Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
current status: On roster
#43 SP | 6'3", 215 lbs. | LA Angels
Birth Date:May 27, 1988 (25 years old) Place of Birth:Riverside, CA Hometown:Edmond, OK
Drafted:Drafted by LA Angels in 2009 (1st round).
Drafted:Drafted by LA Angels in 2009 (1st round).
|Assets:||Has a bulldog mentality when on the bump. Pitches to contact effectively. Also displays good stuff. Is versatile enough to pitch out of the bullpen as well, if need be.|
|Flaws:||Needs to avoid the big inning, as he tends to surrender too many home runs. Doesn't have a dominant strikeout pitch in the big leagues. Must also avoid injuries.|
|Career Potential:||Solid starter with a little upside.|
Career Honors & Awards
|Texas League (AA)||All-Star Team||2011|
Movements & Injuries
|8/28/2013||Missed 3 games (right forearm injury).|
|8/24/2013||Right forearm injury, day-to-day.|
|6/05/2013||Missed 2 games (sprained left ankle).|
|6/03/2013||Sprained left ankle, day-to-day.|
|3/02/2013||Re-signed by the Los Angeles Angels to a one-year contract.|
|8/22/2012||Recalled from Salt Lake (AAA).|
|8/02/2012||Optioned to Salt Lake (AAA).|
|7/17/2012||Recalled from Salt Lake (AAA).|
|7/06/2012||Optioned to Salt Lake (AAA).|
|5/29/2012||Recalled from Salt Lake (AAA).|
|3/31/2012||Optioned to Salt Lake (AAA).|
|9/05/2011||Missed 18 games (right adductor strain).|
|8/16/2011||Right adductor strain, 15-day DL.|
|8/10/2011||Contract purchased from Arkansas (AA).|
|1/28/2011||Signed by the Los Angeles Angels to a minor league contract.|
|6/09/2009||Drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the 1st round (42nd overall) in 2009.|
Richards coughs up five runs in no-decision | 04/16/2014 2:24 AM
NewsGarrett Richards allowed five runs on eight hits over seven innings against the A's in a no-decision Tuesday.
ImpactRichards ran into trouble during a three-run third in which he may have been lucky to escape without further damage, and then sailed until he gave up a couple cheapies in his last frame of work on a walk, two singles and a wild pitch. Richards, now 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA and 1.16 WHIP, will get to wield a bat in his next appearance as the Angels square off in Washington against the Nationals on Monday.
Richards holds M's to 1 hit in 7 shutout inn. | 04/10/2014 1:08 AM
NewsGarrett Richards allowed only one hit over seven shutout frames in a 2-0 victory over the Mariners on Wednesday.
ImpactPerhaps he just got sick of watching his teammates get lit up by Seattle. Richards' gem ensured that the Halos wouldn't begin the season 0-5 against the M's, and it also gave him his second victory of the year. He whiffed six and walked three in cutting his ERA to 0.75. Richards can bring it, but he's never been able to translate that impressive arsenal into enough missed bats. On the chance that the light has come on for the 25-year-old, mixed league owners with an open bench spot could do worse for a no-risk flier. Richards and the Angels host the A's on Tuesday.
Garrett Richards terrific in win over Indians | 03/23/2014 8:40 PM
NewsGarrett Richards was terrific in Sunday's victory over the Indians in Cactus League action, firing 6 1/3 shutout innings.
ImpactRichards allowed just three hits and three walks while punching out two. The 25-year-old hurler has secured a spot in the Angels Opening Day rotation, and makes for an interesting flier in the later rounds of mixed league drafts.
Richards solid in 4 2/3 innings vs. White Sox | 03/13/2014 6:02 PM
NewsGarrett Richards allowed two runs in 4 2/3 innings in Thursday's start against the White Sox.
ImpactRichards allowed seven hits and struck out two. The right-hander should open up the season in the rotation. He performed adequately there last season, posting a 4.18 ERA while averaging more than two strikeouts for every one walk in 17 starts.
Richards gets flogged by Arizona on Saturday | 03/08/2014 4:56 PM
NewsGarrett Richards allowed five runs on eight hits over four innings against the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
ImpactOn Monday, Richards tossed three scoreless frames against these very same D'Backs, but his outing this afternoon didn't go as smoothly. He struck out three and walked none, but also surrendered three extra-base hits. Richards posted a 4.16 ERA and 101/44 K/BB ratio over 145 innings across 17 starts and 30 relief appearances last season.
Richards solid in three innings vs. D'Backs | 03/03/2014 5:45 PM
NewsGarrett Richards tossed three scoreless frames in Monday's start against the D'Backs.
ImpactRichards allowed two hits, walked none, and struck out two. He is likely to open up the season at the back of the Angels' starting rotation. He does face some competition, but it won't be fierce. Richards joined the Angels' rotation at the end of July last season and performed well, posting a 3.72 ERA in 13 starts.
Richards struggles in loss to Rangers | 09/28/2013 3:27 PM
NewsGarrett Richards was pulled after giving up six runs (three earned) in 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Rangers on Saturday.
ImpactThe Angels' defense was terrible behind him, but Richards was far from sharp, allowing six hits and one walk. He also uncorked two wild pitches. He'll finish the year with a 4.16 ERA and 101/44 K/BB ratio in 145 innings across 17 starts and 30 relief appearances. The Angels hope to add some starting pitching help this winter, but Richards stands a good chance to open 2014 in the rotation.
Richards allows seven runs in loss | 09/24/2013 1:26 AM
NewsGarrett Richards was rocked for seven runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings Monday in a loss against the A's.
ImpactHe struck out one, walked two and surrendered two homers that accounted for five runs. This clunker is going to be infuriating to hopeful AL-only owners in the playoffs, but Richards will have one last chance to redeem himself on Saturday against the Rangers. He'll enter that start 7-7 with a 4.09 ERA and 1.34 WHIP.
Richards fires seven innings of one-run ball | 09/18/2013 1:40 AM
NewsGarrett Richards hurled seven innings of one-run ball in a no-decision against the A's on Tuesday.
ImpactHe struck out six, walked two and scattered seven hits. Richards has strung together three consecutive quality starts and has won four consecutive outings. He'll take an 8-6 record and 3.77 ERA into Monday's start versus Oakland.
Garrett Richards beats the Blue Jays | 09/12/2013 10:25 PM
NewsGarrett Richards allowed three runs over 6 2/3 innings Thursday in a defeat of the Blue Jays.
ImpactRichards couldn't handle Jose Reyes, but he did a number on the rest of the Blue Jays lineup and that was good enough for a win in a 4-3 game. He's won three straight starts, lowering his ERA from 4.16 to 3.91 in the process.
Richards walks seven, but allows only 1 run | 09/03/2013 1:37 AM
NewsGarrett Richards hurled five innings of one-run ball against the Rays on Monday.
ImpactRichards' control was awful -- he walked a career-high seven batters -- but he only surrendered two hits, one of which was Ben Zobrist's solo home run in the first inning. The right-hander struck out six, and in so doing became the eighth pitched (and second Angel; Bo Belinsky, 1964) to record seven walks and six strikeouts over five frames. None of those pitchers allowed less than two runs. If Richards decides to walk seven more batters on Saturday, logic dictates that the Rangers will be more ruthless in making sure he regret it.
Richards lasts 3 1/3 innings in loss to Rays | 08/28/2013 10:35 PM
NewsGarrett Richards allowed four runs in 3 1/3 innings in a loss to the Rays on Wednesday.
ImpactRichards couldn't do much right, giving up seven hits and three walks in his 3 1/3 innings. The right-hander fell to 4-6 and owns a 4.16 ERA. He'll have his chance for revenge Monday when the Rays visit Anaheim.
Garrett Richards to start on four days rest | 08/25/2013 1:13 AM
NewsGarrett Richards will start on four days rest when the Angels take on the Rays in Tampa Bay on Wednesday.
ImpactRichards wasn't a certainty to even make his next start after leaving Friday's game with a right forearm contusion, but it appears that he's good to go. It's unclear if Jerome Williams, Tuesday's previously scheduled starter, is being completely skipped, or just pushed back in the rotation.
Garrett Richards will make his next start | 08/24/2013 8:00 PM
NewsGarrett Richards is expected to make his next start despite leaving Friday's outing with a right forearm contusion.
Jeff Fletcher on Twitter
ImpactThe 25-year-old is coming off his best outing of the season, a 7 1/3-inning scoreless effort in Friday's victory over the Mariners. He'll get the ball on Thursday against the Rays in Tampa Bay.
Richards exits start with forearm contusion | 08/24/2013 8:39 AM
NewsGarrett Richards left Friday's game in the eighth inning with a right forearm contusion.
Alden Gonzalez on Twitter
ImpactRichards allowed just four hits and two walks while striking out four over 7 1/3 scoreless innings before exiting. The forearm injury isn't believed to be serious, but the Angels will reevaluate him Saturday before determining whether he'll need to miss his next start.
Garrett Richards takes loss in 2-1 game | 08/12/2013 9:58 PM
NewsGarrett Richards took a complete-game loss after allowing two runs in eight innings Monday against the Yankees.
ImpactIt's Richards' fourth straight fine outing since he entered the rotation. There's no doubt that he'll keep his spot following Jason Vargas' return this week, and he should be a nice play in mixed leagues with the Astros and Mariners next on the schedule.
Richards yields three runs in no-decision | 08/07/2013 1:48 AM
NewsGarrett Richards yielded three runs over six innings Tuesday in a no-decision against the Mariners.
ImpactHe struck out five and walked one. Richard has turned in three solid performances since returning to the rotation, allowing five runs over 18 innings. He's increased his pitch count from 78 to 90 to 97 in those three outings. The young right-hander has proven his worth as an AL-only starter. He'll take on the Yankees next week.
Richards goes seven innings in win over Jays | 08/02/2013 1:08 AM
NewsGarrett Richards gave up just two runs over seven innings in an 8-2 win over the Blue Jays on Thursday.
ImpactAfter tossing five scoreless innings in his return to the rotation last time out, Richards held the Blue Jays to just four hits and two walks while striking out four. This matched his longest outing of the season, as he went seven innings twice back in April. The young right-hander should be a solid option in AL-only leagues the rest of the way, with a start against the Rangers at home coming up next week.
Richards throws five scoreless but A's win | 07/27/2013 6:13 PM
NewsGarrett Richards threw five scoreless frames but the Angels fell to the A's on Saturday.
ImpactAnaheim's bullpen -- Dane De La Rosa and Scott Downs to be exact -- yielded three runs after Richards exited. The right-hander allowed only three hits and struck out four, and will carry a 4.33 ERA and 1.29 WHIP into his next start at home against Toronto. He is worth owning in AL-only leagues now that he's locked into a rotation spot.
Garrett Richards moving into rotation | 07/24/2013 8:51 PM
NewsGarrett Richards will take Joe Blanton's spot in the rotation starting on Saturday in Oakland.
Bill Shaikin on Twitter
ImpactRichards has made four starts for the Angels this season but has pitched mostly in relief, posting a 4.66 ERA and 1.32 WHIP over 67 2/3 innings. He'll be limited from a pitch count perspective Saturday but shouldn't take too long to get stretched out.
| 06/05/2013 10:31 AM
NewsGarrett Richards is available out of the Angels' bullpen Wednesday.
Los Angeles Daily News
ImpactRichards missed the last two games with a sprained ankle, but managed to avoid the DL. The injury is not expected to be a concern moving forward.
Garrett Richards exits game with ankle injury | 06/02/2013 7:23 PM
NewsGarrett Richards left Sunday's game with an apparent injury.
Bill Shaikin on Twitter
ImpactRichards suffered an ankle injury while fielding a bunt and was removed from the ninth inning of Sunday's loss. The Angels should provide an update on his status soon.
Garrett Richards earns second career save | 05/24/2013 11:19 PM
NewsGarrett Richards earned the second save of his major league career on Friday, recording the final five outs to preserve a three-run victory over the Royals.
ImpactWith Ernesto Frieri likely unavailable, Angels skipper Mike Scioscia opted to leave Richards in to close it out, and he responded very favorably. In his 1 2/3 innings of work, he surrendered just one hit and picked up a pair of strikeouts. He's still unlikely to become relevant in fantasy leagues unless he's moved back to the rotation.
Garrett Richards expected to move to bullpen | 05/03/2013 6:57 PM
NewsThe Angels are expected to move Garrett Richards back to the bullpen.
Pedro Moura on Twitter
ImpactJerome Williams is expected to take his place in the rotation and should start on Sunday against the Orioles. It's a tough break for Richards, who despite the 5.04 ERA hasn't been terrible in the rotation. He owns a terrific 1.09 WHIP and 23/8 K/BB ratio over his 30 1/3 innings of work on the season and his xFIP sits at 3.56. The talented 24-year-old could receive another shot in the rotation before long.
Garrett Richards gives up seven runs to A's | 05/01/2013 2:12 AM
NewsGarrett Richards was tagged for seven runs in 5 2/3 innings by the A's in Tuesday's loss.
ImpactRichards has a 1.09 WHIP, and he's allowed just three homers in 30 1/3 innings. That's a combination that should result in an ERA in the low-3.00s, maybe even the high-2.00s. Instead, Richards is at 5.04 right now, largely because he's done great with the bases empty and poorly while working from the stretch. We still think he's worth playing in AL-only leagues with Jered Weaver out.
Richards gives up five runs in loss | 04/26/2013 1:04 AM
NewsGarrett Richards yielded five runs in seven innings Thursday in a loss to the Mariners.
ImpactIt was an appealing matchup on paper, so those who streamed him in mixed leagues have to be pretty disappointed. Richards allowed nine hits in the loss, which was more than his first six appearances (including two starts) this season combined. Still, he owns a quality 3.65 ERA and 19/6 K/BB ratio over 24 2/3 innings of work this season and should continue to be useful in AL-only formats while Jered Weaver (arm) is sidelined. He'll face the Athletics next Wednesday in Oakland.
Richards goes seven scoreless in win | 04/20/2013 6:06 PM
NewsGarrett Richards hurled seven scoreless innings Saturday as the Angels defeated the Tigers.
ImpactRichards was fantastic, fanning eight Detroit batters and allowing only two hits over his seven dominant frames. The right-hander is filling in for the injured Jered Weaver and will face off against the Mariners next.
Richards to replace Weaver in rotation | 04/09/2013 3:06 PM
NewsGarrett Richards will replace Jered Weaver (elbow) in the Angels' starting rotation.
Jim Bowden on Twitter
ImpactIt's a tall task to replace Weaver, but Richards has more upside than Jerome Williams. The 24-year-old right-hander posted a 4.69 ERA and 47/34 K/BB ratio in 71 innings over nine starts and 21 relief appearances last season. His strikeout rate hasn't translated to the majors quite yet, but he's worth a look in AL-only formats.
Richards dominant as Angels beat Brewers | 03/23/2013 7:11 PM
NewsGarrett Richards hurled 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball in Saturday's 5-1 victory over the Brewers.
ImpactRichards struck out five and issued just one walk. He has a 1.88 ERA in four outings this spring and should get a look in the Angels' rotation at some point in 2013.
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|Date||Team||Opp||GS||DEC||YTD W||YTD L||YTD SV||YTD ERA||CG||SHO||IP||H||R||ER||HR||BB||K||Status|
Career Regular Season Statistics
2014 Game Highs
|Most Innings Pitched (Starting)||7.0||2 times-last:vs. Oak||last:Apr 15||8.0|
|Most Strikeouts (Starting)||7||at Hou||Apr 4||8|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Saves||1||2 times-last: 2013 (Ana)|
|Innings Pitched||145||2013 (Ana)|
|Games Started||17||2013 (Ana)|
|Completed Games||1||2013 (Ana)|
|Hits Allowed||151||2013 (Ana)|
|Runs Allowed||73||2013 (Ana)|
|Earned Runs Allowed||67||2013 (Ana)|
|Home Runs Allowed||12||2013 (Ana)|
|Earned Run Average||4.16*||2013 (Ana)|