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Garrett Richards
Popularity: ↑ 48%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 210LBS | Age: 32

Draft: 2009 | Rd: CA, #42, Los Angeles Angels | Oklahoma
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 2 2 4.03 14 10 0 51.1 46 1.25
10 Seasons 47 41 3.62 187 128 2 804.2 702 1.26
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 14 2-2 4.03 51.1 46 1.25
10 Seasons 187 47-41 3.62 804.2 702 1.26

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 3250 608 30 4.9 87.3 5.3 27.3 .224 .350 .293 .293 .325 31.7 20.3 8.8 3.65 3.66
2016 615 98 5 5.1 89 9.2 34.7 .240 .391 .305 .316 .362 40.9 23 10.1 2.34 4.37
2017 427 74 3 4.1 87.1 5.2 28.4 .220 .346 .220 .271 .331 28.8 25 6.5 2.28 3.15
2018 1313 202 17 8.4 90.4 8.9 30.7 .224 .390 .306 .312 .376 41.1 26.9 10.2 3.65 4.15
2019 157 24 3 12.5 88.6 6.2 45.8 .260 .540 .433 .383 .486 41.7 26.8 14.6 8.31 7.02
2020 788 148 13 8.8 89.8 14.6 37.2 .246 .443 .313 .326 .379 35.1 21.6 8 4.03 4.58
6550 1154 71 6.2 88.3 7.5 30.2 .229 .377 .298 .303 .348 34.6 22.4 9.1
6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .312 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Richards relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(46.3%) ,
Slider
(37.8%) ,
Sinker
(8.4%) ,
Curveball
(7.5%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 365 146 219 46.3 95.1 96 87 24 18 4 1 1 6 82 .276 .303 .379 .474 .312 .358 90.1 13 2626 15.0 11.8
2020 Slider 298 180 118 37.8 88.5 84 75 11 5 2 0 4 34 41 .147 .165 .333 .383 .252 .277 90.0 20 2893 39.2 26.4
2020 Sinker 66 23 43 8.4 95.2 15 15 7 3 3 0 1 0 15 .467 .286 .867 .519 .556 .345 84.9 7 2573 15.2 0.0
2020 Curveball 59 19 40 7.5 80.0 18 16 5 3 1 0 1 6 10 .313 .285 .563 .486 .405 .369 89.5 11 3299 34.8 20.7
2019 4-Seam Fastball 64 29 35 40.8 94.9 16 11 3 1 0 1 1 2 10 .273 .284 .727 .650 .473 .464 86.4 11 2673 18.2 15.4
2019 Slider 46 18 28 29.3 89.1 11 10 2 1 0 1 0 6 4 .200 .187 .400 .283 .281 .243 94.1 22 3013 54.5 35.3
2019 Sinker 28 3 25 17.8 95.2 9 8 4 1 3 0 0 0 8 .500 .337 .875 .544 .579 .407 87.4 -2 2664 0.0 0.0
2019 Curveball 19 8 11 12.1 80.5 5 5 1 0 0 0 1 3 2 .200 .228 .800 .808 .388 .406 91.8 -15 3431 33.3 33.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2020 Slider SD R 298 88.5 37.7 5.7 18 3 -0.4 -12
2020 Curveball SD R 59 80 62.8 10.6 20 10.5 1.6 18
2020 4-Seamer SD R 365 95.1 19.5 -4.9 -33 0.3 -8 -104
2020 Sinker SD R 66 95.2 19.6 -0.6 -3 10.2 -4.6 -31
2019 Curveball SD R 19 80.5 65 12.4 24 12.2 3.9 47
2019 Sinker SD R 28 95.2 21.5 0.1 1 7.8 -7.4 -49
2019 4-Seamer SD R 64 94.9 21.3 -5.8 -37 0.4 -8.7 -105
2019 Slider SD R 46 89.1 38.4 6.2 19 2.8 -0.7 -21
2018 Slider LAA R 512 89.2 39.9 6.9 21 2.4 -1.4 -37
2018 4-Seamer LAA R 410 95.8 19.8 -4.9 -33 1.6 -9.5 -120
2018 Sinker LAA R 251 95.9 20 -0.3 -2 8.5 -6.4 -43
2018 Changeup LAA R 1 90.9 36.1 9.6 36 22 7.6 52
2018 Curveball LAA R 139 81 65 12.3 23 8.6 1 13
2017 Sinker LAA R 88 95.8 19.6 0.6 3 7.8 -7.5 -49
2017 4-Seamer LAA R 160 95.7 18.6 -5.5 -42 0.1 -8.6 -102
2017 Slider LAA R 141 89.1 40.2 10 33 1.4 -1.5 -51
2017 Curveball LAA R 37 79.7 67.1 14.9 29 8 0.4 5
2016 Slider LAA R 148 89.1 39.8 9.6 32 2 -0.1 -6
2016 Changeup LAA R 55 88.4 29.9 2.7 10 14.9 1.9 14
2016 Cutter LAA R 33 95.6 16.7 1.6 9 1.9 1.3 218
2016 Curveball LAA R 22 80.1 62.5 10.9 21 10.2 3.6 54
2016 Sinker LAA R 121 96.3 20.8 3.3 19 11.4 -3.7 -25
2016 4-Seamer LAA R 215 96.4 17.4 -4.6 -36 3 -6.5 -68
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 Sinker 5.8 4 66 8.4 15 0.467 0.867 .563 15.2 0 0 0.286 0.519 0.345 26.7
2020 Curveball 0.8 0 59 7.5 18 0.313 0.563 .408 34.8 33.3 20.7 0.285 0.486 0.367 50
2020 Slider -0.9 -3 298 37.8 84 0.147 0.333 .254 39.2 40.5 26.4 0.165 0.383 0.277 34.1
2020 4-Seamer -1.6 -6 365 46.3 96 0.276 0.379 .317 15 6.3 11.8 0.303 0.474 0.358 35.4
2019 Curveball 4.1 1 19 12.1 5 0.2 0.8 .4 33.3 60 33.3 0.228 0.808 0.406 50
2019 Sinker 10 3 28 17.8 9 0.5 0.875 .594 0 0 0 0.337 0.544 0.408 50
2019 Slider -0.7 0 46 29.3 11 0.2 0.4 .291 54.5 54.5 35.3 0.187 0.283 0.244 50
2019 4-Seamer 2 1 64 40.8 16 0.273 0.727 .487 18.2 12.5 15.4 0.284 0.65 0.467 30
2018 Curveball -1.4 -2 139 10.6 31 0.065 0.129 .103 30.4 41.9 18.1 0.155 0.282 0.207 44.4
2018 Sinker 1.3 3 251 19.1 57 0.358 0.472 .388 15.9 7 9.8 0.313 0.469 0.363 46.9
2018 4-Seamer 1.3 5 410 31.2 114 0.29 0.495 .418 13.7 12.3 17.5 0.281 0.477 0.394 40.5
2018 Slider -1 -5 512 39 121 0.144 0.315 .251 44.8 46.3 33.1 0.153 0.308 0.239 35.7
2018 Changeup 6.1 0 1 0.1
2017 Curveball -2.4 -1 37 8.7 9 0 0 0 25 66.7 18.8 0.1 0.11 0.092 0
2017 Sinker -3 -3 88 20.6 24 0.13 0.217 .171 15.9 12.5 17.6 0.243 0.415 0.296 25
2017 Slider -2.1 -3 141 33 33 0.125 0.25 .202 45.6 45.5 26.3 0.146 0.269 0.192 29.4
2017 4-Seamer 0.4 1 160 37.5 41 0.314 0.371 .353 18.1 7.3 9.4 0.31 0.44 0.369 33.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Sinker 54 95.2 63 14.6 12:30 1:30 -60
2020 Slider 232 88.5 28 5.6 8:00 7:15 45
2020 Curveball 54 80 89 25.2 6:45 6:45 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 335 95.1 59 10.1 12:30 12:00 30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 137 594 0 -11 6 3 -3
2017 107 426 -1 -7 0 2 -6
2018 323 1313 -1 -11 7 7 2
2019 41 157 3 0 0 0 5
2020 225 838 1 -15 3 5 -6
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 3250 49 62.9 85.6 30 49.3 41.4 60.2 46.1 25.8 8 66.5
2016 615 45.5 64.7 84.1 32.2 61 40.3 57.4 46.8 24 6.5 66.7
2017 427 49.1 69.4 84.1 27.2 42.4 41.3 61.1 48 27.3 5.4 87
2018 1313 49.7 62.5 82.4 24.1 42.8 42.6 55.1 43.2 28.4 8.5 70.5
2019 157 50.3 55.7 72.7 20.5 56.3 41.4 58.5 38.2 30 5.7 88.9
2020 788 49.5 69.5 83.4 25.1 48 41.8 60.6 47.1 25.9 8.6 75
6550 48.9 64 84.2 28 49 41.6 59.1 45.6 26.3 7.8 69.9
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 59 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.3 7.2 75.7

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 56.4 15.1 21.9 6.6 37 38.2 24.8 4.6 45.6 19.4 19.7 3.8 4.9
2016 46.9 16.3 31.6 5.1 35.7 40.8 23.5 3.1 35.7 20.4 22.4 6.1 5.1
2017 55.4 13.5 27 4.1 31.1 40.5 28.4 9.5 40.5 16.2 21.6 6.8 4.1
2018 50.5 15.8 25.2 8.4 36.6 36.6 26.7 2 40.1 19.8 23.3 5.9 8.4
2019 45.8 20.8 25 8.3 37.5 41.7 20.8 4.2 25 16.7 25 12.5 12.5
2020 41.2 19.6 32.4 6.8 43.9 31.1 25 3.4 33.8 27.7 18.2 7.4 8.8
52.3 15.9 25 6.7 37.3 37.4 25.2 4.2 41.5 20.4 20.6 5.2 6.2
45.3 21.9 25.7 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 61 66 70 64 58 9 52 72 66 49 24 74 61 91 99 100
2016 92 97 100
2017 90 99 100
2018 42 66 49 34 52 46 17 4 6 75 20 73 42 89 99 100
2019
2020 38 42 30 24 52 11 28 24 60 39 57 44 38 83 98 100
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 27.5 2 2.6 -1 1 1 2 100
2020 23.7 7 8.3 -1 1 5 5 71.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 4 3 2 3 2 3 2 2 3 2 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 2 2 3 3
2020 7 8 9 8 10 7 9 10 9 9 9 8 7 8 9 10 6 8 9 9 5 7 8 10 8 10 8 7 8 7 10
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 96.1 96.3 0.2 95.8 -0.5 95.8 0 95 -0.8 95.2 0.2
Offspeed Velocity 93.2 88.4 -4.8 0 0 90.9 0 0 0 0 0
Breaking Velocity 86.7 87.9 1.2 87.2 -0.7 87.4 0.2 86.6 -0.8 87.1 0.5
Exit Velocity 87.3 89 1.7 87.1 -1.9 90.4 3.3 88.6 -1.8 89.8 1.2
Launch Angle 5.3 9.2 3.9 5.2 -4 8.9 3.7 6.2 -2.7 14.6 8.4
Barrel % 4.9 5.1 0.2 4.1 -1 8.4 4.3 12.5 4.1 8.8 -3.7
Hard Hit % 31.7 40.9 9.2 28.8 -12.1 41.1 12.3 41.7 0.6 35.1 -6.6
Sweet Spot % 27.3 34.7 7.4 28.4 -6.3 30.7 2.3 45.8 15.1 37.2 -8.6
xBA 0.224 0.24 0.016 0.22 -0.02 0.224 0.004 0.26 0.036 0.246 -0.014
BA 0.236 0.238 0.002 0.18 -0.058 0.222 0.042 0.294 0.072 0.244 -0.05
xwOBA 0.293 0.316 0.023 0.271 -0.045 0.312 0.041 0.383 0.071 0.326 -0.057
wOBA 0.293 0.305 0.012 0.22 -0.085 0.306 0.086 0.433 0.127 0.313 -0.12
xSLG 0.35 0.391 0.041 0.346 -0.045 0.39 0.044 0.54 0.15 0.443 -0.097
SLG 0.359 0.362 0.003 0.26 -0.102 0.382 0.122 0.676 0.294 0.415 -0.261
K% 20.3 23 2.7 25 2 26.9 1.9 26.8 -0.1 21.6 -5.2
BB% 8.8 10.1 1.3 6.5 -3.6 10.2 3.7 14.6 4.4 8 -6.6
Swing % 46.1 46.8 0.7 48 1.2 43.2 -4.8 38.2 -5 47.1 8.9
Whiff% 25.8 24 -1.8 27.3 3.3 28.4 1.1 30 1.6 25.9 -4.1
In Zone Swing % 49 45.5 -3.5 49.1 3.6 49.7 0.6 50.3 0.6 49.5 -0.8
Out of Zone Swing % 51 54.5 3.5 50.9 -3.6 50.3 -0.6 49.7 -0.6 50.5 0.8
First Pitch Swing % 28.4 25.7 -2.7 25.9 0.2 23.8 -2.1 22 -1.8 29.6 7.6
First Pitch Strike % 60.2 57.4 -2.8 61.1 3.7 55.1 -6 58.5 3.4 60.6 2.1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 136 .310 77 9 11.7 59 21 35.6
2017 108 .220 59 5 8.5 49 1 2.0
2018 323 .306 154 0 0.0 169 25 14.8
2019 41 .433 15 0 0.0 26 12 46.2
2020 213 .313 103 1 1.0 110 37 33.6

Pitch Distribution