Rangers RHP Spencer Howard Begins Rehab Assignment with Express
Howard Scheduled to Start Tonight’s Series Opener between Round Rock and El Paso
EL PASO, Texas – The Texas Rangers announced on Thursday afternoon that RHP Spencer Howard is joining the Round Rock Express to begin a Major League Rehab Assignment. The righty is scheduled to start tonight’s 8:05 p.m. contest against the El Paso Chihuahuas (San Diego Padres affiliate) at Southwest University
State of the System: Philadelphia Phillies
Club bullish on pitching talent beyond top prospect Howard
Starting in October and running through the end of the year, MiLB.com's State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021.
There are things to like about where
Phils' Howard pulled with stiff shoulder
Twins prospect Rooker suffers fractured right forearm
For a while on Saturday, it looked like Spencer Howard was on the way to his best start as a Major Leaguer. Now it's uncertain whether the Phillies' top pitching prospect will make his next start.
Howard exited in the fourth inning of Philadelphia's 12-6 win at Miami with stiffness
Howard picks up first win for Phillies
Baseball's No. 35 prospect allows two runs over five solid innings
In his first three Major League starts, Spencer Howard had shown some flashes of his tremendous promise. On Monday, he put it all together.
Baseball’s No. 35 overall prospect worked five solid innings, giving up two runs on five hits with four strikeouts and two walks as the Phillies took
The Road to The Show™: Spencer Howard
Top Phillies pitching prospect eyes Major League debut
Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Spencer Howard. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.
Prospects in the Phillies' 2020 player pool
Top prospects Bohm, Howard followed by mix of bullpen candidates
As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an
Phillies notes: Howard gearing up
No. 2 prospect hitting upper 90s; Phils excited for Garcia
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- It is a brief statement, but with three words, Phillies director of player development Josh Bonifay reassured fans."He'll be ready," Bonifay said. The Philadelphia executive was referring to Spencer Howard, a non-roster invitee to Major League Spring Training camp who has yet to appear in a Grapefruit League
2020 Prospect Projections: NL East rookies
Kieboom competing in Nats infield; Bohm, Sanchez get closer
This is the second in a six-part Toolshed series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season in 2020. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers, 200 innings for starting
Phillies invite Bohm, Howard to spring camp
Philadelphia to challenge Top-100 prospects on MLB side
Alec Bohm and Spencer Howard both have legitimate chances to impact the Phillies' Major League roster in 2020. They will get a chance to improve their odds in just a few weeks.The Phillies extended non-roster invitations to their top two prospects to Major League Spring Training camp on Monday. Pitchers
Bohm, Howard form foundation for Phillies
Collection of talent contributes to 80-win campaign at Reading
Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.The magnifying glass over the Phillies' farm system focuses on its top two prospects.
Adell, Vaughn, Waters named to U.S. roster
Prospects headed to Premier12 tournament in Olympic qualifier
At this year's Premier12 tournament, USA Baseball will take on a distinct prospect flavor.Seven of MLB.com's Top-100 prospects, including No. 5 Jo Adell (Angels) and No. 21 Andrew Vaughn (White Sox), were named to the 28-man U.S. roster on Thursday ahead of the WBSC Premier12 tournament in Guadalajara, Mexico from
Prospect Roundup: Games of August 9
Cards' Gorman homers twice; Lewis hits first Double-A dinger
Cardinals 3B Nolan Gorman, Class A Advanced Palm Beach: 3-for-4, 2 HR, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R -- The top Cardinals prospect had hit safely in eight of his previous nine games but hadn't homered since July 13. That changed in back-to-back at-bats during the opener of the Cards' doubleheader
Howard puts up more zeros for Threshers
Phils No. 5 prospect deals five hitless frames, strikes out seven
Spencer Howard has been virtually unhittable since returning from the injured list.The Phillies' No. 5 prospect tossed five hitless innings Sunday, striking out seven and issuing one walk, in Class A Advanced Clearwater's 4-0 loss to Florida at Spectrum Field.
Prospect Roundup: Games of July 8
Mariners' Lewis makes an extra effort; Phils' Howard sharp
Mariners CF Kyle Lewis, Double-A Arkansas: 2-for-4, HR, 2B, RBI, 2 R -- The No. 7 Mariners prospect turned in his 22nd multi-hit effort of the season. After flying out in the first inning, Lewis led off the fourth with a solo blast to left-center to put the Travelers on
Threshers' Howard no stranger to the K
Phillies No. 5 prospect fans pro-best 11 in 5 2/3 shutout frames
Spencer Howard has proven to be a prototypical strikeout pitcher during his brief career. The 22-year-old took that to a whole new level Tuesday.Philadelphia's No. 5 prospect fanned a career-high 11 over 5 2/3 innings and Class A Advanced Clearwater scratched across a run to edge Florida, 1-0, at Spectrum
Phils' Howard bounces back with six zeros
After rough debut, club's No. 5 prospect rebounds for Threshers
After a rocky debut six days ago, Spencer Howard looked more like the club's No. 5 prospect on Wednesday.Howard scattered three hits and one walk while striking out five over six innings as Class A Advanced Clearwater cruised to a 4-0 victory over Lakeland at Publix Field at Joker Marchant
MiLBY says yes to Howard's playoff no-no
No. 18 Phils prospect's outing sweeps Top Performance award
History was made on Sept. 7 at FirstEnergy Park.Spencer Howard twirled the first postseason no-hitter for Class A Lakewood, a 1-0 victory over Kannapolis that punched the BlueClaws ticket to the South Atlantic League Championship Series.
Toolshed: Players of the MiLB postseason
Jays' Biggio, Dodgers' Lux, Rangers' Martinez lead standouts
The champions have been crowned. The trophies have been hoisted. Every league has a winner, all because of team efforts. But now, it's time to focus on the individuals.The 2018 Minor League postseason was full of memorable moments, from a no-hitter to a crazy comeback to a walk-off hit from
Howard makes history in 'Claws' clincher
Phils No. 18 prospect tosses Lakewood's first playoff no-hitter
Spencer Howard fell just four pitches shy of a "Maddux." But maybe someday, a pitcher will duplicate the right-hander's performance Friday and it'll be called a "Howard."The Phillies' No. 18 prospect threw the first postseason no-hitter in team history as Lakewood advanced to the South Atlantic League Championship Series with a
Twins' Thorpe coasts to Pitcher of the Week
Minnesota's No. 11 prospect fanned 19 batters in 12 2/3 frames
Lewis Thorpe had one bad day at Montgomery in early June. Southern League hitters have paid the price ever since.
The Twins' No. 11 prospect was named Southern League Pitcher of the Week on Monday on the heels of two dominant starts for Double-A Chattanooga. Over his pair of outings
BlueClaws Sweep SAL Weekly Honors
Spencer Howard and Rodolfo Duran take Pitcher, Player of the Week
Spencer Howard and Rodolfo Duran won South Atlantic League honors this week. ---
Claws' Howard hurls another scoreless gem
Phillies No. 19 prospect fans 10, allows three hits in six innings
Spencer Howard did this twice before, but this one felt different.The Phillies' 19th-ranked prospect gave up three hits and a walk while tying his career high with 10 strikeouts over six innings as Class A Lakewood beat Hagerstown, 8-0, on Friday at FirstEnergy Park.
Halos' Castillo heads Pitchers of the Week
No. 11 Angels prospect earns award after seven no-hit innings
Jesus Castillo has been a starter. He's been a reliever. He's been a D-back, a Cub and now an Angel. Currently in his seventh Minor League season, he's finally a Pitcher of the Week.
The Angels' No. 11 prospect won his first career Pitcher of the Week award by capturing