J. P. Howell
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J. P. Howell Tampa Bay Rays — No. 39
Born: April 25, 1983 (1983-04-25) (age 24)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Major League Baseball debut
June 11, 2005 for the Kansas City Royals
Selected MLB statistics
Earned Run Average 6.34
* Kansas City Royals (2005)
* Tampa Bay Devil Rays/Rays (2006-present)
James Phillip Howell (born April 25, 1983, in Modesto, California) is a Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. He is an alumnus of Jesuit High School in Carmichael, California and the University of Texas at Austin.
Howell is a soft tosser. He throws his sweeping fastball in the mid 80's, topping out at 87 MPH. He also throws a curveball that's been described by scouts as "heavy" because of its extremely sharp downward break. He throws a changeup that breaks away from right-handed hitters. Howell also throws a cutter to his arsenal.Howell has good command of all four pitches.
Howell made his Major League Baseball debut with the Kansas City Royals on June 11, 2005. On June 20, 2006 Howell was traded to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for infielder Fernando Cortez and outfielder Joey Gathright,and made his Devil Rays debut on August 1, 2006.
* Kansas City Royals: 2005-2006
* Tampa Bay Rays: 2006-Present
 See also
* Tampa Bay Rays all-time roster
 External links
* Page at Baseball Reference