WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 31:  Ryan Howard #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies warms up prior to the start of the Phillies game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on May 31, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Braves won 2-0. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Ryan Howard


Ryan "The Big Piece" Howard plays first baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies.  He was named Rookie of the Year in 2005, leading all rookies with 22 home runs.  He hit the 100 and 200 homerun marks faster than any other player.  He's a left-handed power batter who causes elaborate shifts in the outfield when he's up at bat.  In 2006, he was the National League MVP and he was selected as an All-Star for three seasons (2006, '09, '10).