Howie Kendrick
Howie Kendrick

Howie Kendrick (1B,2B,3B,LF)

Philadelphia Phillies

Bats: R   Throws: R

The Dodgers have traded Howie Kendrick to the Philladelphia Phillies for Darin Ruf and Darnell Sweeney. (Source: MLB)

Fantasy Impact: Apparently, Kendrick was unhappy with playing time and could serve as a starter in the Phillies outfield.

Howie Kendrick went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Colorado on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Kendrick has been a pivotal piece to the Dodgers' success in the second half with a .399 wOBA, 155 wRC+ and .167 ISO. Kendrick has also gained multi-position eligibility in numerous places. Howie would be a nice add if he is available and you need the versatility.

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Howie Kendrick went 0-for-4 while batting fourth on Wednesday night in the Dodgers' 8-1 loss to the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts is ignoring the fact that Kendrick has a .217 AVG with zero home runs and only four RBI. Kendrick's .009 ISO is really sad, but even if you don't care about his power, Kendrick's .211 wOBA and 28 wRC+ are atrocious as well. Howie is only relevant in deep mixed leagues and NL-only leagues right now.

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Howie Kendrick started his weekend off by being the designated hitter. After that, Kendrick played left field, second base and first base. Kendrick went 2-for-11 with a walk, one RBI and a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Kendrick continues to find his way into the Dodgers' lineup. His versatility can only help his value going forward. If Kendrick can get things going, he would become worth a waiver claim in deep mixed leagues.

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Howie Kendrick went 5-for-9 with 2 RBI, one walk and three runs scored in a two-game series against the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Howie Kendrick could be getting into a groove after getting a late start to his 2016 season. Kendrick will look to keep things going this weekend against the Blue Jays.

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Howie Kendrick finished 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the Dodgers' 7-5 loss to the Rockies on Friday night. Kendrick has a .349 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Friday marked the fifth time in six games that the Dodgers' LF was hitless and the career .292 hitter has seen his batting average drop to .161 on the season. Usurped of an infield spot by both Chase Utley and Justin Turner, Kendrick may quickly be the man out in the Dodgers' outfield when either Andre Either or Carl Crawford returns. He has the track record of a solid batting average, but no extra-base hits in 31 at-bats with his sub-.200 batting average should keep Kendrick off of the fantasy radar, even in the deepest of leagues.

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Manager Dave Roberts announced that he will use Kendrick in left field throughout the season. It was reported that when he re-signed with the Dodgers he spoke to Roberts about possibly playing outfield. (Source: LA Times)

Fantasy Impact: Kendrick owners should be excited about this development. With multiple position eligibility he will provide lineup versatility to owners. The possibility of him seeing some starts in the field is also good news from a playing time standpoint as he was likely to lose some time to Utley, who is off to a hot start.

Howie Kendrick has been rehabbing in the minor leagues while getting playing time at 2B and 3B. Kendrick is on track to return to the Dodgers on Tuesday against the Diamondbacks. (Source: Bill Plunkett on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is encouraging to see Howie feeling good while getting playing time at two positions. The Dodgers will mainly use Howie at 2B, but could gain eligibility at 3B if/when Justin Turner needs a day of rest. Kendrick makes for a great addition if you need help at 2B or MI.

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Howie Kendrick is expected to take live batting practice in the next few days. The Dodgers hope to have the veteran infielder back in time for Tuesday's home opener. (Source: Eric Stephen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kendrick was hampered by a calf injury this spring. His return will help the Dodgers middle infield depth, as he's expected to see regular time at 2B.

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Howie Kendrick still has not been cleared to resume baseball-related activities. He is a candidate to begin the season on the DL. (Source: Andy McCullough on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It looks very likely that Kendrick will begin the year on the DL. Chase Utley could see regular time at 2B to start the season in Kendrick's absence.

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Howie Kendrick was scratched from Thursday's game with a sore calf muscle. (Source: Ken Gurnick on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kendrick's injuries are something to watch all season long. Howie has been bothered by injuries the last couple of years and his age does not help. When Kendrick plays he is a lock for a great average, hovering around .300. At best, Kendrick is a backup 2B.

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Howie Kendrick was scratched from Monday's Spring Training game due to soreness in his groin. The move was precautionary, as the injury is still considered minor. (Source: Bill Plunkett on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kendrick is projected as the Dodgers' regular second baseman in 2016. He could move around the diamond a bit, also likely to see a few starts at third and potentially the OF, but he will be a 2B for fantasy purposes. He was solid in 2015, hitting for a high average while providing nine home runs and 54 RBI.

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Howie Kendrick has re-signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers for two years and 20 million pending a physical exam. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: This is a significant upgrade for the Dodgers who were likely turning to the aging Chase Utley if this move wasn't made. Kendrick missed more than a month last year with a hamstring issue, but when healthy he is a consistent bet for a .290+ average, and will just approach double digits in homers and stolen bases. Kendrick is a low-upside, high-floor player that can be had in the middle rounds, with a solid lineup around him.

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Howie Kendrick is running bases, taking BP, and hitting in simulated games.

Fantasy Impact: It remains to be seen when Kendrick will begin his rehab assignment. The Dodgers are being cautious with Kendrick and don't seem to be in a hurry to bring him back with Chase Utley being the primary 2B right now.

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Dodgers 2B Howie Kendrick could begin a rehab assignment by the end of this week. Kendrick has been out since early August with a strained hamstring. (Source: Ken Gurnick on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Since Kendrick's injury, the Dodgers acquired 2B Chase Utley from the Phillies. Utley has struggled since joining the Dodgers, and throughout most of the season, so Kendrick should still see playing time once he returns from the DL.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed 2B Howie Kendrick on the 15-day disabled list with a strained hamstring. (Source: Los Angeles Times)

Fantasy Impact: At this point it's not clear how much time Kendrick will miss. He's previously had similar injuries that have kept him out for the minimum, three weeks and six weeks. While he wasn't lighting the world on fire this season, he was useful for fantasy purposes, checking in at No. 8 on ESPN's player rater.

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Howie Kendrick goes 3-for-5

Wed, Aug 5th 11:32pm EDT
By Matthew Davis

Howie Kendrick went 3-for-5 with a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: With another solid performance tonight he is now hitting .298 with 3 HR, 17 R, 14 RBI and 3 SB over his last 30 games. His counting stats could be gaining momentum, he has hit .367 with 2 HR over his last 7 games.

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Howie Kendrick batted 2-for-5 with a home run and a double against the Angels on Sunday. It was his ninth homer of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Kendrick is batting an solid .288/.335/.413 on the season and has stabilized the Dodgers' lineup from the #2 hole. He remains a solid but unspectacular second baseman for fantasy purposes.

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Howie is hitting .317 over his last ten games with a .338 OBP.

Fantasy Impact: Despite only having 6 HR, leaving him with a .121 ISO, Howie is having a solid season for the Dodgers with a .328 wOBA, 111 wRC+. The Dodgers have been in a funk overall and they're due to to heat up again. When they do, Howie will be right in the thick of things.

Howie Kendrick went 4-for-5 with four singles and a RBI against the Marlins on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Howie is having a decent, but unspectacular season thus far, with a .286 average and six homers. The big dropoff in production is in the stolen base category, as he only has two thus far, compared to double digit efforts in years past. Kendrick is still a viable mixed league play as he's 12th on the player rater at 2B.

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Howie Kendrick went 3-for-4 with three singles, two runs scored, and a RBI against Arizona on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Kendrick raised his average to .293, playing in his first full game since coming back from a knee injury. He looks as good as ever, and should remain in fantasy lineups in all formats.

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Howie Kendrick returns to the starting lineup for the first time since Wednesday, June 3rd. The four straight games he missed were due to a knee injury.

Fantasy Impact: It's a good sign to see Kendrick back in the starting lineup. He is slated to hit fourth tonight. Howie's slash line thus far is .284/.345/.428 with 5 HR.

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Howie Kendrick went 2-for-6 with a RBI single and a three-run HR against the Rockies on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Howie started June off with a bang, hitting a rocket of a homer that went 437 feet toward right center. Kendrick is in the top 15 at 2B on the Player Rater, and should be active in all fantasy formats.

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Howie Kendrick went 2-for-3 with two singles, a walk, and a strikeout against the Cardinals. He also had one RBI and two runs scored in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Kendrick stuffed the stat sheet nicely on Saturday, with the only downside being an error he committed that led to the only Cardinals run of the game. However, he more than made up for it with his bat, tying the game in the sixth, and then coming around to score on a Grandal homer. Kendrick is well on his way to replicating his solid 2013 campaign (13 HRs/.297 avg/6 SB), currently batting .297 with four homers and two SBs.

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Howie Kendrick batted 0-for-4 in the Dodgers' loss to the Giants on Tuesday night, and is now batting .299 / .361 / .465 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Kendrick is enjoying the most productive offensive season of his solid career, and most of his peripherals are in line with career norms. He should continue to be one of fantasy's most consistent second basemen after the elite tier of Dee Gordon and Jose Altuve.

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Howie Kendrick batted 4-for-5 with his fourth home run of the season in Tuesday's victory over the Marlins. He is batting .308 / .371 / .500 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Kendrick has been a bit better than expected in the power department so far this season and should continue to bat around .300, rack up counting stats from the Dodgers' 3-hole, and be one of the top second basemen in fantasy baseball.

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Howie Kendrick has hit fourth in the order every game this season.

Fantasy Impact: Hitting cleanup behind Adrian Gonzalez will certainly help out his RBI totals. Howie will also provide a solid AVG, R and SB totals. He can also hit the long ball every now and then. If he continues to hit fourth his value will rise.

Howie Kendrick hit a gigantic HR (400+ ft) yesterday off Rangers LHP Joe Beimel. He finished the day 2-for-2 with a walk, HR and 3 RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Kendrick boasts an incredible stat line this spring hitting .364/.391/.636. He has played in 9 spring training games and is already molding well with his new team. His current NFBC ADP is 166 which makes him the 13th 2B taken off the board. I prefer him over a handful of guys that are going ahead of him. Take advantage of the value that Kendrick will provide.

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The Dodgers acquired Howie Kendrick to fill the hole that was created by trading Dee Gordon to Miami. For Kendrick, the Dodgers gave up rising pitcher Andrew Heaney who they had just acquired from Miami for Dee Gordon. Kendrick only has one more year on his contract but if the Dodgers want to, they should be able to lock him up for more given their huge bankroll. The Dodgers also have Alex Guerrero who they called up from AAA to fill in as needed. (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Fantasy Impact: Howie Kendrick's veteran leadership should prove essential for the Dodger's World Series hopes. So even though Dee Gordon showed plenty of promise last year especially with his defense, the Dodgers essentially upgraded their 2B for close to nothing.

The Andrew Friedman trading frenzy continued as he acquired second baseman Howie Kendrick from the LA Angels. The Angels receive pitcher Andrew Heaney, who the Dodgers acquired earlier in the day for second baseman Dee Gordon. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The Dodgers have coveted Kendrick for a few years now. They almost got him for Zach Lee. Friedman loves OBP and Kendrick can deliver there with a career .332 mark. He also sports a .292 career batting average. He's probably good for 10-12 HRs and 10 SBs. The RBIs will be dependent on where he's situated in the lineup.