Tag: Clayton Richard

The Pirates Rotation Depth Has Taken a Huge Hit Lately

The Pirates have taken a hit to their starting pitching depth over the last few weeks. Jameson Taillon — who was nearing the end of his Tommy John rehab — will have hernia surgery next week. Casey Sadler went down with a forearm strain. And the Pirates recently lost Clayton Richard to the Cubs, due […]
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Morning Report: Just How Important Are Strikeouts For a Minor League...

While doing the write-up for the Clayton Richard trade yesterday, I pointed out how good his ERA was for Indianapolis, but also noted just how low his strikeout total was for the amount of innings he pitched. Most people see strikeouts as a sign of how dominant a pitcher is in the minors, and for […]
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Clayton Richard Sold to Chicago Cubs

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded pitcher Clayton Richard to the Chicago Cubs for cash considerations. Richard had an opt out clause in his contract, where the Pirates had to make him available to all 29 other teams. If another team was willing to place him on their 25-man roster, the Pirates either had to work […]
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Clayton Richard is the Pirates Prospects Pitcher of the Month for...

  Clayton Richard has been one of the big reclamation projects for the Pittsburgh Pirates this season, and his transformation has been well documented on this site. He worked with Jim Benedict to create a new delivery based off the way he throws a football from his old quarterbacking days at the University of Michigan. […]
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Prospect Watch: Another Strong Outing For Richard, Broxton Collects Four Hits

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the […]
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Prospect Watch: Richard Throws Shutout Ball, Willy Garcia Homers Twice

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the […]
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Clayton Richard Getting Comfortable With New Mechanics in Triple-A

After four starts with Indianapolis, Clayton Richard admitted that he is just now starting to get into his comfort zone. “Everything is coming along really well,” Richard said. “Everything is getting more consistent, where I need. I think that every start has gotten a little bit better. I am excited about every five days now.” […]
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Prospect Watch: Big Night For Josh Bell, Garcia Continues to Dominate

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the […]
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Prospect Watch: Sever Looks Strong, Richard Has One Poor Inning

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the […]
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Prospect Reports: Sanchez, Moroff, Bell, Jones, McGuire, Tucker, Coley

After every game covered, our writers submit player reports with observations from that game. The best reports are collected each week for this feature, where we will feature about four or five players per level and the progress they’ve been making in the last week. Below are the reports from our writers who covered games this […]
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