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Birth Date7-28-1996
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
Age23 years, 8 months, 11 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2017 WPT A- NYP 9 9 28.3 1 1 0 22 18 40 0 100 7.0 5.7 0.0 12.7 48% .349 1.41 2.72 4.45 91 4.13 87.8
2018 LWD A SAL 23 23 112.0 9 8 0 101 40 147 6 91 8.1 3.2 0.5 11.8 40% .349 1.26 2.60 3.78 81 3.87 81.9
2019 CLR A+ FSL 7 7 35.0 2 1 0 19 5 48 1 102 4.9 1.3 0.3 12.3 44% .261 0.69 1.53 1.29 63 2.25 46.4
2019 REA AA EAS 6 6 30.7 1 0 0 20 9 38 2 105 5.9 2.6 0.6 11.2 42% .242 0.95 2.61 2.35 82 2.93 60.4
2019 PHL Rk GCL 1 1 2.3 0 0 0 3 1 3 1 98 11.6 3.9 3.9 11.6 71% .333 1.71 9.07 11.57 87 4.77 98.1
2019 PLL Rk GCL 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 92 3.0 3.0 0.0 15.0 60% .200 0.67 1.16 0.00 87 5.02 103.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 17.2 0 0 22 22 100.8 77 43 115 12 .265 1.19 3.32 3.67 -5.1 -0.6
80o 15.2 0 0 20 20 92.5 77 44 105 12 .282 1.30 3.79 4.17 -9.6 -1.0
70o 13.7 0 0 19 19 86.7 77 43 99 12 .295 1.39 4.13 4.54 -12.4 -1.3
60o 12.6 0 0 18 18 81.8 77 43 93 12 .306 1.46 4.43 4.86 -14.4 -1.6
50o 11.5 0 0 17 17 77.4 76 43 88 12 .317 1.54 4.72 5.17 -16.2 -1.8
40o 10.5 0 0 16 16 73.1 75 43 83 12 .327 1.61 5.01 5.49 -17.8 -1.9
30o 9.5 0 0 15 15 68.6 74 42 78 12 .338 1.70 5.33 5.84 -19.2 -2.1
20o 8.4 0 0 14 14 63.5 73 41 72 12 .351 1.80 5.72 6.25 -20.6 -2.2
10o 6.9 0 0 13 13 56.7 71 40 65 11 .369 1.95 6.27 6.85 -22.0 -2.4
Weighted Mean11.500171776.774428712.3141.524.665.12-15.6-1.7

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DateQuestionAnswer
2020-04-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)I traded Mookie Betts for Spencer Howard, CJ Abrams, and Nate Lowe. Did I dominate the trade?
(Cyle from Sioux Falls)
It depends on league size/scoring, but I would not trade Betts for that package in most formats. Sorry :( (Jesse Roche)
2020-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who you got if you can only pick one...Spencer Howard or Tarik Skubal?
(Different Alias from Same Guy)
Howard. His stuff is simply better and he likely arrives early in 2020, though I do really like Skubal. (Jesse Roche)
2020-03-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who you rather have in a dynasty fantasy league: Ian Anderson or Spencer Howard?
(BSK from Baltimore)
It's pretty close but I'd take Anderson right now. If you said you preferred Howard, I wouldn't scream at you until you cried, though. But I could. I have that ability. (Craig Goldstein)
2020-02-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Give me the names of top prospects who are going to come up this year?
(Charlie from Atlanta)
The list is extensive. Here are top-50 prospects who likely will be in the majors at some point in 2020: Jo Adell, Gavin Lux, Luis Robert, MacKenzie Gore, Carter Kieboom, Dylan Carlson, Nick Madrigal, Jesus Luzardo, Dustin May, Brendan Rodgers, Nate Pearson, Casey Mize, Forrest Whitley, Alec Bohm, Cristian Pache, Ryan Mountcastle, Spencer Howard, and Matt Manning. There are obviously others, and even more who will surprise, but I'd wager these prospects will arrive at some point. (Jesse Roche)
2020-02-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty keeper league....available farm guys are Jasson Dominguez, D. Carlson, S. Howard, G. Rodriguez, Torkelson, Hancock, Austin Martin, Bleday, R. Greene. Please rank...Thanks
(Mr. Fister from Arlington)
Open universe!

(1) Dylan Carlson, (2) Jasson Dominguez, (3) Spencer Torkelson, (4) Austin Martin, (5) Emerson Hancock, (6) J.J. Bleday, (7) Spencer Howard, (8) Riley Greene & (9) Grayson Rodriguez (Jesse Roche)
2020-02-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey thanks for the chat. How would you rank pitchers S Howard, Lodolo, J Gray, E Cabrera, and B Marquez??
(sykklone from IA)
Spencer Howard, gap, Josiah Gray, gap, Nick Lodolo / Edward Cabrera / Brailyn Marquez (Jesse Roche)
2020-02-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ok I got one more. How do you have these ranked. K Robinson, D Carlson, M Luciano, CJ Abrams, D Varsho, S Howard, and J Gray. Thanks.
(sykklone from IA)
I could refer you to the dynasty 101, but it was a collaboration so my valuations are a bit different. I rank them as follows: Marco Luciano / Kristian Robinson / Dylan Carlson, small gap, CJ Abrams, gap, Spencer Howard, gap, Daulton Varsho / Josiah Gray (Jesse Roche)
2020-01-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like better, Tarik Skubal or Spencer Howard?
(ab257 from CT)
Howard. I am intrigued by Skubal but the injury concerns are present in a long term sense. The stuff is really fun, though. (Craig Goldstein)
2020-01-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is the expected timeline for Spencer Howard to get a call up? What is a reasonable expectation for performance upon call up?
(Craig from Chicago)
Mid-June? I'm guessing there, I don't have a great sense if Philly would turn to him if someone is out for a bit or if they'd try to spot start like, Enyel De Los Santos for a little. I'd expect him to miss bats and miss the zone, not the type to dominate immediately. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-12-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Spencer Howard be equal to or even better than Nola going forward? Seems to me that the raw stuff is even better than Nola's, but maybe the ability to control it is not quite there yet. Thx
(bob from philly)
We ranked Nola as the 60th best prospect in baseball before 2015. Howard's probably a tier better than that at the moment, but that also wasn't my list (and I'm guessing 2015 Jarrett convinces me to have him 30 spots higher). But we're looking at outcomes, and Nola is basically a #2 starter who has already popped an ace level season. Howard has that level of stuff, but the command issues make me think he ends up more of a good number 3. (Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 Chat)
2019-12-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Spencer Howard be equal to or even better than Nola going forward? Seems to me that the raw stuff is even better than Nola's, but maybe the ability to control it is not quite there yet. Thx
(bob from philly)
We ranked Nola as the 60th best prospect in baseball before 2015. Howard's probably a tier better than that at the moment, but that also wasn't my list (and I'm guessing 2015 Jarrett convinces me to have him 30 spots higher). But we're looking at outcomes, and Nola is basically a #2 starter who has already popped an ace level season. Howard has that level of stuff, but the command issues make me think he ends up more of a good number 3. (Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 Chat)
2019-10-21 12:00:00 (link to chat)Can Spencer Howard become the next Aaron Nola----is the upside comparable in your mind? Thx
(bob from philly)
He's more of a stuff over command guy than Nola is, but I could see that kind of performance as an upside comp, yes. I think he will also be similarly volatile in the majors. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-10-18 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who surprised you the most out in Arizona?
(Adam from Austin, Texas)
Geraldo Perdomo surprised me a lot, showing quality defense and quality feel to hit from both sides of the plate. Jeremy Pena also surprised me with his defense and abilities at the plate. Pitching wise Sam Delaplane showed me why he had such a high K rate in the minor leagues thus far. I wasn't able to see Spencer Howard during the regular season because of his injuries but he sure looked the part in Arizona. (Steve Givarz)
2019-10-11 12:00:00 (link to chat)Spencer Howard likely to break camp with the Phils? Tinstapp or someone to get excited about?
(Quincy from Ames)
He could actually use a little consolidation time in the upper minors, and they are gonna hold him back for the service time anyway. But yes, read Steve's eyewitness from this week and then get excited. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-10-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Between Spencer Howard and Brusdar Graterol, who is the better fantasy prospect and who is the better real life prospect? PS, congrats on the new job!
(Jon from DC)
okay, look, it's prrrrrobably Howard in fantasy and maybe real life, because he's got a better chance to start and a fuller arsenal of pitches but if I'm picking one of the two give me Graterol's gas. His fastball is an incredible building block for a rotation and I know he's had some hiccups and missed time but...that's the arm I want. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-08-16 12:00:00 (link to chat)In terms of future ceiling and realistic likelihood of achieving it, who do you like better out of Grayson Rodriguez and Spencer Howard?
(Abel Archer from Travis AFB)
Howard is both closer to the majors and has the better present stuff. You could argue Rodriguez has more ceiling, but not significantly so. I think they are going to be fairly close on the 101 when it shakes out. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)In terms of future ceiling and realistic likelihood of achieving it, who do you like better out of Grayson Rodriguez and Spencer Howard?
(Abel Archer from Edwards AFB)
I think I'd roll with Howard (Craig Goldstein)
2019-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Spencer Howard is awesome. I realize that's a statement and not a question. What do you think his impact can be as soon as 2020?
(Walt from Philly)
He's been fantastic. I think it's worth pointing out though, that he's missed time and has only accumulated 50 or so innings this year. That's going to make it hard to be a full time starter next season, and also means we've got a smaller sample size of his performance this season. That said, our reports on him and his stuff are good, and I'm a long-term believer. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Spencer Howard has been electric. What are you expectations for him moving forward?
(Aaron from PA)
Howard is someone I wish I would've been higher on prior to the season. I think he could be a legit SP2, and the stuff has seriously spiked in the past calendar year. He's currently profiling as a guy who can rack up strikeouts with quality ratios, and that's crazy-valuable as a starter right now. (JP Breen)
2019-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's the latest injury news on the Phillies' Spencer Howard? Sidelined two months now with 'shoulder soreness'
(djbrown from Texas)
It's been reported that he's throwing down in their complex so I wouldn't expect it to linger too too much longer. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)In this day and age, how is it still possible to have prospects out with 'unknown' injuries for a prolonged stretch? (Vidal Brujan, Spencer Howard etc..)
(djbrown from TExas)
Well, "unknown" is often just a side effect of "undisclosed." I don't know that it's our right to get into every players medicals anyway, but enough people usually know what the injuries are at the time. They're just not talking about it. (Craig Goldstein)
2018-05-25 12:15:00 (link to chat)Who are your favorite pop up arms so far this season? Jalen Beeks and Denis Santana come to mind.
(Charlie from Sunnyvale)
I mentioned Paddack just before, but guys like Suarez who was mentioned earlier in the chat...Francisco Morales and Spencer Howard from Philly. Bryse Wilson in Atlanta. Oh and speaking of Atlanta, we need to be talking about Touki Toussaint like we used to. (Craig Goldstein)


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