Garrett Richards

Garrett Richards #43

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 3"/210
  • Age: 27


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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Garrett Richards Stats

15-12 3.65 207.1 176 1.24

Garrett Richards MLB Career Stats

39-29 3.65 606.0 497 1.26

Garrett Richards Bio

  • Full Name: Garrett Thomas Richards
  • Born: 5/27/1988 in Riverside, CA
  • Draft: 2009, Los Angeles Angels, 1st rd. (42nd overall)
  • College: Oklahoma
  • Debut: August 10, 2011
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2015 Stats 15 12 3.65 32 32 0 207.1 176 1.24
MLB Career Stats 39 29 3.65 142 87 2 606.0 497 1.26

Garrett Richards Slider Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Angels AL 1059 Slider 87.66 86.15 2486.00 5.43 88.16
MLB Avg - - - Slider 84.54 83.82 1841.00 5.80 86.32


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January 21, 2016 at 8:18 PM ET

Richards, Angels avoid arbitration

The Angels and starting pitcher Garrett Richards avoided arbitration on Thursday, coming to terms on a $6.425 million contract for 2016, a source told

October 6, 2015 at 8:34 PM ET

Richards leads Halos' rotation in 2015

Angels right-hander Garrett Richards finished the 2015 regular season with a 15-12 record, a 3.65 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP and 176 strikeouts across 207 1/3 innings.


Garrett Richards Awards Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2011 LA Angels AL

TEX Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Arkansas TEX

TEX Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Arkansas TEX

MID Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
06/14/2010 Cedar Rapids MID

MID Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Cedar Rapids MID

PIO Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
08/24/2009 Orem PIO

Garrett Richards Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2014 2.61 5th in AL
2015 3.65 18th in AL


Season W Rank
2014 13 19th in AL
2015 15 6th in AL


Season SO Rank
2014 164 17th in AL
2015 176 10th in AL


Season WHIP Rank
2014 1.04 3rd in AL
2015 1.24 18th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2014 .201 2nd in AL
2015 .236 13th in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2015 32 7th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2013 1 18th in AL
2014 1 15th in AL
2015 1 15th in AL


Season SHO Rank
2014 1 5th in AL
2015 1 6th in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2015 207.1 9th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2015 7.64 20th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2015 2.32 12th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2015 76 2nd in AL


Season H Rank
2015 181 24th in AL

Garrett Richards Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
April 19, 2015 Los Angeles Angels activated RHP Garrett Richards from the 15-day disabled list.
April 14, 2015 Los Angeles Angels sent RHP Garrett Richards on a rehab assignment to Salt Lake Bees.
April 5, 2015 Los Angeles Angels placed RHP Garrett Richards on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27, 2015. Recovering from August 2014 left knee surgery
November 3, 2014 Los Angeles Angels activated RHP Garrett Richards from the 60-day disabled list.
August 21, 2014 Los Angeles Angels placed RHP Garrett Richards on the 60-day disabled list. Torn left knee tendon
August 22, 2012 Los Angeles Angels recalled RHP Garrett Richards from Salt Lake Bees.
August 2, 2012 Los Angeles Angels optioned Garrett Richards to Salt Lake Bees.
July 17, 2012 Los Angeles Angels recalled Garrett Richards from Salt Lake Bees.
July 6, 2012 Los Angeles Angels optioned Garrett Richards to Salt Lake Bees.
May 29, 2012 Los Angeles Angels recalled Garrett Richards from Salt Lake Bees.
March 31, 2012 Los Angeles Angels optioned Garrett Richards to Salt Lake Bees.
September 6, 2011 Garrett Richards roster status changed by Los Angeles Angels.
September 3, 2011 sent RHP Garrett Richards on a rehab assignment to Arkansas Travelers.
August 16, 2011 Los Angeles Angels placed RHP Garrett Richards on the 15-day disabled list. Right adductor strain
August 10, 2011 Los Angeles Angels selected the contract of RHP Garrett Richards from Arkansas Travelers.
April 4, 2011 Garrett Richards assigned to Arkansas Travelers from Inland Empire 66ers.
January 28, 2011 Los Angeles Angels invited non-roster RHP Garrett Richards to spring training.
July 28, 2010 RHP Garrett Richards assigned to Rancho Cucamonga Quakes from Cedar Rapids Kernels.
March 23, 2010 RHP Garrett Richards assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
September 21, 2009 Garrett Richards roster status changed by Cedar Rapids Kernels.
September 9, 2009 Cedar Rapids Kernels placed RHP Garrett Richards on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to September 7, 2009.
September 1, 2009 RHP Garrett Richards assigned to Cedar Rapids Kernels from Orem Owlz.
July 15, 2009 Garrett Richards assigned to Orem Owlz from Los Angeles Angels.
July 13, 2009 Los Angeles Angels signed Garrett Richards.

Garrett Thomas Richards Bio Info

Garrett Thomas Richards...Attended Edmond Memorial HS (OK) and the University of Oklahoma...Was named to NCAA All Regional Team in 2009...Originally signed by Angels' scout Arnold Brathwaite.


Made 26 starts for Angels and posted a 13-4 record and 2.61 ERA (168.2 IP - 49 ER)...Season was cut short after tearing his left patellar tendon while covering first base in second inning of Aug. 20th game at Fenway Park...Set career bests in nearly every major pitching category...At time of injury, ranked second in the A.L. with a .201 batting average against 124-for-617, third in road ERA (2.11), tied for third in winning percentage (.765), tied for fourth in wins (13), tied for fifth in starts (26), seventh in strikeouts (164), tied for seventh in night game ERA (2.75), eighth in ERA (2.61), eighth in innings pitched (168.2) and 10th in strikeouts per nine innings (8.8)...Allowed just 0.267 home runs per nine innings (168.2 IP - 5 HR), which led Majors at time of injury...Had an average fastball velocity of 96.4 MPH which was tops in Majors among qualifiers (FanGraphs)...Went 8-2 with a 2.11 ERA (93.2 IP - 22 ER) in 15 road starts and allowed two-or-fewer runs in 12 of the 15 games...Tossed first complete game shutout of career Aug. 4 at Dodger Stadium...Became first pitcher in MLB history with three consecutive Interleague starts of 6+ scoreless innings in a single season...Enters 2015 with an active streak of 24 consecutive scoreless innings against National League opponents...Had streak of nine consecutive quality starts from June 4 - July 19...Marked longest streak by an Angels pitcher since Jered Weaver posted 15 straight quality starts during the 2011 season...Was one of five players selected to ballot for "Final Vote" for All-Star Game (won by Chicago White Sox LHP Chris Sale)...Seven game win streak in decisions from June 4 - July 11 set career best and was tied for longest by any A.L. pitcher for the season...In five starts in June, went 4-0 with a 1.05 ERA (34.1 IP - 4 ER) and had 35 strikeouts...His 1.05 ERA is lowest ERA for June in Club history (minimum 30 IP) breaking John Lackey's record 1.16 ERA (38.2 IP - 5 ER) in June of 2008...Became first player in Angels history with six straight outings (June 4 - July 1) with 6+ IP while allowing four hits or fewer...The streak tied for third longest in A.L. history...Struck out the side on nine pitches June 4 at Houston, joining Nolan Ryan (1972) as the only Angels to accomplish the feat.


Made Angels Opening Day roster for the first time and completed first full season in the Majors with a 7-8 record and 4.16 ERA (145 IP - 67 ER) in 47 games (17 starts), allowing 151 hits (12 HR) while walking 44 batters and striking out 101... Set career highs in every major pitching category, including: games, starts, innings pitched, hits, runs, earned runs, walks and strikeouts... Started the season in the bullpen and made four relief appearances before being moved to the starting rotation on April 13…Allowed one run on three hits in 4.1 innings pitched with five strikeouts and one walk in those four relief outings... Went 1-2 with a 5.54 ERA (26 IP - 16 ER) in four April starts before returning to the bullpen…Earned first win of the season on April 20 vs. Detroit after tossing seven shutout innings and holding the Tigers to just two hits while matching a career high with eight strikeouts... Permanently rejoined the starting rotation on July 27 after making 26 relief appearances from May 4-July 23…Made 13 starts and pitched to a 5-4 record with a 3.72 ERA (77.1 IP - 32 ER) and 53 strikeouts... Won three straight starts from September 2-12 while recording a 2.41 ERA (18.2 IP - 5 ER) in those games…Marked longest win streak of career... Overall as a starter, had a 6-6 record and 4.18 ERA (103.1 IP - 48 ER) with 71 strikeouts in his 17 starts…As a reliever, went 1-2 with one save and a 4.10 ERA (41.2 IP - 19 ER) and 30 strikeouts in 30 appearances... Put together finest stretch of the season from June 29-September 17, going 5-2 with a 2.67 ERA (81 IP - 24 ER) in 18 games (11 starts)…The 2.67 ERA was the sixth best in the American League in that span... According to FanGraphs, led the American League with an average fastball velocity of 94.8 MPH in 2013 (min. 130 IP).

2012 Appeared with Angels and Triple-A Salt Lake Bees...With Halos, logged a 4-3 mark with one save and a 4.69 ERA (71 IP - 37 ER) in 30 outings (9 starts)...Went 3-2 with 4.42 ERA as a starter and 1-1 with one save and a 5.50 ERA in 21 relief appearances...With Bees, went 7-3 with a 4.21 ERA in 14 starts (77 IP - 36 ER)...Recalled from Salt Lake on three occasions (5/29, 7/17, 8/22)...First outing of season came in relief (May 30 vs. NYY)...He followed that outing with nine consecutive starts from June 5-Aug. 1...His final 20 outings came in relief, including 15 appearances down the stretch in Sept. & Oct...Angels went 6-3 in his nine starts, including a 4-1 mark at the Big A...Allowed three runs or less in five of nine starts - Halos went 5-0 in those outings...In his 30 overall appearances, LAA went 22-8...Tossed a career-best eight shutout innings, June 17 vs. Arizona, three outs shy of becoming first Angels' rookie to throw a complete game shutout since Ervin Santana in 2005...Recorded first career victory, June 5 vs. Seattle, in his ninth career appearance (fourth start)...Set then career high with seven innings pitched and eight strikeouts...Earned first Major League save on Aug. 24 in a 2-1 win at Detroit (0.2 IP, 2 SO). 2011 Named Angels' third best prospect for 2012 by Baseball America...Finished 2011 season with an 0-2 record and a 5.79 ERA (14 IP - 9 ER) in seven appearances, three starts with Angels...Pitched in 22 games (21 starts) at Arkansas, registering a 12-2 record with a 3.15 ERA (143 IP - 50 ER)...Had contract selected, August 9th, becoming first Angels pitcher since Ervin Santana in 2005 to be called up from double-A...At time of promotion, led Texas League in wins and innings pitched while ranking second in ERA behind teammate Matt Shoemaker...Made Major League debut, August 10 at Yankee Stadium, becoming first starting pitcher to make his ML debut at the new Yankee Stadium...In first career home start, August 15 vs. Texas, was removed from the game in the first inning after suffering a right adductor strain...Missed 18 games while on the disabled list...Made five appearances (one start) after being reinstated from the DL, posting a 3.37 ERA (8.2 IP - 3 ER)... Started final game of season, September 28, recording the finest outing of his young career allowing one run on two hits in five innings...Ranked by Baseball America as Angels' seventh best prospect entering season. 2010 Named Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for the week of June 7-13...Selected to Midwest League Western Division All-Star Team. 2009 In 2009, pitched in eight games for Orem, registering a 3-1 record with a 1.53 ERA (35.1 IP - 6 ER) while walking four batters and striking out 30.