With his side-winding motion, Richard gets a lot of movement on his Two-Seamer, tailing nearly three inches more than the average lefty Two-Seamer while also generating a ton of drop that helps induce grounders at an elite 70.1% rate.
10.5% Thrown 80.9 MPH
Richard tossed a quarter of his Curveballs last year near the ankles of right-handers, trying to get them fishing for roll over it for a groundball. Spoiler alert: It worked - 66.7% groundballs induced and a 38.6% O-Swing rate.
2.7% Thrown 84.5 MPH
Richard barely throws his Slider and its unwieldy movement prevented it from landing as a strike more often than ideal, making it an afterthought in his repertoire.
13.1% Thrown 83.9 MPH
Like his Two-Seamer, Richard gets exceptional horizontal and vertical movement on his Changeup. However, he can't command it nearly as ell, as it found the zone just 21.3% of the time last year.