Garrett Richards
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 210LBS | Age: 34

Draft: 2009 | Rd: C-A, #42, Los Angeles Angels | Oklahoma

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 1 1 5.27 32 2 1 42.2 36 1.34
12 Seasons 55 50 3.87 259 152 6 984.0 853 1.31
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 32 1-1 5.27 42.2 36 1.34
12 Seasons 259 55-50 3.87 984.0 853 1.31

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 27 3250 608 30 4.9 3.5 87.3 115.3 5.3 27.3 .226 .353 .293 .294 .329 31.6 20.3 8.8 3.65 3.56
2016 28 615 98 3 3.1 2 89.4 110.7 7.9 27.6 .238 .370 .300 .311 .374 40.7 23.0 10.1 2.34 4.10
2017 29 427 74 3 4.1 2.8 87.1 116.2 5.2 28.4 .223 .349 .220 .274 .335 28.8 25.0 6.5 2.28 3.17
2018 30 1313 202 17 8.4 5.3 90.4 119.9 8.9 30.7 .224 .390 .302 .307 .376 41.1 26.9 10.2 3.65 3.98
2019 31 157 24 3 12.5 7.3 88.6 107.3 6.2 45.8 .260 .544 .433 .386 .491 41.7 26.8 14.6 8.31 7.00
2020 32 788 148 13 8.8 6.1 89.8 111.0 14.6 37.2 .247 .446 .313 .328 .382 35.1 21.6 8.0 4.03 4.61
2021 33 2331 437 37 8.5 6 91.1 115.5 10.6 34.6 .285 .465 .356 .357 .402 47.8 18.6 9.7 4.87 5.58
2022 34 708 133 10 7.5 5.4 89.3 110.5 8.7 31.6 .258 .416 .318 .324 .367 39.1 19.5 7.0 5.27 4.40
Player 9589 1724 116 6.7 4.6 89.1 119.9 8.3 31.0 .246 .402 .313 .318 .365 38.2 21.3 9.1
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 32.8 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Richards relies on 5 pitches.
Slider
(37.7%) ,
Changeup
(34.7%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(24.9%) ,
Curveball
(2.3%) ,
Sinker
(0.4%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 56.4 15.1 21.9 6.6 37.0 38.2 24.8 4.6 45.6 19.4 19.7 3.8 4.9 3.5
2016 46.9 16.3 31.6 5.1 36.7 40.8 22.4 2.0 30.6 15.3 20.4 6.1 3.1 2.0
2017 55.4 13.5 27.0 4.1 31.1 40.5 28.4 9.5 40.5 16.2 21.6 6.8 4.1 2.8
2018 50.5 15.8 25.2 8.4 36.6 36.6 26.7 2.0 40.1 19.8 23.3 5.9 8.4 5.3
2019 45.8 20.8 25.0 8.3 37.5 41.7 20.8 4.2 25.0 16.7 25.0 12.5 12.5 7.3
2020 41.2 26.4 25.7 6.8 43.9 31.1 25.0 3.4 33.8 27.7 18.2 7.4 8.8 6.1
2021 47.6 21.1 24.0 7.3 39.8 35.5 24.7 3.0 32.0 20.6 27.9 7.6 8.5 6.0
2022 51.9 22.6 22.6 3.0 39.8 36.8 23.3 1.5 42.1 19.5 22.6 6.8 7.5 5.4
Player 51.1 18.3 24.0 6.6 38.2 36.9 24.9 3.6 38.9 20.1 22.5 5.9 6.7 4.6
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 32.9 24.5 24.3 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2022 Slider TEX R 267 88.6 35.9 3.9 12 2.3 -1.5 -39
2022 Curveball TEX R 16 76.7 67.2 9.9 17 10.9 2.0 22
2022 Sinker TEX R 3 95.7 20.7 -0.4 -2 6.4 -9.0 -59
2022 Changeup TEX R 246 90.0 30.1 1.5 5 15.2 0.4 3
2022 4-Seamer TEX R 176 94.4 21.9 -7.1 -48 0.5 -8.0 -106
2021 Slider BOS R 638 88.1 37.3 4.9 15 3.1 -0.7 -18
2021 Sinker BOS R 13 95.6 19.3 -1.7 -8 7.3 -8.0 -52
2021 Changeup BOS R 160 90.6 28.0 0.5 2 15.4 0.7 5
2021 4-Seamer BOS R 1,236 94.3 22.0 -6.9 -45 1.3 -9.0 -116
2021 Curveball BOS R 284 78.3 65.0 10.2 19 11.0 2.2 24
2020 Sinker SD R 76 95.3 19.3 -0.9 -5 9.4 -5.4 -36
2020 4-Seamer SD R 355 95.1 19.6 -5.0 -34 0.4 -8.1 -106
2020 Curveball SD R 59 80.0 62.8 10.8 21 10.5 1.6 18
2020 Slider SD R 298 88.5 37.7 5.6 18 3.0 -0.4 -11
2019 Slider SD R 46 89.1 38.4 6.2 19 2.8 -0.7 -21
2019 Curveball SD R 19 80.5 65.0 12.5 24 12.2 4.0 48
2019 Sinker SD R 28 95.2 21.5 0.2 1 7.8 -7.4 -49
2019 4-Seamer SD R 64 94.9 21.3 -5.8 -37 0.4 -8.7 -105
2018 Slider LAA R 512 89.2 39.9 6.9 21 2.4 -1.4 -37
2018 Sinker LAA R 251 95.9 20.0 -0.3 -1 8.5 -6.4 -43
2018 Curveball LAA R 139 81.0 65.0 12.4 24 8.6 1.0 14
2018 Changeup LAA R 1 90.9 36.1 9.5 36 22.0 7.6 52
2018 4-Seamer LAA R 410 95.8 19.8 -4.9 -33 1.6 -9.5 -120
2017 Slider LAA R 141 89.1 40.2 10.0 33 1.4 -1.4 -51
2017 Curveball LAA R 37 79.7 67.1 15.0 29 8.0 0.4 5
2017 Sinker LAA R 88 95.8 19.6 0.7 4 7.8 -7.5 -49
2017 4-Seamer LAA R 160 95.7 18.6 -5.5 -42 0.1 -8.6 -102
2016 Cutter LAA R 32 95.6 16.6 1.6 9 1.9 1.3 222
2016 Slider LAA R 117 88.9 40.2 9.8 32 2.5 0.4 18
2016 Curveball LAA R 18 79.6 62.0 9.7 19 10.9 4.2 62
2016 Changeup LAA R 47 88.4 30.3 3.2 12 14.8 1.7 13
2016 Sinker LAA R 96 96.1 22.1 4.6 26 11.6 -3.5 -23
2016 4-Seamer LAA R 168 96.3 18.2 -5.4 -42 2.7 -6.8 -71
! 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 %
2022 Slider 1.4 4 267 37.7 73 .232 .362 .295 31.8 27.4 19.8 .234 .362 .275 26.0
2022 Changeup -0.4 -1 246 34.7 67 .200 .267 .269 25.4 17.9 19.7 .229 .285 .273 35.4
2022 4-Seamer 1.5 3 176 24.9 43 .405 .676 .495 16.5 7.0 7.1 .352 .739 .496 61.8
2022 Curveball 0.5 0 16 2.3 1 .000 .000 .000 33.3 100.0 12.5 -- -- .000 [object Object]
2022 Sinker 11.4 0 3 0.4 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 [object Object] .406 .443 .365 100.0
2021 4-Seamer 0.3 4 1,236 53.0 355 .304 .487 .389 17.8 14.6 15.8 .313 .515 .395 52.5
2021 Slider 1.0 6 638 27.4 163 .282 .470 .356 26.6 23.9 16.7 .253 .414 .314 44.6
2021 Curveball 1.2 3 284 12.2 53 .224 .469 .357 32.7 28.3 15.3 .228 .438 .312 41.2
2021 Changeup -0.1 0 160 6.9 40 .308 .359 .313 26.4 20.0 26.7 .279 .329 .278 29.0
2021 Sinker 0.7 0 13 0.6 5 .000 .000 .320 16.7 20.0 33.3 .133 .168 .244 33.3
2020 4-Seamer -1.4 -5 355 45.1 92 .286 .393 .330 15.5 6.5 12.5 .308 .485 .369 35.9
2020 Slider -0.9 -3 298 37.8 84 .147 .333 .254 39.2 40.5 26.4 .165 .386 .278 34.1
2020 Sinker 3.6 3 76 9.6 19 .389 .722 .445 12.8 0.0 0.0 .256 .453 .289 26.3
2020 Curveball 0.8 0 59 7.5 18 .313 .563 .432 34.8 33.3 20.7 .304 .519 .389 50.0
2019 4-Seamer 1.9 1 64 40.8 16 .273 .727 .487 18.2 12.5 15.4 .284 .650 .467 30.0
2019 Slider -0.7 0 46 29.3 11 .200 .400 .291 54.5 54.5 35.3 .187 .283 .244 50.0
2019 Sinker 9.9 3 28 17.8 9 .500 .875 .594 0.0 0.0 0.0 .337 .544 .408 50.0
2019 Curveball 4.1 1 19 12.1 5 .200 .800 .400 33.3 60.0 33.3 .233 .833 .430 50.0
2018 Slider -1.0 -5 512 39.0 121 .144 .315 .251 44.8 46.3 33.1 .153 .308 .239 35.7
2018 4-Seamer 1.5 6 410 31.2 114 .290 .495 .426 13.7 12.3 17.5 .281 .477 .394 40.5
2018 Sinker 1.2 3 251 19.1 57 .358 .472 .388 15.9 7.0 9.8 .313 .469 .363 46.9
2018 Curveball -1.4 -2 139 10.6 31 .065 .129 .103 30.4 41.9 18.1 .155 .282 .207 44.4
2018 Changeup 7.1 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- [object Object] [object Object] [object Object] -- -- -- [object Object]
2017 4-Seamer 0.3 1 160 37.5 41 .314 .371 .353 18.1 7.3 9.4 .310 .440 .369 33.3
2017 Slider -2.2 -3 141 33.0 33 .125 .250 .202 45.6 45.5 26.3 .147 .270 .193 29.4
2017 Sinker -3.0 -3 88 20.6 24 .130 .217 .171 15.9 12.5 17.6 .243 .415 .296 25.0
2017 Curveball -2.4 -1 37 8.7 9 .000 .000 .000 25.0 66.7 18.8 .100 .110 .092 0.0
! 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 Curveball 54 80.0 89 25.2 6:45 6:45 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 328 95.1 59 10.0 12:30 11:45 45
2020 Sinker 62 95.3 63 14.4 12:30 1:30 -60
2020 Slider 232 88.5 28 5.6 8:00 7:15 45
2021 Changeup 156 90.6 86 16.8 1:45 2:30 -45
2021 Curveball 269 78.3 94 25.6 6:45 7:00 -15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1,216 94.3 50 8.2 12:15 11:30 45
2021 Sinker 13 95.6 62 12.6 12:45 1:15 -30
2021 Slider 604 88.1 28 5.2 8:00 7:30 30
2022 Changeup 231 90.0 80 16.4 1:45 2:45 -60
2022 Curveball 16 76.7 95 26.0 6:45 6:45 0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 176 94.4 55 8.1 12:30 11:45 45
2022 Slider 267 88.6 20 4.0 8:00 7:30 30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2011 62 252 0 3 1 0 4
2012 317 1,183 1 -4 5 7 9
2013 615 2,333 -7 -11 10 8 1
2014 677 2,619 -17 -29 8 8 -30
2015 863 3,242 -12 -15 8 14 -5
2016 121 495 1 -8 5 2 0
2017 107 426 -1 -7 0 2 -6
2018 323 1,313 0 -11 7 8 2
2019 41 157 3 0 0 0 4
2020 225 838 1 -15 3 5 -6
2021 617 2,334 9 -22 15 12 13
2022 185 708 1 -4 4 4 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 3,250 49.1 62.8 85.4 30.0 49.4 41.4 60.2 46.1 25.8 8.1 66.4
2016 615 44.3 65.5 84.0 32.9 60.4 39.4 57.4 46.8 24.0 6.6 69.7
2017 427 49.1 69.4 84.1 27.2 42.4 41.3 61.1 48.0 27.3 5.4 87.0
2018 1,313 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 30.0 5.7 88.9
2020 788 49.5 69.5 83.4 25.1 48.0 41.8 60.6 47.1 25.9 8.6 75.0
2021 2,331 51.6 71.9 85.8 24.5 51.6 41.4 59.4 48.9 22.4 8.8 84.0
2022 708 46.5 70.5 83.2 33.2 55.6 41.1 58.9 50.6 26.0 7.9 85.7
Player 9,589 49.4 66.5 84.5 27.6 50.1 41.5 59.1 46.8 25.3 8.1 74.9
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 67 71 72 65 62 9 52 73 63 49 24 74 55 92 98 100 28
2016 92 97 18
2017 90 99 38
2018 51 69 50 35 55 46 17 4 6 75 20 73 10 89 99 100 23
2019 78 100 28
2020 38 42 29 23 53 11 28 24 60 39 57 44 25 84 99 100 30
2021 9 6 16 31 9 10 37 6 1 17 31 21 14 69 92 99 21
2022 65 68 23
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.0 2 1.1 1 4 1 0 0.0
2017 23.8 1 1.5 -1 1 1 1 100.0
2018 23.7 11 10.5 1 3 7 5 45.5
2019 27.5 2 2.8 -1 1 1 2 100.0
2020 23.7 7 8.7 -2 2 6 5 71.4
2021 23.8 19 20.2 -1 10 14 9 47.4
2022 21.8 3 3.7 -1 4 4 1 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 2 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 2 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 2
2017 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 2
2018 11 12 12 10 11 11 9 13 10 9 9 11 9 10 10 12 10 11 10 11 11 10 10 11 12 11 11 9 8 11 12
2019 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 4 3 2 3 3 3 2 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 4
2020 7 7 9 8 10 7 0 10 10 9 9 8 7 8 9 11 10 8 7 10 9 8 8 10 8 10 8 7 9 8 11
2021 19 23 20 19 20 23 15 22 22 17 20 21 16 12 17 22 22 22 20 17 21 20 21 22 22 19 23 20 21 21 25
2022 3 4 4 4 3 3 5 5 4 3 3 3 2 2 1 4 4 5 3 4 7 3 4 2 5 4 4 3 6 2 6
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 96.2 96.2 0 95.8 -0.4 95.8 0 95 -0.8 95.2 0.2 94.3 -0.9 94.4 0.1
Offspeed Velocity 93.2 88.5 -4.7 0 0 90.9 0 0 0 0 0 90.6 0 90 -0.6
Breaking Velocity 86.7 87.7 1 87.2 -0.5 87.4 0.2 86.6 -0.8 87.1 0.5 85.1 -2 87.9 2.8
Exit Velocity 87.3 89.4 2.1 87.1 -2.3 90.4 3.3 88.6 -1.8 89.8 1.2 91.1 1.3 89.3 -1.8
Launch Angle 5.3 7.9 2.6 5.2 -2.7 8.9 3.7 6.2 -2.7 14.6 8.4 10.6 -4 8.7 -1.9
Barrel % 4.9 3.1 -1.8 4.1 1 8.4 4.3 12.5 4.1 8.8 -3.7 8.5 -0.3 7.5 -1
Hard Hit % 31.6 40.7 9.1 28.8 -11.9 41.1 12.3 41.7 0.6 35.1 -6.6 47.8 12.7 39.1 -8.7
Sweet Spot % 27.3 27.6 0.3 28.4 0.8 30.7 2.3 45.8 15.1 37.2 -8.6 34.6 -2.6 31.6 -3
xBA .226 .238 0.012 .223 -0.015 .224 0.001 .26 0.036 .247 -0.013 .285 0.038 .258 -0.027
BA .236 .238 0.002 .18 -0.058 .222 0.042 .294 0.072 .244 -0.05 .289 0.045 .262 -0.027
xwOBA .294 .311 0.017 .274 -0.037 .307 0.033 .386 0.079 .328 -0.058 .357 0.029 .324 -0.033
wOBA .293 .3 0.007 .22 -0.08 .302 0.082 .433 0.131 .313 -0.12 .356 0.043 .318 -0.038
xSLG .353 .37 0.017 .349 -0.021 .39 0.041 .544 0.154 .446 -0.098 .465 0.019 .416 -0.049
SLG .359 .362 0.003 .26 -0.102 .382 0.122 .676 0.294 .415 -0.261 .468 0.053 .399 -0.069
K% 20.3 23 2.7 25 2 26.9 1.9 26.8 -0.1 21.6 -5.2 18.6 -3 19.5 0.9
BB% 8.8 10.1 1.3 6.5 -3.6 10.2 3.7 14.6 4.4 8 -6.6 9.7 1.7 7 -2.7
Swing % 46.1 46.8 0.7 48 1.2 43.2 -4.8 38.2 -5 47.1 8.9 48.9 1.8 50.6 1.7
Whiff% 25.8 24 -1.8 27.3 3.3 28.4 1.1 30 1.6 25.9 -4.1 22.4 -3.5 26 3.6
In Zone % 49.1 44.3 -4.8 49.1 4.8 49.7 0.6 50.3 0.6 49.5 -0.8 51.6 2.1 46.5 -5.1
Out of Zone % 50.9 55.7 4.8 50.9 -4.8 50.3 -0.6 49.7 -0.6 50.5 0.8 48.4 -2.1 53.5 5.1
Out of Zone Swing % 30 32.9 2.9 27.2 -5.7 24.1 -3.1 20.5 -3.6 25.1 4.6 24.5 -0.6 33.2 8.7
First Pitch Swing % 28.4 25.7 -2.7 25.9 0.2 23.8 -2.1 22 -1.8 29.6 7.6 32.3 2.7 31.4 -0.9
First Pitch Strike % 60.2 57.4 -2.8 61.1 3.7 55.1 -6 58.5 3.4 60.6 2.1 59.4 -1.2 58.9 -0.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 109 .307 59 8 13.6 50 18 36.0
2017 108 .220 59 5 8.5 49 1 2.0
2018 323 .302 154 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
2021 601 .360 369 80 21.7 232 176 75.9
2022 185 .318 105 17 16.2 80 56 70.0

Pitch Tempo