1B,DH - FA - RET
Ryan Howard has had a difficult 2016 season, but had a good game in what is likely his second to last game as a Phillie. He went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI. Howard now has 25 home runs for the season.
Howard is batting just .199 this season, but still has put together excellent power numbers. He'll likely be playing in the American League next season as a designated hitter. Howard can still be a 30 home run year player if he gets enough playing time.
The Phillies improved to 66-82 with a 4-3 win over the Marlins on Friday. Ryan Howard provided half of the offense with a two-run homer run. The home run was Howard's 22nd, and he now has 51 RBI for the season.
Howard is likely playing his final couple of weeks in a Phillies uniform. He's batting just .193 this season, but is still averaging a home run every 14 at-bats. Howard could end up in the American League next season as a designated hitter.
The Phillies improved to 63-77 following a 4-1 victory over the Nationals on Thursday. Ryan Howard provided the big blow with a three run home run in the third inning. The home run was Howard's 21st and now has 49 RBI for the season.
Howard is batting just .195, but is averaging a home run every 14 at-bats. As Howard's career as a Phillie is likely winding down with 22 games to play, he could still be a productive power threat next season, particularly as a designated hitter.
Ryan Howard had been swinging the bat well before a recent skid, which continued on Monday. He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Philllies 6-2 win over the Marlins. Howard is now 3-for-22 with 13 strikeouts over the last eight games.
Howard is winding down his time in Philadelphia and is likely to see decreased playing time over the final few weeks. Howard can still provide power, but it's hard to see many fantasy owners relying on him for the stretch run.
The Phillies struggled to an 8-4 loss on Friday and have lost four straight at home. Ryan Howard had a good game in the loss, going 2-for-4 with a double and RBI. Howard is now batting .199 for the season.
Howard has been swinging the bat much better lately and has 20 home runs and 46 RBI for the season. He's likely to see little playing time this month, as the Phillies want to see more of Tommy Joseph.