The Howard- when a player strikes out, commits an error, and hits a homerun all within the same game. Lovingly named after the Philadelphia Phillies slugger, Ryan Howard.
Take a moment to the peruse the right sidebar of the blog and you'll see an ever growing list of players to commit The Howard in 2016. In fact, 54 Howards have been committed so far in 2016, which is a record setting pace. The previous high for a season was 129 Howards back in 2012, but this year that total might just be eclipsed. After all, batters are striking out more than ever before and the homerun has seen an uptick over years past.
It's no surprise the Chris Davis leads the pack with 3 Howards. Dude hits colossal homeruns, strikes out like 200 times a season, and naturally commits the occasional error. The big shocker is utility infielder Adam Rosales of the Padres sharing the lead with Davis. Rosales is not known for his power, and that's because he really doesn't have much (31 HR in 9 seasons). In fact, he's only hit 4 homeruns this year. That means 75% of the time he goes deep, he also whiffs and botches a play in the field.