J.P. Howell #56 - P

LA Dodgers

  • Age: 31
  • DOB: 1983/04/25
  • POB: Modesto, CA
  • Height: 6-0 Weight: 185lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/L
  • MLB Seasons: 8
  • Drafted by Kansas City in 2004 (1st round).
  • Current Status: On roster
Year to date6603300047.2291312125471.132.27
On Pace6903300050.030131212649-2.27

Scouting Report

AssetsHas a wide variety of pitches, thanks to his training as a starter. Is a versatile, hard-nosed hurler who can be used in a variety of situations.
FlawsFailed as a starter, largely due to a lack of stamina. Can get hit hard if overexposed as a reliever as well. Can also get into trouble if his fastball straightens out.
Career potentialSolid lefty reliever.

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2013/12/17Re-signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a two-year contract.
2013/10/31Filed for free agency.
2013/06/17Missed 2 games (suspended by mlb).
2013/06/14Suspended by the MLB for 2 games.
2013/01/07Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a one-year contract.
2012/10/29Filed for free agency.
2012/01/16Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2011/06/26Missed 3 games (sore left foot).
2011/06/22Sore left foot, day-to-day.
2011/05/20Missed 44 games (left labrum surgery).
2011/03/31Left labrum surgery, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 22nd, 2011).
2010/12/13Re-signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2010/12/02Tampa Bay Rays declined to tender a contract.
2010/11/02Missed all 162 regular season and all 5 playoff games (strained left shoulder).
2010/08/30Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (strained left shoulder).
2010/04/04Strained left shoulder, early September.
2010/01/19Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2009/02/25Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2007/09/16Recalled from Durham (AAA).
2007/07/23Optioned to Durham (AAA).
2007/07/21Recalled from Durham (AAA).
2007/07/09Optioned to Durham (AAA).
2007/06/02Recalled from Durham (AAA).
2007/03/28Optioned to Durham (AAA).
2007/02/22Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2006/08/26Recalled from Durham (AAA).
2006/08/07Optioned to Durham (AAA).
2006/07/30Recalled from Durham (AAA).
2006/06/20Acquired from the Kansas City Royals.
2006/03/20Assigned to Omaha (AAA).
2005/08/26Recalled from Omaha (AAA).
2005/07/23Optioned to Omaha (AAA).
2005/06/11Contract purchased from Omaha (AAA).
2005/03/08Assigned by the Kansas City Royals to their minor league camp.
2004/07/05Signed by the Kansas City Royals.


2013/01/07Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
2006/06/20Tampa Bay Devil Rays traded Joey Gathright and Fernando Cortez to the Kansas City Royals for J.P. Howell.
2004/06/07Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st round in 2004.

Career Stats

2014LA DodgersNL6603300047.2291312125471.132.27
2013LA DodgersNL6704100062.0421414223541.052.03
2012Tampa BayAL5501000050.1391717722421.213.04
2011Tampa BayAL4602310030.2302421518261.576.16
2009Tampa BayAL69075170066.2472221733791.202.84
2008Tampa BayAL6406130089.1622922639921.132.22
2007Tampa BayAL10101600051.0694543821491.767.59
2006Tampa BayAL881300042.1522524414331.565.10
2005Kansas CityAL15153500072.2735550939541.546.19
2005High DesertA883100046.0331610224481.241.96
2004Idaho FallsR643100026.01698112381.082.77


GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage

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