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Garrett Richards
ERA W-L K
2.28 0-2 27
Team: LA AngelsHt / Wt: 6-3 / 210 NFBC ADP: 233.95
Position: SPBorn: 5/27/1988 Birthplace: Riverside, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Supplemental Round by Angels (2009)


Latest News
Sep. 28 6:33 AM PT7:33 AM MT8:33 AM CT9:33 AM ET9:33 ET13:33 GMT21:33 6:33 AM MST8:33 AM EST9:03 AM VEN17:33 UAE8:33 AM CT-Richards allowed three runs on four hits and three walks in 3.2 innings as the Los Angeles Angels lost to the Chicago White Sox 6-4 on Wednesday. Richards struck out three, ending the game with a 2.28 ERA and 0.90 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The right-hander had been sidelined since suffering a right biceps strain in his first start this season, at Oakland on April 5. Richards' start was just his 12th over the past two seasons, as he missed the final five months of 2016 with a right elbow injury. In 2014 and 2015, the righty was a combined 28-16 with a 3.18 ERA in 376 innings with 340 strikeouts.
Sep. 23 10:46 PM PT11:46 PM MT12:46 AM CT1:46 AM ET1:46 ET5:46 GMT13:46 10:46 PM MST12:46 AM EST1:16 AM VEN9:46 UAE12:46 AM CT-Garrett Richards allowed one hit and one walk without giving up a run in 6.0 innings as the Los Angeles Angels lost to the Houston Astros 3-0 on Friday. Richards struck out six, ending the game with a 1.50 ERA and 0.75 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Richards threw 85 pitches in the longest and best of his four starts since returning from a biceps strain that sidelined him five months. Though he's yet to win since coming back and remains a major injury risk, the Anaheim ace is restoring some lost fantasy value by producing a 1.86 ERA and a 0.72 WHIP following his return.
Sep. 18 8:13 AM PT9:13 AM MT10:13 AM CT11:13 AM ET11:13 ET15:13 GMT23:13 8:13 AM MST10:13 AM EST10:43 AM VEN19:13 UAE10:13 AM CT-Garrett Richards fell to 0-2, allowing three runs - two earned - on two hits and one walk in 5.0 innings, as the Los Angeles Angels lost to the Texas Rangers 4-2 on Sunday. Richards struck out seven, ending the game with a 2.00 ERA and 0.89 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He was making his fourth start of the season and was better as the game went on. He threw 74 pitches, the most he's thrown since coming off the disabled list with a biceps injury that sidelined him most of the season. Richards retired the last 12 batters he faced and struck out the side in the fifth. He struck out seven and allowed two hits, one of which was the home run.
Sep. 13 9:21 AM PT10:21 AM MT11:21 AM CT12:21 PM ET12:21 ET16:21 GMT0:21 9:21 AM MST11:21 AM EST11:51 AM VEN20:21 UAE11:21 AM CT-Garrett Richards fell to 0-1, allowing one run on four hits in 5.0 innings, as the Los Angeles Angels lost to the Houston Astros 1-0 on Tuesday. Richards struck out four, ending the game with a 1.38 ERA and 1.00 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Richards was removed after throwing 63 pitches, 45 for strikes, in his second start back from a five-month injury. He threw 52 pitches in 3.1 innings in his return from the disabled list on Sept. 5 against the Oakland A's. He is next slated to take the ball Tuesday against the Indians.
Sep. 6 8:23 AM PT9:23 AM MT10:23 AM CT11:23 AM ET11:23 ET15:23 GMT23:23 8:23 AM MST10:23 AM EST10:53 AM VEN19:23 UAE10:23 AM CT-Garrett Richards allowed one run on four hits and one walk in 3.1 innings as the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Oakland Athletics 8-7 on Tuesday. Richards struck out three, ending the game with a 1.13 ERA and 1.13 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: This game came five months to the day that he strained his right biceps muscle in Oakland in his season debut. The plan was to throw about 50 pitches or three innings in this outing - he totaled 52 pitches. ''It just felt good to be back out there with them,'' Richards said. ''I was right where I wanted to be. ... I did everything that I wanted to do. This is a good one to build off of and hopefully next time I can go a little bit longer but stay with the same output."
Apr. 6 9:28 PM PT10:28 PM MT11:28 PM CT12:28 AM ET0:28 ET4:28 GMT12:28 9:28 PM MST11:28 PM EST11:58 PM VEN8:28 UAE11:28 PM CT-Richards (strained right biceps) came off the DL Tuesday to face the A's.
Analysis: Richards has been on the disabled list since April because of a strained biceps. ''You're obviously not going to see him throw 100 pitches,'' manager Mike Scioscia said.
Mar. 5 3:35 PM PT4:35 PM MT5:35 PM CT6:35 PM ET18:35 ET23:35 GMT7:35 4:35 PM MST6:35 PM EST7:05 PM VEN3:35 UAE (+1)5:35 PM CT-Richards, who's rehabbing a torn elbow ligament without surgery, threw two innings in his spring debut Sunday against the Reds.
Analysis: The Angels' ace allowed three runs in his second inning of work, but the important thing is he experienced no issues both on the mound and afterward. "Everything feels normal," he said. "I've already been checked out by the doctor. It's perfectly fine. I'm just excited to be back out there." Richards still has some hurdles to clear, but for now it's looking like his decision to opt against Tommy John surgery was a good choice.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2011 LAA 0 2 0 - 0 7 3 0 14.0 16 11 9 4 7 0 9 1.64 5.79
2012 LAA 4 3 1 - 3 30 9 0 71.0 77 46 37 7 34 1 47 1.56 4.69
2013 LAA 7 8 1 - 2 47 17 1 145.0 151 73 67 12 44 4 101 1.34 4.16
2014 LAA 13 4 0 - 0 26 26 1 168.2 124 51 49 5 51 1 164 1.04 2.61
2015 LAA 15 12 0 - 0 32 32 1 207.1 181 94 84 20 76 2 176 1.24 3.65
2016 LAA 1 3 0 - 0 6 6 0 34.2 31 16 9 2 15 1 34 1.33 2.34
2017 LAA 0 2 0 - 0 6 6 0 27.2 18 8 7 1 7 0 27 0.90 2.28
Career 40 34 2 - 5 154 99 3 668.1 598 299 262 51 234 9 558 1.24 3.53

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2012 LAA 30 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 LAA 26 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 154 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .000 .000 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 249 99 93 95.8 58.31
Curveball 36 84 76 79.5 8.43
Slider 142 92 86 89.1 33.26

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