J.P. Howell
RP LAD
2 months ago

Howell has allowed just two runs in his last 18.2 innings to lower his ERA from 5.31 to 3.23.

EDGE Analysis

The big reason for Howell's success can be tied to his improvement versus right-handed batters, a group that batted .318 against Howell in 2016 but Re hitting just .186 this year.

J.P. Howell
RP LAD
4 months ago

Howell threw one inning, during which he gave up one run, in Saturday's victory over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Saturday's game saw Howell's scoreless streak of 6.1 innings come to an end when he gave up his first home run of the season, bringing his ERA up to 5.51. This is concerning, as Howell is coming off a 2015 campaign that ended with a 1.43 ERA, marking his third straight season below the 2.40 mark. However, having given up three runs across 9.1 innings in the month of May, Howell is showing signs of improvement and could progress to his normal form as the season goes on.

J.P. Howell
RP LAD
5 months ago

Howell has tossed scoreless innings in back-to-back appearances after allowing six runs in one inning over his first three appearances.

EDGE Analysis

Howell has never been a flamethrower, but his 85.4 mph average fastball velocity so far this year would be the lowest mark of his career if it sticks. With zero holds, Howell has a ways to go before regaining a shred of fantasy relevance.

J.P. Howell
RP LAD
11 months ago

Howell exercised his $6.25 million player option for the 2016 season Wednesday, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Howell put together a solid season in 2015 where he accumulated a 1.43 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 49 strikeouts after 44.0 innings divvied up between 65 outings. Assuming things remain relatively the same with the Dodgers' bullpen next year, Howell will continue to be utilized as a relief pitcher while Kenley Jansen remains the club's closer.

J.P. Howell
RP LAD
1 year ago

Howell has allowed just one run in 25.2 innings this year.

He's surprisingly recorded just five holds, but Howell has certainly been a bright spot. He'll continue to pitch in the late innings, but save opportunities will be scarce.

J.P. Howell
RP LAD
1 year ago

Howell (biceps) pitched to one batter in Wednesday's loss to the Rockies.

Howell was struck on the arm by a line drive the day before, but that did not end up costing him any time. Consider Howell, who owns a 0.64 ERA but a 1.43 WHIP over 20 appearances, available out of the bullpen moving forward.

J.P. Howell
RP LAD
1 year ago

Howell was hit by a line drive during his appearance in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader and had a pretty sizable welt on his right biceps after the game, the Associated Press reports.

Howell was in good spirits after the game because the line drive missed his head, but it remains to be seen if he will be available for the second half of Tuesday's doubleheader or for Wednesday's game. Even if he is unavailable for a couple days, it seems to be a pretty minor injury.

J.P. Howell
RP LAD
1 year ago

Howell has a 0.93 ERA in 9.2 innings so far this season, though in his last eight games (5.2 inning), he's managed just one strikeout.

Howell has just three holds and a 1.45 WHIP, so his value is minimal outside of very deep leagues that count holds.

J.P. Howell
RP LAD
1 year ago

Howell has shown some improvement lately with a pair of hitless outings after opening the season allowing seven baserunners in 2.1 innings.

With a 1.75 WHIP, Howell is fortunate to be sitting with a 2.25 ERA, but he should be a candidate for plenty of holds going forward.

J.P. Howell
RP LAD
2 years ago

Howell allowed three runs in two-thirds on an inning on Tuesday, though there have been no reports that his groin is still bothering him.

Howell now has a 16.87 ERA in four spring appearances. He would seem to be a lock for the Opening Day roster given his $4 million salary, but the Dodgers have already shown they are comfortable eating salary of non-performing players. Either way, Howell looks to be a long shot to accrue saves in Kenley Jansen's (foot) absence.