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Clayton Richard

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2016 Stats

W-L

0-1

ERA

6.75

WHIP

2.10

K

7

SV

1

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Richard had an odd year, starting nine games for Triple-A Indianapolis before the Pirates sold him to the Cubs, who kept designating him for assignment and then bringing him back. Richard's numbers ar...

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2016 ADP:  709.53

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RP): Hidden

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 240   DOB: 9/12/1983   BORN: Lafayette, IN   COLLEGE: Michigan   DRAFTED: 8th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Clayton Richard Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with the Cubs in December of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

July 15, 2016  –  Clayton Richard News

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The Cubs activated Richard (knee) from the disabled list Friday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

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Clayton Richard Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2006 22 A A 4 4 0 23.2 29 12 2 12 6 1 3 0 4.56 1.51
2007 23 A WIN 28 27 0 161.3 159 65 11 99 59 8 12 0 3.63 1.35
2008 24 AA BIR 13 13 0 83.7 66 23 2 53 16 6 6 0 2.47 0.98
2008 24 AAA CHA 7 7 0 44.0 33 12 3 33 4 6 0 0 2.45 0.84
2008 24 MAJ CHA 13 8 0 47.7 61 32 5 29 13 2 5 0 6.04 1.55
2009 25 MAJ CHA 27 14 0 89.0 94 46 10 66 37 4 3 0 4.65 1.47
2009 25 MAJ SDG 12 12 0 64.0 60 29 7 48 34 5 2 0 4.08 1.47
2009  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ CHA/SDG 39 26 0 153.0 154 75 17 114 71 9 5 0 4.41 1.47
2010 26 MAJ SD 33 33 1 201.7 206 84 16 153 78 14 9 0 0 0 3.75 1.41
2011 27 MAJ SD 18 18 0 99.7 104 43 8 53 38 5 9 0 0 0 3.88 1.42
2012 28 MAJ SD 33 33 1 218.7 228 97 31 107 42 14 14 0 0 0 3.99 1.23
2013 29 AAA TUC 2 2 0 12.0 10 3 0 12 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.25 0.83
2013 29 MAJ SD 12 11 0 52.7 65 41 13 24 21 2 5 0 0 0 7.01 1.63
2014 30 AA MOB 3 3 0 15.0 23 11 2 7 4 0 2 0 0 0 6.60 1.80
2014 30 AAA REN 1 1 0 6.1 11 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.26 1.97
2015 31 A+ BRA 1 1 0 6.0 4 0 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.83
2015 31 AAA IND 9 9 0 56.0 53 13 3 25 13 4 2 0 0 0 2.09 1.18
2015 31 AAA IOW 1 1 0 7.0 3 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.43
2015 31 MAJ CHC 23 3 0 42.3 47 18 3 22 7 4 2 0 0 2 3.83 1.28
2016 32 AA TEN 2 2 0 7.2 7 3 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 3.52 0.97
2016 32 AAA IOW 2 2 0 5.0 1 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.60
2016 32 MAJ CHC 24 0 0 13.3 22 10 0 7 6 0 1 1 0 1 6.75 2.10
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3-Year Averages     17 7 0 47.5 56 29 8 23 14 3 3 0 0 1 5.49 1.47
Career  (View All)     195 132 2 829.0 887 400 93 509 276 50 50 1 4.34 1.40

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Clayton Richard Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 23 @Mil 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.75 2.10
Jul. 17 Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.75 2.03
Jun. 20 StL 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.30 2.19
Jun. 19 Pit 0.0 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.50 2.17
Jun. 13 @Was 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.00 2.00
Jun. 10 @Atl 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.55 2.09
Jun. 8 @Phi 1.0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.20 2.20
Jun. 7 @Phi 0.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 8.00 2.33
May. 31 LAD 0.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 8.00 2.11
May. 24 @StL 0.7 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.00 1.78
May. 21 @SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.56
May. 20 @SF 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.14 1.77
May. 19 @Mil 0.3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.11 1.89
May. 18 @Mil 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 6.00 1.83
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 0.5 IP/G
1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 0.3 IP/G
1.3 3 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 13.50 3.00
Last 60 Days
14 Games:  Avg. 0.5 IP/G
7.7 14 8 6 0 3 3 2 0 0 0-1 1 0 0 7.04 2.22
Clayton Richard Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV ERA WHIP
Jul. 12 Chattanooga 3.0 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 L 0 6.00 1.33
Jul. 8 Jackson 4.0 3 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 - 0 2.25 0.75
Jul. 3 Round Rock 4.0 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 0 - 0 0.00 0.75
Jun. 28 Okla City 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 3.0 IP/G
3.0 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0-1 0 6.00 1.33
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 3.0 IP/G
12.0 8 3 3 0 2 10 0 2 0 0-1 0 2.25 0.83
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 3.0 IP/G
12.0 8 3 3 0 2 10 0 2 0 0-1 0 2.25 0.83

Clayton Richard Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016372313100.406
20156710215200.234

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201629538100.320
201511412532733.294

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20165.70104309.532.29
201520.010011514.051.55

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20167.70013304.701.83
201522.332011223.631.03
Clayton Richard Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2006 22 A A 4 4 23.2 4.66 2.33 2.00 0.78 69.7% 4.56 4.19 .336
2007 23 A WIN 28 27 161.3 5.52 3.29 1.68 0.61 73.9% 3.63 4.05 .294
2008 24 AA BIR 13 13 83.7 5.70 1.72 3.31 0.22 73.8% 2.47 2.96 .259
2008 24 AAA CHA 7 7 44.0 6.75 0.82 8.25 0.61 73.5% 2.45 2.93 .248
2008 24 MAJ CHA 13 8 47.7 5.48 2.45 2.23 0.94 1.60 60.9% 89.9 MPH 6.04 4.19 .347
2009 25 MAJ CHA 27 14 89.0 6.67 3.74 1.78 1.01 1.46 70.2% 91.7 MPH 4.65 4.47 .312
2009 25 MAJ SDG 12 12 64.0 6.75 4.78 1.41 0.98 1.46 74.7% 91.7 MPH 4.08 4.77 .286
2009  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ CHA/SDG 39 26 153.0 6.71 4.18 1.61 1.00 1.46 72.1% 91.7 MPH 4.41 4.59 .301
2010 26 MAJ SD 33 33 201.7 6.83 3.48 1.96 0.71 1.50 74.6% 91.3 MPH 3.75 3.93 .314
2011 27 MAJ SD 18 18 99.7 4.79 3.43 1.39 0.72 1.68 73.9% 90.4 MPH 3.88 4.38 .296
2012 28 MAJ SD 33 33 218.7 4.40 1.73 2.55 1.28 1.85 72.4% 90.7 MPH 3.99 4.72 .279
2013 29 AAA TUC 2 2 12.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 70% 2.25 1.45 .314
2013 29 MAJ SD 12 11 52.7 4.10 3.59 1.14 2.22 2.13 61.6% 90.2 MPH 7.01 6.69 .295
2014 30 AA MOB 3 3 15.0 4.20 2.40 1.75 1.20 64% 6.60 4.80 .373
2014 30 AAA REN 1 1 6.1 1.48 1.48 1.00 1.48 81.8% 4.26 5.50 .382
2015 31 A+ BRA 1 1 6.0 7.50 1.50 5.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.03 .251
2015 31 AAA IND 9 9 56.0 4.02 2.09 1.92 0.48 84.1% 2.09 3.91 .273
2015 31 AAA IOW 1 1 7.0 5.14 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.06 .160
2015 31 MAJ CHC 23 3 42.3 4.68 1.49 3.14 0.64 5.06 70.6% 91.0 MPH 3.83 3.65 .311
2016 32 AA TEN 2 2 7.2 6.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 57.1% 3.52 1.81 .314
2016 32 AAA IOW 2 2 5.0 9.00 3.60 2.50 0.00 100% 0.00 2.40 .099
2016 32 MAJ CHC 24 0 13.3 4.73 4.05 1.17 0.00 5.43 64.3% 91.9 MPH 6.75 3.95 .418
Today's Projections     0 0 .3 7.05 4.28 1.65 1.09 68.1% 5.26 1.44 .324
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.6 5.98 3.97 1.51 1.26 71% 4.91 5.02 .307
Rest Of Season     0 0 20.8 6.26 4.25 1.47 1.33 71.6% 4.96 5.14 .309
3-Year Averages     17 7 47.5 4.36 2.65 1.64 1.52 66.1% 5.49 5.31 .302
Career     195 132 829.0 5.53 3.00 1.84 1.01 71.3% 4.34 4.46 .303

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2016 Stat Review for Clayton Richard    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.17 K/BB
TERRIBLE
4.73 K/9
TERRIBLE
4.05 BB/9
POOR
91.9 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
5.43 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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6.75 ERA
TERRIBLE
2.10 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.95 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.418 BABIP
HIGH
64.3% Strand Rate
LOW

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Clayton Richard: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Richard (hand) will not likely return to the Cubs until after the All-Star break July 15.

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Richard (hand) is set to continue his rehab with Double-A Tennessee, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Richard (hand) is headed to Triple-A Iowa for a rehab assignment, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Richard was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday due to a blister, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.

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Richard faced two batters Tuesday against the Phillies and couldn't retire either one, giving up a single and an intentional walk.

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Richard gave up three hits and two runs without recording an out Tuesday against the Dodgers.

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Richard recorded the final out of Wednesday's game against Milwaukee in the 12th inning for his first career save.

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Richard gave up two runs in one-third of an inning against the Rockies on Friday.

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Richard made an appearance for the second day in a row Saturday, giving up two hits in a scoreless inning.

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With Rex Brothers getting released Thursday, Richard's chances of making the team improved.

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Richard will contend for the fifth spot in the Cubs' rotation this season, but he's more of a fallback choice than a legitimate candidate, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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2014

Slated to head the Padres' rotation last year, Richard suffered through incompetence and an intestinal virus, before undergoing season-ending surgery in July to relieve discomfort in the acromiovacular joint in his left shoulder. Once the campaign concluded, the Padres outrighted the southpaw, who eventually elected to explore free agency. Organizations may be dubious of Richard, who recorded a 7.01 ERA, 1.633 WHIP, and 24:21 K:BB ratio in 52.2 innings, despite the built in advantage of taking the mound half of the time in the friendly confines of Petco Park. However, he's entering his age-31 season and is one year removed from posting a 54 percent groundball rate, which could translate in another pitcher's park.

2013

Coming off of a 2011 season that was ended prematurely by shoulder surgery, Richard's 2012 season was by most accounts a fine bounceback effort. While he was unable to regain the strikeout rate he had prior to the surgery, he was able to improve his command greatly as he walked fewer than five percent of the batters he faced and improve upon his groundball rate, which was up to almost 54 percent when the 2012 season ended. If those two characteristics of his game carry over to 2013, there is little reason to think that he can't post a sub-4.00 ERA for the fourth consecutive season. Owners who are able to pick and choose his starts would be wise to start him only at home (Petco Park), where he has a career 2.82 ERA over 284 innings pitched.

2012

It's hard to put much stock into Richard's 2011 numbers as he suffered from shoulder issues all season and underwent season-ending surgery in July. His overall numbers weren't exactly terrible, but the significant drops in his K/9IP and K/BB were strong indicators that something was wrong. He is expected to be at 100 percent come the start of spring training and if all goes well, should end up in the Padres' starting rotation next year. Given the rehab and the fact that he wasn't a dominant pitcher to begin with, you should keep your expectations low.

2011

In his first full season as a member of the Padres' rotation, Richard was a useful starter for fantasy owners. He posted a 3.75 ERA, 1.408 WHIP, 1.96 K/BB ratio and 14 wins in more than 200 innings. He improved his strikeout rate to 6.8 K/9IP, but has yet to show the kind of control he had in the minors. Owners capable of streaming him only at home would be wise to do so as he posted much better numbers at Petco Park (3.15 ERA, .227 BAA) than on the road (4.41 ERA, .308 BAA) last season.

2010

Richard's prospect status is based on him walking 2.5 guys per nine innings in the minors, something he hasn't come close to doing in the majors. With a big body and a less-than-impressive fastball, Richard is vaguely reminiscent of Mark Hendrickson, and could well have Hendrickson's career.

2009

The big guy looks like he should throw harder and be more dominant than he is. As it stands, Richard was way too hittable in the majors, and like a bunch of Sox pitching prospects, will have to learn how to get outs with subpar stuff in the majors. One of Richard, Lance Broadway and Jack Egbert will probably have a career, but it's hard to say which.