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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Benjamin Richard Howard
Stat Years
1997-2008  [mlb] 2002-2004
Height/Weight
6-2 / 190
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (404)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
High School
Jackson Central-Merry (Jackson,TN)
Colleges
Draft
Selected by the San Diego Padres in Round #2 (#78 overall) of the 1997 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
Mark Wasinger
MLB Debut
2002-04-28 - Boxscore  (Age: 23.103)
Service Time
Organizations
SDN [7] MIA [2] CHN [1] MIL [1] TOR [1] CLE [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 4285 ... retro id: howab001 ... mlbam id: 407806
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
TBC Apps
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1997Arizona Padres ArizRksdn-181---147.4513120011054.15453453635919722.158.940.5010.449.778.780.94.200
    1997Minor Totals: SDNbyYearRk----181---147.4913120011054.35453453635919722.168.980.5010.489.828.820.94.200
    1998Idaho Falls BravesPioRksdn-192---456.0315150000068.26761462877917642.248.780.2611.4010.358.000.91.444
    1998Minor Totals: SDNbyYearRk----191---456.0715150000068.76761462877917642.268.840.2611.4810.438.050.91.444
    1999Fort Wayne WizardsMidwAsdn14203---6104.73282800000144.2123100761711013119151.617.651.066.848.156.221.19.375
    1999Minor Totals: SDNbyYearA----201---6104.74282800000144.7123100761711013119151.627.681.066.878.186.241.19.375
    2000Rancho Cucamonga QuakesCalifA+sdn14214---5116.373219004130107.1888776811115014121.857.380.679.3112.587.301.35.313
    2000Minor Totals: SDNbyYearA+----211---5116.393219004130107.3888776811115014121.867.390.679.3312.617.311.35.313
    2001Lake Elsinore StormCalifA+sdn36225---822.83181800000101.28637324321073011.167.610.352.839.473.283.34.800
    2001Mobile BayBearsSouAAsdn-225---202.40750012030.01798315293001.075.100.904.508.702.701.931.000
    2001Minor Totals: SDNbyYearAA/A+----222---1022.74252300120131.710346407471366011.147.070.483.229.333.162.89.833
    2002Mobile BayBearsSouAAsdn-236---312.18660000033.026108216300011.277.090.554.368.182.731.88.750
    2002Portland BeaversPCLAAAsdn-236---046.201170024045.04734311015253021.389.402.003.005.006.801.67.000
    2002San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn36236Log - Sp - Ext - Perf019.28320001010.2131111414100002.5310.973.3711.818.449.280.71.000
    2002Minor Totals: SDNbyYearAA/AAA----232---354.5017130024078.07344391231553031.338.421.383.586.355.081.77.375
    2002MLB Totals: SDNbyYearMLB----231Log - Sp - Ext - Perf019.71320001010.7131111414100002.6511.473.5312.358.829.710.71.000
    2003Portland BeaversPCLAAAsdn36247---794.55222200000130.211869661749687061.288.131.173.374.684.751.39.438
    2003San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn39247Log - Sp - Ext - Perf133.63660000034.23117141015241001.338.052.603.896.234.411.60.250
    2003Minor Totals: SDNbyYearAAA----241---794.56222200000130.711869661749687061.288.161.183.394.704.771.39.438
    2003MLB Totals: SDNbyYearMLB----241Log - Sp - Ext - Perf133.68660000034.73117141015241001.358.162.633.956.324.471.60.250
    2004Albuquerque IsotopesPCLAAAmia-258---303.6723000423134.1291614322284001.497.600.795.777.344.191.271.000
    2004Florida MarlinsNLMLBmia39258Log - Sp - Ext - Perf115.5031000731037.2372323621333011.548.841.435.027.885.501.57.500
    2004Minor Totals: MIAbyYearAAA----251---303.7023000423134.3291614322284001.507.650.795.817.394.221.271.000
    2004MLB Totals: MIAbyYearMLB----251Log - Sp - Ext - Perf115.5631000731037.7372323621333011.568.951.455.087.985.561.57.500
    2005Albuquerque IsotopesPCLAAAmia-269---634.63543001251283.28549431329872051.369.141.403.129.365.273.00.667
    2005Minor Totals: MIAbyYearAAA----261---634.65543001251283.78549431329872051.379.191.413.149.415.303.00.667
    2006Buffalo BisonsILAAAcle462710---213.983400024341140.2382018114215001.288.410.223.104.654.431.50.667
    2006Syracuse SkyChiefsILAAAtor-2710---118.8211000411016.12116166782001.7111.573.313.864.418.821.14.500
    2006Minor Totals: TOR-CLEbyYearAAA----272---325.374500028451157.0593634721297001.409.321.113.324.585.681.38.600
    2007Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn392811---6104.28550002155282.08441391324681001.329.221.432.637.464.502.83.375
    2007Minor Totals: CHNbyYearAAA----281---6104.28550002155282.08441391324681001.329.221.432.637.464.502.83.375
    2008Huntsville StarsSouAAmil-2912---016.7540002406.28650421001.8010.800.005.402.708.100.50.000
    2008Nashville SoundsPCLAAAmil252912---264.7331200929159.0663431522415001.4910.070.763.366.255.191.86.250
    2008Minor Totals: MILbyYearAA/AAA----292---274.97352001133165.7744036526436001.5310.210.693.595.945.521.65.222
    MLB Totals (3 yrs)255.2040800732083.08151482050674011.588.782.175.427.275.531.34.286
    National League Totals (3 yrs)255.2040800732083.08151482050674011.588.782.175.427.275.531.34.286
    Minor League Totals56684.803641370084227171,038.095764255410762093310515281.528.300.935.388.095.571.50.452
    Minor: Rk Totals596.66282700110123.0121114915150138361362.208.850.3710.9810.108.340.92.357
    Minor: A Totals6104.74282800000144.7123100761711013119151.627.681.066.878.186.241.19.375
    Minor: A+ Totals13134.655037004130209.01741241081214325717131.527.490.526.1611.075.341.80.500
    Minor: AA Totals522.7317110036069.7512521535614011.246.630.654.557.933.251.74.714
    Minor: AAA Totals27344.7324134007620717491.748827925868182346290131.368.941.253.336.345.111.90.443
    Florida Marlins Totals (1 yrs)115.5631000731037.7372323621333011.568.951.455.087.985.561.57.500
    San Diego Padres Totals (2 yrs)144.99980001045.34428251429341001.628.782.795.796.785.591.17.200
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    2001Mobile BayBearsSouAAsdn-22p---174010000000301000.250.250.250.500510.000.0001.0000.0060.000.000.00.000.0
    2002Mobile BayBearsSouAAsdn-23p---2610010000000502001.100.100.100.2001210.000.000.2000.0041.670.000.00.000.0
    2002Portland BeaversPCLAAAsdn-23p---2115010000000100000.200.200.200.400510.000.000.2500.0020.000.000.00.000.0
    2002San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn3623pL-S-E-P234000000000201000.000.000.000.000500.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.00.000.0
    2003Portland BeaversPCLAAAsdn3624p---324351620030001405002.171.171.229.4004082.057.058.2860.0035.000.000.00.0033.3
    2003San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn3924pL-S-E-P3611110000000500000.091.091.091.1821110.000.000.1670.0045.450.000.00.000.0
    2004Albuquerque IsotopesPCLAAAmia-25p---4236021001000300000.333.333.500.833631.167.167.6670.0050.000.000.00.0050.0
    2004Florida MarlinsNLMLBmia3925pL-S-E-P4293000000000000000.000.000.000.000300.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    2005Albuquerque IsotopesPCLAAAmia-26p---5378111000000300000.125.125.250.375821.125.125.2000.0037.500.000.00.00100.0
    2007Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn3928p---6553000000000101000.000.000.000.000400.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.00.000.0
    2008Nashville SoundsPCLAAAmil2529p---7315011000010300000.200.200.400.600521.000.200.5000.0060.000.000.00.00100.0
    MLB Totals (3 yrs)3818110000000701000.056.056.056.1121910.000.000.0910.0036.840.000.00.000.0
    National League Totals (3 yrs)3818110000000701000.056.056.056.1121910.000.000.0910.0036.840.000.00.000.0
    Minor League Totals1947621350040103309003.171.171.237.40885185.053.066.3020.0038.820.000.00.0038.5
    Minor: AA Totals1314020000000803001.143.143.143.2861720.000.000.3330.0047.060.000.00.000.0
    Minor: AAA Totals1816221150040102506002.177.177.258.43568165.065.081.2970.0036.760.000.00.0045.5
    Florida Marlins Totals (1 yrs)293000000000000000.000.000.000.000300.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    San Diego Padres Totals (2 yrs)915110000000701000.067.067.067.1341610.000.000.1250.0043.750.000.00.000.0
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1997Arizona Padres ArizRk18P1300.04531129.7500.700.0023.6100.06
    1998Idaho Falls BravesPioRk19P1500.03530118.7270.500.0019.7100.07
    1999Fort Wayne WizardsMidwA20P2800.0811902819.6790.700.0020.0100.09
    2000Rancho Cucamonga QuakesCalifA+21P3200.04420108.8000.300.0022.9100.05
    2001Lake Elsinore StormCalifA+22P1800.0621098.8890.400.0012.9100.013
    2001Mobile BayBearsSouAA22P700.02300551.0000.700.005.1100.020
    2002Mobile BayBearsSouAA23P600.01400551.0000.800.004.3100.019
    2002Portland BeaversPCLAAA23P1100.0241076.8570.500.007.7100.017
    2002San Diego PadresNLMLB23P3010.20100111.0000.300.101.9100.032
    2003Portland BeaversPCLAAA24P2200.01520213735.9461.600.0015.391.75
    2003San Diego PadresNLMLB24P6634.23300661.0001.000.183.7100.020
    2004Albuquerque IsotopesPCLAAA25P2300.03101441.0000.200.0016.0100.010
    2004Florida MarlinsNLMLB25P31037.22401661.0000.200.1619.1100.05
    2005Albuquerque IsotopesPCLAAA26P5400.0290011111.0000.200.0037.5100.02
    2006Buffalo BisonsILAAA27P3400.0351098.8890.200.0024.1100.02
    2006Syracuse SkyChiefsILAAA27P1100.02100331.0000.300.007.7100.020
    2007Iowa CubsPCLAAA28P5500.0680114141.0000.300.0038.2100.01
    2008Huntsville StarsSouAA29P400.00100111.0000.300.002.9100.021
    2008Nashville SoundsPCLAAA29P3100.0212111514.9330.500.0022.1100.04
    MLB Totals - (P)40682580110.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (P)2410035605410.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (P)1700380011.0000.000.00---------
    A+ Totals - (P)50001063010.0000.000.00---------
    A Totals - (P)28008119011.0000.000.00---------
    Rk Totals - (P)28007106111.0000.000.00---------
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1997Minor13----------
    1998Minor15----------
    1999Minor28----------
    2000Minor32----------
    2001Minor25----------
    2002MLB3----------
    2002Minor17----------
    2003MLB6----------
    2003Minor22----------
    2004MLB31----------
    2004Minor23----------
    2005Minor54----------
    2006Minor45----------
    2007Minor55----------
    2008Minor35----------
    Totals404----------