Clayton Richard

San Diego Padres

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Clayton Richard has thrown 18,366 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2018, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph) and Slider (81mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (91mph). He also rarely throws a Change (84mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other LHP:
His sinker has heavy sinking action, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slight armside run. His slider has exceptional depth and has primarily 12-6 movement. His fourseam fastball has heavy sinking action, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has essentially average velo and has slight armside run. His change is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' changeups, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups, is slightly firmer than usual and has some natural sink to it.