Trevor Richards
Trevor Richards
26-Year-Old PitcherSP
Miami Marlins
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Richards rose from obscurity to become a capable major leaguer in 2018. An undrafted Division II product whose journey to affiliated baseball included two years in the independent Frontier League, Richards made 25 turns in the Marlins' rotation, posting a 4.42 ERA. Despite a near complete lack of prospect pedigree, his peripherals support his performance and suggest he should be able to stick in the rotation. He managed to mostly offset a mediocre 35.8% groundball rate and 9.9% walk rate with a 23.8% strikeout rate. His changeup in particular looked quite good, being worth 14.8 runs according to FanGraphs' Pitch Values, a total which ranked second behind only Kyle Hendricks. It would be surprising to see him as anything better than a back-end starter, and his team context limits his ability to pick up wins, but the fact that he looks like a starter at all is quite the achievement given his background. Read Past Outlooks
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Strikes out eight in no-decision
PMiami Marlins
June 19, 2019
Richards recorded eight strikeouts and gave up one run on four hits and three walks through 5.2 innings in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Wednesday.
RIchards didn't allow a hit until the fifth inning and seemed to be dominating until he unraveled in the sixth by allowing three hits and his only run. This was a nice rebound performance after allowing five runs in his last start. The 26-year old has a 3-7 record with a 3.54 ERA through 15 starts this season. Richards will make his next start Tuesday against the Nationals.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .236 409 87 47 83 13 6 7
Since 2017vs Right .248 491 120 43 107 26 2 18
2019vs Left .248 150 26 19 32 5 1 4
2019vs Right .211 203 51 17 37 8 2 6
2018vs Left .230 259 61 28 51 8 5 3
2018vs Right .272 288 69 26 70 18 0 12
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
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Since 2017Home 3.90 1.20 115.1 5 9 0 7.9 3.4 1.0
Since 2017Away 4.26 1.49 95.0 2 7 0 10.0 4.5 1.1
2019Home 3.76 1.20 52.2 2 5 0 6.7 3.6 1.0
2019Away 3.16 1.34 31.1 1 2 0 10.9 4.3 1.1
2018Home 4.02 1.20 62.2 3 4 0 8.9 3.2 1.0
2018Away 4.81 1.57 63.2 1 5 0 9.6 4.5 1.1
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Trevor Richards compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against this season's data (min 40 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
91.1 mph
Left On Base
Exit Velocity
88.2 mph
Spin Rate
2256 rpm
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
The Marlins' dramatic teardown gives opportunities to players like Richards who might not otherwise receive them. The 24-year-old's journey to the big leagues is a remarkable one. Undrafted out of Division II Drury University in 2015, Richards pitched for the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League for parts of two seasons before joining the Marlins' organization in July 2016. He shot from short-season to Double-A ball in just two seasons, posting a 2.52 ERA in 200.1 minor-league innings during that span while posting 9.5 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 rates. Despite his minor-league success and inspiring story, he isn't considered much more than a fringe prospect whose long-term future will likely be in relief. That would be an impressive result for an undrafted player, no doubt, though not enough to make him much of a fantasy asset.
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Ends hot streak
PMiami Marlins
June 14, 2019
Richards (3-7) allowed five runs on 11 hits with one strikeout and no walks across five innings while taking a loss against the Pirates on Friday.
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Takes tough loss
PMiami Marlins
June 8, 2019
Richards (3-6) allowed one run on two hits with three walks and five strikeouts across seven innings but took a loss against the Braves on Saturday.
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Strikes out eight in win
PMiami Marlins
June 2, 2019
Richards (3-5) earned the win by holding the Padres scoreless through five innings of work Sunday, allowing just one hit and two walks while striking out eight.
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Finally rewarded for strong effort
PMiami Marlins
May 28, 2019
Richards (2-5) allowed one run on two hits with five strikeouts and one walk across seven innings while earning a victory against the Giants on Tuesday.
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No-decision against Tigers
PMiami Marlins
May 23, 2019
Richards threw 5.2 innings in a no-decision against the Tigers on Thursday, giving up one earned run on eight hits, striking out six and walking one as the Marlins won 5-2.
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