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Express RHP Spencer Howard Named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week

Howard Tosses 7.0-Inning Gem Against Las Vegas, Allows Only One Hit
July 5, 2022

ROUND ROCK, Texas – Round Rock Express RHP Spencer Howard was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for June 27-July 3, as announced by Minor League Baseball on Tuesday afternoon. Round Rock hurlers have earned the league’s Pitcher of the Week title in back-to-back weeks after LHP

Rangers RHP Spencer Howard Begins Rehab Assignment with Express

Howard Scheduled to Start Tonight’s Series Opener between Round Rock and El Paso
September 2, 2021

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
November 11, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year,'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
September 13, 2020

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
August 31, 2020

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
July 13, 2020

Each week, 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
July 2, 2020

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
March 9, 2020

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

Toolshed: Non-roster invitees to follow

Madrigal, Rutschman, Gore worth watching in Spring Training
January 31, 2020

Saturday means the start of February, which means the start of Spring Training, which means the return of baseball.The storylines will pile up with players descending on Arizona and Florida in the coming weeks. Some of them are not on 40-man rosters but will still participate in Major League camp

2020 Prospect Projections: NL East rookies

Kieboom competing in Nats infield; Bohm, Sanchez get closer
January 14, 2020

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
January 13, 2020

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
November 27, 2019

Each offseason, 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
October 10, 2019

At this year's Premier12 tournament, USA Baseball will take on a distinct prospect flavor.Seven of'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
August 10, 2019

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
July 14, 2019

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
July 9, 2019

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
April 23, 2019

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
April 10, 2019

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
November 1, 2018

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
September 19, 2018

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
September 7, 2018

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
July 2, 2018

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
July 2, 2018

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
June 30, 2018

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
April 30, 2018

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