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J.P. HowellHigh Level: MLB Current Team: Free Agent since 2017 MLB Years: 2005-2017
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Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick
World Series Champion

PositionsP-627Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJames Phillip Howell
Height6-0Weight180BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateApril 25,1983 [34.306]PlaceModesto,California
High SchoolJesuit (Carmichael,CA)
CollegeUSC (Los Angeles,CA), University of Texas (Austin,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st round (31st overall) of the 2004 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 2nd round (52nd overall) of the 2001 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$750,000Signing ScoutsChet SergoService Time10.007 (2016)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2005-KCA-#10
MLB DebutJune 11,2005 [22.047]
OrganizationsTBA [6] LAN [4] KCA [3] TOR [1] Awards5
TBC Player ID30091Retrosheet IDhowej003MLBAM ID434442
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts66Walks44Hittable60SO/BB56vsPower60Hitting0Durability76Team.502Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2002USCPac10NCAA-1Fr33S/R19346.3214104000047.0503833435338001.819.570.776.706.320.94.429-
2003TexasBig12NCAA-1So17ST201022.52211921000114.097413234310511001.227.640.243.388.272.44.833-
2004TexasBig12NCAA-1Jr17S/R211522.13242044101135.090453275316612001.065.990.473.5211.043.13.882-
2004Idaho Falls ChukarsPioRkkca-S/R21312.77642000026.01698112389001.085.540.354.1513.153.17.750-
2005High Desert MavericksCalifA+kca-ST22311.96880000046.0331610224485101.246.460.394.709.392.00.750-
2005Wichita WranglersTexAAkca-ST22202.50330000018.0125525232000.946.001.002.5011.504.601.000-
2005Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca-ST22314.06770000037.2401917119293001.579.560.244.546.931.53.750-
2005Minor Totals (3 teams)MinorAAA--ST0822.83181800000101.285403254810010101.317.520.444.258.852.08.800-
2005Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca53ST22356.1915150000072.2735550939547061.549.041.114.836.691.38.3755.00
2006Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca-ST23324.75880000036.0391919314333001.479.750.753.508.252.36.600-
2006Durham BullsILAAAtba-ST23532.6210100000055.0531816215490001.248.670.332.458.023.27.625-
2006Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--ST0853.4618180000091.0923735529823001.339.100.492.878.112.83.615-
2006Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba39ST23135.10880000042.0522524414331031.5611.060.852.987.022.36.2504.02
2007Durham BullsILAAAtba22ST24783.38212101000128.0110634816341457101.137.731.132.3910.204.26.467-
2007Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba39ST24167.5910100000051.0694543821493031.7612.181.413.718.652.33.1434.77
2008Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba39Rel25612.2264064009389.0622922639925041.136.250.603.939.272.36.8573.39
2009Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba39R/CL26752.836906900411766.2472221733793131.206.340.944.4510.662.39.5833.71
2011Charlotte Stone CrabsFSLA+tba-ST28012.7033000003.03110140001.208.10--2.7010.804.00.000-
2011Durham BullsILAAAtba-Rel28000.0040400003.25400151001.6412.27--2.4512.275.00--
2011Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--S/R0011.2973400006.18510291001.4310.29--2.5711.574.50.000-
2011Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba74Rel28236.1646046005130.2302421518262221.578.801.475.287.631.44.4005.41
2012Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba39Rel29103.04550550010050.0391717722421041.216.971.253.937.511.911.0004.78
2013Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan56Rel30412.0367067006062.0421414223543011.056.100.293.347.842.35.8002.89
2014Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan56Rel31332.3968068008049.0311413225483011.145.690.374.598.821.92.5003.30
2015Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan56Rel32611.43650650018144.04797314393121.399.610.612.867.982.79.8573.34
2016Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan56Rel33114.09640640011050.2562323415443031.409.950.712.667.822.93.5003.50
2017Dunedin Blue JaysFSLA+tor22ST34000.0022000002.01000050000.504.50----22.500.00--
2017Buffalo BisonsILAAAtor24Rel34016.4380800207.09651360001.7111.571.293.867.712.00.000-
2017Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--Rel0015.00102800209.0106513110001.4410.001.003.0011.003.67.000-
2017Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor56Rel34117.3616016006011.013992761001.8210.641.645.734.910.86.5006.34
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter36303.83547335140011422617.256128626459270566354321.348.150.863.928.222.10.5450.87
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter26183.208066141020361.23211601292812838530201.247.970.693.189.553.01.591-
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter18153.535846121020266.0256129105238626714101.288.620.772.908.993.10.545-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter202.50330000018.0125525232000.946.001.002.5011.504.601.000-
A+ Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter321.9313130000051.0371711225575101.216.490.354.389.992.28.600-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter312.77642000026.01698112389001.085.540.354.1513.153.17.750-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2882.945949105101296.2237124971413130431001.247.190.423.979.222.32.778-
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1462.49264026400431205.21766057117718512171.237.700.483.378.102.40.700-
Tampa Bay Rays Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter18184.0325218234006521328.029916214837147321153191.358.151.014.018.752.18.500-
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter117.3616016006011.013992761001.8210.641.645.734.910.86.500-
Kansas City Royals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter356.1915150000072.2735550939547061.549.041.114.836.691.38.375-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13113.831941218200408220.0199102942196201121111.348.150.863.928.222.10.5420.87
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings16113.20494091010220.01959778177823418101.247.970.693.189.553.01.593-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2005Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca53p22153000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
2007Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba39p2426120001000200000.333.333.333.666206.500.000.000.2990.0033.330.000.000.000.00
2008Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba39p2551000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2013Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan56p30671000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2016Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan56p33612000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter15213120001000700000.154.154.154.3082013.333.000.000.0000.0053.850.000.000.000.00
Tampa Bay Rays Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter77120001000300000.286.286.286.572207.500.000.000.0000.0042.860.000.000.000.00
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1283000000000300000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Kansas City Royals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter153000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16214120001000700000.154.154.154.3082014.333.000.000.0000.0053.850.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2004Idaho Falls Chukars PioRkkca21P6--15--661.0001.00------6100.07.9
2005High Desert Mavericks CalifA+kca22P8--48--12121.0001.50------8100.05.7
2005Wichita Wranglers TexAAkca22P3---2--221.0000.67------3100.02.1
2005Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca22P7--26--881.0001.14------7100.04.9
2005Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca22P15157228--10101.0000.670.14-----15100.09.3
2006Durham Bulls ILAAAtba23P10--412-116161.0001.60------10100.07.0
2006Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca23P8--44--881.0001.00------8100.05.6
2006Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba23P884247-311111.0001.380.26-----8100.04.9
2007Durham Bulls ILAAAtba24P21--625123231.9691.48------21100.014.7
2007Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba24P101051710-117171.0001.700.33-----10100.06.2
2008Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba25P64-89791-1716.9410.250.18-----64100.039.5
2009Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba26P69-6638--11111.0000.160.17-----69100.042.6
2011Charlotte Stone Crabs FSLA+tba28P3---2--221.0000.67------3100.02.2
2011Durham Bulls ILAAAtba28P4---2--221.0000.50------4100.02.8
2011Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba28P46-3023-1551.0000.110.17-----46100.028.4
2012Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba29P55-5028--10101.0000.180.203442.9-55100.034.0
2013Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan30P67-62610-116161.0000.240.263260.0-67100.041.4
2014Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31P68-49515-120201.0000.290.414357.1-68100.042.0
2015Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32P65-44711-218181.0000.280.417187.5-65100.040.1
2016Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan33P64-5018--991.0000.140.182433.3-64100.039.5
2017Dunedin Blue Jays FSLA+tor34P2---------------2100.01.4
2017Buffalo Bisons ILAAAtor34P8--1---111.0000.13------8100.05.7
2017Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor34P16-1111--221.0000.130.18-----16100.09.9
MLB Totals for P - 12 season(s)-   P54733616479819146145.9930.270.24191457.6-5470.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 5 season(s)-   P58--1749136766.9851.14------580.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P3---2--221.0000.67------30.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P13--410--14141.0001.08------130.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P6--15--661.0001.00------60.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2004Idaho Falls Chukars PioRkkca216----------
2005High Desert Mavericks CalifA+kca228----------
2005Wichita Wranglers TexAAkca223----------
2005Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca227----------
2005Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2215----------
2006Durham Bulls ILAAAtba2310----------
2006Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca238----------
2006Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba238----------
2007Durham Bulls ILAAAtba2421----------
2007Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba2410----------
2008Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba2564----------
2009Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba2669----------
2011Charlotte Stone Crabs FSLA+tba283----------
2011Durham Bulls ILAAAtba284----------
2011Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba2846----------
2012Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba2955----------
2013Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan3067----------
2014Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan3168----------
2015Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan3265----------
2016Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan3364----------
2017Dunedin Blue Jays FSLA+tor342----------
2017Buffalo Bisons ILAAAtor348----------
2017Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor3416----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2002Bourne BravesCape Cod LeagueCollege19023.16743000025.22414901525001.558.420.005.268.771.674.91.000
2003Wareham GatemenCape Cod LeagueCollege20043.68918000029.124141202039001.517.360.006.1411.971.954.30.000
2006Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB23004.0031200009.01044217101.2210.002.001.007.007.004.00.000
2007Tampa Bay Devil RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB24111.80624000015.01333059301.207.800.003.005.401.801.80.500
2008Tampa Bay Devil RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB25100.75707002012.09210211000.926.750.001.508.255.501.501.000
2008Tampa Bay RaysDiv SeriesMLB25000.0030300004.12000060000.494.150.000.0012.4600.00.000
2008Tampa Bay RaysChamp. SeriesMLB25013.3860600105.15220360001.578.440.005.0610.132.003.38.000
2008Tampa Bay RaysWorld SeriesMLB25027.7130300002.12220151001.437.710.003.8619.295.007.71.000
2009Tampa Bay Devil RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB26000.0001-100129.0300000000.333.000.000.000.0000.00.000
2011Tampa Bay RaysDiv SeriesMLB2800null10100000.0100000000----------0null.000
2012Tampa Bay RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB29003.0080800009.06330312001.006.000.003.0012.004.003.00.000
2013Los Angeles DodgersMLB Spring TrainingMLB30104.0080800109.08440414001.338.000.004.0014.003.504.001.000
2013Los Angeles DodgersDiv SeriesMLB30000.0030300002.11000130000.953.860.003.8611.573.000.00.000
2013Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB30002.4540400103.24111231001.879.822.454.917.361.502.45.000
2014Los Angeles DodgersMLB Spring TrainingMLB31012.7080800006.2732035101.619.450.004.056.751.674.05.000
2014Los Angeles DodgersDiv SeriesMLB310013.5030300101.15221000004.5533.756.750.000.00013.50.000
2015Los Angeles DodgersMLB Spring TrainingMLB32008.2290900007.21077235001.8111.742.353.525.871.678.22.000
2015Los Angeles DodgersDiv SeriesMLB32000.0010100001.01000000001.009.000.000.000.0000.00.000
2016Los Angeles DodgersMLB Spring TrainingMLB33118.591001000207.11277108201.6914.731.230.009.8208.59.500
2017Toronto Blue JaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB34004.2670700006.15331510001.647.111.427.1114.212.004.26.000
Cape Cod League Totals - 2 yrs063.4416511000055.048282103564001.517.850.005.7310.471.834.58.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 10 yrs433.3666462006291.083363462681701.208.210.592.578.013.123.56.571
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 5 yrs002.001101100109.01022119001.2210.001.001.009.009.002.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs013.001001000209.0933159101.569.001.005.009.001.803.00.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs027.7130300002.3222015101.297.710.003.8619.295.007.71.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2007Tampa Bay Devil RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB2411000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2008Tampa Bay RaysWorld SeriesMLB2520000000000001000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 4 yrs111000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs20000000000001000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [5]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2001High School All-American - 1st Team (P)1
2003Big 12 Conference All-Conference (SP)1
20041st Team College All-American (SP) ... Big 12 Conference All-Conference (SP) ... Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Year3

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2017-08-21RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency  
2017-08-16RPToronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for AssignmentTeam Roster on 2017-08-16
2017-07-30RPToronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DLTeam Roster on 2017-07-30
2017-07-06RPToronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)YDL-10InjuredAssigned to Buffalo (AAA) for rehabTeam Roster on 2017-07-06
2017-06-05RPToronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Left shoulder tightnessTeam Roster on 2017-06-05
2017-04-25RPToronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Dunedin (A+)Team Roster on 2017-04-25
2017-04-20RPToronto Blue JaysDunedin (A+)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Dunedin (A+)Team Roster on 2017-04-20
2017-04-09RPToronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Left shoulder sorenessTeam Roster on 2017-04-09
2017-02-07RPToronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($3m)Team Roster on 2017-02-07
2016-11-02RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency  
2015-09-01RPLos Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)YActive--Vesting option for 2016 triggered at $6.25mTeam Roster on 2015-09-01
2013-12-24RPLos Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 2-year contract for 2014-2015 ($11.5m) Option for 2016Team Roster on 2013-12-24
2013-10-31RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency  
2013-06-17RPLos Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveReinstated from suspensionTeam Roster on 2013-06-17
2013-06-16RPLos Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)YRestricted--Started serving suspensionTeam Roster on 2013-06-16
2013-06-14RPLos Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)YActiveOff-RosterSuspended announced. 2 games for participation in a brawlTeam Roster on 2013-06-14
2013-01-07RPLos Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2013-2013 ($2.85m) Team Roster on 2013-01-07
2012-10-29PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency  
2012-05-08RPTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YActive--Team Roster on 2012-05-08
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2011-05-20InjuredActivated from DL 
2011-03-30InjuredDisabled -- Left labrum surgery 
2010-12-13ContractSigned by Rays 
2010-12-02Free AgentGranted free agency 
2010-08-27InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2010-04-04InjuredDisabled -- Left Shoulder Strain 
2004-07-20Contractsigned 
* 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
2004Kansas City Royals-21750,000-------750,000Signing Bonus out of 2004 Draft (1st round - 31st overall)
2005Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll22300,000-79444-2,189,055300,0001,050,000
2006Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll23327,000-74245-2,365,072327,0001,377,000
2007Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll24380,000-73740-2,459,737380,0001,757,000
2008Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll25397,400-66327272,696,252390,0002,154,400
2009Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll26433,700-55526312,746,792400,0002,588,100
2011Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll281,100,000-41710542,722,607414,0003,688,100
2012Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll291,350,000-38217582,954,887480,0005,038,100
2013Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll302,850,000-30023673,021,531490,0007,888,1002013-01-07 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2013-2013 ($2.85m)
2014Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll315,500,000-1971479++3,256,497500,00013,388,1002013-12-24 - Signed to 2-year contract for 2014-2015 ($11.5m) Option for 2016
2015Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll325,500,0009.0072181676++3,571,283507,50018,888,100
2016Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll336,250,00010.0071921479++3,498,245507,50025,138,100
2017Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll343,000,000-33118643,582,271535,00028,138,1002017-02-07 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($3m)
* 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