Dbacks Head To Philly To Take On Lowly Phillies

By Guillermo Salcido
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May 14, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard (6) hits a single against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the third inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Howard

Howard is starting to show signs of life. The 3-time All Star is known for his ridiculous power, having multiple 40+ homer seasons and a career high 58 in 2006. Age has definitely slowed down the 35-year old Howard. If Howard is able to show that he’s got some value to American League teams looking for a left handed power bat, the Phillies might be able to cash in.

The seasons where he’s recorded 140+ RBI are undoubtedly over. So far in 2015, Howard’s smacked 7 homers and driven in 16 RBI. Both of those numbers are team highs. If he’s still in Philadelphia, he’ll still be hitting in the middle of the lineup. At least he hasn’t seen the fall from grace that Chase Utley has.