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Garrett Richards
Birthdate: 5/27/1988 (28 y, 9 m, 24 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/210     Position: P
Drafted: 2009 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1s, Pick: 10, Overall: 42, Team: Los Angeles Angels
Contract: $6.8M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Richards made his second start of the spring, tossing 2.1 shutout innings while walking two and striking out four in a loss to the Dodgers. (3/12/2017)
Profiles:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Richards is going to be a pretty divisive player come draft day, as he is coming back after deciding to not have Tommy John surgery last year. In late-season bullpen sessions, he got his velocity up and stated he is ready to go in 2017. Everything may not be ready, however. No one knows for sure how he will perform until he starts throwing. He could pull a Masahiro Tanaka and pitch fine, or he could blow out his elbow before the season even starts. When healthy, Richards has shown potential with his 95-mph fastball and 53% career ground ball rate. An 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings rate and a 3.0 walks per nine rate should be expected from him. Those numbers aren’t great, but they put him among the top 40 starters. The problem is that he has had problems staying healthy with DL trips each of the past three seasons. Determining a value for him will depend on league depth and the draft’s date. In a 12-team league, the replacement level is so much higher that he'll be worth more. In deeper leagues, his playing time will be limited, and no decent replacements will be available once he goes on the DL. Additionally, owners will have a better idea of his health as he throws, or doesn’t throw, during spring training. (Jeff Zimmerman)

The Quick Opinion: Richards has been an effective pitcher when healthy. However, he begins the 2017 season with questions surrounding his health after electing to not have Tommy John surgery.

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SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
2009Angels (R)8000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2010Angels (A)19000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2010Angels (A+)7000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2011Angels (AA)22000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2011Angels7000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2012Angels (AAA)14000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2012Angels30200000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-0.50.20.0
2013Angels47000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2014Angels261100000.0 %36.4 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-2.61.1-0.1
2015Angels (AAA)1000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2015Angels32000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2016Angels6000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
Total- - -1481300000.0 %38.5 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-3.11.3-0.1

SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2009Angels (R)8000000000000000000.000
2010Angels (A)19000000000000000000.000
2010Angels (A+)7000000000000000000.000
2011Angels (AA)22000000000000000000.000
2011Angels7000000000000000000.000
2012Angels (AAA)14000000000000000000.000
2012Angels30220000000001000000.000
2013Angels47000000000000000000.000
2014Angels2611110000000004000100.000
2015Angels (AAA)1000000000000000000.000
2015Angels32000000000000000000.000
2016Angels6000000000000000000.000
Total- - -14813130000000005000100.000

SeasonTeamBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwGDPwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2009Angels (R)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2010Angels (A)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2010Angels (A+)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2011Angels (AA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2011Angels0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2011Average8.1 %18.6 %0.44.255.321.399.720.1445.1.295     .316 
2012Angels (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2012Angels0.0 %50.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.00-0.5.000-100
2012Average8.0 %19.8 %0.40.255.319.405.724.1515.2.297     .315 
2013Angels0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2013Average7.9 %19.9 %0.40.253.318.396.714.1434.9.297     .314 
2014Angels0.0 %36.4 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.0-1-2.6.000-100
2014Average7.6 %20.4 %0.37.251.314.386.700.1355.0.299     .310 
2015Angels (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2015Angels0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2015Average7.7 %20.4 %0.38.254.317.405.721.1504.8.299     .313 
2016Angels0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2016Average8.2 %21.1 %0.39.255.322.417.739.1624.9.300     .318 
Total- - -0.0 %38.5 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.0-2-3.1.000-100

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%
2011Angels0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2012Angels1.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %
2013Angels0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2014Angels5.0016.7 %83.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %14.3 %28.6 %57.1 %14.3 %71.4 %14.3 %
2015Angels0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2016Angels0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
Total- - -6.0014.3 %85.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %12.5 %37.5 %50.0 %12.5 %75.0 %12.5 %

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2011Angels0000000000
2012Angels1000000257
2013Angels0000000000
2014Angels5010010102434
2015Angels0000000000
2016Angels0000000000
Total- - -6010010122941

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2011Angels       0  
2012Angels-0.13-0.130.00-1.16-0.131.80 0-0.080.00
2013Angels       0  
2014Angels-0.30-0.300.00-3.53-0.401.04 0-0.290.00
2015Angels       0  
2016Angels          
Total- - --0.44-0.440.00-4.69-0.531.21 0-0.360.00

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2011Angels        
2012Angels71.4% (85.6)14.3% (82.0)14.3% (85.0)     
2013Angels        
2014Angels67.6% (92.1)14.7% (82.6) 17.6% (80.3)    
2015Angels        
2016Angels        
Total- - -68.3% (90.9)14.6% (82.5)2.4% (85.0)14.6% (80.3)    

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2011Angels              
2012Angels14.3 %    71.4 %14.3 %       
2013Angels              
2014Angels35.3 %20.6 %   8.8 %20.6 %2.9 %8.8 % 2.9 %   
2015Angels              
2016Angels              
Total- - -31.7 %17.1 %   19.5 %19.5 %2.4 %7.3 % 2.4 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2011Angels             
2012Angels84.7    85.582.0      
2013Angels             
2014Angels92.392.4   91.582.673.481.3 89.2  
2015Angels             
2016Angels             
Total- - -91.792.4   87.882.573.481.3 89.2  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2011Angels              
2012Angels-0.6-0.10.0    -11.74-6.924.90    
2013Angels              
2014Angels-2.3-0.4 -0.2   -10.18-8.66 -3.69   
2015Angels              
2016Angels              
Total- - --2.9-0.50.0-0.2   -10.46-8.374.90-3.69   

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2011Angels             
2012Angels0.0    -0.6-0.1      
2013Angels             
2014Angels-1.2-0.7   -0.4-0.60.0-0.1 0.0  
2015Angels             
2016Angels             
Total- - --1.2-0.7   -1.0-0.70.0-0.1 0.0  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2011Angels             
2012Angels4.89    -11.74-6.91      
2013Angels             
2014Angels-10.21-10.69   -13.51-9.104.70-2.33 3.54  
2015Angels             
2016Angels             
Total- - --9.05-10.69   -12.41-8.834.70-2.33 3.54  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2011Angels         
2011Average29.9 %65.0 %45.6 %68.1 %87.9 %80.7 %44.6 %59.4 %8.8 %
2012Angels33.3 %25.0 %28.6 %100.0 %0.0 %50.0 %57.1 %100.0 %14.3 %
2012Average30.3 %64.7 %45.6 %66.8 %87.2 %79.6 %44.4 %59.8 %9.2 %
2013Angels         
2013Average30.4 %65.5 %45.9 %66.5 %87.0 %79.4 %44.2 %60.2 %9.4 %
2014Angels18.2 %73.9 %55.9 %0.0 %64.7 %57.9 %67.7 %72.7 %23.5 %
2014Average30.7 %65.7 %46.2 %65.7 %87.3 %79.3 %44.3 %60.6 %9.5 %
2015Angels         
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Angels         
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -21.4 %66.7 %51.2 %33.3 %61.1 %57.1 %65.9 %76.9 %22.0 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2011Angels        
2011Average28.9 %62.1 %45.6 %64.7 %88.0 %80.6 %50.1 %21.6
2012Angels33.3 %25.0 %28.6 %100.0 %0.0 %50.0 %57.1 %34.2
2012Average29.3 %62.2 %45.6 %63.6 %87.3 %79.6 %49.5 %22.1
2013Angels        
2013Average29.7 %62.7 %45.9 %63.2 %87.3 %79.4 %49.2 %22.6
2014Angels33.3 %73.7 %55.9 %40.0 %64.3 %57.9 %55.9 %23.5
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
2015Angels        
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Angels        
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -33.3 %65.2 %51.2 %50.0 %60.0 %57.1 %56.1 %25.7

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2011AngelsP7314.0230000000 1   1.000 
2012AngelsP30971.0151010000 8   .857 
2013AngelsP4717145.016212111001 10   .949 
2014AngelsP2626168.210133210000 10   .885 
2015AngelsP3232207.117293302200 6   .939 
2016AngelsP6634.2052020000 4   .714 
Total- - -P14893640.2467611653201 39   .917 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2011AngelsP14.01  001              
2012AngelsP71.0-1  0-1-2              
2013AngelsP145.00  0-1-1              
2014AngelsP168.20  0-1-1              
2015AngelsP207.11  -1-3-4              
2016AngelsP34.20  00-1              
Total- - -P640.21  -1-6-8              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2012AngelsP71.00.0%      (0)66.7%      (3)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (3)
2013AngelsP145.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (2)80.0%     (5)75.0%      (4)100.0%    (16)
2014AngelsP168.20.0%      (1)50.0%      (2)0.0%      (0)50.0%     (2)0.0%      (0)100.0%    (13)
2015AngelsP207.10.0%      (1)0.0%      (2)50.0%      (2)100.0%     (1)75.0%      (4)95.2%    (21)
2016AngelsP34.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (1)80.0%      (5)
Total- - -P640.20.0%      (2)42.9%      (7)40.0%      (5)75.0%     (8)66.7%      (9)96.6%    (58)

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
2011Angels0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
2012Angels-0.50.0 0.2-0.50.20.00.1-0.20.0($0.2) 
2013Angels0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
2014Angels-2.60.0 1.1-2.61.10.00.3-1.1-0.1($0.9) 
2015Angels0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
2016Angels0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
Total- - --3.10.0 1.3-3.11.30.10.4-1.3-0.1($1.1) 

  • $6.8m / 1 Years (2017) (Edit)
    • signed by Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on 1/13/2017 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2017: $6.8M
    • Source: twitter.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $6.4m / 1 Years (2016) (Edit)
    • signed by Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on 1/21/2016 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2016: $6.4M
    • Originally Reported By: Alden Gonzalez
    • Source: twitter.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
  • $3.2m / 1 Years (2015) (Edit)
    • signed by Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on 1/31/2015 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2015: $3.2M
    • Agent / Agency: Relativity Baseball
    • Originally Reported By: Mike Perchick
    • Source: twitter.com
    • Submitted by mo_green
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2014) (Edit)
    • signed by Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on 1/1/2014 (League Minimum)
    • 2014: $0.5M
    • Submitted by Dustin Nosler
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2013) (Edit)
    • signed by Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on 3/2/2013 (League Minimum)
    • 2013: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2012) (Edit)
    • signed by Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on 3/3/2012 (League Minimum)
    • 2012: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $0.4m / 1 Years (2011) (Edit)
    • signed by Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (League Minimum)
    • 2011: $0.4M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
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  • 2009 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1s, Pick: 10, Overall: 42
    • Team: Los Angeles Angels
    • School: U Oklahoma