Lyon Richardson

Lyon Richardson

24-Year-Old PitcherSP
Cincinnati Reds
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Richardson returned from Tommy John elbow surgery in 2023 and spent time at four levels of ball, including a stint with the pitching-starved Reds. No Cincinnati starter threw more than 145.2 innings, and the right-hander was one of several prospects to fill rotation holes at various times. The plan coming off TJ surgery was limited innings and pitch counts, but Richardson's stuff - mid-90s fastball, slider, curve and changeup - was so impressive in 19 starts at Low-A Daytona (three), Double-A Chattanooga (15) and Triple-A Louisville (one) - 1.86 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 81 strikeouts over 58 innings - the Reds felt he could handle a spot start in the majors. What followed was historic in a bad way, as the righty gave up home runs on his first two pitches. Richardson made a few more limited appearances for Cincinnati, but what he needs now is to build innings. Those will likely come at Louisville in 2024. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Reds in March of 2023.
Optioned to Triple-A
PCincinnati Reds  AAA
March 9, 2024
The Reds optioned Richardson to Triple-A Louisville on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Richardson split his time last season between Triple-A and the majors. He spent the end of 2023 in the minors after posting an 8.64 ERA, 1.92 WHIP and 12:15 K:BB over 16.2 innings with the Reds. Richardson will start 2024 in Louisville and will attempt to work his way back into Cincinnati's rotation.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-36%
BAA vs RHP
2024
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2023
 
 
-36%
BAA vs RHP
2022
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .300 49 5 9 12 2 0 5
Since 2022vs Right .192 32 7 6 5 1 0 1
2024vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023vs Left .300 49 5 9 12 2 0 5
2023vs Right .192 32 7 6 5 1 0 1
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-34%
ERA on Road
2024
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2023
 
 
-34%
ERA on Road
2022
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 9.49 2.03 12.1 0 2 0 6.6 8.8 4.4
Since 2022Away 6.23 1.62 4.1 0 0 0 6.2 6.2 0.0
2024Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Home 9.49 2.03 12.1 0 2 0 6.6 8.8 4.4
2023Away 6.23 1.62 4.1 0 0 0 6.2 6.2 0.0
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Up on taxi squad
PCincinnati Reds  AAA
August 20, 2023
Richardson is on the Reds' taxi squad for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.
ANALYSIS
The right-hander allowed four earned runs over three frames during his big-league debut Aug. 6, but he was immediately sent back to the minors. Cincinnati returned Hunter Greene from the 60-day injured list Sunday and are on the cusp of getting back Nick Lodolo from a lower leg injury, so there's not an obvious opening in the rotation in the immediate future for Richardson.
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Sent to minors
PCincinnati Reds  AAA
September 10, 2023
Richardson was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Sunday.
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Sunk by Mariners
PCincinnati Reds  AAA
September 7, 2023
Richardson (0-2) took the loss Wednesday as the Reds were downed 8-4 by the Mariners, surrendering seven runs on seven hits -- including three home runs -- and four walks over 4.2 innings. He struck out three.
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Recalled for start Wednesday
PCincinnati Reds  AAA
September 6, 2023
Cincinnati recalled Richardson from Triple-A Louisville ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday versus the Mariners.
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Sent down to minors
PCincinnati Reds  AAA
September 4, 2023
Richardson was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Monday, Gordon Wittenmyer of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Nabs another start
PCincinnati Reds  AAA
September 3, 2023
Richardson is slated to start Wednesday's game against the Mariners in Cincinnati, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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