John Michael Howell
Ninth Round Draft Pick in 2005 by the Washington Nationals. In his first minor league season with the Washington Nationals, he led the league in hitting, batting .363 with a .404 on base percentage. Was an All-Star, Twice named Player of the Month and was the 11th ranked prospect in the Minor Leagues. The next season, only a month after Spring Training and into the season, Howell tore his ACL and suffered a staph infection that permanently effect his surrounding muscle and ultimately ending his career.
College Career UCF: Spent one season at Central Florida leading the team in batting (.348), Doubles (18), Home Runs (15) and Slugging Percentage (.647)... 2005 Collegiate All-American, First Team All-Conference...
Prior to UCF: While with the Florida Gators and Seminole CC... helping lead to a 73-43 mark in his two seasons including a 42-21 record in 2003 ... led team to a 2003 Conference Championship and sixth place finish at World Series... named 2003 Collegiate All-American ... named to the Florida Collegiate Activities Association State All-Tournament team ... second-team All Mid-Florida Conference selection in 2003 after batting .331 with 12 doubles, one triple and five homers ... also knocked in 32 runs and had a .523 slugging percentage ... in 2002 he was a first-team all-state pick and a first-team all-conference selection ... batted .368 (74-of-201) with a school record 21 doubles, 11 homers and 55 RBI in his first collegiate season ... held a .405 on-base percentage and a .637 slugging percentage ... also batted .500 in three state tournament games ... two-time Mid-Florida Conference All-Academic team member ... 2002 Scholar-Athlete of the Year
High School: played for Jeff Perez at Winter Springs where he was three-year letterwinner ... named team MVP and all-conference as a senior ... batted .490 with two homers as a junior when he was named first-team all-conference, all-county and all-district ... also had a .692 slugging percentage ... all-state and all-area selection as a sophomore
2010 - present
2010 - present