Howie Kendrick news, rumors and stats

 

Howie Kendrick

Los Angeles Dodgers
Second Baseman | Ht: | Wt: 210


Fantasy Baseball | Draft Guide | Team News

2014 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
53260155136811.291.332.434.766

Access our Fantasy Baseball coverage for more!

The latest Howie Kendrick MLB and fantasy baseball news

From -- thru  --


Dodgers | Howie Kendrick draws a start in LF

Wed, 25 May 2016 16:08:16 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Howie Kendrick is starting in left field and is hitting seventh against Cincinnati Reds SP Dan Straily. OF Carl Crawford remains on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: It's becoming apparent that the aging Crawford is more of a bench option for outfield depth. He hasn't started a game since May 19 and is hitting just .200 without a home run on the season. Crawford has zero steals, too. At this point, he's only a bench option in NL leagues. Kendrick hit his first home run of the year last Sunday and doesn't have a ton of upside these days as a utility player, either. Consider the 32-year-old a sleeper pick against a weak starter tonight.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball Press

Dodgers | Four Dodgers regulars sitting

Mon, 23 May 2016 16:04:36 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford, 2B Chase Utley, C Yasmani Grandal and OF Joc Pederson are all out of the starting lineup against Cincinnati Reds left-handed SP Brandon Finnegan Monday, May 23. OF Enrique Hernandez is playing left field and leading off, 2B Howie Kendrick is at second base and is batting cleanup, OF Trayce Thompson is in center field and hitting fifth, while C A.J. Ellis is behind the plate and hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Against Finnegan, Hernandez, Kendrick and Thompson all make for solid value picks in DFS tonight. Kendrick hit his first home run of the year Sunday and is in a prime spot to take advantage for his owners. Ellis remains a low-end catching option, especially while batting low in the lineup.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball Press

Dodgers | Justin Turner gets a day off Sunday

Sun, 22 May 2016 12:40:41 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Justin Turner and C Yasmani Grandal are absent from the lineup on Sunday, May 22, against San Diego Padres SP Colin Rea. INF Howie Kendrick will replace Turner in the field at third and bat third, while C A.J. Ellis gets the nod behind the plate and will hit eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Turner (.227) and Grandal (.196) are getting rest days, as neither player is exactly tearing it up at the plate. Expect both to be back in the lineup Monday against the Cincinnati Reds. Kendrick might be worth considering in DFS given his spot in the order, but he and Ellis are probably not worth starting in most formats today.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball Press

Dodgers | Adrian Gonzalez returns

Sat, 21 May 2016 15:53:21 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez (back) returned to the lineup Saturday, May 21. He's hitting cleanup, and 3B Justin Turner returned to the three-hole. 2B Howie Kendrick is sitting out.

Fantasy Tip: A-Gone has a ridiculous .384-2-15 line on the road considering he has 20 RBI on the year. He hasn't been great at Petco Park, but not many hitters are. He's a solid start against Cesar Vargas. Turner is hitting just .217 this month and has struggled much of the season. He has upside in the three-hole, but he's a risky lower-middle option.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Dodgers | Chase Utley, Joc Pederson out

Fri, 20 May 2016 15:53:56 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley and OF Joc Pederson are not in the starting lineup against San Diego Padres left-handed SP Christian Friedrich Friday, May 20. 2B Howie Kendrick is playing second and hitting cleanup, while OF Trayce Thompson is in center field and batting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Kendrick has hit cleanup now for the last handful of games but hasn't capitalized and remains a low-end second base option in all fantasy formats. Thompson, on the other hand, has succeeded against lefties (.286, three home runs) and continues to see regular playing time in the outfield. He's an excellent DFS value pick tonight and should start seeing love for outfield depth in deep mixed and NL-only leagues if he hasn't already.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball Press

Dodgers | Adrian Gonzalez remains out

Thu, 19 May 2016 15:19:57 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez (back) is missing his third straight game Thursday, May 19. 2B Howie Kendrick is at first base again and is hitting cleanup against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jhoulys Chacin.

Fantasy Tip: A-Gon remains day-to-day, so hopefully for his owners he'll return sometime this weekend. Kendrick has replaced him all three games at first base and despite hitting just .216 is batting .283 (15-for-53) in the month of May. But he has zero homers and is lacking in the counting stats. Hitting cleanup is a nice opportunity, but Kendrick just hasn't shown enough to be given a long look in fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball Press

Dodgers | Adrian Gonzalez out again

Wed, 18 May 2016 15:41:46 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez (back) is out of the lineup for the second straight game Wednesday, May 18. 2B Howie Kendrick is starting at first base again and is hitting cleanup against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Nick Tropeano.

Fantasy Tip: A-Gon's back injury isn't significant, and he could very well return to the lineup for L.A.'s next game. Once he's back, return him to lineups everywhere. Kendrick quietly has a four-game hitting streak and is batting .306 on the month. However, he has yet to hit a home run. In the cleanup spot, though, he could be worthy of a sleeper selection in DFS.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball Press

Dodgers | Adrian Gonzalez out Tuesday

Tue, 17 May 2016 15:19:35 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez (back) is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 17. 2B Howie Kendrick is starting at first base and is hitting cleanup against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver.

Fantasy Tip: It's unknown how severe A-Gon's back injury is, so keep close tabs on his status moving forward. Kendrick has an underwhelming slash line of .214/.243/.224 this year with no homers, but his daily value sees a significant boost hitting cleanup against a struggling hurler in Weaver. Kendrick qualifies as a value pick in DFS.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball Press

Dodgers | Howie Kendrick in, Justin Turner out

Mon, 16 May 2016 15:30:07 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Justin Turner (rest) is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 16. 2B Howie Kendrick is starting in his place at third base and batting third against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Matt Shoemaker.

Fantasy Tip: Coming off offseason knee surgery, the 31-year-old Turner requires days off here and there. Kendrick would be a risky option in daily leagues tonight despite his favorable positioning in the lineup opposite a downtrodden pitcher like Shoemaker. After all, he's hitting just .202 with one extra-base hit in 94 at-bats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball Press

Dodgers | Carl Crawford out of Sunday lineup

Sun, 15 May 2016 15:06:18 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford is not in the starting lineup Sunday, May 15, against the St. Louis Cardinals. OF Howie Kendrick will bat sixth and play in left against Cardinals SP Mike Leake.

Fantasy Tip: It appears to be a normal night off for Crawford, so bench him accordingly. Kendrick has a .400 average against St. Louis, but it's too small a sample size (2-for-5) to take seriously. With a .200 average and only four runs batted in, Kendrick in reality has little fantasy value and should be avoided.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com