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Ben HowardTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1997-2008 MLB Years: 2002-2004
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Rated Prospect

PositionsP-404Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameBenjamin Richard Howard
Height6-2Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 15,1979 [39.188]PlaceDanville,Illinois
High SchoolJackson Central-Merry (Jackson,TN)

DraftedSelected by the San Diego Padres [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (78th overall) of the 1997 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsMark Wasinger
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2002-SDN-#6 ... 2003-SDN-#6 ... 2004-SDN-#5
MLB DebutApril 28,2002 [23.103]
OrganizationsSDN [7] MIA [2] CHN [1] CLE [1] MIL [1] TOR [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID4285Retrosheet IDhowab001MLBAM ID407806
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts56Walks32Hittable63SO/BB31vsPower63Hitting5Durability71Team.484Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1997Arizona PadresArizRksdn-ST18147.4513121001054.05453453635919702.158.940.5010.449.770.94.200-
1998Idaho Falls BravesPioRksdn-ST19456.0315150000068.26761462877917602.248.780.2611.4010.350.91.444-
1999Fort Wayne WizardsMidwAsdn14ST206104.73282800000144.2123100761711013119101.617.651.066.848.151.19.375-
2000Rancho Cucamonga QuakesCalifA+sdn14S/R215116.373219130040107.0888776811115014101.857.380.679.3112.581.35.313-
2001Lake Elsinore StormCalifA+sdn36ST22822.83181800000101.28637324321073001.167.610.352.839.473.34.800-
2001Mobile BayBearsSouAAsdn-S/R22202.40752001030.01798315293001.075.100.904.508.701.931.000-
2001Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--ST01022.73252320010131.210346407471366001.147.040.483.219.302.89.833-
2002Mobile BayBearsSouAAsdn-ST23312.18660000033.026108216300001.277.090.554.368.181.88.750-
2002Portland BeaversPCLAAAsdn-S/R23046.201174002045.04734311015253001.389.402.003.005.001.67.000-
2002Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--S/R0354.5017134002078.07344391231553001.338.421.383.586.351.77.375-
2002San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn36S/R23019.28321000010.2131111414100002.5310.973.3711.818.440.71.0009.90
2003Portland BeaversPCLAAAsdn36ST24794.55222200000130.211869661749687001.288.131.173.374.681.39.438-
2003San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn39ST24133.63660000034.23117141015241001.338.052.603.896.231.60.2506.69
2004Albuquerque IsotopesPCLAAAflo-Rel25303.6723023004134.0291614322284001.497.600.795.777.341.271.000-
2004Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo39Rel25115.5031031007037.2372323621333001.548.841.435.027.881.57.5005.04
2005Albuquerque IsotopesPCLAAAflo-Rel26634.63543510012283.28549431329872001.369.141.403.129.363.00.667-
2006Buffalo BisonsILAAAcle46R/CL27213.983403400241140.2382018114215001.288.410.223.104.651.50.667-
2006Syracuse SkyChiefsILAAAtor-Rel27118.8211011004016.02116166782001.7111.573.313.864.411.14.500-
2006Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--R/CL0325.374504500281156.1593634721297001.409.321.113.324.581.38.600-
2007Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn39Rel286104.28550550021282.08441391324681001.329.221.432.637.462.83.375-
2008Huntsville StarsSouAAmil-Rel29016.7540400206.28650421001.8010.80--5.402.700.50.000-
2008Nashville SoundsPCLAAAmil25Rel29264.7331229009159.0663431522415001.4910.070.763.366.251.86.250-
2008Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--Rel0274.93352330011165.2744036526436001.5210.140.693.565.891.65.222-
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter255.2040832007081.08151482050674001.588.782.175.427.271.34.2863.33
Minor League Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter56684.803641372270084171033.09576425541076209331051501.528.300.935.388.091.50.452-
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter27344.7224134207007617489.24882792586818234629001.368.931.243.336.331.90.443-
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter522.7117116003069.2512521535614001.236.590.654.527.881.74.714-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter13134.655037130040208.11741241081214325717101.527.490.526.1611.071.80.500-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter6104.73282800000144.2123100761711013119101.617.651.066.848.151.19.375-
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter596.66282710010122.1121114915150138361302.208.850.3710.9810.100.92.357-
Florida Marlins Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter115.5031031007037.2372323621333001.548.841.435.027.881.57.500-
San Diego Padres Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter144.96981000044.04428251429341001.618.742.785.766.751.17.200-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings5135.20106218500190220.02151351275313317811001.588.782.175.427.271.34.2783.33
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings12144.8077294800184220.02031361172313119822301.528.300.935.388.091.50.462-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2001Mobile BayBearsSouAAsdn-p2274010000000301000.250.250.250.5001051.000.000.000.2220.0060.000.000.000.000.00
2002Mobile BayBearsSouAAsdn-p23610010000000502001.100.100.100.2001012.200.000.000.0890.0041.670.000.000.000.00
2002Portland BeaversPCLAAAsdn-p23115010000000100000.200.200.200.400105.250.000.000.1780.0020.000.000.000.000.00
2002Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1715020000000602001.133.133.133.2662017.222.000.000.1190.0035.290.000.000.000.00
2002San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn36p2334000000000201000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
2003Portland BeaversPCLAAAsdn36p2424351620030001405002.171.171.229.4008240.286.058.057.1730.0035.000.000.000.0033.33
2003San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn39p24611110000000500000.091.091.091.1821011.167.000.000.0810.0045.450.000.000.000.00
2004Albuquerque IsotopesPCLAAAflo-p25236021001000300000.333.333.500.833316.667.167.167.3560.0050.000.000.000.0050.00
2004Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo39p25293000000000000000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2005Albuquerque IsotopesPCLAAAflo-p26378111000000300000.125.125.250.375218.200.125.125.1560.0037.500.000.000.00100.00
2007Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn3928553000000000101000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
2008Nashville SoundsPCLAAAmil2529315011000010300000.200.200.400.600215.500.200.000.2520.0060.000.000.000.00100.00
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter3818110000000701000.056.056.056.1121019.091.000.000.0000.0036.840.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter1947621350040103309003.171.171.237.40818585.302.066.053.0000.0038.820.000.000.0038.46
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter1816221150040102506002.177.177.258.43516568.297.081.065.0000.0036.760.000.000.0045.45
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1314020000000803001.143.143.143.2862017.333.000.000.0000.0047.060.000.000.000.00
San Diego Padres Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter915110000000701000.067.067.067.1341016.125.000.000.0000.0043.750.000.000.000.00
Florida Marlins Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter293000000000000000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162774400000003004000.056.056.056.1124081.091.000.000.0000.0036.840.000.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games1626321140030102808003.171.171.237.40815471.302.066.053.0000.0038.820.000.000.0038.46

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1997Arizona Padres ArizRksdn18P13--4531129.7500.69------13100.023.6
1998Idaho Falls Braves PioRksdn19P15--353-118.7270.53------15100.019.7
1999Fort Wayne Wizards MidwAsdn20P28--8119-2819.6790.68------28100.020.0
2000Rancho Cucamonga Quakes CalifA+sdn21P32--442-108.8000.25------32100.022.9
2001Lake Elsinore Storm CalifA+sdn22P18--621-98.8890.44------18100.012.9
2001Mobile BayBears SouAAsdn22P7--23--551.0000.71------7100.05.1
2002Mobile BayBears SouAAsdn23P6--14--551.0000.83------6100.04.3
2002Portland Beavers PCLAAAsdn23P11--241-76.8570.55------11100.07.7
2002San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn23P3-10-1--111.0000.330.10-----3100.01.9
2003Portland Beavers PCLAAAsdn24P22--1520213735.9461.59------2491.715.3
2003San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn24P663433--661.0001.000.18-----6100.03.7
2004Albuquerque Isotopes PCLAAAflo25P23--31-1441.0000.17------23100.016.0
2004Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo25P31-3724-1661.0000.190.16-----31100.019.1
2005Albuquerque Isotopes PCLAAAflo26P54--29--11111.0000.20------54100.037.5
2006Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle27P34--351-98.8890.24------34100.024.1
2006Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor27P11--21--331.0000.27------11100.07.7
2007Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn28P55--68-114141.0000.25------55100.038.2
2008Huntsville Stars SouAAmil29P4---1--111.0000.25------4100.02.9
2008Nashville Sounds PCLAAAmil29P31--212111514.9330.45------31100.022.1
MLB Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P4068158-113131.0000.330.16-----400.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 7 season(s)-   P241--35605410095.9500.39------2410.00.0
AA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P17--38--11111.0000.65------170.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P50--1063-1916.8420.32------500.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P28--8119-2819.6790.68------280.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P28--710612317.7390.61------280.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1997Arizona Padres ArizRksdn1813----------
1998Idaho Falls Braves PioRksdn1915----------
1999Fort Wayne Wizards MidwAsdn2028----------
2000Rancho Cucamonga Quakes CalifA+sdn2132----------
2001Lake Elsinore Storm CalifA+sdn2218----------
2001Mobile BayBears SouAAsdn227----------
2002Mobile BayBears SouAAsdn236----------
2002Portland Beavers PCLAAAsdn2311----------
2002San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn233----------
2003Portland Beavers PCLAAAsdn2422----------
2003San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn246----------
2004Albuquerque Isotopes PCLAAAflo2523----------
2004Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo2531----------
2005Albuquerque Isotopes PCLAAAflo2654----------
2006Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle2734----------
2006Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor2711----------
2007Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn2855----------
2008Huntsville Stars SouAAmil294----------
2008Nashville Sounds PCLAAAmil2931----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2006Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB27002.4550500213.2321124001.567.362.454.919.822.004.91.000
2007Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB280113.5030300003.1885101002.5821.602.700.002.70021.60.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 2 yrs017.7180800217.011106225001.8614.142.572.576.432.5012.86.000

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2006-07-24ContractSigned by Blue Jays (minor) 
2006-07-17Released by Indians 
2004-04-03TradeTraded by Padres to Marlins for Blaine Neal. 
1997-06-25Contractsigned 
* 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
2002San Diego PadresTeam Payroll23200,000-75741-2,011,045200,000200,000
2003San Diego PadresTeam Payroll24300,000-70342-2,163,527300,000500,000
2004Florida MarlinsTeam Payroll25300,000-75535-2,070,100300,000800,000
* 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