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Howie Kendrick

Howie Kendrick

2B,LF - WSH
Age: 36College: St. John's River CC, FLBats: RThrows: R

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Kendrick had registered single-digit home runs in each of the last five seasons before belting 12 at the All-Star break. While scouts often said he'd one day win a batting title, they likely didn't think he'd wait until age 36 to hit .316 with a career-high .526 slugging percentage. Don't be so quick to dismiss this unpredictable outburst; his .396 xwOBA ranks 10th in all of baseball. Although not playing every day, he's in Washington's lineup enough to make an impact in deeper leagues. He's not expected to miss more the minimum 10 days after going on the IL with leg cramps.

In what may be the most surprising breakout in all of baseball, the 36-year-old Kendrick has turned into a prolific hitter with power to go along with his .330 batting average. And believe it or not, the underlying stats suggest it is the real deal so don't get the crazy idea of trying to sell him high.

Kendrick's Statcast numbers fully support his lofty batting average, and there's every reason to believe he can be one of the biggest contributors in that category going forward. This is a player who has batted at least .293 in six of the last seven seasons, and now he's making more contact and striking out less than ever before. Meanwhile Kendrick is also hitting the ball with much more authority than he has in the past - his increased barrel rate, hard hit rate, exit velocity, and launch angle are all indicative of the power breakthrough he's experiencing.

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