Future Watch: Ryan Howard Rookie Baseball Cards, Giants

Future Watch: Ryan Howard Rookie Baseball Cards, GiantsFuture 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:

In 2018, he played in Double-A for the Richmond Flying Squirrels. In 422 at-bats he had 32 doubles, four triples, four home runs and 50 RBI with a .273 average. His coaches rave about his tenacity. He has all the makings of a late bloomer.

Future Watch: Ryan Howard Rookie Baseball Cards, Giants – Stats

Register Batting
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2016 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A–Rk SFG 61 256 232 34 63 10 0 4 31 2 2 15 24 .272 .316 .366 .683 85 8 2 3 4 0
2016 21 0.0 Salem-Keizer NORW A- SFG 59 246 224 33 61 10 0 4 31 2 2 13 24 .272 .313 .371 .683 83 8 2 3 4 0
2016 21 1.2 Giants ARIZ Rk SFG 2 10 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .250 .400 .250 .650 2 0 0 0 0 0
2017 22 -0.7 San Jose CALL A+ SFG 127 565 526 59 161 21 0 9 50 7 2 23 81 .306 .342 .397 .739 209 8 8 3 5 0
2018 23 -1.2 Richmond EL AA SFG 117 475 422 44 115 32 4 4 50 9 5 39 55 .273 .336 .396 .732 167 14 4 5 5 1
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
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/26/2018.

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