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Garrett Richards | Starting Pitcher | #43

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2009 / Supplemental (Rd. 300) / LAA
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Garrett Richards finally got his first win in his fifth opportunity by holding the Royals to an unearned run over 6 2/3 innings on Monday.
Richards walked five and threw 115 pitches in the 6 2/3 innings, so it still wasn't easy. Nonetheless, he now has a victory to go along with his three losses and fine 2.35 ERA. He's struck out 30 in 30 2/3 innings. Apr 26 - 1:27 AM

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Garrett Richards persevered despite wavering control in Wednesday's loss to the White Sox, walking four but yielding only two runs (one earned) over 6 1/3 innings.

Richards allowed just four hits while striking out six, but he also threw 118 pitches and his lack of consistency in the strike zone prevented a longer start. Tyler Saladino struck first against Richards, cracking a solo home run in the first inning. While the second run on his line was unearned, Richards, himself, committed the fifth-inning throwing error that allowed Alex Avila to score. Through four starts, the 27-year-old right-hander holds a 3.00 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 25/9 K/BB ratio across 23 2/3 innings. Now 0-3, Richards will try to turn around his losing ways in a home start against the defending World Series champion Royals next time he toes the rubber.
Apr 20 - 5:19 PM

Garrett Richards was handed a no-decision Friday after allowing two runs over six innings against the Twins.

Richards held the Twins scoreless over the first five innings, but he gave up RBI doubles to Miguel Sano and Trevor Plouffe in the sixth. He left in line for the victory, but the bullpen eventually coughed up the lead. Richards struck out six and walked one and now owns a 3.57 ERA and 19/5 K/BB ratio in 17 2/3 innings through his first three turns. He’ll try again for his first win next week against the White Sox.
Apr 16 - 12:35 AM

Garrett Richards allowed four runs (two earned) over 6 2/3 innings in an up-and-down performance against Texas on Saturday.

Richards continues to light up the radar guns, touching 98 mph with his four-seamer on Saturday, but he still took the loss versus the Rangers in a rather forgettable outing. His defense didn't help him much, though. His mates committed two errors that led to two unearned runs, and that porous defense surely shouldn't be ignored when considering his eight hits given up on the evening. Still, the fireballer struck out six and only walked one. He remains a top-30 starter with some upside.
Apr 10 - 12:23 AM

Garrett Richards surrendered three runs in five innings and fanned seven Monday against the Cubs.

It's not quite what Richards was hoping for, but even if he was better tonight, it probably wouldn't have meant a win against Jake Arrieta and the Cubs. Richards rates as a top-30 fantasy SP this year.
Apr 5 - 1:37 AM

Garrett Richards tossed five innings of one-run ball Tuesday afternoon against the Indians.

A nice way to wrap up the 2016 Cactus League for Richards, who will serve as the Angels' Opening Day starter next Monday against the visiting Cubs. He returned from a major knee injury last season to post an impressive 3.65 ERA and 176 strikeouts across 207 1/3 innings. The 27-year-old right-hander should again hold considerable fantasy value in 2016.
Mar 29 - 5:59 PM

Garrett Richards will start on Opening Day against the Cubs next Monday.

That was the assumption already, but the Angels have finally made it official. Andrew Heaney will follow Richards and start the second game of the season next Tuesday.
Mar 29 - 1:43 PM

Garrett Richards yielded three runs over five innings against the Rockies on Friday.

Richards was back on the Cactus League side Friday after pitching in a B-game on Sunday. He gave up six hits while walking none and striking out three. The 27-year-old is lined up to start Opening Day against the Cubs on April 4.
Mar 18 - 8:50 PM

Garrett Richards yielded three earned runs in 2 2/3 innings Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

The hope was that Richards would be able to make it through three innings in this outing, but he ran into some trouble in the bottom of the second and even more in the bottom of the third. No worries here in early March. Richards returned from a major knee injury in 2015 and posted an impressive 3.65 ERA with 176 strikeouts across 207 1/3 innings. He carries strong fantasy upside into 2016.
Mar 8 - 9:14 PM

Garrett Richards allowed two runs over two innings in his Cactus League debut Thursday against the Athletics.

Richards allowed two hits and walked one. Things could have been worse, but he was able to induce a double play grounder to finish his outing. Coming off knee surgery, the 27-year-old posted a 3.65 ERA and 176/76 K/BB ratio over 207 1/3 innings last season. With Andrelton Simmons behind him, we wouldn’t be surprised to see his ERA come down some in 2016.
Mar 3 - 7:32 PM

Angels and RHP Garrett Richards avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.425 million contract.

Richards requested $7.1 million and was offered $5.3 million by the Angels when figures were exchanged last week, so the two sides settled a little over the midpoint. The 27-year-old was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter.
Jan 21 - 5:58 PM

Garrett Richards requested $7.1 million and was offered $5.3 million by the Angels when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.

It's a decent-sized gap but nothing that can't be overcome. MLBTradeRumors.com projected Richards to make $6.8 million in his second year of arbitration eligibility.
Jan 15 - 6:11 PM

Pitching on short rest, Garrett Richards surrendered three runs on six hits over six innings in Sunday's 9-2 eliminating loss to the Rangers.

The Angels entered Sunday one game back of the Astros for the final Wild Card spot in the American League. They needed a win and an Astros loss to force a tie and one-game playoff on Monday, but unfortunately, the Rangers scuttled these plans with Sunday's 9-2 win. For his part, Richards struck out six and walked two while allowing a run in the first inning on a Prince Fielder RBI single, two in the fifth on a two-run homer by Adrian Beltre and one more in the sixth thanks to a bases loaded walk of Fielder. The 27-year-old Richards finishes the season with a sturdy 3.65 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 176/76 K/BB ratio across 207 1/3 innings. Fine numbers, but he'll no doubt spend a while contemplating the final day of the season and what could have been.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 06:06:00 PM

Garrett Richards will start on short rest for the Angels on Sunday, provided they aren't already eliminated from the playoff picture.

The only way that the Angels are eliminated on Saturday would be if they lose and the Astros win. Otherwise, they'll send their best hurler to the hill on Sunday with the hope of keeping their Wild Card dreams alive.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 11:42:00 AM

Garrett Richards allowed three unearned runs over six innings as the Angels fell to the Athletics on Wednesday.

The A's scored all three runs in the fourth inning. Johnny Giavotella committed a fielding error ahead of a three-run double by Eric Sogard. Richards walked four, but gave up only two hits and struck out seven. He ends the regular season with a 3.62 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a 170/74 K/BB ratio over 201 1/3 innings.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 11:04:00 PM

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1B1C.J. Cron
2Ji-Man Choi
2B1Johnny Giavotella
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Daniel Nava
2Craig Gentry
3Rafael Ortega
4Shane Robinson
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Garrett Richards
3C.J. Wilson
4Hector Santiago
5Andrew Heaney
6Nick Tropeano
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Mike Morin
5Cory Rasmus
6Jose Alvarez
7Greg Mahle
8Cam Bedrosian
9A.J. Achter