Garrett Richards, Starting Pitcher, Los Angeles Angels, #43
Date of Birth: 5/27/1988
Birthplace: Riverside, California
College: University of Oklahoma
Current Salary: $6,850,000
Garrett Richards, starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels, was a top player in high school and college before being drafted by the Angels in 2009. He played in the Angels' minor league system from 2009 through most of 2012, finishing with a 34-11 record and a 3.34 ERA.
Richards pitched in seven games with the Angels in 2011. The next year, he pitched both as a starting pitcher and as a relief pitcher, playing in 30 games with the Angels. In 2012, he pitched 71.0 innings and he finished with a 4-3 record, 1 save, and a 4.69 ERA. In 2013, he was again both a starting pitcher and a relief pitcher, pitching 145.0 innings in 47 games. He finished the 2013 season with a 7-8 record, 1 save, 101 strikeouts to 44 walks, and a 4.16 ERA. In 2014, as a starting pitcher, he pitched 168.2 innings in 26 games and he finished the season with a 13-4 record, 164 strikeouts to 51 walks, and a 2.61 ERA.
Richards pitched in 32 games with the Angels in 2015. He finished the season with a 15-12 record, 176 strikeouts to 76 walks, and a 3.65 ERA in 207.1 innings.
Richards had Tommy John surgery after just 6 games with the Angels in 2016.
Career pitching statistics for Richards through 2016 include:
- 148 games played
- 640.2 innings pitched
- 40-32 win-loss record
- 2 saves
- 531 strikeouts to 227 walks
- 3.58 ERA