Ben Howard Pitcher

     
 

Born: January 15, 1979
Danville, IL
Height: 6-2
Weight: 220
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 2nd round, 1997 by SD
How Acquired: Minor league free agent (Jan. 2008)
High School: Jackson Central (TN)

Released (March 2008)

Scouting Report
:  Howard's fastball topped out at 99 mph before an elbow injury in 2002, and it now sits between 91-95 mph.  Also mixes in a changeup and a slider, both of which are average to below average. Has problems with control when his fastball gets up in speed.  Has issues with keeping his delivery consistent.  Howard struggles against lefties.
 

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs cg sh sv ip h r er hr bb so k/bb
  1997 AZL Padres Ariz Rk Sd 18 1 4 0.200 7.45 13 12 0 0 0 54.1 54 53 45 3 63 59 0.94
  1998 Idaho Falls Pio Rk Sd 19 4 5 0.444 6.03 15 15 0 0 0 68.2 67 61 46 2 87 79 0.91
  1999 Fort Wayne Midw A Sd 20 6 10 0.375 4.73 28 28 0 0 0 144.2 123 100 76 17 110 131 1.19
  2000 Rancho Cucamonga Calif A+ Sd 21 5 11 0.313 6.37 32 19 0 0 0 107.1 88 87 76 8 111 150 1.35
  2001 Lake Elsinore Calif A+ Sd 22 8 2 0.800 2.83 18 18 0 0 0 101.2 86 37 32 4 32 107 3.34
  2001 Mobile Sou AA Sd 22 2 0 1.000 2.40 7 5 0 0 0 30.0 17 9 8 3 15 29 1.93
  2002 Mobile Sou AA Sd 23 3 1 0.750 2.18 6 6 0 0 0 33.0 26 10 8 2 16 30 1.88
  2002 Portland PCL AAA Sd 23 0 4 0.000 6.20 11 7 0 0 0 45.0 47 34 31 10 15 25 1.67
  2002 San Diego NL MLB Sd 23 0 1 0.000 9.28 3 2 0 0 0 10.2 13 11 11 4 14 10 0.71
  2003 Portland PCL AAA Sd 24 7 9 0.438 4.55 22 22 0 0 0 130.2 118 69 66 17 49 68 1.39
  2003 San Diego NL MLB Sd 24 1 3 0.250 3.63 6 6 0 0 0 34.2 31 17 14 10 15 24 1.60
  2004 Albuquerque PCL AAA Fla 25 3 0 1.000 3.67 23 0 0 0 1 34.1 29 16 14 3 22 28 1.27
  2004 Florida NL MLB Fla 25 1 1 0.500 5.50 31 0 0 0 0 37.2 37 23 23 6 21 33 1.57
  2005 Albuquerque PCL AAA Fla 26 6 3 0.667 4.63 54 3 0 0 2 83.2 85 49 43 13 29 87 3.00
  2006 Syracuse IL AAA Tor 27 1 1 0.500 8.82 11 0 0 0 0 16.1 21 16 16 6 7 8 1.14
  2006 Buffalo IL AAA Cle 27 2 1 0.667 3.98 34 0 0 0 11 40.2 38 20 18 1 14 21 1.50
  2007 Iowa PCL AAA Chc 28 6 10 0.375 4.28 55 0 0 0 2 82.0 84 41 39 13 24 68 2.83
2008 Huntsville Sou AA Mil 29 0 1 0.000 6.75 4 0 0 0 0 6.2 8 6 5 0 4 2 0.50
2008 Nashville PCL AAA Mil 29 2 6 0.250 4.73 31 2 0 0 1 59.0 66 34 31 5 22 41 1.86
   

 

 

 
   
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