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Garrett Richards
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 210LBS | Age: 33

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

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 7 7 4.60 33 22 2 129.0 109 1.59
11 Seasons 54 48 3.76 220 150 4 933.2 811 1.30
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 33 7-7 4.60 129.0 109 1.59
11 Seasons 220 54-48 3.76 933.2 811 1.30

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % 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 87.3 115.3 5.3 27.3 .224 .350 .293 .292 .325 31.7 20.3 8.8 3.65 3.66
2016 28 615 98 5 5.1 89 110.7 9.2 34.7 .240 .390 .300 .311 .362 40.9 23 10.1 2.34 4.25
2017 29 427 74 3 4.1 87.1 116.2 5.2 28.4 .220 .346 .220 .271 .331 28.8 25 6.5 2.28 3.17
2018 30 1313 202 17 8.4 90.4 119.9 8.9 30.7 .224 .390 .302 .307 .376 41.1 26.9 10.2 3.65 4.03
2019 31 157 24 3 12.5 88.6 107.3 6.2 45.8 .260 .544 .433 .386 .491 41.7 26.8 14.6 8.31 7.15
2020 32 788 148 13 8.8 89.8 111 14.6 37.2 .246 .444 .313 .326 .380 35.1 21.6 8 4.03 4.58
2021 33 2198 413 35 8.5 91.5 115.5 10.8 34.6 .280 .454 .356 .353 .396 49.4 18.7 9.5 4.61 5.55
8748 1567 106 6.8 89.2 119.9 8.4 31.4 .242 .397 .312 .315 .361 38.5 21.5 9.2
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Richards relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(54.1%) ,
Slider
(26.6%) ,
Curveball
(12.6%) ,
Changeup
(6.3%) ,
Sinker
(0.4%) ,


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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 Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1190 662 528 54.2 94.3 344 297 88 58 17 2 11 50 250 .296 .304 .478 .499 .372 .386 93.1 8 2472 6.0 17.1 15.6
2021 Slider 584 463 121 26.6 88.0 150 138 41 23 14 1 3 36 103 .297 .255 .478 .404 .352 .313 90.4 14 2754 5.9 26.6 17.0
2021 Curveball 276 101 175 12.6 78.4 50 46 9 5 0 0 4 15 31 .196 .218 .457 .433 .304 .310 87.2 18 3152 5.9 34.0 15.6
2021 Changeup 138 91 47 6.3 90.5 36 35 11 10 1 0 0 7 28 .314 .259 .343 .306 .299 .262 84.9 11 1700 5.9 26.3 28.0
2021 Sinker 8 5 3 0.4 95.4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 2558 6.0 33.3 50.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 365 146 219 46.3 95.1 96 87 24 18 4 1 1 6 82 .276 .302 .379 .473 .312 .357 90.1 13 2626 6.1 15.0 11.8
2020 Slider 298 180 118 37.8 88.5 84 75 11 5 2 0 4 34 41 .147 .166 .333 .386 .251 .279 90.0 20 2893 6.1 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 6.1 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 6.0 34.8 20.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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
2021 47 21.5 24.2 7.3 39.7 35.4 24.9 2.4 32 20.6 28.1 8 8.5
50.9 17.4 24.8 6.8 38 36.9 25.1 3.7 39 20.4 22.6 5.9 6.8
45.1 22.4 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2021 Changeup BOS R 138 90.5 28.1 0.5 2 15.4 0.6 4
2021 Sinker BOS R 8 95.4 17.8 -3.2 -15 8.5 -6.6 -44
2021 Slider BOS R 583 88 37.5 5 15 3.1 -0.6 -17
2021 Curveball BOS R 275 78.3 65 10.2 19 11.1 2.2 24
2021 4-Seamer BOS R 1188 94.3 22 -6.8 -45 1.2 -8.9 -116
2020 Curveball SD R 59 80 62.8 10.7 21 10.5 1.6 18
2020 Sinker SD R 66 95.2 19.6 -0.6 -3 10.2 -4.6 -31
2020 4-Seamer SD R 365 95.1 19.5 -4.9 -34 0.3 -8 -104
2020 Slider SD R 298 88.5 37.7 5.7 18 3 -0.4 -11
2019 4-Seamer SD R 64 94.9 21.3 -5.8 -37 0.4 -8.7 -105
2019 Curveball SD R 19 80.5 65 12.5 24 12.2 4 48
2019 Slider SD R 46 89.1 38.4 6.2 19 2.8 -0.7 -21
2019 Sinker SD R 28 95.2 21.5 0.2 1 7.8 -7.4 -49
2018 4-Seamer LAA R 410 95.8 19.8 -4.9 -33 1.6 -9.5 -120
2018 Changeup LAA R 1 90.9 36.1 9.5 36 22 7.6 52
2018 Curveball LAA R 139 81 65 12.4 24 8.6 1 14
2018 Sinker LAA R 251 95.9 20 -0.3 -1 8.5 -6.4 -43
2018 Slider LAA R 512 89.2 39.9 6.9 21 2.4 -1.4 -37
2017 Curveball LAA R 37 79.7 67.1 15 29 8 0.4 5
2017 Slider LAA R 141 89.1 40.2 10 33 1.4 -1.4 -51
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 4-Seamer LAA R 215 96.4 17.4 -4.6 -36 3 -6.5 -68
2016 Cutter LAA R 33 95.6 16.7 1.5 8 1.9 1.2 195
2016 Slider LAA R 148 89.1 39.8 9.5 32 2 -0.1 -7
2016 Curveball LAA R 22 80.1 62.5 11 21 10.2 3.6 55
2016 Changeup LAA R 55 88.4 29.9 2.7 10 14.9 1.9 14
2016 Sinker LAA R 121 96.3 20.8 3.3 19 11.4 -3.7 -25
! 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 %
2021 Sinker 0.4 0 8 0.4 1 0 0 0 33.3 100 50 0
2021 Changeup -0.5 -1 138 6.3 36 .314 .343 .329 26.3 19.4 28 .259 .306 .261 32.1
2021 Curveball 0.6 2 278 12.6 51 .213 .468 .335 33.7 29.4 15.5 .226 .436 .314 43.8
2021 Slider 1.4 8 584 26.6 150 .297 .478 .363 26.6 24 17 .255 .404 .313 47.6
2021 4-Seamer 0.2 2 1190 54.1 344 .296 .478 .384 17.1 14.5 15.6 .304 .499 .387 52.8
2020 Sinker 5.8 4 66 8.4 15 .467 .867 .563 15.2 0 0 .286 .519 .345 26.7
2020 Curveball 0.8 0 59 7.5 18 .313 .563 .408 34.8 33.3 20.7 .285 .486 .367 50
2020 Slider -0.9 -3 298 37.8 84 .147 .333 .254 39.2 40.5 26.4 .166 .386 .278 34.1
2020 4-Seamer -1.6 -6 365 46.3 96 .276 .379 .317 15 6.3 11.8 .302 .473 .358 35.4
2019 Curveball 4.1 1 19 12.1 5 .2 .8 .4 33.3 60 33.3 .233 .833 .43 50
2019 Sinker 10 3 28 17.8 9 .5 .875 .594 0 0 0 .337 .544 .408 50
2019 Slider -0.7 0 46 29.3 11 .2 .4 .291 54.5 54.5 35.3 .187 .283 .244 50
2019 4-Seamer 2 1 64 40.8 16 .273 .727 .487 18.2 12.5 15.4 .284 .65 .467 30
2018 Curveball -1.4 -2 139 10.6 31 .065 .129 .103 30.4 41.9 18.1 .155 .282 .207 44.4
2018 Sinker 1.3 3 251 19.1 57 .358 .472 .388 15.9 7 9.8 .313 .469 .363 46.9
2018 4-Seamer 1.3 5 410 31.2 114 .29 .495 .418 13.7 12.3 17.5 .281 .477 .394 40.5
2018 Slider -1 -5 512 39 121 .144 .315 .251 44.8 46.3 33.1 .153 .308 .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 .1 .11 .092 0
2017 Sinker -3 -3 88 20.6 24 .13 .217 .171 15.9 12.5 17.6 .243 .415 .296 25
2017 Slider -2.1 -3 141 33 33 .125 .25 .202 45.6 45.5 26.3 .146 .269 .192 29.4
2017 4-Seamer 0.4 1 160 37.5 41 .314 .371 .353 18.1 7.3 9.4 .31 .44 .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 Curveball 54 80 89 25.2 6:45 6:45 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 336 95.1 59 10.1 12:30 12:00 30
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
2021 Changeup 135 90.6 87 16.8 1:45 2:30 -45
2021 Curveball 263 78.3 94 25.7 6:45 7:00 -15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1170 94.3 50 8.3 12:15 11:30 45
2021 Slider 550 88 29 5.3 8:00 7:30 30
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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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 1183 1 -4 3 7 8
2013 615 2333 -8 -10 10 8 1
2014 677 2619 -17 -28 7 8 -29
2015 858 3220 -10 -17 8 14 -6
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
2021 582 2198 8 -22 14 11 12
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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
2021 2198 51.5 71.9 86.3 24.5 51.3 41.5 58.9 48.9 22.1 8.8 83.9
8748 49.6 66.1 84.8 27.2 49.5 41.5 59 46.4 25.2 8.1 73.8
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

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 92 99 100
2016 92 97 100
2017 90 99 100
2018 47 66 48 34 51 46 17 4 6 75 20 73 47 89 99 100
2019
2020 38 42 29 24 52 11 28 24 60 39 57 44 38 83 98 100
2021 11 8 17 32 10 8 40 3 1 17 34 20 11 68 92 99
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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
2021 23.8 18 17.3 1 11 11 9 50

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
2021 18 22 20 19 19 16 16 20 17 16 21 18 12 11 16 18 13 20 18 19 12 16 16 19 19 18 16 17 18 18 19
! 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 96.2 96.3 0.1 95.8 -0.5 95.8 0 95 -0.8 95.2 0.2 94.3 -0.9
Offspeed Velocity 93.2 88.4 -4.8 0 0 90.9 0 0 0 0 0 90.5 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 84.9 -2.2
Exit Velocity 87.3 89 1.7 87.1 -1.9 90.4 3.3 88.6 -1.8 89.8 1.2 91.5 1.7
Launch Angle 5.3 9.2 3.9 5.2 -4 8.9 3.7 6.2 -2.7 14.6 8.4 10.8 -3.8
Barrel % 4.9 5.1 0.2 4.1 -1 8.4 4.3 12.5 4.1 8.8 -3.7 8.5 -0.3
Hard Hit % 31.7 40.9 9.2 28.8 -12.1 41.1 12.3 41.7 0.6 35.1 -6.6 49.4 14.3
Sweet Spot % 27.3 34.7 7.4 28.4 -6.3 30.7 2.3 45.8 15.1 37.2 -8.6 34.6 -2.6
xBA .224 .24 0.016 .22 -0.02 .224 0.004 .26 0.036 .246 -0.014 .28 0.034
BA .236 .238 0.002 .18 -0.058 .222 0.042 .294 0.072 .244 -0.05 .29 0.046
xwOBA .292 .311 0.019 .271 -0.04 .307 0.036 .386 0.079 .326 -0.06 .353 0.027
wOBA .293 .3 0.007 .22 -0.08 .302 0.082 .433 0.131 .313 -0.12 .356 0.043
xSLG .35 .39 0.04 .346 -0.044 .39 0.044 .544 0.154 .444 -0.1 .454 0.01
SLG .359 .362 0.003 .26 -0.102 .382 0.122 .676 0.294 .415 -0.261 .467 0.052
K% 20.3 23 2.7 25 2 26.9 1.9 26.8 -0.1 21.6 -5.2 18.7 -2.9
BB% 8.8 10.1 1.3 6.5 -3.6 10.2 3.7 14.6 4.4 8 -6.6 9.5 1.5
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
Whiff% 25.8 24 -1.8 27.3 3.3 28.4 1.1 30 1.6 25.9 -4.1 22.1 -3.8
In Zone % 49 45.5 -3.5 49.1 3.6 49.7 0.6 50.3 0.6 49.5 -0.8 51.5 2
Out of Zone % 51 54.5 3.5 50.9 -3.6 50.3 -0.6 49.7 -0.6 50.5 0.8 48.5 -2
Out of Zone Swing % 30 32.2 2.2 27.2 -5 24.1 -3.1 20.5 -3.6 25.1 4.6 24.5 -0.6
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 2.4
First Pitch Strike % 60.2 57.4 -2.8 61.1 3.7 55.1 -6 58.5 3.4 60.6 2.1 58.9 -1.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 135 .305 76 9 11.8 59 21 35.6
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 567 .360 344 78 22.7 223 171 76.7

Pitch Distribution