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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
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Birth Date5-27-1988
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age30 years, 11 months, 23 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
4.42015
0.42016
0.82017
1.42018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2011 ANA MLB 7 3 14.0 0 2 0 16 7 9 4 102 10.3 4.5 2.6 5.8 43% .286 1.64 6.98 5.79 123 6.08 141.2 -0.2
2012 ANA MLB 30 9 71.0 4 3 1 77 34 47 7 96 9.8 4.3 0.9 6.0 47% .308 1.56 4.56 4.69 115 5.63 129.1 -0.5
2013 ANA MLB 47 17 145.0 7 8 1 151 44 101 12 95 9.4 2.7 0.7 6.3 60% .302 1.34 3.68 4.16 95 4.03 96.5 1.4
2014 ANA MLB 26 26 168.7 13 4 0 124 51 164 5 96 6.6 2.7 0.3 8.8 52% .264 1.04 2.63 2.61 84 2.61 64.1 4.6
2015 ANA MLB 32 32 207.3 15 12 0 181 76 176 20 98 7.9 3.3 0.9 7.6 56% .274 1.24 3.83 3.65 97 3.28 76.6 4.4
2016 ANA MLB 6 6 34.7 1 3 0 31 15 34 2 103 8.0 3.9 0.5 8.8 47% .302 1.33 3.27 2.34 97 4.42 97.7 0.4
2017 ANA MLB 6 6 27.7 0 2 0 18 7 27 1 103 5.9 2.3 0.3 8.8 55% .233 0.90 2.41 2.28 78 3.12 66.3 0.8
2018 ANA MLB 16 16 76.3 5 4 0 64 34 87 11 99 7.5 4.0 1.3 10.3 50% .277 1.28 4.16 3.66 102 3.73 83.4 1.4
CareerMLB170115744.74538266226864562988.03.20.77.854%.2821.253.613.54963.6485.112.4

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 LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2009 ORM Rk PIO 8 8 35.3 3 1 0 37 4 30 0 110 9.4 1.0 0.0 7.6 51% .352 1.16 2.73 1.53 0 0.00 0.0
2010 CDR A MDW 19 19 108.3 8 4 0 92 34 108 6 105 7.6 2.8 0.5 9.0 59% .295 1.16 3.35 3.41 0 0.00 0.0
2010 RCU A+ CLF 7 7 34.7 4 1 0 38 9 41 4 107 9.9 2.3 1.0 10.6 54% .325 1.35 3.72 3.89 0 0.00 0.0
2011 ANA MLB AL 7 3 14.0 0 2 0 16 7 9 4 102 10.3 4.5 2.6 5.8 43% .286 1.64 6.98 5.79 123 6.08 141.2
2011 ARK AA TEX 22 21 143.0 12 2 0 123 40 103 10 96 7.7 2.5 0.6 6.5 52% .270 1.14 3.85 3.15 0 0.00 0.0
2012 ANA MLB AL 30 9 71.0 4 3 1 77 34 47 7 96 9.8 4.3 0.9 6.0 47% .308 1.56 4.56 4.69 115 5.63 129.1
2012 SLC AAA PCL 14 14 77.0 7 3 0 87 35 65 5 103 10.2 4.1 0.6 7.6 52% .346 1.58 4.41 4.21 0 0.00 0.0
2013 ANA MLB AL 47 17 145.0 7 8 1 151 44 101 12 95 9.4 2.7 0.7 6.3 60% .302 1.34 3.68 4.16 95 4.03 96.5
2014 ANA MLB AL 26 26 168.7 13 4 0 124 51 164 5 96 6.6 2.7 0.3 8.8 52% .264 1.04 2.63 2.61 84 2.61 64.1
2015 ANA MLB AL 32 32 207.3 15 12 0 181 76 176 20 98 7.9 3.3 0.9 7.6 56% .274 1.24 3.83 3.65 97 3.28 76.6
2015 SLC AAA PCL 1 1 5.0 0 1 0 7 4 5 1 101 12.6 7.2 1.8 9.0 71% .375 2.20 6.59 9.00 131 5.12 110.2
2016 ANA MLB AL 6 6 34.7 1 3 0 31 15 34 2 103 8.0 3.9 0.5 8.8 47% .302 1.33 3.27 2.34 97 4.42 97.7
2017 ANA MLB AL 6 6 27.7 0 2 0 18 7 27 1 103 5.9 2.3 0.3 8.8 55% .233 0.90 2.41 2.28 78 3.12 66.3
2017 SLC AAA PCL 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 82 22.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 100% .714 2.50 1.72 0.00 72 1.99 41.8
2018 ANA MLB AL 16 16 76.3 5 4 0 64 34 87 11 99 7.5 4.0 1.3 10.3 50% .277 1.28 4.16 3.66 102 3.73 83.4
2018 INL A+ CAL 1 1 3.3 0 1 0 7 0 4 2 116 18.9 0.0 5.4 10.8 31% .455 2.10 9.15 13.50 127 5.91 118.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2011 249 0.5181 0.4739 0.7712 0.6822 0.2500 0.8068 0.6667 0.2288
2012 1183 0.4539 0.4768 0.7660 0.6443 0.3375 0.8584 0.6193 0.2340
2013 2333 0.4801 0.4488 0.7813 0.5902 0.3182 0.9168 0.5492 0.2187
2014 2612 0.4632 0.4430 0.7390 0.5926 0.3138 0.8912 0.4909 0.2610
2015 3240 0.4812 0.4546 0.7386 0.5991 0.3206 0.8726 0.5065 0.2614
2016 611 0.4321 0.4664 0.7579 0.6515 0.3256 0.8953 0.5487 0.2421
2017 426 0.4531 0.4742 0.7228 0.6425 0.3348 0.9032 0.4359 0.2772
2018 1309 0.4752 0.4309 0.7145 0.5756 0.2999 0.8743 0.4369 0.2855
Career119630.47100.45220.74820.60380.31730.88490.51790.2518

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
2014-08-21 - 60-DL - - Left Knee Surgery Patellar Tendon Rupture 2014-08-22
2013-08-24 2013-08-28 DTD 4 3 Right Forearm Contusion - -
2013-06-03 2013-06-05 DTD 2 2 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-08-16 2011-09-04 15-DL 19 17 Right Groin Strain - -
2009-09-15 2009-09-17 Minors 2 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2020 SDN $8,500,000
2019 SDN $7,000,000
2018 ANA $7,300,000
2017 ANA $6,850,000
2016 ANA $6,425,000
2015 ANA $3,200,000
2014 ANA $520,000
2013 ANA $495,000
2012 ANA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$24,790,000
2019Current$7,000,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$31,790,000
1 yrFuture$8,500,000
8 yrTotal$40,290,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 148 dISE Baseball2 years/$15.5M (2019-20)

Details
  • 2 years/$15.5M (2019-20). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/7/18. May earn additional $2.5M in performance bonuses: $0.25M for each start from 21 to 30.
  • 1 year/$7.3M (2018). Re-signed by LA Angels 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$6.85M (2017). Re-signed by LA Angels 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$6.425M (2016). Re-signed by LA Angels 1/21/16 (avoided arbitration, $7.1M-$5.3M).
  • 1 year/$3.2M (2015). Re-signed by LA Angels 2/1/15 (avoided arbitration, $3.8M-$2.4M).
  • 1 year/$0.52M (2014). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/4/14.
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2013). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/2/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by LA Angels 8/10/11.
  • Drafted by LA Angels 2009 (1s-42) (Oklahoma). $0.8028M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 5.4 3.5 0 14 14 77.6 54 27 82 6 .250 1.06 2.63 2.77 19.3 2.1
80o 4.8 3.5 0 13 13 71.7 54 27 75 6 .264 1.14 2.97 3.13 15.1 1.6
70o 4.4 3.4 0 12 12 67.5 54 27 71 6 .274 1.20 3.23 3.4 12.3 1.3
60o 4.1 3.4 0 11 11 64.0 53 27 67 6 .282 1.25 3.44 3.63 10.1 1.1
50o 3.9 3.3 0 11 11 60.8 53 27 64 6 .290 1.30 3.65 3.85 8.2 0.9
40o 3.6 3.2 0 10 10 57.7 52 26 61 6 .298 1.35 3.86 4.07 6.4 0.7
30o 3.3 3.2 0 10 10 54.4 51 26 57 6 .307 1.41 4.09 4.31 4.7 0.5
20o 3 3.1 0 9 9 50.7 50 25 53 5 .317 1.48 4.36 4.6 2.8 0.3
10o 2.6 2.9 0 8 8 45.6 48 24 48 5 .331 1.58 4.74 5 0.6 0.1
Weighted Mean3.83.30111160.45226646.2881.293.633.838.30.9

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DateQuestionAnswer
2018-11-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Garrett Richards just signed for 2 yr / $15M knowing he'll likely only pitch 1 year after TJ surgery. Drew Smyly got $10M in a similar deal. The Indians drafted Brady Aiken and paid him a $2.5M bonus when he was recovering from TJ. How do teams value the impact of TJ? Do they just value year 1 at $0, and then take their projected value in year 2 and ajust it down 25% or so? It seems more straightforward for FA than for prospects or draft prospects where the tail of control is longer.
(Matzabal from CO)
I think it varies by org. Some teams are going to me more comfortable with TJ rehab guys than other. Obviously the Nats have a long history of taking history of taking these types of arms, although that's more in a draft scenario like you said. I assume most teams build in a certain amount of assumed stuff/performance regression to these contracts. But I feel like it's much more individualized risk than that. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-02-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Pitching sleepers/breakouts for this year? If possible, geared to points leagues?
(chrispetersen15 from IA)
I'll give you a few deeper late-round mixed options: Garrett Richards, Robert Gsellman, Jharel Cotton and Zach Davies.
As far as "breakouts" go that's a broad term. Starters that I like better than the consensus: Julio Urias, Marcus Stroman, Jon Gray, James Paxton (is so obvious it's painful), and Frankie Liriano. I'm probably forgetting someone...Oh. Draft Rich Hill... (George Bissell)
2016-03-14 14:30:00 (link to chat)Is it or me or did Garrett Richards seem very 'unlucky' last year?
(Andy from CT)
I'll confess to only watching him once or twice last year. I like him as a good No. 3. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2014-09-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does the "strikeout scourge" era make a fantasy $1 pitcher strategy more likely to succeed?
(ssimon from Pelham, N.Y.)
Not necessarily, because the bar has been raised for what makes a fantasy pitcher worthwhile. That said, I've never been a big believer in spending heavily on starting pitching, and the annual emergence of guys like Corey Kluber, Tyson Ross, Dallas Keuchel and Garrett Richards -- among many others -- just re-affirms that for me every year. (Cory Schwartz)
2014-07-31 19:30:00 (link to chat)I'm keeping Rendon, Longoria, Rizzo, Scherzer, and Sonny Gray. I have 2 more keeper slots. Who would you keep out of Alcantara, Garrett Richards, Stroman, Arrieta, and Wil Myers? It's a 12 tm 6x6 with tbs and qs as the extra cats. Thanks.
(Thomas from Staten Island)
Myers and Stroman, though Alcantara is not a bad option. (Ben Carsley)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why do we see so little scouting stuff on players in the major leagues? It would sure be nice to hear from scouts on why Eric Hosmer has been awful or why Garrett Richards has finally become the guy we thought he was. But I feel like scouts stop caring about guys once they make it yo the majors
(Dylan from Boston)
It is not so much that scouts stop caring, but rather they have a different role once players get to the Major Leagues. Advance scouting is a completely different animal from minor league scouting. With advance scouting you're looking for the tendancies, holes and ways to exploit opposing players. It wouldn't be very beneficial to the organizations to broadcast that type of information, and while media types that talk to advance scouts may have this information, it is not as readily or easily shared. The different motives of the two scouting circles drives information disemination more than a lack of caring. (Mark Anderson)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Garrett Richards for real? Will he regress in the 2nd half or will his breakout continue? Thanks Mark for the chat. These things are awesome. Look forward to every single one. Keep up the great work!
(Todd from NY)
Thanks for the kind words. I enjoy doing these!

It's hard to expect anyone to continue what Richards has been doing, so a regression may seem logical. His stuff is more consistent and he's shown an improved feel for pitching that I hadn't seen previously. He's got a chance to remain an impact arm in the second half, even if he can't sustain this level of performance. (Mark Anderson)
2014-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Choo a good buy-low opportunity or a player to stay away from?
(Dave from DC)
I'm not sure how low you can buy. Jonah Keri just asked for Garrett Richards from me for him. I'm not even saying that's a bad offer or anything, just that it's not a buy-low. I'm a diehard Choo fan, but I'd really only buy-low or stayaway. So I'll probably try to counter Jonah's offer. (Paul Sporer)
2014-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)Why are you selling on Garrett Richards ?
(tbwhite from San Diego)
(in last question: the high frequency of Indians is purely coincidental)

I can't stand his delivery, tons of mechanical obstacles to repetition. His lateral balance/posture is atrocious, and the rotational elements have a lot of flail as he spins off of release point. The stuff is legit, but I think that he could go through some very rough patches. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does Garrett Richards have ace upside? Does he seem to be reaching that ceiling?
(RatedRookie from Atlanta)
Nah. He's not an ace for me. I like him and own him in a couple leagues, but calling him a potential ace goes way too far. I'm excited about the steps forward he made this year, and his transformation shows that we may be too quick in dismissing top prospects when they struggle for a year or two. Some guys need some time to adjust. There's nothing wrong with that. (J.P. Breen)
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which pitcher is more likely to continue their strong start, Garrett Richards or Jenrry Mejia?
(Ned F. from Springfield)
Mejia. But if this is for fantasy be careful about his injury history. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-05-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Garrett Richards? He had some trouble with the Astros last night.
(John from NY)
I like him a lot. So he had trouble last night, yawn. It's the big leagues. (Harry Pavlidis)
2014-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any thoughts about Garrett Richards and Felix Doubront for the upcoming season and beyond?
(digiderek from Reno)
I like the latter more. Richards has some stuff, but doesn't really make the most of it at present. Doubz would helped by Dempster leaving, but Cap adds to the mix now, too (Paul Sporer)
2014-02-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of it when we see highly touted prospects who still have excellent stuff don't produce the results we expect? Garrett Richards comes to mind. He throws gas,has a plus slider/curve, but can't strike anyone one out. Chris Tillman is another guy good fastball with life, dropping curve ball, and a slider with a ton of movement
(NightmareRec0n from Boston)
The gap between the highest level of the minor leagues (Triple-A) and the major leagues is the biggest gap across any professional sport. I think Tillman could still be a good starter, though. (Ronit Shah)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the best chance to increase their K% and their Swinging Strike % in the upcoming year?Can you rank them? Dan Straily, Jarrod Parker, Ivan Nova, Kris Medlen, Garrett Richards, Dillon Gee, and finally Rick Porcello.
(allangustafson from Fun Diego )
I'll rank based on who I like the most, as I'm not sure on the potential % increases in either category: Parker, Nova, Medlen, Gee, Porcello, Richards. I think Parker is the clear #1 in this grouping, and I'm a big fan of Nova in 2014. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-12-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)Angels rotation: Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson, Garrett Richards, Hector Santiago, Tyler Skaggs Any strong opinions as either Buy/Sell for 2014?
(Robert from California)
Hi Robert:

No, not particularly. A lot depends on your league. Weaver's declining strikeout rates make him a sell if people still value him like the pitcher he was 3-4 years ago, but everyone else is probably valued appropriately. I think Skaggs might be overvalued if people see him as the prospect he was a few years ago. Richards could sneak in cheap, but I'd like to see more refinement of his secondary stuff (not only the pitches but the sequencing) before buying in on him. (Mike Gianella)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Was the Hickory team for the Rangers the most star studded prospect team in recent memlryr
(Mark from Charlotte )
Give me the 2010 Cedar Rapids Kernels. Mike Trout, Pat Corbin, Tyler Skaggs, Johnny Hellweg, Garrett Richards, Ariel Pena, Fabio Martinez, Jean Segura, Randal Grichuk. Man, the Angles traded almost every single one of those guys away. And you wonder why their farm system is barren right now. (Jason Cole)
2013-04-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)If Garrett Richards performs the way he did in the minors over the last few years, can he hang on to a rotation spot or will the Angels keep Blanton in there when Weaver comes back?
(G Money from Atlanta)
Well, if Richards does what his minor-league numbers suggest, that makes him ... Blanton? Their skills sets are basically the same, as contact-oriented pitchers with solid control but a lack of bat-missing skills. Richard's mid-90's velocity provides optimism that he has a higher ceiling, but the Halos are paying Blanton $6.5 million, vs the league minimum for Richards. So my money is on Blanton keeping the spot.

On the jukebox: Lou Reed, "Perfect Day" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-04-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Blue Jays are 3-5, the Angels are 2-6. Obviously too soon to panic, or even care that much. Having lived through last year's Red Sox, though, what day is the first day that it is appropriate to panic?
(Marshall from Crenshaw)
Months unless there is a reason to expect a downturn in performance. For example, the Angels just lost their best starting pitcher, Jered Weaver, to a broken elbow (ouch!) so their starters all move up a rung. Essentially Garrett Richards will get Weaver's innings. Over a small sample (the Angels hope) that might not be a huge problem, but it's a reason for concern.

The Blue Jays just haven't played all that well, by which I mean they haven't pitched that well. It's possible they never will, but I'd bet they'll end the season with better than a 5.09 team ERA. (Matthew Kory)
2012-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)1. Dan Haren WTF happen? 2. Will the Angels pick up his $15.5 million option for 2013 and take the risk that he's just having a really really bad year and will revert back to prior form in 2013... or do they pay out $3 mil, move on, and let some other team figure out whether he's even a viable back-end rotation guy in the future?
(WestCoastMets from The Devil's Waiting Room)
Yeah, so Dan Haren. He's still got an edge on Joe Saunders since the trade in 2010, but it's close; two-tenths of a run of ERA or so. He had four starts in the previous three years in which he walked as many batters as he struck out. He has five of those this year. This isn't really like 2010, when he was getting BABIP'd to death. Very hittable.

Haren had been losing velocity steadily for a few years, and this might just be the year it got to be too much. It's a chat, so anything I say here has been researched for about 14 seconds, so give me a break if this is wrong, but it looks to me like he allowed one home run last year on a four-seamer up in the zone. And this year he has allowed 11. He throws a lot of four-seamers up in the zone, and when the velocity on them drops from 90 mph to 88.5 mph, it's hard to survive. He did OK in the past with less velocity because he developed the cutter on the fly, but I'm not sure what he can develop next. And even the cutter has gotten a little more slidery than he'd like at times this year.

I think the Angels pick up the option. What other choice do they have? Sign a pitcher for four years as a free agent? Almost impossible that that wouldn't be even riskier. As it is, they'll presumably let Ervin walk, may not have a chance to re-sign Greinke, and be looking at two starters plus Garrett Richards, Jerome Williams and ___________. So, yeah, option picked up, and hope it's just his back. Since he acknowledged the back soreness, his ERA is 5.5, but on the other hand who knows. (Sam Miller)
2012-02-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Garrett Richards have a shot a holding down a spot in the rotation at any point this year or will the Angels go with crappy veterans?
(BrowningNagle from Louisville, KY)
Well, there is only one spot in that rotation available, as the 1-4 is pretty special. I don't think Richards is ready for it yet. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)fair enough, what kind of ceiling do you think Garrett Richards has?
(NoahBraun from SD)
I'm a big fan of Richards, and have never really bought the growing consensus that Tyler Chatwood is the better pitcher. He might have the best two fastballs in the system, and he's gone from being unaccountably wild to extremely pitch efficient and capable of getting 15 groundballs in a row. (Sam Miller)


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