James Phillip Howell
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 0", Weight 175 lb.
- School University of Texas at Austin
- High School: Jesuit High School (Sacramento)
- Debut June 11, 2005
- Final Game August 13, 2017
- Born April 25, 1983 in Modesto, CA USA
J.P. Howell was 1-0 with a 2.89 ERA for the US in the 2000 World Junior Championship; they got the Silver. He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st round of the 2004 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Chet Sergo for a $1 million bonus and made his pro debut that summer.