Future Watch: Ryan Howard Rookie Baseball Cards, Giants – Ryan Howard is a 24-year-old infielder who was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 5th round of the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft, so now nobody should confuse him with the former Phillies slugger with the same name.
He attended Missouri University and played three seasons (2014-16) there including one summer of USA Baseball. He played shortstop and third base. In his final year there he had 19 multi-hit games that tied him for a team high, and he started every game at shortstop in 2016.
In 2016, he played in two rookie league games and then was quickly moved to the Salem-Kaiser Volcanoes in short-A. Over 224 at-bats he had 10 doubles, four homers, 31 RBI and a .272 average. That was a good way to dip his foot into professional baseball.
In 2017, he played for the San Jose Giants in the California League. A higher version of A-ball. In 526 at-bats he had 21 doubles, nine homers, 50 RBI with a .306 average and seven steals.
He has a 2017 Bowman Baseball Chrome Prospects Autographs card and that’s a good way to get him into your collection.
According to his MLB.com draft profile:
Howard has decent tools across the board and profiles as a utilityman more than a regular. He makes consistent contact from the right side, albeit with modest power and on-base skills, so he fits toward the bottom of a batting order. He’s an average runner whose instincts help him on the bases and in the field. Howard played exclusively at shortstop in his pro debut and split time between there and third base in 2017. He has fringy range at short but still manages to make his share of plays, and his solid arm works anywhere in the infield. ETA 2020.
Here’s a look at a timely hit:
Future Watch: Ryan Howard Rookie Baseball Cards, Giants – Stats
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|All Levels (3 Seasons)||305||1296||1180||137||339||63||4||17||131||18||9||77||160||.287||.335||.391||.725||461||30||14||11||14||1|
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