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Garrett Richards Newsbeat

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Statcast: Richards spins his way to success

When you look at Richards’ full repertoire, you can see that he’s actually got several pitches that rank near the top in spin:

• Four-seam fastball: 2498.88 (seventh)
• Two-seam fastball: 2468.69 (first)
• Cutter: 2390.75 (seventh)
• Slider: 2779.35 (second)

When the ball leaves Richards’ hand, it’s got just a ton of spin to it, almost no matter what he’s throwing.
That sounds impressive. It is impressive. But so what—why, in other words, should you care about spin rate?

And then they tell you why.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Friday, April 10, 2015

Angels Notes: Garrett Richards moves closer to return - The Orange County Register

Good news for Angels fans.

Manager Mike Scioscia had said last week that the plan for Richards after Thursday’s game would be a regular season minor league game on Tuesday. If he pitches for Triple-A Salt Lake City, they are at Fresno on Tuesday.

After that, Richards could be ready to rejoin the Angels rotation. If he does, he would be eight months removed from knee surgery, which had an expected rehab time of six to nine months.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 10, 2015 at 06:43 AM | 2 comment(s)
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Monday, March 02, 2015

Garrett Richards of Los Angeles Angels won’t be ready by Opening Day, Mike Scioscia says - ESPN Los Angeles

It’s not going to be Opening Day, let’s put it that way,” Scioscia said Sunday. “He knows it, and it’s great that he’s not going to be able to rush it because our medical staff’s not going to let him. There’s a progression. He has to pass every plateau. It’s great that he’s going to shoot for being ready. He’s working very hard to be ready Opening Day, but he’s not going to be ready Opening Day.”

Richards and the Angels previously had hoped that the right-hander would be ready by the time their regular season starts on April 6 against the Seattle Mariners.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 02, 2015 at 09:16 AM | 17 comment(s)
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Angels still ‘optimistic’ about Garrett Richards’ rehab- Angels Blog: Orange County Register

This report is more optimistic about his timeline than others I have read.

The Angels remain hopeful that Richards will be ready for opening day. If Richards is not ready by the April 6 opener, the Angels expect him to be active sometime in April.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 27, 2015 at 07:39 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, garrett richards

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Finding The Next Garrett Richards | FOX Sports

This seems like a stretch. Still…

Jim Furtado Posted: January 08, 2015 at 06:29 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: garrett richards, michael pineda, prospects

 

 

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