I think the most unathletic players were Dick Stuart, Frank Howard, and Johnny Blanchard
(BobDD from Boise)
How about Harmon Killebrew? I always think of him as being a slugger whose glove had to be hidden, but I didn't see him so I could be misinformed. (Steven Goldman)


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