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Garrett Richards | Starting Pitcher | #43

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2009 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / LAA
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Garrett Richards allowed one run on one hit over five-plus innings in Saturday's win over the Royals.
The run on Richards' line scored on a wild pitch uncorked in the fifth inning. His lack of control was apparent beyond just that pitch, as he walked three in the contest and finished up the start having thrown 41 of his 73 pitches out of the zone. The right-hander has now walked at least three batters in each of his four starts this year. Given all of the setbacks he's had on the health front, it might take a few more games before he begins to tighten that control. He has not started more than six contests in a season since 2015. The Angels will play host to a hot Red Sox team next time he takes to the mound. Apr 14 - 11:18 PM

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Garrett Richards tossed 4 1/3 innings of one-run ball Monday in a no-decision versus the Rangers.

Richards surrendered only four hits -- and all of them were singles -- but he walked five as his pitch count shot up quickly into the 90s. The 29-year-old right-hander has now issued 12 walks in 15 innings this season, but he's also racked up 19 strikeouts. He'll bring a 1-0 record and 4.20 ERA into his next start on the road against the Royals.
Apr 9 - 11:47 PM

Garrett Richards allowed two earned runs, one hit and four walks with nine strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings to pick up the win Tuesday against the Indians.

The Halos' offense struck early and often against Josh Tomlin, staking Richards to a huge lead. He departed with an 11-2 cushion and the bullpen did not allow any runs after the starter left. He'll look to keep up the good work on Monday in Texas to kick off a two-start week, also facing Kansas City on the road next weekend.
Apr 4 - 3:46 AM

Garrett Richards allowed seven hits and four runs, including two home runs, over five innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Athletics.

Richards kept the A's at bay through four innings, but he stumbled in the fifth, allowing a three-run homer to Khris Davis and a solo shot to the next batter, Matt Olson. It's easy to say those two batters marred an otherwise good outing, but his seven hits and three walks suggest he was playing with fire most of the afternoon. We still think Richards is poised for a big year, and he'll get another shot to prove it Tuesday against the Indians.
Mar 29 - 11:25 PM

Angels' manager Mike Scioscia announced Monday that Garrett Richards will start on Opening Day.

Richards is the ace of the Angels' staff, so the announcement doesn't come as a surprise. He also confirmed that Tyler Skaggs will pitch the second game of the season on Friday.
Mar 26 - 8:14 PM

Garrett Richards walked five batters over 3 2/3 innings Monday in a Cactus League start against the Reds.

The Angels were hoping Richards could work five innings in this one, but he simply could not find the strike zone. Cincinnati put up two runs against him, on three hits and the five free passes. Richards had been enjoying a strong spring up to this point and still makes for an intriguing mid-round fantasy starter leading into the 2018 regular season.
Mar 12 - 5:38 PM

Garrett Richards scattered two hits and one run over four strong innings Wednesday in the Angels’ Cactus League loss to the Dodgers.

He impressed with seven punch-outs and didn’t walk anyone. The only trouble Richards saw came in the second inning when he yielded a one-out single to Joc Pederson, who later scored on Logan Forsythe’s double to center field. It’s been a good spring for Richards, who now carries a 2.00 ERA over three Cactus League starts. The right-hander should be a useful fantasy contributor if he can stay healthy.
Mar 7 - 6:25 PM

Garrett Richards fired three scoreless frames against the Cubs on Friday.

Richards surrendered two hits and one walk while striking out two batters. He also induced four grounders, which is nice to see. While the Angels handled him with care, the 29-year-old looked good down the stretch last year after sitting out most of the season while rehabbing from a right biceps strain. He could be a huge value in fantasy drafts if he can stay healthy this year. Of course, that’s a big if.
Mar 2 - 7:50 PM

Garrett Richards struck out three hitters over two innings of work on Sunday against the Padres in his first start of the spring.

Richards allowed just one run, a homer by Austin Hedges in the second innings. He's made just six starts in each of the last two years, but when healthy, the right-hander has shown top-of-the-rotation stuff for the Angels. There's just as much risk as there is reward at this point with Richards, but if he can stay healthy, he has a chance to be one of the best starters in the American League West.
Feb 25 - 5:36 PM

Angels and RHP Garrett Richards avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7.3 million contract.

It's a modest raise for Richards, who missed most of 2017 while rehabbing a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. He'll be entering his walk year in 2018.
Jan 12 - 11:46 AM

Garrett Richards yielded three runs in 3 2/3 innings Wednesday against the White Sox.

Richards had no issues in the first three innings tonight, but he just couldn't get through the fourth. It was a disappointing end to a pretty impressive comeback this month, but even with the shaky outing, he still finished with a 2.74 ERA and 23/6 K/BB ratio in 23 innings in September. Health questions will continue to dog him into 2018, and it's really difficult to know what to expect from him next year.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 12:34:00 AM

Garrett Richards allowed just one hit over six scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Astros on Friday.

Richards struck out six and walked just one while throwing 51 out of 85 pitches for strikes. The only hit was a double from Josh Reddick in the first inning. The Angels have to thrilled with how Richards has looked since returning. He should be ready for something approaching a normal starter’s workload when he pitches against the White Sox next week.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 02:11:00 AM

Garrett Richards racked up seven strikeouts over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.

The right-hander surrendered three runs (two earned) on two hits and a walk over his five frames. The Rangers scratched out a pair of runs in the first inning then added on a solo homer from Joey Gallo in the second. Richards will carry a 2.00 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 18/3 K/BB ratio into his start against the Astros in Houston on Friday.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 07:09:00 PM

Garrett Richards allowed an earned run, four hits and no walks with four strikeouts across five innings in a loss against the Astros on Tuesday.

Richards was a hard-luck loser after throwing 45 of his 63 pitches for strikes. His offense provided him with zero support against Justin Verlander, who was untouchable in this one. Richards will look to find that elusive first win on Sunday against the Rangers.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 02:18:00 AM

Garrett Richards allowed an earned run, four hits and a walk with three strikeouts over 3 1/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday in Oakland.

It was the first start in exactly five months for Richards, who was sidelined due to a strained right biceps. He's a nice addition for the playoff-hopeful Angels, and deep-league fantasy owners should also stash him away. After he knocks off the rust and builds his stamina he could be quite the boon for those looking for pitching assistance.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 04:32:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Rene Rivera
1B1Luis Valbuena
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Zack Cozart
2Jefry Marte
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Chris Young
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Garrett Richards
2Shohei Ohtani
3Matt Shoemaker
4Andrew Heaney
5Tyler Skaggs
6Nick Tropeano
7J.C. Ramirez
8Alex Meyer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Blake Parker
2Cam Bedrosian
3Jim Johnson
4Keynan Middleton
5Jose Alvarez
6Noe Ramirez
7Blake Wood
8Luke Bard