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Richard Lovelady
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 0" 185LBS | Age: 25

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 10, #313, Kansas City Royals | Kennesaw State
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 0 9.00 1 0 0 1.0 0 2.00
2 Seasons 0 3 7.71 26 0 0 21.0 17 1.90
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 1 0-0 9.00 1.0 0 2.00
2 Seasons 26 0-3 7.71 21.0 17 1.90

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2019 375 70 1 1.4 88.1 105.9 8.2 31.4 .233 .324 .393 .278 .304 32.4 17.7 8.3 7.65 3.43
2020 13 3 1 33.3 94.3 106.4 23.8 33.3 .349 1.267 .669 .663 .651 66.7 0 25 9.00 37.56
388 73 2 2.7 88.4 106.4 8.9 31.5 .237 .356 .404 .294 .318 33.8 17 9
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Lovelady relies on 2 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(53.8%) ,
Changeup
(46.2%) ,


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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%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 7 7 0 53.8 91.5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .013 .000 .016 .349 .355 79.3 61 2360 7.4 0.0
2020 Changeup 6 6 0 46.2 84.5 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .500 .517 2.000 1.893 .990 .971 101.8 5 2555 7.2 0.0 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 179 87 92 48.9 93.4 49 42 15 10 3 1 1 4 40 .357 .272 .548 .378 .402 .331 88.7 9 2320 7.2 13.6 7.8
2019 Slider 144 44 100 39.3 87.3 29 27 6 5 1 0 0 12 15 .222 .127 .259 .191 .239 .173 77.8 11 2451 6.7 25.4 24.0
2019 Sinker 40 30 10 10.9 94.3 13 13 7 3 3 0 1 0 13 .538 .381 1.000 .500 .631 .379 90.1 0 2297 7.2 9.5 0.0
2019 Changeup 3 1 2 0.8 89.3 1887 7.0


Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2019 52.9 17.1 27.1 2.9 22.9 44.3 32.9 2.9 42.9 20 22.9 7.1 1.4
2020 33.3 33.3 0 33.3 33.3 33.3 33.3 0 33.3 33.3 0 0 33.3
52.1 17.8 26 4.1 23.3 43.8 32.9 2.7 42.5 20.5 21.9 6.8 2.7
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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 4-Seamer KC L 7 91.5 25.5 -8.7 -52 8.6 1.7 24
2020 Changeup KC L 6 84.5 37.1 3.4 10 6.1 -19.4 -146
2019 4-Seamer KC L 179 93.4 19.4 -3.3 -21 8.1 0.5 7
2019 Slider KC L 144 87.3 30.2 -2.2 -7 3.8 -0.3 -7
2019 Sinker KC L 40 94.3 24.4 2.6 12 13.4 -1 -7
2019 Changeup KC L 3 89.3 26 -1.9 -7 9.3 -5.1 -36
! 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 Changeup 12.3 1 6 46.2 2 .5 2 1 0 0 0 .517 1.893 .971 100
2020 4-Seamer 0.7 0 7 53.8 2 0 0 .35 0 0 .013 .016 .356 0
2019 Sinker 13.9 6 40 10.7 13 .538 1 .65 9.5 0 0 .381 .5 .379 53.8
2019 Slider 0.5 1 144 38.4 29 .222 .259 .278 25.4 41.4 24 .127 .191 .174 6.7
2019 4-Seamer 1.2 2 179 47.7 49 .357 .548 .414 13.6 8.2 7.8 .272 .377 .331 35
2019 Changeup 2.1 0 3 0.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 91 366 -1 4 4 1 8
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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 %
2019 375 51.6 71.4 86.7 20.9 64.9 43.2 58.3 46.9 17.6 6 86.4
2020 13 30.8 75 100 11.1 100 46.2 50 30.8 0 0
388 50.9 71.5 87 20.4 65.8 43.3 58 46.4 17.2 5.8 86.4
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019 60 63
2020
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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 23.5 2 0.9 1 2 2 0 0
2020 1 1 0 0 0 1 100

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 2
2020 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
! 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 93.6 91.5 -2.1 undefined
Offspeed Velocity 89.3 84.5 -4.8 undefined
Breaking Velocity 87.3 0 0 undefined
Exit Velocity 88.1 94.3 6.2 undefined
Launch Angle 8.2 23.8 15.6 undefined
Barrel % 1.4 33.3 31.9 undefined
Hard Hit % 32.4 66.7 34.3 undefined
Sweet Spot % 31.4 33.3 1.9 undefined
xBA .233 .349 0.116 undefined
BA .353 .333 -0.02 undefined
xwOBA .278 .663 0.385 undefined
wOBA .393 .669 0.276 undefined
xSLG .324 1.267 0.943 undefined
SLG .541 1.333 0.792 undefined
K% 17.7 0 -17.7 undefined
BB% 8.3 25 16.7 undefined
Swing % 46.9 30.8 -16.1 undefined
Whiff% 17.6 0 -17.6 undefined
In Zone Swing % 51.6 30.8 -20.8 undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 48.4 69.2 20.8 undefined
First Pitch Swing % 29.2 50 20.8 undefined
First Pitch Strike % 58.3 50 -8.3 undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 91 .383 44 8 18.2 47 13 27.7
2020 4 .669 4 1 25.0 0 0

Pitch Distribution