Yes, it's true! Ryan Howard is slated to be available in next year's Millennium League rookie draft. Born 11/19/70 in St. Louis, MO, Ryan played the 2003 campaign in high class A ball at Clearwater, FL. The big first basemen hit 23 homeruns, knocked in 82 runs and hit for a .304 average. Most likely, Howard will see considerable playing time with the AA Reading Phillies but could very well be playing next year at the major league level as well.