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Clayton Richard

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

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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 acromiovacula...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   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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Signed a minor league contract with the Pirates in December of 2014 that includes an invite to spring training.

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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 SDG 12 12 0 64.0 60 29 7 48 34 5 2 0 4.08 1.47
2009 25 MAJ CHA 27 14 0 89.0 94 46 10 66 37 4 3 0 4.65 1.47
2009  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ SDG/CHA 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
3-Year Averages     21 20 0 123.7 132 60 17 61 33 7 9 0 0 0 4.37 1.33
Career  (View All)     148 129 2 773.3 818 372 90 480 263 46 47 0 4.33 1.40

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Clayton Richard Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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Clayton Richard Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013598412102.226
201221134648612.241

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201318016175313211.335
2012699733618038229.275

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201326.3220141324.781.67
201295.38505115103.021.10

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201326.3030108119.231.59
2012123.36905627214.741.34
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 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 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  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ SDG/CHA 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
3-Year Averages     21 20 123.7 4.44 2.40 1.85 1.24 70.9% 4.37 4.80 .286
Career     148 129 773.3 5.59 3.06 1.83 1.05 71.5% 4.33 4.53 .300

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2014 Stat Review for Clayton Richard    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.00 K/BB
TERRIBLE
1.48 K/9
TERRIBLE
1.48 BB/9
ELITE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.5 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.26 ERA
WEAK
1.97 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.50 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.382 BABIP
HIGH
81.8% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Richard allowed three runs in seven innings for Double-A Mobile against Mississippi on Wednesday.

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Richard allowed six runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out two in three innings of work for Double-A Mobile.

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Richard (shoulder) told the Lafayette Journal & Courier that he would sign a minor league deal with the Diamondbacks.

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Richard (shoulder) cleared outright waivers and elected free agency Monday, MLB.com reports.

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Richard (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Friday, MLB.com reports.

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Richard will have surgery on his injured shoulder and is expected to miss the rest of the season, MLB.com's Corey Brock reports.

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Richard had an MRI on his left shoulder Wednesday which revealed no joint damage, according to Mighty 1090 Sports Radio San Diego.

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Richard will be placed on the disabled list due to discomfort in the acromiovacular joint in his left shoulder, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Richard (shoulder) left Friday's start after throwing just two pitches, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.