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Thomas HowardTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1984-2001 MLB Years: 1990-2000
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Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsOF-895, RF-123, CF-94, LF-81, DH-14, 1B-1Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameThomas Sylvester Howard
Height6-2Weight205BatsBothThrowsRight
Born DateDecember 11,1964 [53.190]PlaceMiddletown,Ohio
High SchoolValley View (Germantown,OH)
CollegeBall State University (Muncie,IN)

DraftedSelected by the San Diego Padres [Team Picks] in the 1st round (11th overall) of the 1986 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1987-SDN-#7 ... 1988-SDN-#2 ... 1989-SDN-#3 ... 1990-MLB-#89 ... 1990-SDN-#3 ... 1991-SDN-#4
MLB DebutJuly 3,1990 [25.204]
OrganizationsSDN [7] CIN [4] CLE [2] SLN [2] HOU [1] LAN [1] PIT [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID13040Retrosheet IDhowat001MLBAM ID116215
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed62Power60Contact54XBH56RBIs56Runs61Hitting71Durability50Team.501Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1984Ball StateCollegeFrlf-cf1953151314542316135203400000.298.380.411.791629171.368.113.298.36111.7019.881.701.7550.3320.00
1985Ball StateCollegeSolf-cf20581696350671769164453300000.296.444.7161.16012130214.277.420.757.48921.0315.420.737.949.9460.00
1986Ball StateCollegeJrlf-cf216021070941742367222242300000.448.504.8951.39918844234.433.447.657.59210.269.830.969.839.1346.81
1986Spokane IndiansNwstA-sdn-of211355162333217213910000.418.458.6911.14938859.477.273.345.4965.0815.253.003.3927.5034.78
1986Reno PadresCalifA+sdn-of21612233557731039102344901310.256.350.448.79810020261.281.192.381.35313.0318.771.443.8322.3035.09
1986Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         7427851801061256123375811310.288.370.496.86613828320.322.208.374.38011.5618.131.573.7523.1735.00
1987Wichita PilotsTexAAsdn-of22113401721332741460268367218190.332.387.524.91121045447.377.192.327.3888.0516.112.003.1328.6433.83
1988Wichita PilotsTexAAsdn-of232910315319201663131400000.301.379.427.8064411116.348.126.282.36411.2112.071.080.000.0035.48
1988Las Vegas StarsPCLAAAsdn-of234416729429101534123111020.251.306.317.6235310181.309.066.132.2816.6317.132.580.000.0023.81
1988Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         73270447318303197254511020.270.334.359.6939721297.324.089.189.3148.4215.151.800.000.0028.77
1989Las Vegas StarsPCLAAAsdn-of248030345911833312211305603110.300.362.409.77112424337.359.109.244.3508.9016.621.870.89101.0026.37
1990Las Vegas StarsPCLAAAsdn-of258934158112268551275446304450.328.401.496.89716939393.386.168.361.39411.2016.031.431.2768.2034.82
1990San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn33of25204441220000101101001.273.273.318.59114245.364.045.023.2650.0024.440.000.000.0016.67
1991Las Vegas StarsPCLAAAsdn-of262594222931216115101601230.309.368.426.794406107.346.117.287.3469.3514.951.601.8747.0020.69
1991San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn33of261062813070123422107245712144.249.309.356.66510019309.299.107.203.2987.7718.452.381.2970.2527.14
1992San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn332753110000000001000.333.333.333.666104.333.000.000.3040.000.000.000.000.000.00
1992Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle33of2711735836991522321581760010214.277.308.346.65412419387.326.069.137.2974.3915.503.530.52179.0019.19
1992Totals for MLB-MLB         122361371001522321581760011214.277.308.346.65412519391.326.069.136.2974.3515.353.530.51180.5019.00
1993Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle33of287417826427032351124200405.236.278.326.6045810194.285.090.180.2716.1921.653.501.5559.3323.81
1993Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin22of283814122398341356122100104.277.331.461.7926515154.299.184.262.3487.7913.641.752.6035.2538.46
1993Totals for MLB-MLB         1123194881153736107246300509.254.302.386.68812325348.291.132.216.3056.9018.102.632.0145.5730.86
1994Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin22of2983178244711052442103003112.264.302.410.7127316192.292.146.213.3095.2115.633.002.6035.6034.04
1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin22of301132814285152326178203711103.302.350.402.75211320304.339.100.203.3366.5812.171.850.9993.6723.53
1996Chattanooga LookoutsSouAAcin-of318304101012112700000.333.375.467.84214232.409.134.200.3716.2521.883.503.1330.0020.00
1996Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAcin-of3115220012000000000.400.4001.0001.400515.250.600.600.5750.000.000.0020.005.0050.00
1996Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         9356121024112700000.343.378.543.92119337.385.200.257.3995.4118.923.505.4117.5025.00
1996Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin22lf-cf311213605098191064265175132435.272.307.431.73815535386.300.159.208.3164.4013.213.001.5560.0035.71
1997Houston AstrosNLMLBhou5cf32107255246316132212264831113.247.323.353.6769020286.293.106.204.3059.0916.781.851.0585.0031.75
1998Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22cf-lf33477691440241031500002.184.215.316.53124679.203.132.184.2323.8018.995.002.5338.0042.86
1999Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln-of3435119244310222112132111102.361.425.529.9546314135.423.168.269.4179.6315.561.621.4859.5032.56
1999St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln5rf3498195165710062811172620103.292.353.436.7898516215.311.144.231.3497.9112.091.532.7932.5028.07
2000Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln-of351734792005017620012.265.419.324.74311243.321.059.235.34816.2813.950.860.000.0022.22
2000St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln5rf35861331328416281073410003.211.255.391.6465211141.237.180.241.2794.9624.114.864.2622.1739.29
2001Camden RiversharksAtlInd-3643150204612042310221800005.307.395.467.8627016172.328.160.313.37812.7910.470.822.3337.5034.78
2001Monterrey SultanesMexAAA--36228411236031600141000004.274.378.452.83038998.282.178.345.36414.2910.200.713.0628.0039.13
2001Nashville SoundsPCLAAApit-of361330262001002710000.200.273.267.5408233.261.067.133.2486.0621.213.500.000.0033.33
2001Totals for AAA-AAA         3511413298031700161710004.254.351.404.7554611131.277.150.289.33512.2112.981.062.2938.0037.93
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter10152483297655123224426466411654321121161039.264.311.384.6959541892696.302.120.197.0006.1216.022.621.6356.4328.85
Minor League Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter550198934261112327432921094322036171912228.307.376.461.8379171932247.356.154.298.0009.7916.071.641.9146.2631.59
AAA Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter326117720035776151615864281322105108128.303.374.434.8085111071332.356.131.274.0009.9115.771.591.2073.5629.97
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1505349117437615783312519318190.326.385.502.88726858595.372.176.311.0008.5715.631.822.5235.6033.33
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter612233557731039102344901310.256.350.448.79810020261.281.192.381.00013.0318.771.443.8322.3035.09
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1355162333217213910000.418.458.6911.14938859.477.273.345.0005.0815.253.003.3927.5034.78
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter43150204612042310221800005.307.395.467.8627016172.328.160.313.00012.7910.470.822.3337.5034.78
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1715301641892713431525111899000000.357.449.7001.14937183619.368.343.587.00014.3814.541.016.9512.3343.92
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter355960138269531518105322159139467414.280.322.423.745406861036.310.143.216.0005.6913.422.361.7453.3331.97
Cleveland Indians Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1915366214122255520929102010619.263.298.340.63818229581.313.077.151.0004.9917.563.520.86107.2020.57
San Diego Padres Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1313283583143422108246814145.253.305.351.65611521358.307.098.177.0006.7018.992.831.1282.0025.30
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1843282985141125621246030106.259.315.418.73313727356.284.159.235.0006.7416.852.503.3727.3331.76
Houston Astros Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter107255246316132212264831113.247.323.353.6769020286.293.106.204.0009.0916.781.851.0585.0031.75
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter477691440241031500002.184.215.316.53124679.203.132.184.0003.8018.995.002.5338.0042.86
Average MLB - Per 162 games16239647105204742117266923326.264.311.384.69515230430.302.120.197.0006.1216.022.621.6356.4328.85
Average Minor - Per 162 games162586101180368138632136510626462.307.376.461.83727057662.356.154.298.0009.7916.071.641.9146.2631.59

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1986Spokane Indians NwstA-sdn21OF13--243--27271.0002.08------13100.017.6
1986Reno Padres CalifA+sdn21OF60--10456-115109.9481.82------6198.442.3
1987Wichita Pilots TexAAsdn22OF104--226661238232.9752.23------11392.077.6
1988Wichita Pilots TexAAsdn23OF23--5122-5553.9642.30------2979.316.9
1988Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn23OF40--7432-7977.9751.93------4490.928.6
1989Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn24OF75--17872-187185.9892.47------8093.852.4
1990Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn25OF80--15962-167165.9882.06------8989.955.6
1990San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn25OF13--19-1-2019.9501.46------2065.08.0
1991Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn26OF25--542215856.9662.24------25100.017.9
1991San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn26OF86--182411187186.9952.16------10681.153.1
1992Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27OF97--18552-192190.9901.96------11782.959.9
1992Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27DH2---------------1171.71.2
1993Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28OF47--813218684.9771.79------7463.529.0
1993Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28OF37--734117877.9872.08------3897.422.8
1993Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28DH7---------------749.54.3
1994Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29OF57--802318582.9651.44------8368.750.0
1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30OF82--126221130128.9851.56------11372.656.9
1996Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcin31OF5--8---881.0001.60------862.53.6
1996Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAcin31OF1--3---331.0003.00------1100.00.6
1996Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31LF51--502-152521.0001.02------12142.131.5
1996Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31CF40--6921-7271.9861.78------12133.124.7
1996Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31RF32--4122-4543.9561.34------12126.419.8
1997Houston AstrosNLMLBhou32CF41--735-178781.0001.90------10738.325.3
1997Houston AstrosNLMLBhou32RF18--17---17171.0000.94------10716.811.1
1997Houston AstrosNLMLBhou32LF10--17---17171.0001.70------1079.36.2
1998Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan33CF13--192--21211.0001.62------4727.78.0
1998Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan33LF11--12---12121.0001.09------4723.46.8
1998Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan33RF6--2---221.0000.33------4712.83.7
1998Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan33DH1---------------472.10.6
1999Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln34OF34--5421-5756.9821.65------3597.124.6
1999St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34RF45--73-1-7473.9861.62------9845.928.0
1999St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34LF3--3---331.0001.00------983.11.9
1999St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34DH1---------------981.00.6
2000Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln35OF13--19-2-2119.9051.46------1776.59.0
2000St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln35RF22-109221112423.9581.050.21-----8625.613.6
2000St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln35LF6-281---111.0000.170.04-----867.03.7
2000St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln35DH3---------------863.51.9
2000St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln351B1-44---441.0004.001.00-----861.20.6
2001Nashville Sounds PCLAAApit36OF3--311-54.8001.33------1323.12.1
MLB Totals for OF - 6 season(s)-   OF419--74620125778766.9851.83------4190.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 5 season(s)-   RF123-109155341162158.9751.281.45-----1230.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 3 season(s)-   CF94--161911171170.9941.81------940.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 5 season(s)-   LF81-28832-185851.0001.053.04-----810.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 5 season(s)-   DH14---------------140.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1-44---441.0004.001.00-----10.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 8 season(s)-   OF271--54421121577565.9792.08------2710.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF132--285881301293.9732.22------1320.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF60--10456-115109.9481.82------600.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF13--243--27271.0002.08------130.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1986Spokane Indians NwstA-sdn21---------13-
1986Reno Padres CalifA+sdn21---------60-
1987Wichita Pilots TexAAsdn22---------104-
1988Wichita Pilots TexAAsdn23---------23-
1988Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn23---------40-
1989Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn24---------75-
1990Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn25---------80-
1990San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn25---------13-
1991Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn26---------25-
1991San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn26---------86-
1992Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27---------972
1993Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28---------477
1993Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28---------37-
1994Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29---------57-
1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30---------82-
1996Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcin31---------5-
1996Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAcin31---------1-
1996Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31------514032--
1997Houston AstrosNLMLBhou32------104118--
1998Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan33------11136-1
1999Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln34---------34-
1999St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34------3-45-1
2000Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln35---------13-
2000St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln35--1---6-22-3
2001Nashville Sounds PCLAAApit36---------3-

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1995Cincinnati RedsDiv SeriesMLB30310011000000200000.100.100.200.3002110.125.100.1000.0020.000.000.000.00100.00
1995Cincinnati RedsChamp. SeriesMLB3048021001002000000.250.400.375.7753110.250.125.37520.000.000.000.000.0050.00
1997Houston AstrosDiv SeriesMLB3221000000001100000.000.500.000.500002.000.0001.00050.0050.001.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs511011000001300000.091.167.182.3492112.125.091.1828.3325.003.000.000.00100.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs48021001002000000.250.400.375.7753110.250.125.37520.000.000.000.000.0050.00

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2001-01-09ContractSigned as Free Agent by Pirates. 
2000-11-02Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1999-12-22ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
1999-11-04Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1998-12-31ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
1998-06-29Released by Dodgers. 
1998-01-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Dodgers. 
1997-10-28Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1996-12-04ContractSigned as Free Agent by Astros. 
1996-11-18Released by Reds. 
1993-08-17TradeTraded by Indians to Reds for Randy Milligan. 
1992-04-14TradeTraded by Padres to Indians for Christopher Maffett and Jason Hardtke. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1990San Diego PadresTeam Payroll25100,000-64932-515,727100,000100,000
1991San Diego PadresTeam Payroll26105,000-6032714742,231100,000205,000
1992San Diego PadresTeam Payroll27158,000-5371934962,245109,000363,000
1992Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll27158,000-5372034962,245109,000363,000
1993Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll28325,000-4332352968,431109,000688,000
1993Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll28325,000-4332152968,431109,000688,000
1994Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll29575,000-3461462957,101109,0001,263,000
1995Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll30675,000-2861869999,520109,0001,938,000
1996Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll31675,000-2961768957,870109,0002,613,000
1997Houston AstrosTeam Payroll32750,000-31910651,182,177150,0003,363,000
1998Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll33425,000-45224501,276,192170,0003,788,000
1999St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll34325,000-53721411,454,491200,0004,113,000
2000St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll35650,000-42723531,394,248200,0004,763,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red