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Clayton Richard

33-Year-Old Pitcher – San Diego Padres

2017 Stats

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5-7

ERA

4.20

WHIP

1.41

K

67

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Richard opened 2016 as one of the final members of the Cubs' bullpen, but a variety of minor ailments and poor results over 25 relief appearances led to his removal from the roster in late July. With ...

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2017 ADP:  641.08

Rank (Overall): 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, $1.75 million contract with the Padres in December of 2016.

June 19, 2017  –  Clayton Richard News

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Richard allowed just two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three batters over 6.1 innings during Monday's loss to the Cubs. He didn't factor into the decision.

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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 IOW 1 1 0 7.0 3 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.43
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 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 25 0 0 14.0 23 10 0 7 7 0 1 1 0 1 6.43 2.14
2016 32 MAJ SD 11 9 0 53.7 58 15 4 34 24 3 3 0 0 0 2.52 1.53
2016  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ CHC/SD 36 9 0 67.7 81 25 4 41 31 3 4 1 0 1 3.33 1.66
2017 33 MAJ SD 15 15 0 94.3 108 44 10 67 25 5 7 0 0 0 4.20 1.41
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3-Year Averages     29 6 0 55.0 64 21 3 31 19 3 3 0 0 1 3.44 1.51
Career  (View All)     222 156 2 977.7 1,054 459 107 610 326 58 60 1 4.23 1.41

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Clayton Richard Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games 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
Jun. 19 @ChC 6.3 5 2 2 1 3 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.20 1.41
Jun. 13 Cin 8.7 8 2 2 0 2 6 1 1 0 W 0 0 0 4.30 1.42
Jun. 8 @Ari 5.0 6 4 4 1 1 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.54 1.45
Jun. 2 Col 5.7 10 4 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.36 1.45
May. 27 @Was 6.0 10 3 3 1 1 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.33 1.43
May. 21 Ari 9.0 5 1 1 1 0 6 0 1 1 W 0 0 0 4.31 1.39
May. 16 Mil 6.0 10 6 6 0 0 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.86 1.53
May. 11 @Tex 7.0 5 1 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.34 1.51
May. 6 LAD 5.0 7 5 5 0 6 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.87 1.62
Apr. 30 @SF 5.3 6 2 2 0 1 3 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.29 1.49
Apr. 25 @Ari 3.7 8 6 6 1 3 2 0 2 0 L 0 0 0 4.45 1.52
Apr. 20 Ari 6.7 9 1 1 0 0 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.04 1.31
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.7 IP/G
20.0 19 8 8 2 6 14 1 1 0 1-1 0 0 0 3.60 1.25
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.8 IP/G
40.7 44 16 15 4 7 28 2 2 1 3-2 0 0 0 3.32 1.25
Last 60 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
74.3 89 37 36 6 18 57 3 4 1 4-5 0 0 0 4.36 1.44

Clayton Richard Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201710823529210.302
20167915620100.286
20156710215200.234

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201728944207918110.298
2016227262561914.305
201511412532733.294

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201747.0430381134.211.38
201631.3220211303.161.40
201520.010011514.051.55

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201747.3140291474.181.44
201636.3121201843.471.87
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 IOW 1 1 7.0 5.14 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.06 .160
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 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 25 0 14.0 4.50 4.50 1.00 0.00 5.86 66.7% 90.8 MPH 6.43 4.13 .415
2016 32 MAJ SD 11 9 53.7 5.70 4.02 1.42 0.67 4.63 85.9% 90.8 MPH 2.52 4.24 .315
2016  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ CHC/SD 36 9 67.7 5.45 4.12 1.32 0.53 4.90 80.6% 90.8 MPH 3.33 4.18 .339
2017 33 MAJ SD 15 15 94.3 6.39 2.39 2.68 0.95 3.41 72.4% 90.6 MPH 4.20 4.05 .330
Next 7 Days     0 1 4.9 4.96 3.75 1.32 0.95 68.7% 5.13 4.72 .320
Rest Of Season     0 13 81.4 4.62 3.72 1.24 0.93 67.3% 5.29 4.75 .317
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3-Year Averages     29 6 55.0 5.07 3.11 1.63 0.49 77.5% 3.44 3.82 .330
Career     222 156 977.7 5.62 3.00 1.87 0.98 72.3% 4.23 4.41 .306

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Clayton Richard Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 42.3 3 11 3 0 20 3 42 3
2016 P 14 2 4 2 0 6 1 14 2
2016 P 53.7 -4 12 -4 0 26 -3 54 -4
2017 P 94.3 -3 13 -3 0 47 -2 94 -3
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
2016 P 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
2016 P 0 0 0 0 -3 0 -3
2017 P 2 0 0 0 -2 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Clayton Richard    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.68 K/BB
WEAK
6.39 K/9
TERRIBLE
2.39 BB/9
GOOD
90.6 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.0 HR/9
GOOD
3.41 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.20 ERA
WEAK
1.41 WHIP
WEAK
4.05 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.330 BABIP
HIGH
72.4% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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

Richard (5-7) allowed two runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out six over 8.2 innings pitched during Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Reds.

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Richard (4-7) allowed four runs on six hits and a walk while striking out five batters during Thursday's loss to Arizona.

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Richard (4-6) allowed four runs (three earned) on 10 hits over 5.2 innings while striking out three in Friday's 8-5 win over the Rockies.

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Richard (3-6) gave up three runs on 10 hits to the Nationals on Saturday. He walked one and struck out five in a 3-0 loss.

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Richard (3-5) allowed just one run on five hits with no walks in a complete game victory Sunday against the D-backs. He struck out six.

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Richard (2-5) gave up six runs on 10 hits while striking out seven over six innings in a loss to Milwaukee.

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Richard pitched seven innings Thursday, allowing one earned run on five hits and a walk in a loss to Texas. He struck out four in a no-decision.

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Richard will start Thursday against the Rangers rather than Friday against the White Sox, Dennis Lin of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Richard (2-4) gave up five runs on seven hits over five innings in a loss to the Dodgers on Saturday. He walked six and struck out five.

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Richard allowed two runs on six hits while walking one and striking out three over 5.1 innings for a no-decision in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Giants.

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Richard (2-3) lasted just 3.1 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks, allowing six runs on eight hits and three walks with two strikeouts.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 aren't fantasy worthy - his strikeout rate in particular is embarrassing - but he turned himself into an extreme groundballer in 2015 and had some mild success. His 5.06 GB/FB ratio is nowhere near the figures he's put up throughout his career, but that rate has been steadily increasing over the last several seasons before shooting up last year. Is there room for a veteran pitcher who keeps the ball on the ground, can occasionally spot start, but also isn't too proud to spend time in the minors? Apparently so. That doesn't make him a good fantasy asset though.

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.