Simeon Woods Richardson
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 210LBS | Age: 23
Draft: 2018 | Rd: 2, #48, New York Mets | Kempner HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 1 3.60 1 1 0 5 3 1.00
2023 0 0 9.64 1 0 0 4.2 5 2.14
2024 2 1 3.26 12 12 0 60.2 52 1.14
3 Seasons 2 2 3.71 14 13 0 70.1 60 1.19
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 1 0-1 3.60 5 3 1.00
2023 1 0-0 9.64 4.2 5 2.14
2024 12 2-1 3.26 60.2 52 1.14
3 Seasons 14 2-2 3.71 70.1 60 1.19
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2022 21 91 15 2 13.3 10.0 92.1 108.1 21.1 60.0 .365 .555 .261 .425 .475 53.3 15.0 10.0 3.60 8.43
2023 22 97 16 2 12.5 8.3 87.4 105.2 13.8 43.8 .292 .454 .440 .370 .428 31.3 20.8 12.5 9.64 6.04
2024 23 1002 180 19 10.6 7.6 89.3 109.4 17.1 35.6 .246 .437 .282 .319 .372 38.3 20.7 6.8 3.26 4.03
Player 1190 211 23 10.9 7.8 89.3 109.4 17.2 37.9 .258 .446 .293 .330 .383 38.9 20.3 7.5
MLB 6.9 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Woods Richardson relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(40.7%) ,
Slider
(31.0%) ,
Changeup
(20.7%) ,
Curveball
(7.6%) ,


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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
2022 20.0 26.7 46.7 6.7 46.7 26.7 26.7 0.0 13.3 20.0 46.7 6.7 13.3 10.0
2023 43.8 25.0 25.0 6.3 31.3 31.3 37.5 6.3 18.8 25.0 31.3 6.3 12.5 8.3
2024 39.4 31.1 22.2 7.2 34.4 33.3 32.2 2.8 27.8 32.2 21.1 5.6 10.6 7.6
Player 38.4 30.3 24.2 7.1 35.1 32.7 32.2 2.8 26.1 30.8 23.7 5.7 10.9 7.8
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.8
! 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
2024 Changeup MIN R 207 83.0 29.7 -2.5 -8 15.3 1.3 10
2024 4-Seam Fastball MIN R 408 93.1 14.2 0.5 3 5.8 -0.5 -8
2024 Slider MIN R 311 86.7 28.5 -6.0 -17 6.4 1.9 42
2024 Curveball MIN R 76 75.2 63.8 4.0 7 6.8 -2.0 -23
2023 Changeup MIN R 38 82.0 25.6 -4.9 -16 13.8 1.3 10
2023 4-Seam Fastball MIN R 45 90.5 13.8 1.6 10 2.8 -8.2 -151
2023 Slider MIN R 14 83.1 35.4 -3.4 -9 9.7 5.6 139
2022 Curveball MIN R 13 74.3 64.9 1.7 3 0.3 -9.5 -97
2022 4-Seam Fastball MIN R 50 90.8 13.4 1.8 12 1.7 -7.0 -132
2022 Changeup MIN R 11 80.4 25.7 -5.9 -19 11.5 -0.7 -6
2022 Slider MIN R 17 83.7 34.0 -3.7 -10 6.9 1.7 32
! 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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball 1.4 6 408 40.7 105 .258 .315 .310 19.5 21.9 18.7 .250 .462 .352 50.0
2024 Slider 1.7 5 311 31.0 93 .191 .270 .209 24.7 24.7 17.6 .219 .327 .245 23.5
2024 Changeup -2.0 -4 207 20.7 42 .263 .605 .420 18.9 11.9 7.7 .272 .585 .379 38.2
2024 Curveball 0.7 1 76 7.6 11 .182 .455 .264 25.8 9.1 9.1 .347 .602 .402 60.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball -1.4 -1 45 46.4 15 .333 .333 .357 13.6 26.7 28.6 .281 .363 .343 22.2
2023 Changeup -2.3 -1 38 39.2 6 .333 1.000 .542 14.3 16.7 7.7 .292 .513 .339 40.0
2023 Slider -7.7 -1 14 14.4 2 .500 1.000 .625 25.0 0.0 0.0 .360 .822 .488 50.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -0.2 0 50 54.9 12 .200 .200 .342 13.3 16.7 11.1 .417 .582 .479 37.5
2022 Slider 2.7 0 17 18.7 3 .000 .000 .000 33.3 0.0 0.0 .276 .354 .266 66.7
2022 Curveball -0.6 0 13 14.3 1 .000 .000 .000 28.6 0.0 0.0 .666 1.659 .977 100.0
2022 Changeup -4.6 -1 11 12.1 4 .250 1.000 .500 16.7 25.0 14.3 .229 .361 .249 66.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2024 Changeup 207 83.0 88 18.3 2:15 2:00 15
2024 Curveball 76 75.2 85 19.7 6:45 6:45 0
2024 4-Seam Fastball 407 93.1 97 18.0 12:30 12:45 -15
2024 Slider 310 86.7 57 9.7 11:30 10:30 60
2023 Changeup 38 82.0 92 20.0 1:30 1:30 0
2023 4-Seam Fastball 45 90.5 97 19.2 11:45 11:45 0
2023 Slider 14 83.1 48 10.9 10:15 9:30 45
2022 Changeup 11 80.4 93 19.5 1:30 1:15 15
2022 Curveball 13 74.3 89 18.4 6:15 6:00 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 50 90.8 97 19.3 11:45 11:45 0
2022 Slider 17 83.7 53 8.5 10:30 9:45 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2024 251 1,002 2 10 -3 -2 7
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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 %
2022 91 48.4 81.8 80.6 34.0 81.3 41.8 70.0 57.1 19.2 8.8 87.5
2023 97 46.4 73.3 87.9 26.9 78.6 38.1 45.8 48.5 14.9 3.1 66.7
2024 1,002 51.9 71.8 84.2 28.2 61.0 44.2 67.3 50.9 21.6 8.2 81.7
Player 1,190 51.2 72.6 84.2 28.6 64.5 43.5 65.8 51.2 20.9 7.8 81.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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
2024 44 48 27 19 66 10 12 37 51 41 67 26 51 34 37 66 78
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2022 22.1 1 0.9 0 0 1 0 0.0
2023 20.7 1 1.0 0 0 1 0 0.0
2024 24.1 6 6.3 0 4 5 3 50.0
Player 23.4 8 8.2 0 4 7 3 37.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1
2023 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2024 6 6 5 5 5 6 6 8 5 4 5 6 7 6 7 4 6 7 5 5 8 6 8 10 7 6 5 6 11 5 9
Player 8 7 7 7 7 8 8 10 7 6 7 8 9 8 9 6 8 9 7 7 10 7 10 12 8 8 7 8 13 7 11
! 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 2022 2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.8 90.5 -0.3 93.1 2.6
Offspeed Velocity 80.4 82.0 1.6 83.0 1.0
Breaking Velocity 79.6 83.1 3.5 84.4 1.3
Exit Velocity 92.1 87.4 -4.7 89.3 1.9
Launch Angle 21.1 13.8 -7.3 17.1 3.3
Barrel % 13.3 12.5 -0.8 10.6 -1.9
Hard Hit % 53.3 31.3 -22.0 38.3 7.0
LA Sweet-Spot % 60.0 43.8 -16.2 35.6 -8.2
xBA .365 .292 -0.073 .246 -0.046
BA .167 .350 0.183 .229 -0.121
xwOBA .425 .370 -0.055 .319 -0.051
wOBA .261 .440 0.179 .282 -0.158
xSLG .555 .454 -0.101 .437 -0.017
SLG .333 .600 0.267 .352 -0.248
K% 15.0 20.8 5.8 20.7 -0.1
BB% 10.0 12.5 2.5 6.8 -5.7
Swing % 57.1 48.5 -8.6 50.9 2.4
Whiff% 19.2 14.9 -4.3 21.6 6.7
In Zone % 48.4 46.4 -2.0 51.9 5.5
Out of Zone % 51.6 53.6 2.0 48.1 -5.5
Out of Zone Swing % 34.0 26.9 -7.1 28.2 1.3
First Pitch Swing % 45.0 41.7 -3.3 37.8 -3.9
First Pitch Strike % 70.0 45.8 -24.2 67.3 21.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2022 Shifts 20 .261 10 6 60.0 10 5 50.0
2023 Shades 23 .428 12 0 0.0 11 4 36.4
2024 Shades 251 .282 154 14 9.1 97 80 82.5
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2022 24 15.2 45.8% 0.0% 7 25.3 0.0% 0.0%
2023 23 14.9 52.2% 0.0% 18 21.4 0.0% 0.0%
2024 260 14.3 63.5% 0.0% 125 20.1 0.8% 1.6%
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Pitch Distribution