Howard "Howie" Joseph Kendrick III (born July 12, 1983 in Sarasota, Florida) is a Major League Baseball second baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
He attended West Nassau High School (Callahan, Florida) and St. John's River Community College (Palatka, Florida), where he was named Conference Player of the Year. Kendrick was not highly recruited out of high school and had difficulty finding a place to play.
He tried out for several community colleges until SJRCC finally offered him a place to play. Sports Illustrated described how he was scouted.