30-year old lefty swinging 1B Ryan Howard finished third in the MVP voting of the N.L. behind only Albert Pujols and Hanley Ramirez. Howard played in 160 games for the Phillies last year and he was 172 for 616 (.279 avg, .931 OPS) with 105 runs scored, 45 homers, 141 RBIs and 8 stolen bases. He has now played in 732 games in his six years in Philly and he is 750 for 2,687 (.279 avg, .961 OPS) with 465 runs scored, 222 homers, 640 RBIs and 10 stolen bases. There is no reason to think that Howard won’t compete for this award every year that he stays healthy for the next at least 4-5 years as he has the most power of any hitter in all of baseball.