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Richard Lovelady
Popularity: ↑ 15%
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 Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2019 375 70 1 1.4 88.4 8.5 32.9 .245 .347 .393 .292 .323 32.9 17.7 8.3 7.65 3.57
2020 13 3 1 33.3 94.3 23.8 33.3 .358 1.312 .658 .645 .630 66.7 0.0 25.0 9.00 35.73
ALL 388 73 2 2.7 88.6 9.1 32.9 .249 .380 .404 .306 .335 34.2 17.0 9.0
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Lovelady relies on 2 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(53.8%) ,
Changeup
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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 7 7 0 53.8 91.5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .014 .000 .018 .345 .352 79.3 61 2360 0.0
2020 Changeup 6 6 0 46.2 84.5 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .500 .530 2.000 1.959 .970 .939 101.8 5 2555 0.0 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 184 87 97 49.1 93.4 50 43 15 10 3 1 1 5 40 .349 .271 .535 .384 .394 .333 90.3 9 2320 14.4 9.6
2019 Slider 147 44 103 39.2 87.3 30 28 7 6 1 0 0 12 16 .250 .127 .286 .193 .261 .172 78.7 11 2451 25.4 24.0
2019 Sinker 41 31 10 10.9 94.3 14 14 8 3 4 0 1 0 14 .571 .401 1.071 .539 .673 .403 91.1 1 2294 9.1 0.0
2019 Changeup 3 1 2 0.8 89.3 1887


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 -8.6 -50 8.6 1.7 25
2020 Changeup KC L 6 84.5 37.1 3.2 9 6.1 -19.4 -145
2019 Sinker KC L 41 94.3 24.3 2.6 12 13.4 -1 -7
2019 Slider KC L 147 87.3 30.2 -2.3 -7 3.8 -0.3 -7
2019 4-Seamer KC L 184 93.4 19.4 -3.3 -20 8.2 0.6 8
2019 Changeup KC L 3 89.3 26 -2 -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 4-Seamer 1.0 0 7 53.8 2 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 .014 .018 .357 0.0
2020 Changeup 12.1 1 6 46.2 2 .500 2.000 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .530 1.959 .939 100.0
2019 Sinker 14.8 6 41 10.9 14 .571 1.071 .693 9.1 0.0 0.0 .401 .539 .403 57.1
2019 Slider 1.3 2 147 39.2 30 .250 .286 .298 25.4 40.0 24.0 .127 .193 .173 6.3
2019 4-Seamer 0.8 2 184 49.1 50 .349 .535 .405 14.4 10.0 9.6 .271 .384 .333 35.0
2019 Changeup 2.3 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 93 373 -1 6 4 1 10
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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 52.0 70.8 87.0 20.6 64.9 43.5 58.3 46.7 17.7 6.1 82.6
2020 13 30.8 75.0 100.0 11.1 100.0 46.2 50.0 30.8 0.0 0.0
ALL 388 51.3 70.9 87.2 20.1 65.8 43.6 58.0 46.1 17.3 5.9 82.6
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

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 1.4 42.9 21.4 24.3 7.1 1.4
2020 33.3 33.3 0.0 33.3 33.3 33.3 33.3 0.0 33.3 33.3 0.0 0.0 33.3
ALL 52.1 17.8 26.0 4.1 23.3 43.8 32.9 1.4 42.5 21.9 23.3 6.8 2.7
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 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
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 1.1 2 2 0 0.0
2020 1 1.0 0.0 0 0 1 100.0

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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.6 91.5 -2.1
Offspeed Velocity 89.3 84.5 -4.8
Breaking Velocity 87.3 0 0
Exit Velocity 88.4 94.3 5.9
Launch Angle 8.5 23.8 15.3
Barrel % 1.4 33.3 31.9
Hard Hit % 32.9 66.7 33.8
Sweet Spot % 32.9 33.3 0.4
xBA .245 .358 0.113
BA .353 .333 -0.02
xwOBA .292 .645 0.353
wOBA .393 .658 0.265
xSLG .347 1.312 0.965
SLG .541 1.333 0.792
K% 17.7 0 -17.7
BB% 8.3 25 16.7
Swing % 46.7 30.8 -15.9
Whiff% 17.7 0 -17.7
In Zone Swing % 52 30.8 -21.2
Out of Zone Swing % 48 69.2 21.2
First Pitch Swing % 28.1 50 21.9
First Pitch Strike % 58.3 50 -8.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 94 .393 45 8 17.8 49 13 26.5
2020 4 .658 4 1 25.0 0 0

Pitch Distribution