Richard Lovelady
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 0" 185LBS | Age: 27

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 0 3 2.35 17 0 0 15.1 16 0.98
4 Seasons 2 6 4.74 63 0 1 57.0 56 1.35
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 17 0-3 2.35 15.1 16 0.98
4 Seasons 63 2-6 4.74 57.0 56 1.35

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
2019 23 375 70 1 1.4 1.0 88.4 105.9 8.5 34.3 .243 .339 .393 .287 .316 32.9 17.7 8.3 7.65 3.59
2020 24 13 3 1 33.3 25.0 94.3 106.4 23.8 33.3 .349 1.267 .669 .663 .651 66.7 0.0 25.0 9.00 37.28
2021 25 315 54 2 3.7 2.4 89.2 106.5 6.9 25.9 .190 .292 .265 .256 .316 38.9 27.4 7.1 3.48 2.72
2023 27 242 37 3 8.1 4.9 90.0 107.1 7.9 27.0 .182 .317 .252 .277 .305 45.9 26.2 11.5 2.35 3.09
Player 945 164 7 4.3 2.9 89.1 107.1 8.1 29.9 .211 .330 .318 .280 .320 38.4 22.9 9.0
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Lovelady relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(45.9%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(33.9%) ,
Sinker
(18.2%) ,
Changeup
(2.1%) ,


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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
2019 52.9 17.1 27.1 2.9 22.9 44.3 32.9 2.9 42.9 21.4 24.3 7.1 1.4 1.0
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 25.0
2021 55.6 16.7 22.2 5.6 33.3 48.1 18.5 1.9 48.1 18.5 18.5 9.3 3.7 2.4
2023 56.8 21.6 13.5 8.1 43.2 43.2 13.5 2.7 48.6 18.9 13.5 8.1 8.1 4.9
Player 54.3 18.3 22.0 5.5 31.1 45.1 23.8 2.4 45.7 20.1 19.5 7.9 4.3 2.9
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 4.7
! 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
2023 Slider OAK L 111 85.4 34.8 -1.2 -3 5.2 -0.2 -3
2023 Changeup OAK L 5 86.4 33.1 1.0 3 11.1 -3.5 -24
2023 4-Seamer OAK L 82 90.4 18.8 -1.5 -9 7.5 1.2 20
2023 Sinker OAK L 44 90.4 27.7 2.8 11 14.6 -0.2 -1
2021 Sinker KC L 53 93.1 24.4 3.3 16 13.8 -0.6 -4
2021 4-Seamer KC L 104 93.2 17.6 -2.0 -13 6.4 -1.0 -13
2021 Slider KC L 154 86.6 35.7 1.8 5 7.1 2.2 44
2020 Sinker KC L 3 91.5 28.6 5.7 25 14.2 0.2 1
2020 Slider KC L 6 84.5 37.1 -0.4 -1 6.1 0.5 10
2020 4-Seamer KC L 4 91.5 23.2 -6.4 -38 4.4 -2.7 -38
2019 4-Seamer KC L 184 93.4 19.4 -3.2 -20 8.2 0.6 9
2019 Sinker KC L 41 94.3 24.3 3.7 18 13.4 -0.3 -2
2019 Changeup KC L 3 89.3 26.0 -2.0 -7 9.3 -5.1 -36
2019 Slider KC L 147 87.3 30.2 -2.2 -7 3.8 -0.1 -1
! 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 %
2023 Slider -3.2 -4 111 45.9 29 .160 .320 .247 23.4 27.6 23.5 .149 .288 .240 44.4
2023 4-Seamer -0.9 -1 82 33.9 19 .176 .353 .321 20.0 31.6 19.4 .252 .455 .341 45.5
2023 Sinker -2.6 -1 44 18.2 12 .100 .100 .192 26.3 16.7 50.0 .143 .155 .230 50.0
2023 Changeup 5.7 0 5 2.1 1 -- -- .700 100.0 0.0 -- -- -- .700 --
2021 Slider -3.9 -6 157 49.8 44 .140 .279 .189 32.2 29.5 20.6 .152 .275 .195 26.7
2021 4-Seamer 2.4 3 105 33.3 23 .316 .368 .372 29.3 34.8 32.0 .253 .301 .320 45.5
2021 Sinker 0.4 0 53 16.8 16 .286 .500 .338 13.6 12.5 33.3 .222 .333 .332 61.5
2020 Slider 11.7 1 6 46.2 2 .500 2.000 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .517 1.893 .971 100.0
2020 4-Seamer -4.5 0 4 30.8 2 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 -- .013 .016 .356 0.0
2020 Sinker 7.3 0 3 23.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer 0.9 2 184 49.1 50 .349 .535 .405 14.4 10.0 9.6 .266 .369 .324 35.0
2019 Slider 1.1 2 147 39.2 30 .250 .286 .298 25.0 40.0 24.0 .127 .191 .172 6.3
2019 Sinker 14.6 6 41 10.9 14 .571 1.071 .693 9.1 0.0 0.0 .402 .542 .404 57.1
2019 Changeup 2.1 0 3 0.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! 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
2021 4-Seam Fastball 103 93.2 68 14.7 10:45 11:00 -15
2021 Sinker 50 93.1 66 15.8 10:45 9:45 60
2021 Slider 157 86.6 28 8.1 3:00 3:15 -15
2023 4-Seam Fastball 74 90.5 75 15.9 10:30 11:00 -30
2023 Sinker 32 90.7 74 16.2 10:30 9:30 60
2023 Slider 96 85.5 21 6.3 1:30 2:30 -60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 94 375 -1 5 4 1 9
2021 83 315 -3 -2 1 1 -3
2023 61 242 -4 -5 2 2 -5
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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 71.3 86.3 20.6 64.9 43.2 58.9 46.9 17.6 6.1 87.0
2020 13 30.8 75.0 100.0 11.1 100.0 46.2 50.0 30.8 0.0 0.0 --
2021 315 56.5 61.8 85.5 29.2 30.0 43.2 68.7 47.6 28.7 7.0 81.8
2023 242 50.8 59.3 83.6 25.2 50.0 45.5 57.4 42.6 24.3 5.4 69.2
Player 945 52.9 65.0 85.5 24.3 48.1 43.8 61.7 45.8 22.9 6.1 81.0
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 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
2019 59 63 100
2021 49 90 97
2023 12 63 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 23.5 2 1.3 1 1 2 0 0.0
2020 -- 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
2021 23.3 3 3.3 0 0 3 1 33.3
2023 24.0 2 1.8 0 0 1 1 50.0
Player 23.5 8 7.4 1 1 6 3 37.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 2 0 2 2 2 2 1 2 0 1 2 2 0 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 3 2 2 0 1 2 2 2 0 0
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
2021 3 4 2 3 3 3 3 4 2 3 3 3 4 3 4 3 3 4 3 3 4 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 4 3 4
2023 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2
Player 8 8 4 8 8 8 8 7 7 6 7 8 8 6 9 8 7 8 6 8 7 8 9 9 6 7 8 8 8 6 7
! 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 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.6 91.5 -2.1 93.1 1.6
Offspeed Velocity 89.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 87.3 84.5 -2.8 86.6 2.1
Exit Velocity 88.4 94.3 5.9 89.2 -5.1
Launch Angle 8.5 23.8 15.3 6.9 -16.9
Barrel % 1.4 33.3 31.9 3.7 -29.6
Hard Hit % 32.9 66.7 33.8 38.9 -27.8
Sweet Spot % 34.3 33.3 -1.0 25.9 -7.4
xBA .243 .349 0.106 .190 -0.159
BA .353 .333 -0.020 .211 -0.122
xwOBA .287 .663 0.376 .256 -0.407
wOBA .393 .669 0.276 .265 -0.404
xSLG .339 1.267 0.928 .292 -0.975
SLG .541 1.333 0.792 .342 -0.991
K% 17.7 0.0 -17.7 27.4 27.4
BB% 8.3 25.0 16.7 7.1 -17.9
Swing % 46.9 30.8 -16.1 47.6 16.8
Whiff% 17.6 0.0 -17.6 28.7 28.7
In Zone % 52.0 30.8 -21.2 56.5 25.7
Out of Zone % 48.0 69.2 21.2 43.5 -25.7
Out of Zone Swing % 20.6 11.1 -9.5 29.2 18.1
First Pitch Swing % 29.5 50.0 20.5 36.1 -13.9
First Pitch Strike % 58.9 50.0 -8.9 68.7 18.7
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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 .669 4 1 25.0 0 0 0.0
2021 83 .265 48 5 10.4 35 11 31.4
2023 61 .252 38 0 0.0 23 0 0.0

Pitch Tempo

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