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Player Projection: Ryan Howard

Player Projection: Ryan Howard

Ryan Howard got a late jump on the 2005 season, but was impressive enough to put up numbers that won him the NL Rookie of the Year Award. So, how will he respond in his second season in the majors? Well, let's take a look at how it could all play out.

Ryan Howard is a monster. He's been compared to David Ortiz and the great Willie Stargell. As he strides toward the plate, you feel that he could hit a ball out of any park using a whiffle ball bat. In addition to that, his other numbers certainly didn't hurt his ride toward the Rookie of the Year honor. A downfall? Lefties. Howard struggled against left-handed pitching last season, hitting just... Recommended Stories

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