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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 31)
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Birth Date4-25-1983
Height6' 0"
Weight185 lbs
Age31 years, 4 months, 22 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
-0.32011
-0.12012
1.12013
0.62014
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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
2005 KCA 22 15 15 72.7 72.7 0.0 3 5 0 0 3 1 328 73 55 50 9 119 39 39 6 54 6.19 5.03 6.06 -0.5 -0.1
2006 TBA 23 8 8 42.3 42.3 0.0 1 3 0 0 3 0 187 52 25 24 4 73 14 14 3 33 5.10 4.06 4.53 8.1 0.8
2007 TBA 24 10 10 51.0 51.0 0.0 1 6 0 0 3 0 244 69 45 43 8 108 21 21 3 49 7.59 4.84 5.53 4.3 0.5
2008 TBA 25 64 0 89.3 0.0 89.3 6 1 3 3 0 0 370 62 29 22 6 93 39 38 4 92 2.22 3.42 3.95 16.2 1.6
2009 TBA 26 69 0 66.7 0.0 66.7 7 5 17 9 0 0 278 47 22 21 7 78 33 30 3 79 2.84 3.76 3.68 12.2 1.2
2011 TBA 28 46 0 30.7 0.0 30.7 2 3 1 3 0 0 138 30 24 21 5 47 18 17 2 26 6.16 5.44 5.88 -2.6 -0.3
2012 TBA 29 55 0 50.3 0.0 50.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 203 39 17 17 7 67 22 20 4 42 3.04 4.74 5.13 -1.0 -0.1
2013 LAN 30 67 0 62.0 0.0 62.0 4 1 0 2 0 0 246 42 14 14 2 57 23 20 1 54 2.03 2.86 2.76 9.7 1.1
2014 LAN 31 64 0 46.0 0.0 46.0 3 3 0 2 0 0 181 23 7 6 0 28 24 23 1 45 1.17 2.77 2.57 5.5 0.6
Career39833511.0166.0345.02827211991217543723821848670233222274743.844.014.4252.05.3

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2004 IDA Rk 6 4 26.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .288 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 KCA MLB 15 15 72.7 6.06 76 .278 .269 .330 .433 .264 .291 103 0.4 0.0 -0.5 -0.1
2005 HDS A+ 8 8 46.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.403 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WIC AA 3 3 18.0 7.97 38 .265 .256 .344 .388 .260 .167 105 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2005 OMA AAA 7 7 37.7 4.02 103 .261 .282 .361 .463 .279 .388 75 7.0 0.6 7.0 0.6
2006 TBA MLB 8 8 42.3 4.53 115 .262 .280 .344 .443 .263 .361 108 8.1 0.8 8.1 0.8
2006 DUR AAA 10 10 55.1 3.85 102 .225 .258 .328 .396 .260 .324 87 7.1 0.7 7.1 0.7
2006 OMA AAA 8 8 36.2 4.22 105 .281 .275 .347 .420 .270 .343 97 6.1 0.6 6.1 0.6
2007 TBA MLB 10 10 51.0 5.53 91 .301 .265 .333 .422 .262 .374 104 4.1 0.4 4.3 0.5
2007 DUR AAA 21 21 128.0 4.93 90 .236 .257 .325 .387 .256 .279 96 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2008 TBA MLB 64 0 89.3 3.95 120 .213 .273 .342 .425 .266 .245 104 16.8 1.7 16.2 1.6
2009 TBA MLB 69 0 66.7 3.68 127 .226 .265 .335 .418 .261 .256 104 12.2 1.2 12.2 1.2
2011 TBA MLB 46 0 30.7 5.88 68 .292 .268 .330 .432 .270 .287 100 -2.6 -0.3 -2.6 -0.3
2011 PCH A+ 3 3 3.3 4.38 100 .242 .255 .335 .379 .258 .333 91 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2011 DUR AAA 4 0 3.7 3.13 128 .287 .258 .318 .388 .247 .500 97 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2012 TBA MLB 55 0 50.3 5.13 80 .249 .250 .318 .404 .261 .250 96 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2013 LAN MLB 67 0 62.0 2.76 132 .210 .250 .313 .384 .254 .241 100 9.8 1.1 9.7 1.1
2014 LAN MLB 64 0 46.0 2.57 132 .188 .244 .311 .371 .257 .207 94 5.5 0.6 5.5 0.6

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
2004 IDA Rk 3 1 0 6 4 26.0 16 12 38 1 0% .288 5.5 4.2 0.3 13.2 1.08 2.77 0.0 0.0
2005 OMA AAA 3 1 0 7 7 37.7 40 19 29 1 47% .388 9.5 4.5 0.2 6.9 1.56 4.06 7.0 0.6
2005 HDS A+ 3 1 0 8 8 46.0 33 24 48 2 0% -.403 6.5 4.7 0.4 9.4 1.24 1.96 0.0 0.0
2005 KCA MLB 3 5 0 15 15 72.7 73 39 54 9 54% .291 9.0 4.8 1.1 6.7 1.54 6.19 -0.5 -0.1
2005 WIC AA 2 0 0 3 3 18.0 12 5 23 2 50% .167 6.0 2.5 1.0 11.5 0.94 2.50 -0.8 -0.1
2006 DUR AAA 5 3 0 10 10 55.1 53 15 49 2 45% .324 8.7 2.5 0.3 8.0 1.23 2.61 7.1 0.7
2006 OMA AAA 3 2 0 8 8 36.2 39 14 33 3 61% .343 9.7 3.5 0.7 8.2 1.46 4.72 6.1 0.6
2006 TBA MLB 1 3 0 8 8 42.3 52 14 33 4 47% .361 11.1 3.0 0.9 7.0 1.56 5.10 8.1 0.8
2007 TBA MLB 1 6 0 10 10 51.0 69 21 49 8 46% .374 12.2 3.7 1.4 8.6 1.76 7.59 4.3 0.5
2007 DUR AAA 7 8 0 21 21 128.0 110 34 145 16 55% .279 7.7 2.4 1.1 10.2 1.12 3.38 1.9 0.2
2008 TBA MLB 6 1 3 64 0 89.3 62 39 92 6 55% .245 6.2 3.9 0.6 9.3 1.13 2.22 16.2 1.6
2009 TBA MLB 7 5 17 69 0 66.7 47 33 79 7 49% .256 6.3 4.5 0.9 10.7 1.20 2.83 12.2 1.2
2011 DUR AAA 0 0 0 4 0 3.7 5 1 5 0 50% .500 12.3 2.5 0.0 12.3 1.64 0.00 0.9 0.1
2011 TBA MLB 2 3 1 46 0 30.7 30 18 26 5 54% .287 8.8 5.3 1.5 7.6 1.57 6.16 -2.6 -0.3
2011 PCH A+ 0 1 0 3 3 3.3 3 1 4 0 33% .333 8.1 2.7 0.0 10.8 1.20 2.70 0.9 0.1
2012 TBA MLB 1 0 0 55 0 50.3 39 22 42 7 53% .250 7.0 3.9 1.3 7.5 1.21 3.04 -1.0 -0.1
2013 LAN MLB 4 1 0 67 0 62.0 42 23 54 2 59% .241 6.1 3.3 0.3 7.8 1.05 2.03 9.7 1.1
2014 LAN MLB 3 3 0 64 0 46.0 23 24 45 0 60% .207 4.5 4.7 0.0 8.8 1.02 1.17 5.5 0.6

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
2008 1466 0.4829 0.3922 0.7478 0.5339 0.2599 0.8545 0.5431 0.2487
2009 1094 0.4899 0.3967 0.6959 0.5336 0.2652 0.8252 0.4459 0.3041
2011 516 0.4748 0.3934 0.7882 0.5347 0.2657 0.9237 0.5417 0.2118
2012 816 0.4730 0.3713 0.7888 0.4974 0.2581 0.8750 0.6396 0.2079
2013 948 0.4241 0.4198 0.7513 0.5920 0.2930 0.9076 0.5188 0.2412
2014 727 0.3824 0.4003 0.7388 0.6043 0.2739 0.8750 0.5528 0.2543
Career55670.45890.39590.74680.54770.26870.86990.53510.2496

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-07-31 2011-08-02 DTD 2 1 Left Hand Contusion Batted Ball - -
2011-06-20 2011-06-20 DTD 0 0 Left Foot Inflammation Gout -
2011-03-22 2011-05-20 15-DL 59 44 Left Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2010-05-19
2010-03-26 2010-10-13 60-DL 201 162 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2010-05-19
2010-03-15 2010-03-26 Camp 11 0 Left Shoulder Weakness -
2008-08-16 2008-08-22 DTD 6 5 - Thigh Soreness - -
2006-05-07 2006-06-06 Minors 30 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation Dates Are Estimated - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 LAN $250,000
2015 LAN $5,500,000
2014 LAN $5,500,000
2013 LAN $2,850,000
2012 TBA $1,350,000
2011 TBA $1,100,000
2010 TBA $1,800,000
2009 TBA $433,700
2008 TBA $397,500
2006 TBA $330,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$8,261,200
2011Current$5,500,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$13,761,200
2 yrFuture$5,750,000
10 yrTotal$19,511,200

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 7 dLegacy Sports2 years/$11.25M (2014-15), 2016 option

Details
  • 2 years/$11.25M (2014-15), plus 2016 club option. Re-signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/20/13. $3M signing bonus. 14:$4M, 15:$4M, 16:$6.25M club option, $0.25M buyout. If club exercises 2016 option, Howell may decline the option and forfeit buyout. 2016 becomes player option if Howell 1) has 65 games in 2015 or 120 games in 2014-15 and 2) is not on the disabled list at the end of the 2015 season.
  • 1 year/$2.85M (2013). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/4/13. Performance bonuses: $75,000 for 50 games. $0.125M for 55 games. $0.15M for 60 games. $0.2M each for 65, 70 games. $50,000 each for 50, 55, 65, 70 innings pitched. $0.1M for 75 IP. $0.1M each 30, 35, 40 games finished. $0.2M for 45, 50 GF.
  • 1 year/$1.35M (2012). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2011). Re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/13/10.
  • 1 year/$1.8M (2010). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Tampa Bay 12/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4337M (2009). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/25/09.
  • 1 year/$0.3975M (2008). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/07. Optioned to Triple-A 3/07. Recalled 6/2/07. Optioned to Triple-A 7/9/07. Recalled 7/21/07. Optioned to Triple-A 7/23/07. Recalled 9/16/07.
  • 1 year/$0.33M (2006). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/06. Optioned to Triple-A 3/06. Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Kansas City 6/06. Recalled 7/06. Optioned to Triple-A 8/06. Recalled 8/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased by Kansas City 6/05. Optioned to Triple-A 7/05. Recalled 8/05.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2004 (1s-31) (Texas). Signed 7/04, $1M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .182 .256 .260 .196
11 vs R (Multi) .231 .328 .355 .260
18 Split (Multi) -.049 -.072 -.096 -.063
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .164 .225 .227 .170
31 vs R (2013) .222 .312 .296 .249
38 Split (2013) -.059 -.087 -.069 -.078
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-10-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Assuming the Mets re-sign David Wright, what do you see as their biggest move the offseason? The starting pitching is probably already their, do they trade Murphy and look at Valdespin at 2B? Sign and trade for a outfielder? Simply add to the bullpen? What can Mets fans expect this offseason?
(deech from Long Island)
Tough to say what any team’s biggest move this offseason will be at this point, but I could see the Mets trading Murphy. I think they’ll move one of Ike Davis and Lucas Duda, as well. My money would be on Duda heading to an American League team. He’s tough to hide on defense and his bat isn’t good enough to just accept the defensive woes. They'll probably make a few other moves, too—I could see someone like J.P. Howell landing in that bullpen. (R.J. Anderson)
2009-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Troy Percival sucks, Dan Wheeler isn't much better and J.P. Howell and Grant Balfour haven't been good...yet. What do you make of the early struggles of the Rays pen?
(Tommy from DRaysBay)
Wait, a bullpen couldn't repeat its performance from last year, one which was above and beyond expectations during its successful run? I liked the Rays to be better than last year for reasons outside of their bullpen. I think we'll see Howell and Balfour pick it up a bit, but if you expect them to replicate last year again, you're in for a long season. (Marc Normandin)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-22 16:30:00World Series Game OneSee, this is what I mean when I said that Maddon is learning as he goes and might make mistakes. If J.P. Howell was going to get Burrell and only Burrell, why was he left in the game? Why is it not Balfour for Burrell?

It's one thing to not worry too much about platoon splits in favor of skill sets. It's another to act in contravention of them.

I really don't understand this sequence.
(Joe Sheehan)
2008-10-22 16:30:00World Series Game OneQuite often in talking about pitchers during Top 11 time or during the season, I talk about guys with good curveballs. The key is to find the guys who can BOTH drop it in for strikes AND bury it as a chase pitch.

That's what J.P. Howell is doing here . . . and that should have been strike three. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-10-22 16:30:00World Series Game One"jessehoffins (Swarthmore, PA): Joe- As to Howard's placement in the lineup, you really think pushing him back to eighth makes sense against a pitcher that almost never makes it past the 6th anyway? I understand his awful platoons, but Charlie Manuel has to believe that getting him one extra at bat late in a game is worth it. "

An at-bat that, if it means anything, will probably come against J.P. Howell, or David Price, or Trever Miller, all of whom Howard can't hit.

He's a platoon player.
(Joe Sheehan)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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J.P. Howell has thrown 6,004 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (87mph) and Curve (79mph). He also rarely throws a Change (81mph).