Over the next month or so, WSBGMs will be previewing most of the players expected to be on the Phillies 25-man roster, either as individuals (ex- starting position players) or as groups (ex- bullpen and bench). Today subject is our lumbering first baseman, Ryan Howard.
Pros: Has natural power, drives in runs, and hits right-handed pitching well.
Cons: Makes $25M a season, oft-injured, can't hit lefties, horrible defensively, clogs the bases.
WSBGM 2014 Projections for Ryan Howard:
131 G, .249/.784, 66 R, 25 DBL, 23 HR, 84 RBI.