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Clayton Richard | Starting Pitcher | #3

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/12/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 240
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Michigan
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 8 (0) / CWS
Contract: view contract details

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Clayton Richard will start Opening Day for the Padres.
There aren't exactly a lot of options here for the Padres, so it isn't a surprise that Richard will get the Opening Day nod for San Diego. He's coming off a season where he posted an ERA of 4.79 and won just eight games in 32 starts, and you shouldn't expect the numbers to get much better in 2018. Long story short, you can do much better on your fantasy staff despite the Opening Day designation. Mar 16 - 2:01 PM

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Clayton Richard fired four shutout innings in a 2-0 Cactus League victory over the White Sox on Friday.

He allowed a couple of harmless hits and a pair of walks while striking out one batter. It was a nice bounce-back effort for the veteran hurler after he surrendered five runs over four combined innings in his first two spring outings. He tallied an 8-15 record with a 4.79 ERA in 32 starts for the Padres a year ago.
Mar 9 - 7:23 PM

Clayton Richard gave up three runs in his three innings of work against the A's on Sunday in his spring training start.

Richard was clean in the first two innings, but gave up three runs in the third. He didn't walk anyone and struck out two. Richard will pitch in the middle of the San Diego rotation because someone has to, but should be avoided in everything but NL-only leagues from a fantasy perspective.
Mar 4 - 4:19 PM

Clayton Richard struggled in his first start of the Cactus League on Tuesday, giving up two runs against the Mariners over his two innings of work.

Richard did strike out two, but he gave up a two-run shot to Jean Segura in the first and also walked a hitter. The 34-year-old left-hander gave the Padres 197 1/3 innings last year, but he gave up a whopping 240 hits, and his ERA of 4.79 in that time frame leaves a lot to be desired. He should probably be avoided in most fantasy formats.
Feb 27 - 3:57 PM

Clayton Richard was tagged for eight runs -- six earned -- in five innings by the Dodgers on Wednesday.

The money is pretty much irrelevant, but we still don't see why the Padres felt the need to commit to Richard for two more years in signing him to an extension last week. He finishes 2017 -- his first full year in a rotation since 2012 -- 8-15 with a 4.79 ERA. He's a decent enough fallback, but it's a problem if the Padres don't have five better options for their rotation next April.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 01:14:00 AM

Clayton Richard was outstanding in Thursday's victory over the Rockies, racking up eight strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball.

The veteran southpaw scattered seven hits and a walk in the contest. He immediately rewarded the Padres for their faith in him after inking a two-year contract extension on Tuesday. He'll look to further improve upon his 4.63 ERA and 1.50 WHIP when he wraps up his season against the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 12:59:00 AM

Padres signed LHP Clayton Richard to a two-year contract extension.

Financial terms of the deal have not been announced. Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune first reported the extension. Richard has been an innings-eater for the Padres in 2017, and has posted a 4.82 ERA with 138 strikeouts in 185 innings. Those numbers aren't spectacular, but they're serviceable, and he could have some trade value next summer with his ability to limit self-inflicted damage.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 07:04:00 PM

Clayton Richard was terrific in Thursday's victory over the Cardinals, scattering five hits over six scoreless frames.

Richard punched out five on the evening while walking just one. The veteran southpaw was able to keep the Cardinals' offense off-balance all night, avoiding so much as a serious scoring threat. He'll look to further improve upon his 4.78 ERA and 1.51 WHIP when he does battle against the Rockies in Colorado on Friday.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 12:17:00 AM

Clayton Richard allowed three runs in six innings and had to settle for a no-decision against the Dodgers on Saturday.

He was in line for a win until closer Brad Hand blew the lead in the ninth inning. Richard struck out four batters, walked three and surrendered eight knocks -- including a solo homer by Cody Bellinger. Richard's record holds at 6-13 with a 4.94 ERA and 1.53 WHIP through 28 starts.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 07:40:00 PM

Clayton Richard surrendered five earned runs over seven-plus innings Sunday in a loss to the Marlins.

Richard helped his own cause with a two-run homer in the top of the fifth and the game was tied 2-2 leading into the bottom of the eighth, when Dee Gordon singled, Giancarlo Stanton cranked a two-run shot, and Christian Yelich hit a Little League home run -- officially ruled a triple. Richard was pulled at that point and the Padres couldn't mount a comeback in the top of the ninth. The 33-year-old left-hander is now 6-13 on the season with a 4.96 ERA and 1.51 WHIP.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 03:49:00 PM

Clayton Richard was hurt by the home run ball Tuesday in St. Louis, serving up three in a no-decision in the Padres' 12-4 win.

Richard cruised through the first three innings, but Jedd Gyorko swatted a two-out, two-run homer and then Stephen Piscotty went back-to-back with a blast of his own. The lefty then served up a game-tying dinger to Yadier Molina in the sixth and was lifted. Richard has been victimized often by homer this season, but he actually entered Tuesday’s outing having not given up any in his previous three starts. He’ll get the Marlins in Miami on Sunday.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 12:28:00 AM

Clayton Richard twirled a three-hit shutout Wednesday in a win over the Phillies.

Richard was money all day, recording six strikeouts and only one walk while throwing 72 of his 114 pitches for strikes. He finished strong by retiring the last 10 batters he faced after yielding a two-out walk to Tommy Joseph in the sixth inning. Wednesday was Richard’s second complete game of the season and his first shutout. He’ll take a 4.84 ERA into his next outing Tuesday at St. Louis.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 09:03:00 PM

Clayton Richard allowed three earned runs with eight hits and four walks over six innings in a no-decision Friday against the Dodgers.

Richard threw 60 of his 97 pitches for strikes to hold down the top-ranked offense in the National League. He has back-to-back quality starts for just the third time this season, but Richard is still searching for his first victory since June 13. He faces a favorable matchup at home on Wednesday when the Phillies pay a visit.
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 03:50:00 AM

Clayton Richard pitched well in a no-decision against the Pirates on Sunday, surrendering four runs (zero earned) on five hits across six innings.

Richard punched out five on the afternoon while walking just one. His defense did him no favors with a costly error in the third inning that led to all four runs against him being unearned. He'll look to further improve upon his troublesome 5.17 ERA and 1.58 WHIP when he does battle against the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Friday.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 05:53:00 PM

Clayton Richard pitched decently in Sunday's loss to the Pirates, giving up four runs on seven hits in his six innings of work.

The veteran southpaw struck out five on the afternoon while walking two. He surrendered a solo homer to Andrew McCutchen in the first inning, then shut the Pirates down until they scratched out three runs in his final frame. He'll carry a disappointing 5.40 ERA and 1.61 WHIP into a rematch against these same Pirates on Sunday in Pittsburgh.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 07:47:00 PM

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SS1Freddy Galvis
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3B1Chase Headley
2Cory Spangenberg
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Jose Pirela
2Hunter Renfroe
3Alex Dickerson
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CF1Manuel Margot
2Matt Szczur
3Travis Jankowski
RF1Wil Myers
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Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Richard
2Luis Perdomo
3Dinelson Lamet
4Bryan Mitchell
5Tyson Ross
6Colin Rea
7Matt Strahm
8Robbie Erlin
9Chris Young
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Hand
2Kirby Yates
3Phil Maton
4Jose Torres
5Carter Capps
6Craig Stammen
7Buddy Baumann
8Kazuhisa Makita
9Jordan Lyles
10Colten Brewer
11Kyle McGrath
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