Trevor Richards
Trevor Richards
27-Year-Old PitcherSP
Tampa Bay Rays
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Richards earned a spot in Miami's Opening Day rotation but was shifted to the bullpen and then sent to Tampa Bay at the trade deadline. He ended his time in a Marlins uniform with a 4.50 ERA and 1.38 WHIP, but he found significantly more success after joining the Rays with a 1.93 ERA and 1.20 WHIP. Richards cut his walk rate in half (5.2%) and increased his strikeout rate over three percentage points (24.7%) after changing teams. He has a low-90s fastball and relies heavily on his changeup (38.4% usage) to keep batters honest. Richards is unlikely to have a real chance to crack the Rays' starting rotation in 2020 with Ryan Yarbrough, Brendan McKay and Yonny Chirinos all vying for back-end spots. However, if his success as a multi-inning reliever after the trade is any indication, he could provide fantasy managers with good ratios, plenty of strikeouts and the occassional win. Read Past Outlooks
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Struggles in no-decision
PTampa Bay Rays
September 17, 2020
Richards took a no-decision during Thursday's win over the Orioles, allowing four runs on five hits and a pair of walks while striking out four across 3.1 innings.
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Richards, who was recalled from the team's alternate training site ahead of Thursday's start, struggled in the second half of Thursday's twin bill. After giving up a pair of home runs and an RBI double, the 27-year-old was lifted after 3.1 innings. The short performance was typical for Richards, who has failed to complete five innings in any of his nine appearances. Overall this season, the right-hander holds a 5.91 ERA and 1.72 WHIP across 32 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
64
Last 10 Games
64
Last 5 Games
66
How many pitches does Trevor Richards generally throw?
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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121+
What part of the game does Trevor Richards generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-11%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-30%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-2%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-15%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .243 570 121 63 120 20 6 14
Since 2018vs Right .272 699 162 57 170 38 2 25
2020vs Left .259 60 12 5 14 2 0 3
2020vs Right .368 82 14 5 28 5 0 2
2019vs Left .252 251 48 30 55 10 1 8
2019vs Right .247 329 79 26 72 15 2 11
2018vs Left .230 259 61 28 51 8 5 3
2018vs Right .272 288 69 26 70 18 0 12
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-16%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-43%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-2%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-16%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 4.05 1.32 157.2 6 12 0 7.9 3.3 1.0
Since 2018Away 4.83 1.51 136.0 4 9 0 9.6 4.2 1.5
2020Home 3.97 1.76 11.1 0 0 0 7.1 3.2 0.0
2020Away 6.97 1.69 20.2 0 0 0 7.8 3.0 2.6
2019Home 4.09 1.35 83.2 3 8 0 7.3 3.4 1.2
2019Away 4.01 1.35 51.2 3 4 0 10.3 4.2 1.4
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
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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 2019 data (min 120 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.
  • BABIP
    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.
K/BB
2.45
 
K/9
7.6
 
BB/9
3.1
 
HR/9
1.7
 
Fastball
90.5 mph
 
ERA
5.91
 
WHIP
1.72
 
BABIP
.375
 
GB/FB
0.92
 
Left On Base
66.5%
 
Exit Velocity
81.5 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.7%
 
Spin Rate
2201 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
27.3%
 
Swinging Strike
11.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Officially named starter for Game 2
PTampa Bay Rays
September 17, 2020
Richards is starting Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Likely to pitch Game 2
PTampa Bay Rays
September 17, 2020
Richards was recalled from the alternate training site for Thursday's doubleheader against the Orioles and is likely to start or serve as the primary pitcher in Game 2, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Could start Game 2 on Thursday
PTampa Bay Rays
September 16, 2020
Richards is a strong candidate to be the 29th man and potentially start Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Optioned to alternate site
PTampa Bay Rays
September 7, 2020
Richards was optioned to the Rays' alternate site Monday to make room on the active roster for Ryan Yarbrough (groin), Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
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Getting stretched out
PTampa Bay Rays
September 2, 2020
Richards didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Yankees, allowing two runs on five hits over 4.2 innings. He struck out five.
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