Clayton Richard

Clayton Richard #3

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 5" /240
  • Age: 34


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls

Clayton Richard 2018 Spring Training Stats

3 1-1 5.00 9.0 5 1.11

Clayton Richard Spring Training Career Stats

50 9-14 6.54 152.2 89 1.69

Clayton Richard MLB Career Stats

238 61-68 4.33 1080.2 694 1.43

Clayton Richard Bio

  • Full Name: Clayton Colby Richard
  • Born: 9/12/1983 in Lafayette, IN
  • Draft: 2005, Chicago White Sox, 8th rd. (245th overall)
  • College: Michigan
  • Debut: 7/23/2008
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2018 Spring Training Stats 1 1 5.00 3 3 0 9.0 5 1.11
Spring Training Career Stats
9 14 6.54 50 36 0 152.2 89 1.69
MLB Career Stats 61 68 4.33 238 173 1 1080.2 694 1.43


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Clayton Richard Stats

*Since 2006

Clayton Richard Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
*Since 2006

Clayton Richard Statcast Events


Clayton Richard 2018 Projections

Rest of Season
10 12 3.90 31 31 1 0 0 0 191.1 204 92 83 19 8 62 0 139 1.39
10 12 3.90 31 31 1 0 0 0 191.1 204 92 83 19 8 62 0 139 1.39
Rest of Season
10 12 3.90 31 31 1 0 0 0 191.1 204 92 83 19 8 62 0 139 1.39
10 12 3.90 31 31 1 0 0 0 191.1 204 92 83 19 8 62 0 139 1.39

Clayton Richard News

Clayton Richard Fantasy News

March 16, 2018 at 2:32 PM ET

Richard named Padres' Opening Day starter

The worst kept secret in Padres camp this spring is no longer a secret: Clayton Richard is scheduled to start on Opening Day against Milwaukee on March 29.

October 10, 2017 at 8:08 AM ET

Richard strikes out 151 batters in 2017

Padres left-hander Clayton Richard finished the 2017 regular season with an 8-15 record, a 4.79 ERA, a 1.52 WHIP and 151 strikeouts across 197 1/3 innings.


Clayton Richard Awards

MLBPAA Padres Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2017 San Diego NL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2008 Charlotte INT

SOU Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
06/02/2008 Birmingham SOU

PIO Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
07/03/2005 Great Falls PIO

Clayton Richard Leaderboards


Season W Rank
2010 14 11th in NL
2012 14 16th in NL

Winning Percentage

Season WPCT Rank
2010 .609 14th in NL


Season SO Rank
2010 153 24th in NL
2017 151 23rd in NL


Season WHIP Rank
2012 1.23 24th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2010 33 6th in NL
2012 33 1st in NL
2017 32 5th in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2009 1 17th in AL
2010 1 16th in NL
2012 1 17th in NL
2017 2 1st in NL


Season SHO Rank
2010 1 8th in NL
2012 1 8th in NL
2017 1 2nd in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2010 201.2 18th in NL
2012 218.2 4th in NL
2017 197.1 8th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2017 6.89 25th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2017 2.56 21st in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2010 78 8th in NL
2017 59 20th in NL


Season H Rank
2010 206 11th in NL
2012 228 1st in NL
2017 240 1st in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2012 31 1st in NL
2017 24 19th in NL

Clayton Richard Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
December 20, 2016 San Diego Padres signed free agent LHP Clayton Richard.
November 3, 2016 LHP Clayton Richard elected free agency.
August 6, 2016 San Diego Padres signed free agent LHP Clayton Richard.
August 3, 2016 Chicago Cubs released LHP Clayton Richard.
July 26, 2016 Chicago Cubs designated LHP Clayton Richard for assignment.
July 15, 2016 Chicago Cubs activated LHP Clayton Richard from the 15-day disabled list.
July 7, 2016 Chicago Cubs sent LHP Clayton Richard on a rehab assignment to Tennessee Smokies.
June 28, 2016 Chicago Cubs sent LHP Clayton Richard on a rehab assignment to Iowa Cubs.
June 21, 2016 Chicago Cubs placed LHP Clayton Richard on the 15-day disabled list. Blister on left middle finger.
August 5, 2015 Chicago Cubs signed free agent LHP Clayton Richard.
August 4, 2015 Chicago Cubs released LHP Clayton Richard.
August 3, 2015 Chicago Cubs designated LHP Clayton Richard for assignment.
August 2, 2015 Chicago Cubs recalled LHP Clayton Richard from Iowa Cubs.
July 23, 2015 Chicago Cubs optioned LHP Clayton Richard to Iowa Cubs.
July 22, 2015 Chicago Cubs designated Clayton Richard for assignment.
July 4, 2015 Chicago Cubs selected the contract of LHP Clayton Richard from Iowa Cubs.
July 3, 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates traded LHP Clayton Richard to Chicago Cubs for cash.
July 3, 2015 LHP Clayton Richard assigned to Iowa Cubs.
May 11, 2015 LHP Clayton Richard assigned to Indianapolis Indians from Bradenton Marauders.
May 7, 2015 LHP Clayton Richard assigned to Bradenton Marauders.
December 3, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent Clayton Richard.
September 14, 2014 Clayton Richard assigned to Mobile BayBears from Reno Aces.
August 25, 2014 LHP Clayton Richard assigned to Reno Aces from Mobile BayBears.
August 9, 2014 Mobile BayBears activated LHP Clayton Richard from the 7-day disabled list.
August 1, 2014 Arizona Diamondbacks signed free agent LHP Clayton Richard to a minor league contract.
August 1, 2014 LHP Clayton Richard assigned to Mobile BayBears.
October 28, 2013 LHP Clayton Richard elected free agency.
June 22, 2013 San Diego Padres transferred LHP Clayton Richard from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Left shoulder strain.
June 22, 2013 San Diego Padres placed LHP Clayton Richard on the 15-day disabled list. Left shoulder strain.
May 27, 2013 San Diego Padres activated LHP Clayton Richard from the 15-day disabled list.
May 15, 2013 San Diego Padres sent LHP Clayton Richard on a rehab assignment to Tucson Padres.
May 5, 2013 San Diego Padres placed LHP Clayton Richard on the 15-day disabled list. Intestinal virus.
October 28, 2011 San Diego Padres activated LHP Clayton Richard from the 60-day disabled list.
August 26, 2011 San Diego Padres transferred LHP Clayton Richard from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
July 5, 2011 San Diego Padres placed LHP Clayton Richard on the 15-day disabled list. Strained left shoulder
July 31, 2009 Kannapolis Intimidators Traded RHP Dexter Carter to Fort Wayne TinCaps; Chicago White Sox Traded LHP Aaron Poreda, Adam Russell and LHP Clayton Richard to San Diego Padres and San Diego Padres Traded RHP Jake Peavy to Chicago White Sox.

Clayton Colby Richard Bio Info

Clayton Colby Richard…he and his wife, Ashley, reside in Lafayette, Ind...have three sons, attended the University of Michigan where heplayed football and baseball…went 0-1 with a 2.43 ERA and five saves in 21 games (two starts) for the Wolverines in 2005…became Michigan's first two-sport baseball player since basketball's Robbie Reid (1998-99)…redshirted during Michigan's 2003 Big Ten championship football season and did not play baseball in 2004…was 8-15 for 52 yards as abackup quarterback in 2004 and earned Big Ten all-academic honors…a 2003 graduate of McCutcheon High School in Lafayette, Ind.


Began the season with the Chicago Cubs and worked in 25 games (all in relief) before being designated for assignment on 7/26 and released on 8/3…signed by the Padres as a free agent to a Major League contract on 8/6...Made nine total starts for the Padres and went 3-3 with a 2.41 ERA (14 ER, 52.1 IP) with the Padres 6-3 in those starts...In his four starts at Petco Park he posted a 2-1 record and a 1.42 ERA (4 ER, 25.1 IP) with the Padres 3-1 in those starts, compared to his 1-2 road record and a 3.33 ERA (10 ER, 27.0 IP) with the Padres 3-2 in those starts...Went 2-1 with a 0.36 ERA (1 ER, 25.0 IP) over four starts from 8/20 - 9/8 with the Padres 3-1 in those starts...Earned his first win as a Padre since 6/16/13 on 8/27 at MIA, working 7.0 scoreless innings allowing eight hits and one walk while striking out three in the team's 1-0 victory...Went 0-1 with a 6.43 ERA (10 ER, 14.0 IP) in 25 relief appearances for the Cubs.


Clayton Richard was acquired from Pittsburgh, July 3, for a cash consideration and went 4-2 with two holds and a 3.83 ERA (18 ER/42.1 IP) in 23 appearances with the Cubs, including three starts … was his first major league action since appearing in 12 games with San Diego in 2013. Went 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA (6 ER/18.0 IP) in three starts with Chicago, including quality starts, July 4 vs. Miami and August 2 at Milwaukee. Ptched a season-high 6.1 innings in his Cubs debut, July 4 vs. Miami, allowing just two runs on eight hits. Pitched exclusively in relief from August 12 through the end of the season, going 2-2 with a 3.38 ERA (8 ER/21.1 IP) in 19 outings. w Made three relief appearances of at least 3.0 innings, including a 4.0-inning effort, September 13 at Philadelphia (1 ER). Stranded 10 of 15 inherited runners while pitching in relief. Allowed just 12 earned runs in 33.0 innings (3.27 ERA) following the All-Star Break. Held lefties to a .234 average (15-for-64) while righties batted .294 (32-for-109). Was optioned to Triple-A Iowa, July 23, and made one start with the I-Cubs, tossing 7.0-scoreless frames, July 28 at Nashville … returned to the Cubs, August 5, and remained with the major league club through the end of the season. Closed out his regular season with five-straight scoreless outings beginning September 19 ... pitched 3.1 innings in that stretch. Began the season in the Pittsburgh organization, going 4-2 with a 2.09 ERA (13 ER/56.0 IP) in nine starts at Triple-A Indianapolis … struck out 25 batters while walking 13. With Indianapolis, did not allow an earned run in three-straight starts, May 29-June 8 … allowed just 16 hits and five unearned runs in 21.2 innings … went 3-1 with a 1.62 ERA (6 ER/33.1 IP) in June. Did not allow a run in six post-season relief appearances spanning 4.2 innings ... held opponents to a .188 average (3-for-16), walking one and striking out three.


Missed most of the season recovering from acromioclavicular (AC) joint surgery performed in 2013, and thoracic outlet surgery performed in February ... signed a minor league contract with Arizona, August 1. Made his season debut with Double-A Mobile August 10 vs. Tennessee, allowing six runs in 3.0 innings, taking a no-decision. Lost each of his last two starts with Mobile before being transferred to Triple-A Reno, August 25. Started and allowed three runs in 6.1 innings in his only appearance with Reno, August 28 at Sacramento ... earned the win.


Was limited to 12 appearances (11 starts) with the Padres before being placed on the disabled list for the rest of the season on June 22 with a left shoulder strain ... underwent left shoulder surgery. Went 2-5 with a 7.01 ERA (41 ER/52.2 IP) in his 12 outings with San Diego ... allowed 65 hits and walked 21 batters. Was placed on the disabled list May 5 with a viral infection ... made two starts with Triple-A Reno as part of a rehab assignment before being activated May 27. Made his last appearance of the season June 21 vs. the Dodgers, throwing just two pitches before leaving the game ... was placed on the disabled list the following day

2012 Set career-highs in innings pitched (218.2) and tied his career-high in wins (14) and games started (33). Led the club with 18 quality starts, second-most in his career (20 QS in 2010). His 218.2 innings pitched were fourth-most among NL pitchers and ninth-most among all Major League pitchers. Allowed a career-high 31 home runs, the most among all National League pitchers and seventh-most among Big League pitchers. Held left-handed hitters to a .241 (48-for-199) opponents batting average with just two home runs to left-handed hitters. Tossed a five-hit shutout on 8/8 vs. CHI, the second shutout of his career (also, 9/21/10 at LAD) and third complete game of his career, second complete game of 9.0 innings. Had a career-best tying five-game win streak from 8/19-9/20 over a six-start span, going 5-0 with a 3.38 ERA(15 ER/40.0 IP) with the Padres 6-0 over that stretch...also had a five-game win streak in 2010 (7/28-8/24/10). Over six starts in June, went 3-2 with a 2.21 ERA(10 ER/40.2 IP). Over six starts in August, went 5-1 with a 2.42 ERA (12ER/44.2 IP), tied for the most wins ever by a Padres pitcher in the month of August, just the third Padre to do so (also,Andy Benes in August 1991 and Jake Peavy in August 2007, both 5-0). From 6/12 through the end of the season, went 12-7 with a 3.68 ERA (58 ER/142.0 IP) and 64 strikeouts against 21 walks in his final 21 starts...Padres were 13-8 in his final 21 starts. In 14 starts at Petco Park, went 8-5 with a 3.02 ERA (32ER/95.1 IP), a .245 (90-for-367) opponents batting average and 51 strikeouts against 15 walks, with the Padres 9-5 in his starts at home. At home,from 5/16-9/12,went 7-2 with a 2.90 ERA (23ER/71.1IP)over 10 starts, with the Padres 8-2 in those starts. Won five-straight home starts from 7/18-9/12, posting a 1.60 ERA (7 ER/39.1 IP) over that stretch...was the first Padres pitcher to win five-straight home starts with in the same season since Greg Maddux also did so in 2007(ELIAS). On 6/22 vs. SEA,went 2-for-2 at the plate with three RBI,earning the victory that day and becoming the first pitcher in Padres history to get a hit in each of his official at-bats,drive in three runs and get the win in the same game(ELIAS). On 5/20 vs. LAA, at the plate, had a pinch-hit singleand scored the game-ending run in the bottom of the 13th inning. On 10/1 at MIL, his last game of 2012, hit his first Major League home run in the third inning off Shaun Marcum, a solo shot. 2011 Made 18 starts for the Padres before undergoing season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder on 7/29...Had a career-long five-game losing streak from 5/21-6/17, going 0-5 with a 3.79 ERA (15 ER/35.2 IP)...received just five runs of support total during that span...Received 40 runs of support throughout the season, with 17 of those coming in two outings (4/2 at STL; 5/16 at ARI)...two or fewer runs of support in 12 of his 18 starts (zero runs in six starts; one run in four starts; two runs in two starts)...Won each of his last three starts before landing on the DL, posting a 1.59 ERA (3 ER/17.0 IP) over that stretch...Placed on the 15-day DL 7/5 with a strained left shoulder and transferred to the 60-day DL on 8/26. 2010 Made a career-high 33 starts for the Padres in 2010, leading the club with a career-high 201.2 IP...also established career-bests in ERA (3.75), strikeouts (153) and wins (14). Ninth time in franchise history a left-handed pitcher has led the team in innings pitched and first since Bruce Hurst (244.2 IP) in 1989...Tossed his first CG shutout on 9/21 at LAD (9.0, 8, 0, 0, 2, 6)...second CG of his career and first 9.0-inning CG...first left-handed pitcher to toss a CG for San Diego since Sterling Hitchcock on 9/7/99 at PIT (8.0 IP, 3 ER)...first left-handed pitcher to throw a CG shutout for the Padres since Hitchcock did so on 8/14/98 vs. MIL...Started the season by going 6-4 with a 2.74 ERA (31 ER/102.0 IP) over his first 16 starts from 4/9-6/30...Struck out a career-high 10 batters on 6/30 vs. COL...tied for the most strikeouts by a Padre in 2010...Had a career-best five-game winning streak over six starts from 7/28-8/24, posting a 3.48 ERA (13 ER/33.2 IP) over that span...Went 6-6 with a 3.15 ERA (37 ER/105.2 IP) in 17 starts at PETCO Park and 8-3 with a 4.41 ERA (47 ER/96.0 IP) in 16 starts on the road...Was 10-3 (.769) in 18 starts against National League West opponents, the most wins against the NL West for any pitcher in 2010...most wins by a Padre against the NL West since LHP Dennis Rasmussen (12 wins vs. NL West) and RHP Eric Show (11 wins vs. NL West) in 1988...Held left-handed hitters to a .228 (47-for-206) opponents batting average while right-handers hit at a .281 (159-for-565) clip...15 of his 16 home runs allowed to right-handers...Allowed a home run to Joey Votto on 9/26 vs. CIN, his first home run allowed to a left-handed hitter all season and first since his first start as a Padre on 8/1/09 vs. MIL (Prince Fielder)...snapped a streak of 241 homerless at-bats to left-handed hitters...only his fifth career home run allowed to a left-handed hitter...other three homers to left-handers were 4/10/09 vs. MIN (Justin Morneau), 6/3/09 vs. OAK (Jason Giambi) and 6/30/09 at CLE (Travis Hafner). 2009 Split the season between the White Sox and Padres, making a combined 38 appearances (26 starts)... acquired by the Padres 7/31 along with three other pitchers in exchange for Jake Peavy...Combined to go 9-5 with a 4.41 ERA (75 ER/153.0 IP) in his 38 games between Chicago and San Diego...Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 5 prospect in the White Sox organization...Made 12 starts for the Padres, going 5-2 with a 4.08 ERA (29 ER/64.0 IP)...Padres went 9-3 in his starts, including winning each of his first three and his last four...Began the season in the bullpen, posting a 4.32 ERA (8 ER/16.2 IP) in 12 relief appearances with the White Sox...moved to Chicago's rotation beginning 5/12 and started the rest of the season...As a starter, combined to go 9-5 with a 4.42 ERA (67 ER/136.1 IP) in his 26 starts between Chicago and San Diego...Tossed 8.0 innings of one-run ball in each of his last two starts with the White Sox (7/21 vs. TB; 7/26 at DET)...both outings marked career highs for innings pitched...Struck out a career-high eight on two occasions, 5/23 vs. PIT (with CWS) and 9/13 vs. COL (with SD)...Including four Interleague starts with the White Sox and all 12 outings with San Diego, went 6-2 with a 3.94 ERA (36 ER/82.1 IP) vs. the National League...Finished the season going 1-0 with a 0.95 ERA (2 ER/19.0 IP) in his last three outings...worked at least 6.0 innings in each game, tossing shutout ball twice. 2008 went 2-5 with a 6.04 era (32 er/47.2 iP) in 13 games (eight starts) over two stints in his fi rst season with the White Sox ... was 2-5 with a 6.35 era (28 er/39.2 iP) as a starter and 0-0 with a 4.50 era (4 er/8.0 iP) in relief ... compiled a 2.41 era in three starts when lasting at least 6.0 IP and a 9.86 ERA in fi ve starts with less than 6.0 IP ... did not factor in the decision in his major-league debut on 7/23 vs. the Rangers (4 ER/4.0 IP) ... struck out seven, the most by a Sox starter making his debut since Ravelo Manzanillo fanned eight on 9/25/88 vs. Kansas City ... was optioned to Class AAA Charlotte on 8/5 and recalled on 8/15 ... made his fi rst relief appearance on 8/17 at Oakland, striking out two in 1.0 scoreless IP ... earned his fi rst win on 8/19 vs. Seattle with 6.0 scoreless IP ... won his second straight start on 8/25 at Baltimore (3 ER/6.0 IP) ... lost his fi nal start on 9/17 at Yankee Stadium despite allowing only two runs on fi ve hits over 6.2 IP and carrying a 1-0 lead into the seventh inning ... opponents hit .226 (21-93) the fi rst time through the lineup, compared to a .351 average (26-74) the second time around and .412 (14-34) the third time ... lefties batted .274 (20-73) and right-handers .320 (41-128) ... all fi ve of the homers were surrendered to righties ... went 12-6 with a 2.48 era (35 er/127.2 iP) in 20 combined starts between charlotte and class aa Birmingham ... was the starting pitcher for the united States team in the MlB all-Star Futures game on 7/13 at yankee Stadium, allowing one unearned run in 1.0 iP ... was selected to the initial u.S. olympic roster, but did not play following his promotion to the Sox ... began the season with the Barons, going 6-6 with a 2.47 era in 13 starts ... was named Southern league Pitcher of the week for 5/26-6/1 ... went 6-0 with a 2.45 era in six starts at charlotte ... cited by Baseball America as possessing the Best control among international league pitchers ...went 9-0 with a 1.72 era (13 er/68.2 iP) in his last 10 minor-league starts. 2007 Spent the season with Single-A Winston-Salem, going 8-12 with a 3.63 ERA (65 ER/161.1 IP) over 28 games (27 starts)...Finished second in the Carolina League in innings pitched and eighth in ERA...Ranked among organizational leaders in innings pitched (3rd), complete games (T3rd) and ERA (6th). 2006 Combined to go 7-9 with a 3.85 ERA (51 ER/119.1 IP) in 22 games (21 starts) between Single-A Kannapolis and Single-A Winston-Salem. 2005 Combined to go 2-2 with a 3.33 ERA (19 ER/51.1 IP) between Rookie-level Great Falls and Single-A Kannapolis...Named Pioneer league Pitcher of the Week for 6/27-7/3.