Ryan Howard

Born: 07/25/1994 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'2''
Weight: 195
Primary Position: SS
Seconday Position: INF
Acquisition Period: 5th Rd., 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (SFG)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 11th, 2018
Dates Seen: 7/5-7/8, 7/11/2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Richmond Flying Squirrels
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Medium frame, muscular upper body, big league infield look. Similar to Joe Panik (SFG).
Swing Mechanics
Simple setup that allows him to see the ball deep; medium base w/ moderate crouch; quiet load and frontside trigger to begin the swing.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 40 50 2nd Division Regular High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 45 55 Hitterish at the plate; compact stroke w/ level path; adjusts the barrel well, squares up different speeds and spots of the zone; shows a plan at the plate and ability to recognize pitches; line drive contact both ways; ingredients of above-avg contact bat.
Hitterish at the plate; compact stroke w/ level path; adjusts the barrel well, squares up different speeds and spots of the zone; shows a plan at the plate and ability to recognize pitches; line drive contact both ways; ingredients of above-avg contact bat.
Game Power 30 40 Won't provide much HR power, though can get his share of doubles.
Won't provide much HR power, though can get his share of doubles.
Raw Power 45 45 Fringy raw power, occasional ability to drive pullside w/ loft. Takes a focused BP, working on getting his hands ready and shooting both gaps.
Fringy raw power, occasional ability to drive pullside w/ loft. Takes a focused BP, working on getting his hands ready and shooting both gaps.
Run 50 50 Average straightline speed, costs himself a step w/ an inefficient side-to-side running style. Can steal a few bags a year just on instincts and reads, runs the bases well.
Average straightline speed, costs himself a step w/ an inefficient side-to-side running style. Can steal a few bags a year just on instincts and reads, runs the bases well.
Field 50 50 Fringy athleticism and first step to be a surefire SS, but makes all the routine plays; coordinated actions, soft hands, finishes plays on the run to both sides; average SS who can move between both middle infield spots.
Fringy athleticism and first step to be a surefire SS, but makes all the routine plays; coordinated actions, soft hands, finishes plays on the run to both sides; average SS who can move between both middle infield spots.
Throw 50 50 Average raw arm strength that's played up by quick transfer and ability to throw from different angles.
Average raw arm strength that's played up by quick transfer and ability to throw from different angles.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Average Plus
Instincts Plus Plus
Baserunning Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Ceiling of ML regular at 2B, instincts and overall feel tie together average raw tools. If the lack of power gets in the way of everyday ABs, still has a high floor as well-rounded utility infielder.