Trevor Richards

Trevor Richards

29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Toronto Blue Jays
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Trevor Richards in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Blue Jays in March of 2022.
Set to open Game 1 on Wednesday
PToronto Blue Jays
October 5, 2022
Richards will serve as the Blue Jays' opening pitcher in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Orioles, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
ANALYSIS
Richards will be picking up his fourth "start" of the season, but because he hasn't recorded more than seven outs in any of his 61 appearances with the Blue Jays, he's unlikely to face any hitter more than one time. Once Richards exits the contest, the Blue Jays will have one of Casey Lawrence, Mitch White and Yusei Kikuchi available as a potential bulk-relief option. The Blue Jays will then likely save two of those pitchers to cover the majority of the innings in Game 2.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
19
Last 10 Games
23
Last 5 Games
23
How many pitches does Trevor Richards generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Trevor Richards generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-16%
BAA vs LHP
2022
Even Split
2021
 
 
-23%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-28%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .211 305 86 34 56 8 1 12
Since 2020vs Right .251 377 101 34 85 14 1 15
2022vs Left .237 138 40 17 28 5 1 3
2022vs Right .238 143 42 18 29 4 0 6
2021vs Left .149 107 34 12 14 1 0 6
2021vs Right .194 144 44 10 26 4 1 6
2020vs Left .259 60 12 5 14 2 0 3
2020vs Right .361 90 15 6 30 6 0 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-25%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-43%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-54%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-43%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 5.42 1.40 78.0 4 1 0 10.2 4.2 1.7
Since 2020Away 4.04 1.21 82.1 6 3 1 10.8 3.5 1.3
2022Home 6.82 1.55 31.2 2 0 0 11.4 5.7 2.0
2022Away 3.90 1.33 32.1 1 2 0 11.7 4.2 0.6
2021Home 4.63 1.14 35.0 2 1 0 10.0 3.1 2.1
2021Away 2.15 0.75 29.1 5 1 1 12.0 3.1 1.2
2020Home 3.97 1.76 11.1 0 0 0 7.1 3.2 0.0
2020Away 6.97 1.69 20.2 0 0 0 7.8 3.0 2.6
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Stat Review
How does Trevor Richards compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.34
 
K/9
11.5
 
BB/9
4.9
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
93.5 mph
 
ERA
5.34
 
WHIP
1.44
 
BABIP
.328
 
GB/FB
0.93
 
Left On Base
64.2%
 
Exit Velocity
81.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.9%
 
Spin Rate
2306 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
23.7%
 
Swinging Strike
15.0%
 
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Richards was well-traveled in 2021, spending time with the Rays, Brewers and Blue Jays. He was unable to crack Tampa Bay's Opening Day roster after a rough spring, but made his season debut for the Rays in mid-April in a multi-inning relief role. He was sent back down two weeks later, then subsequently traded to Milwaukee who deployed him similarly out of their bullpen. Desperate for relief help, Toronto acquired Richards via trade in early July. The 28-year-old found success with the Blue Jays, posting a 3.31 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 37:10 K:BB over 32.2 innings with the club. Overall, he tallied seven wins, six holds and one save with serviceable ratios. The big blemishes on Richards' 2021 profile were his 46.4% hard hit rate (bottom 4% of the league) and 1.7 HR/9, which ranked eighth-worst among qualified relievers. He projects to serve a similar multi-inning swingman role in 2022.
Richards' 5.91 ERA and 1.72 WHIP from the 2020 season were a disaster, due in large part to a 1.7 HR/9 rate. His changeup, which is regarded as his best pitch, was the primary culprit for his struggles, accounting for four of the six long balls he allowed. However, results serve as a reminder to discount 2020 surface stats. First, he managed only a 66.5% strand rate and surrendered a .358 BABIP. His changeup also remained a strong pitch despite poor results, limiting batters to a .370 xSLG, with an actual slugging percentage of .519. The pitch also generated a 37.1% whiff rate. Finally, despite posting a career-best 12.2% overall swinging strike rate, Richards managed only an 18.0 K%. Heading into 2021, he could fight for a primary pitcher spot after Blake Snell was dealt away. If he follows an opener, Richards could be a sneaky waiver wire add in deeper leagues.
Richards earned a spot in Miami's Opening Day rotation but was shifted to the bullpen and then sent to Tampa Bay at the trade deadline. He ended his time in a Marlins uniform with a 4.50 ERA and 1.38 WHIP, but he found significantly more success after joining the Rays with a 1.93 ERA and 1.20 WHIP. Richards cut his walk rate in half (5.2%) and increased his strikeout rate over three percentage points (24.7%) after changing teams. He has a low-90s fastball and relies heavily on his changeup (38.4% usage) to keep batters honest. Richards is unlikely to have a real chance to crack the Rays' starting rotation in 2020 with Ryan Yarbrough, Brendan McKay and Yonny Chirinos all vying for back-end spots. However, if his success as a multi-inning reliever after the trade is any indication, he could provide fantasy managers with good ratios, plenty of strikeouts and the occassional win.
Richards rose from obscurity to become a capable major leaguer in 2018. An undrafted Division II product whose journey to affiliated baseball included two years in the independent Frontier League, Richards made 25 turns in the Marlins' rotation, posting a 4.42 ERA. Despite a near complete lack of prospect pedigree, his peripherals support his performance and suggest he should be able to stick in the rotation. He managed to mostly offset a mediocre 35.8% groundball rate and 9.9% walk rate with a 23.8% strikeout rate. His changeup in particular looked quite good, being worth 14.8 runs according to FanGraphs' Pitch Values, a total which ranked second behind only Kyle Hendricks. It would be surprising to see him as anything better than a back-end starter, and his team context limits his ability to pick up wins, but the fact that he looks like a starter at all is quite the achievement given his background.
The Marlins' dramatic teardown gives opportunities to players like Richards who might not otherwise receive them. The 24-year-old's journey to the big leagues is a remarkable one. Undrafted out of Division II Drury University in 2015, Richards pitched for the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League for parts of two seasons before joining the Marlins' organization in July 2016. He shot from short-season to Double-A ball in just two seasons, posting a 2.52 ERA in 200.1 minor-league innings during that span while posting 9.5 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 rates. Despite his minor-league success and inspiring story, he isn't considered much more than a fringe prospect whose long-term future will likely be in relief. That would be an impressive result for an undrafted player, no doubt, though not enough to make him much of a fantasy asset.
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Starting bullpen game
PToronto Blue Jays
September 16, 2022
Richards will start a bullpen game against the Orioles on Friday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
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Heading up bullpen game
PToronto Blue Jays
September 10, 2022
Richards will start a bullpen game Sunday against the Rangers, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
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Opening Saturday's game
PToronto Blue Jays
September 2, 2022
Richards will start Saturday's game against the Pirates, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Activated from IL
PToronto Blue Jays
July 3, 2022
Richards (neck) was activated from the 15-day injured list Sunday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
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Begins rehab assignment
PToronto Blue Jays
Neck
June 30, 2022
Richards (neck) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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