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J.P. Howell PBlue Jays

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IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date4-25-1983
Height6' 0"
Weight180 lbs
Age35 years, 2 months, 22 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.02014
0.42015
0.62016
-0.12017
0.12018
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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 oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2005 KCA MLB 15 15 72.7 3 5 0 73 39 54 9 .264 103 9.0 4.8 1.1 6.7 54% .291 .278 1.54 5.02 6.19 108 4.21 90.7 1.1
2006 TBA MLB 8 8 42.3 1 3 0 52 14 33 4 .263 108 11.1 3.0 0.9 7.0 47% .361 .262 1.56 4.06 5.10 92 4.89 99.6 0.4
2007 TBA MLB 10 10 51.0 1 6 0 69 21 49 8 .262 104 12.2 3.7 1.4 8.6 46% .374 .301 1.76 4.83 7.59 90 3.65 75.4 1.2
2008 TBA MLB 64 0 89.3 6 1 3 62 39 92 6 .266 104 6.2 3.9 0.6 9.3 55% .245 .213 1.13 3.41 2.22 73 3.25 69.4 2.1
2009 TBA MLB 69 0 66.7 7 5 17 47 33 79 7 .261 104 6.3 4.5 0.9 10.7 49% .256 .226 1.20 3.75 2.83 90 3.96 84.9 0.9
2011 TBA MLB 46 0 30.7 2 3 1 30 18 26 5 .270 100 8.8 5.3 1.5 7.6 54% .287 .292 1.57 5.44 6.16 106 5.18 120.5 -0.2
2012 TBA MLB 55 0 50.3 1 0 0 39 22 42 7 .261 96 7.0 3.9 1.3 7.5 53% .250 .249 1.21 4.73 3.04 106 5.10 117.0 -0.2
2013 LAN MLB 67 0 62.0 4 1 0 42 23 54 2 .254 100 6.1 3.3 0.3 7.8 59% .241 .210 1.05 2.86 2.03 85 3.39 81.1 0.9
2014 LAN MLB 68 0 49.0 3 3 0 31 25 48 2 .256 95 5.7 4.6 0.4 8.8 59% .236 .216 1.14 3.26 2.39 101 4.44 108.9 0.0
2015 LAN MLB 65 0 44.0 6 1 1 47 14 39 3 .260 93 9.6 2.9 0.6 8.0 60% .333 .261 1.39 3.36 1.43 90 3.93 91.8 0.4
2016 LAN MLB 64 0 50.7 1 1 0 56 15 44 4 .251 93 9.9 2.7 0.7 7.8 60% .338 .273 1.40 3.53 4.09 87 3.89 86.0 0.6
2017 TOR MLB 16 0 11.0 1 1 0 13 7 6 2 .266 102 10.6 5.7 1.6 4.9 59% .297 .326 1.82 6.31 7.36 110 5.79 123.2 -0.1
CareerMLB54733619.736302256127056659.2611018.13.90.98.254%.291.2511.343.993.83913.8786.08.8

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 G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2004 IDA Rk 6 4 26.0 3 1 0 16 12 38 1 .000 5.5 4.2 0.3 13.2 0% .288 .000 1.08 3.52 2.77 0 0.00 0.0
2005 KCA MLB 15 15 72.7 3 5 0 73 39 54 9 .264 103 9.0 4.8 1.1 6.7 54% .291 .278 1.54 5.02 6.19 108 4.21 90.7
2005 HDS A+ 8 8 46.0 3 1 0 33 24 48 2 .000 6.5 4.7 0.4 9.4 0% -.403 .000 1.24 4.09 1.96 0 0.00 0.0
2005 WIC AA 3 3 18.0 2 0 0 12 5 23 2 .248 61 6.0 2.5 1.0 11.5 63% .256 .200 0.94 3.16 2.50 75 2.47 86.9
2005 OMA AAA 7 7 37.7 3 1 0 40 19 29 1 .294 75 9.5 4.5 0.2 6.9 57% .348 .245 1.56 3.91 4.06 105 4.61 99.7
2006 TBA MLB 8 8 42.3 1 3 0 52 14 33 4 .263 108 11.1 3.0 0.9 7.0 47% .361 .262 1.56 4.06 5.10 92 4.89 99.6
2006 DUR AAA 10 10 55.1 5 3 0 53 15 49 2 .260 87 8.7 2.5 0.3 8.0 45% .324 .225 1.23 2.80 2.61 87 2.84 91.8
2006 OMA AAA 8 8 36.2 3 2 0 39 14 33 3 .270 97 9.7 3.5 0.7 8.2 61% .343 .281 1.46 3.75 4.72 97 0.00 0.0
2007 TBA MLB 10 10 51.0 1 6 0 69 21 49 8 .262 104 12.2 3.7 1.4 8.6 46% .374 .301 1.76 4.83 7.59 90 3.65 75.4
2007 DUR AAA 21 21 128.0 7 8 0 110 34 145 16 .256 96 7.7 2.4 1.1 10.2 55% .279 .236 1.12 3.51 3.38 69 1.77 75.4
2008 TBA MLB 64 0 89.3 6 1 3 62 39 92 6 .266 104 6.2 3.9 0.6 9.3 55% .245 .213 1.13 3.41 2.22 73 3.25 69.4
2009 TBA MLB 69 0 66.7 7 5 17 47 33 79 7 .261 104 6.3 4.5 0.9 10.7 49% .256 .226 1.20 3.75 2.83 90 3.96 84.9
2011 TBA MLB 46 0 30.7 2 3 1 30 18 26 5 .270 100 8.8 5.3 1.5 7.6 54% .287 .292 1.57 5.44 6.16 106 5.18 120.5
2011 PCH A+ 3 3 3.3 0 1 0 3 1 4 0 .258 91 8.1 2.7 0.0 10.8 33% .333 .242 1.20 1.87 2.70 96 3.93 86.1
2011 DUR AAA 4 0 3.7 0 0 0 5 1 5 0 .247 97 12.3 2.5 0.0 12.3 50% .500 .287 1.64 1.32 0.00 91 3.35 75.2
2012 TBA MLB 55 0 50.3 1 0 0 39 22 42 7 .261 96 7.0 3.9 1.3 7.5 53% .250 .249 1.21 4.73 3.04 106 5.10 117.0
2013 LAN MLB 67 0 62.0 4 1 0 42 23 54 2 .254 100 6.1 3.3 0.3 7.8 59% .241 .210 1.05 2.86 2.03 85 3.39 81.1
2014 LAN MLB 68 0 49.0 3 3 0 31 25 48 2 .256 95 5.7 4.6 0.4 8.8 59% .236 .216 1.14 3.26 2.39 101 4.44 108.9
2015 LAN MLB 65 0 44.0 6 1 1 47 14 39 3 .260 93 9.6 2.9 0.6 8.0 60% .333 .261 1.39 3.36 1.43 90 3.93 91.8
2016 LAN MLB 64 0 50.7 1 1 0 56 15 44 4 .251 93 9.9 2.7 0.7 7.8 60% .338 .273 1.40 3.53 4.09 87 3.89 86.0
2017 TOR MLB 16 0 11.0 1 1 0 13 7 6 2 .266 102 10.6 5.7 1.6 4.9 59% .297 .326 1.82 6.31 7.36 110 5.79 123.2
2017 DUN A+ 2 2 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 .278 111 4.5 0.0 0.0 22.5 50% .250 .228 0.50 -1.70 0.00 83 2.38 58.6
2017 BUF AAA 8 0 7.0 0 1 0 9 3 6 1 .255 11.6 3.9 1.3 7.7 43% .364 .273 1.71 5.61 6.43 106 5.25 119.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 1465 0.4683 0.3816 0.7281 0.5160 0.2632 0.8277 0.5561 0.2719
2009 1091 0.4794 0.3923 0.6822 0.5335 0.2623 0.7957 0.4698 0.3178
2011 516 0.4826 0.3915 0.7772 0.5542 0.2397 0.8913 0.5313 0.2228
2012 805 0.4435 0.3602 0.7724 0.4678 0.2746 0.8743 0.6341 0.2276
2013 948 0.4272 0.4093 0.7423 0.5679 0.2910 0.8826 0.5380 0.2577
2014 783 0.3895 0.3844 0.7375 0.5508 0.2782 0.8929 0.5414 0.2625
2015 736 0.4117 0.4117 0.7393 0.5611 0.3072 0.8882 0.5489 0.2607
2016 875 0.4617 0.3977 0.7586 0.5594 0.2590 0.8894 0.5164 0.2414
2017 192 0.3854 0.3542 0.7941 0.5405 0.2373 0.8750 0.6786 0.2059
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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

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

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-07-31 2011-08-02 DTD 2 1 Left Hand Contusion Batted Ball - -
2011-06-20 2011-06-20 DTD 0 0 Left Foot Inflammation Gout -
2011-03-22 2011-05-20 15-DL 59 44 Left Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2010-05-19
2010-03-26 2010-10-13 60-DL 201 162 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2010-05-19
2010-03-15 2010-03-26 Camp 11 0 Left Shoulder Weakness -
2008-08-16 2008-08-22 DTD 6 5 - Thigh Soreness - -
2006-05-07 2006-06-06 Minors 30 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation Dates Are Estimated - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 TOR $3,000,000
2016 LAN $6,250,000
2015 LAN $5,500,000
2014 LAN $5,500,000
2013 LAN $2,850,000
2012 TBA $1,350,000
2011 TBA $1,100,000
2010 TBA $1,800,000
2009 TBA $433,700
2008 TBA $397,500
2006 TBA $330,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$28,511,200
11 yrTotal$28,511,200

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 7 dLegacy Sports1 year/$3M (2017)

Details
  • 1 year/$3M (2017). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 2/17. DFA by Toronto 8/16/17. Released by Toronto 8/20/17.
  • 2 years/$11.25M (2014-15), plus 2016 option. Re-signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/20/13. $3M signing bonus. 14:$4M, 15:$4M, 16:$6.25M option, $0.25M buyout. If club exercises 2016 option, Howell may decline the option and forfeit buyout. 2016 becomes player option if Howell 1) has 65 games in 2015 or 120 games in 2014-15 and 2) is not on the disabled list at the end of the 2015 season. Howell exercised $6.25M option for 2016 11/4/15.
  • 1 year/$2.85M (2013). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/4/13. Performance bonuses: $75,000 for 50 games. $0.125M for 55 games. $0.15M for 60 games. $0.2M each for 65, 70 games. $50,000 each for 50, 55, 65, 70 innings pitched. $0.1M for 75 IP. $0.1M each 30, 35, 40 games finished. $0.2M for 45, 50 GF.
  • 1 year/$1.35M (2012). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2011). Re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/13/10.
  • 1 year/$1.8M (2010). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Tampa Bay 12/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4337M (2009). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/25/09.
  • 1 year/$0.3975M (2008). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/07. Optioned to Triple-A 3/07. Recalled 6/2/07. Optioned to Triple-A 7/9/07. Recalled 7/21/07. Optioned to Triple-A 7/23/07. Recalled 9/16/07.
  • 1 year/$0.33M (2006). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/06. Optioned to Triple-A 3/06. Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Kansas City 6/06. Recalled 7/06. Optioned to Triple-A 8/06. Recalled 8/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased by Kansas City 6/05. Optioned to Triple-A 7/05. Recalled 8/05.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2004 (1s-31) (Texas). Signed 7/04, $1M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .252 .312 .328 .240
11 vs R (Multi) .266 .338 .380 .275
18 Split (Multi) -.014 -.027 -.052 -.035
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.064 -.025
30 vs L (2016) .299 .340 .412 .270
31 vs R (2016) .265 .336 .373 .276
38 Split (2016) .034 .004 .040 -.006
39 LgAvg (2016) -.022 -.023 -.071 -.028

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-10-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Assuming the Mets re-sign David Wright, what do you see as their biggest move the offseason? The starting pitching is probably already their, do they trade Murphy and look at Valdespin at 2B? Sign and trade for a outfielder? Simply add to the bullpen? What can Mets fans expect this offseason?
(deech from Long Island)
Tough to say what any team's biggest move this offseason will be at this point, but I could see the Mets trading Murphy. I think they'll move one of Ike Davis and Lucas Duda, as well. My money would be on Duda heading to an American League team. He's tough to hide on defense and his bat isn't good enough to just accept the defensive woes. They'll probably make a few other moves, too-I could see someone like J.P. Howell landing in that bullpen. (R.J. Anderson)
2009-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Troy Percival sucks, Dan Wheeler isn't much better and J.P. Howell and Grant Balfour haven't been good...yet. What do you make of the early struggles of the Rays pen?
(Tommy from DRaysBay)
Wait, a bullpen couldn't repeat its performance from last year, one which was above and beyond expectations during its successful run? I liked the Rays to be better than last year for reasons outside of their bullpen. I think we'll see Howell and Balfour pick it up a bit, but if you expect them to replicate last year again, you're in for a long season. (Marc Normandin)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-22 16:30:00World Series Game OneSee, this is what I mean when I said that Maddon is learning as he goes and might make mistakes. If J.P. Howell was going to get Burrell and only Burrell, why was he left in the game? Why is it not Balfour for Burrell?

It's one thing to not worry too much about platoon splits in favor of skill sets. It's another to act in contravention of them.

I really don't understand this sequence.
(Joe Sheehan)
2008-10-22 16:30:00World Series Game OneQuite often in talking about pitchers during Top 11 time or during the season, I talk about guys with good curveballs. The key is to find the guys who can BOTH drop it in for strikes AND bury it as a chase pitch.

That's what J.P. Howell is doing here . . . and that should have been strike three. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-10-22 16:30:00World Series Game One"jessehoffins (Swarthmore, PA): Joe- As to Howard's placement in the lineup, you really think pushing him back to eighth makes sense against a pitcher that almost never makes it past the 6th anyway? I understand his awful platoons, but Charlie Manuel has to believe that getting him one extra at bat late in a game is worth it. "

An at-bat that, if it means anything, will probably come against J.P. Howell, or David Price, or Trever Miller, all of whom Howard can't hit.

He's a platoon player.
(Joe Sheehan)
 

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