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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 34)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date9-12-1983
Height6' 5"
Weight240 lbs
Age34 years, 7 months, 10 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2014
-0.22015
0.02016
-0.72017
0.92018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2008 CHA MLB 13 8 47.7 2 5 0 61 13 29 5 .265 103 11.5 2.5 0.9 5.5 51% .333 .279 1.55 4.12 6.04 100 6.06 129.3 -0.3
2009 CHA 0 26 14 89.0 4 3 0 94 37 66 10 .259 105 9.5 3.7 1.0 6.7 49% .310 .265 1.47 4.46 4.65 103 5.24 112.4 0.3
2009 SDN 0 12 12 64.0 5 2 0 60 34 48 7 .261 86 8.4 4.8 1.0 6.8 53% .283 .274 1.47 4.56 4.08 102 4.93 105.8 0.4
2010 SDN MLB 33 33 201.7 14 9 0 206 78 153 16 .263 84 9.2 3.5 0.7 6.8 47% .311 .270 1.41 3.83 3.75 101 5.09 114.9 0.4
2011 SDN MLB 18 18 99.7 5 9 0 104 38 53 8 .254 91 9.4 3.4 0.7 4.8 52% .294 .279 1.42 4.17 3.88 110 5.25 121.9 -0.2
2012 SDN MLB 33 33 218.7 14 14 0 228 42 107 31 .255 95 9.4 1.7 1.3 4.4 54% .272 .267 1.23 4.65 3.99 111 5.23 119.9 -0.1
2013 SDN MLB 12 11 52.7 2 5 0 65 21 24 13 .249 98 11.1 3.6 2.2 4.1 55% .287 .337 1.63 6.51 7.01 121 6.34 151.8 -0.9
2015 CHN MLB 23 3 42.3 4 2 0 47 7 22 3 .265 98 10.0 1.5 0.6 4.7 60% .297 .263 1.28 3.60 3.83 109 5.20 121.4 -0.2
2016 CHN 0 25 0 14.0 0 1 1 23 7 7 0 .271 91 14.8 4.5 0.0 4.5 73% .411 .340 2.14 4.11 6.43 103 5.11 113.2 0.0
2016 SDN 0 11 9 53.7 3 3 0 58 24 34 4 .263 91 9.7 4.0 0.7 5.7 64% .314 .280 1.53 4.22 2.52 106 5.27 116.6 0.0
2017 SDN MLB 32 32 197.3 8 15 0 240 59 151 24 .262 89 10.9 2.7 1.1 6.9 60% .351 .298 1.52 4.24 4.79 98 5.90 125.5 -0.7
2018 SDN MLB 5 5 27.0 1 2 0 31 13 22 5 .248 92 10.3 4.3 1.7 7.3 49% .325 .305 1.63 5.34 5.67 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
2009 TOT MLB 38 26 153.0 9 5 0 154 71 114 17 .260 97 9.1 4.2 1.0 6.7 51% .299 .269 1.47 4.50 4.41 103 5.11 109.6 0.7
2016 TOT MLB 36 9 67.7 3 4 1 81 31 41 4 .265 91 10.8 4.1 0.5 5.5 66% .338 .294 1.66 4.20 3.33 105 5.24 115.9 0.0
CareerMLB2431781107.7627011217373716126.259929.93.01.05.854%.308.2811.444.384.361025.27117.6-1.2

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2005 KAN A 3 2 10.3 0 1 0 14 1 8 1 .244 7 12.2 0.9 0.9 7.0 46% .382 -.014 1.46 3.32 5.24 0 0.00 0.0
2005 GRF Rk 10 9 41.0 2 1 0 37 12 39 2 .273 99 8.1 2.6 0.4 8.6 63% .307 .245 1.20 3.69 2.85 0 0.00 0.0
2006 KAN A 18 17 95.0 6 6 0 117 28 54 0 .271 80 11.1 2.7 0.0 5.1 57% .337 .274 1.53 3.27 3.69 102 4.98 104.8
2006 WNS A+ 4 4 23.2 1 3 0 29 6 12 2 .000 11.2 2.3 0.8 4.7 0% .325 .000 1.51 4.16 4.66 0 0.00 0.0
2007 WNS A+ 28 27 161.3 8 12 0 159 59 99 11 .262 108 8.9 3.3 0.6 5.5 59% .291 .244 1.35 4.10 3.63 99 4.52 102.1
2008 CHA MLB 13 8 47.7 2 5 0 61 13 29 5 .265 103 11.5 2.5 0.9 5.5 51% .333 .279 1.55 4.12 6.04 100 6.06 129.3
2008 BIR AA 13 13 83.7 6 6 0 66 16 53 2 .253 98 7.1 1.7 0.2 5.7 52% .254 .204 0.98 3.00 2.47 88 3.27 92.3
2008 CHR AAA 7 7 44.0 6 0 0 33 4 33 3 .261 65 6.8 0.8 0.6 6.8 55% .261 .197 0.84 3.04 2.45 87 2.89 89.1
2009 CHA MLB 26 14 89.0 4 3 0 94 37 66 10 .259 105 9.5 3.7 1.0 6.7 49% .310 .265 1.47 4.46 4.65 103 5.24 112.4
2009 SDN MLB 12 12 64.0 5 2 0 60 34 48 7 .261 86 8.4 4.8 1.0 6.8 53% .283 .274 1.47 4.56 4.08 102 4.93 105.8
2010 SDN MLB 33 33 201.7 14 9 0 206 78 153 16 .263 84 9.2 3.5 0.7 6.8 47% .311 .270 1.41 3.83 3.75 101 5.09 114.9
2011 SDN MLB 18 18 99.7 5 9 0 104 38 53 8 .254 91 9.4 3.4 0.7 4.8 52% .294 .279 1.42 4.17 3.88 110 5.25 121.9
2012 SDN MLB 33 33 218.7 14 14 0 228 42 107 31 .255 95 9.4 1.7 1.3 4.4 54% .272 .267 1.23 4.65 3.99 111 5.23 119.9
2013 SDN MLB 12 11 52.7 2 5 0 65 21 24 13 .249 98 11.1 3.6 2.2 4.1 55% .287 .337 1.63 6.51 7.01 121 6.34 151.8
2013 TUC AAA 2 2 12.0 0 1 0 10 0 12 0 .256 91 7.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 73% .303 .205 0.83 1.81 2.25 69 1.97 76.3
2014 MOB AA 3 3 15.0 0 2 0 23 4 7 2 .258 99 13.8 2.4 1.2 4.2 59% .375 .319 1.80 4.78 6.60 98 3.81 97.9
2014 RNO AAA 1 1 6.3 1 0 0 11 1 1 1 .269 76 15.6 1.4 1.4 1.4 35% .400 .383 1.89 5.90 4.26 105 6.12 110.5
2015 CHN MLB 23 3 42.3 4 2 0 47 7 22 3 .265 98 10.0 1.5 0.6 4.7 60% .297 .263 1.28 3.60 3.83 109 5.20 121.4
2015 BRD A+ 1 1 6.0 0 1 0 4 1 5 0 .247 95 6.0 1.5 0.0 7.5 72% .222 .205 0.83 2.00 0.00 91 3.26 98.0
2015 IND AAA 9 9 56.0 4 2 0 53 13 25 3 .246 94 8.5 2.1 0.5 4.0 57% .260 .243 1.18 3.86 2.09 104 4.38 104.5
2015 IOW AAA 1 1 7.0 1 0 0 3 0 4 0 .266 76 3.9 0.0 0.0 5.1 75% .150 .088 0.43 2.45 0.00 96 3.99 100.2
2016 CHN MLB 25 0 14.0 0 1 1 23 7 7 0 .271 91 14.8 4.5 0.0 4.5 73% .411 .340 2.14 4.11 6.43 103 5.11 113.2
2016 SDN MLB 11 9 53.7 3 3 0 58 24 34 4 .263 91 9.7 4.0 0.7 5.7 64% .314 .280 1.53 4.22 2.52 106 5.27 116.6
2016 TEN AA 2 2 7.7 0 1 0 7 0 5 0 .267 101 8.2 0.0 0.0 5.9 78% .304 .199 0.91 2.01 3.52 92 3.64 98.0
2016 IOW AAA 2 2 5.0 0 0 0 1 2 5 0 .280 83 1.8 3.6 0.0 9.0 70% .100 .124 0.60 2.92 0.00 99 4.25 102.3
2017 SDN MLB 32 32 197.3 8 15 0 240 59 151 24 .262 89 10.9 2.7 1.1 6.9 60% .351 .298 1.52 4.24 4.79 98 5.90 125.5
2018 SDN MLB 5 5 27.0 1 2 0 31 13 22 5 .248 92 10.3 4.3 1.7 7.3 49% .325 .305 1.63 5.34 5.67 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 758 0.5303 0.4604 0.8338 0.6244 0.2753 0.8805 0.7143 0.1662
2009 2612 0.5157 0.4276 0.8093 0.5939 0.2506 0.8688 0.6593 0.1907
2010 3163 0.5188 0.4382 0.8074 0.5917 0.2727 0.8651 0.6723 0.1926
2011 1622 0.5148 0.4729 0.8527 0.6503 0.2846 0.8895 0.7634 0.1473
2012 3151 0.5198 0.4640 0.8516 0.6227 0.2921 0.9127 0.7104 0.1484
2013 844 0.4739 0.4467 0.8594 0.6125 0.2973 0.9102 0.7652 0.1406
2015 611 0.5106 0.4992 0.8623 0.6955 0.2943 0.9217 0.7159 0.1377
2016 1074 0.4274 0.4497 0.7971 0.6209 0.3220 0.8912 0.6616 0.2029
2017 3017 0.4319 0.4677 0.7959 0.6293 0.3448 0.8866 0.6701 0.2041
2018 345 0.4290 0.4319 0.7987 0.6216 0.2893 0.9239 0.5965 0.2013
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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-01 2014-08-09 Minors 8 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-06-22 2013-09-30 60-DL 100 88 Left Shoulder Surgery A/C Joint Impingement 2013-07-15 -
2013-05-05 2013-05-27 15-DL 22 19 - General Medical Illness GI - -
2013-04-20 2013-04-23 DTD 3 3 - General Medical Illness - -
2011-07-05 2011-09-29 60-DL 86 76 Left Shoulder Surgery Frayed Biceps and Labrum and Rotator Cuff 2011-07-29 -
2011-03-04 2011-03-12 Camp 8 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2008-07-29 2008-07-29 DTD 0 0 Left Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball Off Shin -
2006-04-06 2006-05-08 Minors 32 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 SDN $3,000,000
2018 SDN $3,000,000
2017 SDN $1,750,000
2016 CHN $2,000,000
2015 PIT $
2014 ARI $
2013 SDN $5,240,000
2012 SDN $2,705,000
2011 SDN $468,800
2010 SDN $423,700
2009 CHA $405,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$12,992,500
2018Current$3,000,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$15,992,500
1 yrFuture$3,000,000
9 yrTotal$18,992,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 163 dISE Baseball1 year/$1.75M (2017)

Details
  • 2 years/$6M (2018-19). Signed extension with San Diego 9/20/17. 18:$M, 19:$M.
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2017). Re-signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/20/16. Performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 15, 20, 25 starts. $0.125M each for 40, 50 relief appearances. Assignment bonus: $25,000 with trade.
  • 1 year/$2M (2016). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 12/2/15 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 games started. $0.1M each for 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 relief appearances. DFA by Chicago Cubs 7/26/16. Released 8/3/16. Signed by San Diego as a free agent 8/6/16. Padres pay pro-rated share of minimum salary, with Cubs responsible for the balance.
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/3/14 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Pittsburgh 7/3/15. Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 7/4/15. DFA by Chicago Cubs 7/22/15 (optional assignment). DFA by Chicago Cubs 8/3/15. Released 8/4/15. Re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 8/5/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 8/1/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$5.24M (2013). Re-signed by San Diego 2/16/13 (avoided arbitration, $5.55M-$4.905M). Refused outright assignment, elected free agency 10/28/13.
  • 1 year/$2.705M (2012). Re-signed by San Diego 1/23/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4688M (2011). Re-signed by San Diego 2/27/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4237M (2010). Re-signed 3/3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2009). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/24/09. Acquired by San Diego in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/31/09 (Jake Peavy deal).
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 7/21/08.
  • Drafted by Chicago White Sox 2005 (8-245) (Michigan). $78,000 signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .263 .320 .296 .248
11 vs R (Multi) .300 .362 .452 .302
18 Split (Multi) -.037 -.042 -.156 -.053
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.064 -.025
30 vs L (2016) .286 .354 .300 .277
31 vs R (2016) .305 .379 .420 .300
38 Split (2016) -.019 -.024 -.120 -.023
39 LgAvg (2016) -.022 -.023 -.071 -.028

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-02-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Matt, Cubs bullpen/rotation question--if Neil Ramirez looks good this Spring and Warren shows he can start, isn't Hendricks in AAA the most likely option, at least to start the year?
(mdlehrman from Chicago)
Most likely? I don't know. I'm on record with this preference, if Ramirez looks right: Ditch Clayton Richard, let Warren's reverse splits become the second lefty in the bullpen, and keep Hendricks in the rotation. But the luxury of depth is that it affords so many different options. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-10-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)If this Cubs team wins the WS and all the main contributors in the regular season show up big in the post season run, how many statues are put up in front of Wrigley and who are they of?
(Lucas from Philadelphia)
They all get statues. To get into Wrigley you will have to climb over statues of Clayton Richard, Jonathan Herrera and Chris Denorfia. (Sahadev Sharma)
2013-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should I really gird my loins for a 32-130 Padres season? My loins can't take that kind of girdin'.
(Clyde from Pittsburgh)
Hey Clyde, thanks for the question. Coming into the season, the Padres had four or five legitimate big-league pitchers. Two of them (Edinson Volquez and Huston Street) have been terrible. Even after Sunday night's strong showing from Clayton Richard, their starters own the NL's highest ERA by a lot. It will be good to see Chase Headley back in the lineup this week, but his presence won't help a bad pitching staff. Unless the Padres find some guys who can get big-league hitters out, it's going to be a long season. (Geoff Young)
2012-10-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hopefully now that the Padres Pitching Plague is behind them, I feel a solid starter is a pressing need for the Padres. When Luebke returns back from the dead we should have Volquez, Luebke, Stultz, Richard, [body]. Whom do you think the Padres should throw in there? Personally, and I know this is a pipe dream, but I'm liking James Shields.
(Brandon from San Diego)
Hi Brandon, thanks for the question. I like Shields, too, but we're gonna need a bigger pipe. The tricky thing with the fences moving is that they can't just go get some random Kevin Correia type and hope it works. Clayton Richard led the NL in homers allowed last year despite calling Petco Park home. Some of the guys I mentioned above as being candidates for the Cardinals might be good fits in San Diego as well. Edwin Jackson wouldn't be a bad idea, but do the Padres have what it takes to sign him? I don't know. (Geoff Young)
2012-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)NL only. Who has a better season Chad Billingsley, Kyle Lohse, Clayton Richard, Josh Collmenter? Looking to find a late round value.
(will.I.ain't from Holding pattern)
Billingsley, for upside and floor. (Sam Miller)
2010-08-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)You forgot Fallout: New Vegas, which I'm not really excited for as much as under the thrall of the original two (I geeked out when my buddy played "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" at his wedding, it's that bad). Also I asked about local multiplayer games last chat and can report that the Scott Pilgrim game is worth the $10 if you like side scrolling beat 'em ups at all. Unfortunately it'll probably be around and relevant longer than the movie Same keeper question, with three free pitchers: Jaime Garcia, Max Scherzer, Clayton Richard
(Jack from Boston)
I'm not that excited for New Vegas, honestly. I'll pick it up eventually but I'm not in a rush to get it at all. I was planning on picking up the Scott Pilgrim game next time I turn on my 360, as I already have some points in my XBLA account. I saw the movie last night, and it was everything I wanted it to be--it's a shame no one else is going to see it, because it's fantastic.

Scherzer's numbers don't tell the story of how excellent he has been this year. He's at 2.28 ERA, 9.5 K/9, 3.7 BB/9 and 0.6 HR/9 since he returned from the minors. Scherzer is a stud. I like Clayton Richard quite a bit, though Kevin Goldstein and I currently disagree on whether or not his strikeout rate is for real. He got it up to 6.7 last year after never coming close to that outside of a brief 44 inning stint at Triple-A, and is up at 7.1 now. An above-average K rate and the ability to keep the ball on the ground more often than in the air makes me confident he'll continue to succeed. Garcia is a lot like Richard, actually, though he's a groundball pitcher which makes him a better bet. (Marc Normandin)
2009-08-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on the Peavy return for the Pads?
(Clog the Bases from Uptown )
Four pitchers! FOUR! Clayton Richard isn't anything special, but he's not going to hurt you, and now he's out of The Cell and in the pitcher friendliest park in the league. I think highly of Poreda, and from what I can tell the other two guys aren't too shabby either.

Did I mention they got FOUR pitchers for him? That's more pitchers than they had when they opened the year, and half as many as seem to be on the DL all the time. (Marc Normandin)
2009-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Not remotely good enough? Clayton Richard is barely a #5 SP, and Poreda is going to be a reliever as a pro. If those two guys are the two best pieces of the deal, I don't see how the Phillies theoretical offer "isn't remotely close", considering most would consider Drabek and Brown both superior prospects to Poreda, and Carrasco a much better option than Richard.
(James from Boston)
Poreda is a better prospect than any of those guys, and you're ignoring the two PTBNLs, who I'm going to guess are comparable to Drabek and Brown at worst. (And remember, I'm not thrilled about the Sox package for the Padres, so coming up a bit short of it is "not remotely close.")

As an aside, if you're the Padres, isn't the way to do this to get a list from Peavy of places he'll go. Get him to commit that if you make the trade, he'll accept. Then go to every team on his list and just ask for their best guy, or best two if the first isn't that great? If you have to trade him, you might as well aim high. Say what I will about this deal, at least the Padres would get the Sox top guy; compare that to the Santana deal. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-01-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are Chris Getz and Clyaton Richard the 2nd baseman and #4 starter, respectively, that the sox need them to be to repeat as division winners?
(tjoconn from waukegan, il)
I think if Clayton Richard is making 30 starts for you, you are NOT going to repeat as division winners. (Kevin Goldstein)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesI saw Clayton Richard play a HS football game. Insanely strong arm, so much so that it cost the team the game. Coach was in love with it despite a 40mph head wind and an offensive line that outweight the defense by an EASY 50 lbs each.

As for the K's, it has to be that he's throwing harder knowing he's not in long, right? (Will Carroll)
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesRandom fact #5: Clayton Richard played football at the University of Michigan where he was a backup quarterback to Chad Henne in 2004. He completed 8 passes in 15 attempts that year. (David Laurila)
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesWhen did Clayton Richard become Billy Wagner?

Four straight strikeouts for a pitcher who had 29 in 47.2 innings this year. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff Gamesand Joe is correct (no shock there) as Longo delivers an RBI single. It seems that based on the last month of the season, Ozzie lost any confidence whatsoever in his bullpen, except for Jenks.

That said, here comes Clayton Richard -- who I don't have a lot of confidence in myself.

Is there time for another KG story as Richard warms up? In the first year of the AFL, Rays first base coach George Hendrick was managing and I was sitting right behind his dugout. There were like 200 people at the game (it is the AFL) and as he team came off the field he said, "all right, now which of you [expletive, rhymes with suckers] is gonna get me some runs?" Then he looked up in the stands and apolgized to the family sitting a row behind me.

I'm so not bitter about that one.

Crawford singles another one home for a 6-3 win, and it's getting ugly. (Kevin Goldstein)
 

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