30-year old lefty swinging 1B Ryan Howard is the main man in the line-up for the Phillies without a doubt. He played in 160 games for the Phillies last season and he was 172 for 616 (.279 avg, .931 OPS) with 105 runs scored, 45 homers, 141 RBIs and 8 stolen bases. There is no reason to think that Howard won’t put up his usual eye-popping numbers again in 2010 for the Phillies. He has averaged 102 runs scored, 49.5 homers and 143 RBIs per season in his first four full years in the majors. His bat more than makes up for his mitt. He made 14 errors (most in the majors) in 156 games at 1B for the Phillies last season.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE 1B IN 2010: A