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J.R. RichardTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1969-1983 MLB Years: 1971-1980
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1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsP-259Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJames Rodney Richard
Height6-8Weight222BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 7,1950 [68.074]PlaceVienna,Louisiana
High SchoolLincoln (Ruston,LA)

DraftedSelected by the Houston Astros [Team Picks] in the 1st round (2nd overall) of the 1969 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutSeptember 5,1971 [21.182]
OrganizationsHOU [14] Awards4Awards Voting5-80
TBC Player ID17105Retrosheet IDrichj101MLBAM ID121145
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Player Notes:   Opening day starter for Houston Astros in 1976-1980
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts88Walks26Hittable85SO/BB64vsPower85Hitting47Durability41Team.497Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1969nullRk--Rel19546.5912012000056.0515041052710001.848.20--8.3611.411.37.556-
1970nullA+--Rel204112.39190190000109.06753290681380001.245.53--5.6111.392.03.267-
1971nullAAA--Rel211272.45240240000173.0116554701052020001.286.03--5.4610.511.92.632-
1971Houston AstrosNLMLBhou50ST21213.43440100021.01798116292001.577.290.436.8612.431.81.6672.59
1972nullAAA--Rel221083.02190190000128.09457430791690001.356.61--5.5511.882.14.556-
1972Houston AstrosNLMLBhou50S/R221013.5041300006.010990882023.0015.00--12.0012.001.001.0004.73
1973nullAAA--Rel23245.71808000052.0543933026660001.549.35--4.5011.422.54.333-
1973Houston AstrosNLMLBhou50S/R23624.0016106212072.0543732238753111.286.750.254.759.381.97.7502.47
1974nullAA--Rel24585.3813013000087.01036552061770001.8910.66--6.317.971.26.385-
1974nullAAA--Rel24400.00404000033.01520012260000.824.09--3.277.092.171.000-
1974Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--Rel0983.90170170000120.011867520731030001.598.85--5.487.731.41.529-
1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou50S/R24234.181596000064.2583130336429111.458.070.425.015.851.17.4003.60
1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou50ST2512104.39333127110203.017810799813817620541.567.890.356.127.801.28.5453.46
1976Houston AstrosNLMLBhou50ST2620152.753939014300291.0221105891415121413241.286.840.434.676.621.42.5713.39
1977Houston AstrosNLMLBhou50ST2718122.973636013300267.02129488181042146101.187.150.613.517.212.06.6003.18
1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou50ST2818113.113636016300275.0192104951214130316321.216.280.394.619.902.15.6212.51
1979Houston AstrosNLMLBhou50ST2918132.713838019400292.02209888139831319131.096.770.403.029.643.19.5812.21
1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou50ST301041.90171704400113.26531242401192000.925.150.163.179.422.98.7141.94
1982Daytona AstrosFSLA+hou-ST32312.79660200042.0361413015285001.217.71--3.216.001.87.750-
1982Tucson TorosPCLAAAhou-ST320213.68660000024.03545371271310002.5512.950.379.994.810.48.000-
1982Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0336.7812120200066.07159501424115001.709.630.145.705.560.98.500-
1983Gulf Coast AstrosGCLRkhou-ST33233.18990100051.0442318031468001.477.76--5.478.121.48.400-
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter107713.15238221177619301604.012276255627377014939214171.246.880.414.328.371.94.6010.20
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter47483.7312021993000755.0615403313147683623001.447.330.015.679.961.76.495-
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter28213.51616550000410.0314198160124947610001.376.890.025.4610.441.91.571-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter585.3813013000087.01036552061770001.8910.66--6.317.971.26.385-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter7122.50256192000151.010367420831665001.236.14--4.959.892.00.368-
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter774.96219121000107.09573590831178001.667.99--6.989.841.41.500-
Houston Astros Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter107713.15238221177619301604.012276255627377014939214171.246.880.414.328.371.94.601-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings15103.153330310300220.016886771010520513221.246.880.414.328.371.94.6000.20
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings14143.73356291000220.01791179101392437001.447.330.015.679.961.76.500-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1971Houston AstrosNLMLBhou50p2147000000000402000.000.000.000.000009.000.000.000.0000.0044.440.000.000.000.00
1973Houston AstrosNLMLBhou50p2316282500010001201000.179.179.179.3585029.313.000.000.1630.0041.380.000.000.000.00
1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou50p241521130011000901002.143.143.286.4296122.182.143.143.1930.0040.910.004.5521.0033.33
1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou50p253374415601130012905002.203.213.324.53724780.318.121.135.2431.2536.2529.001.2574.0046.67
1976Houston AstrosNLMLBhou50p263910061410290003311200.140.146.210.356213104.179.070.070.1630.0031.730.001.9250.0021.43
1977Houston AstrosNLMLBhou50p2736871020022710128111001.230.247.345.592304100.316.115.138.2621.0028.0028.002.0043.5020.00
1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou50p2837101818001101112705002.178.186.208.394211107.233.030.040.1800.9325.2327.000.93101.005.56
1979Houston AstrosNLMLBhou50p293895612112601124011104.126.134.221.355214108.143.095.095.1550.9322.2224.001.8547.5033.33
1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou50p3017392620130001504000.154.154.282.43611343.217.128.128.1910.0034.880.002.3339.0050.00
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter235552399310310502241812413011.168.176.252.42813923602.228.084.091.0000.6630.0745.251.6655.2024.73
Average MLB - Per 162 games162381276472734113125128208.168.176.252.4289616415.228.084.091.0000.6630.0745.251.6655.2024.73

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1971Houston AstrosNLMLBhou21P4-2113--441.0001.000.19-----4100.02.5
1972Houston AstrosNLMLBhou22P4-6-2-1221.0000.500.331150.0-4100.02.6
1973Houston AstrosNLMLBhou23P16-71531-98.8890.500.119564.3216100.09.9
1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou24P15-6455--10101.0000.670.16-----15100.09.3
1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25P33-2038191-2827.9640.820.13-----33100.020.5
1976Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26P39-29119391026858.8531.490.20-----39100.024.1
1977Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27P36-2672644-270701.0001.940.26-----36100.022.2
1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28P36-27529383-7067.9571.860.24-----3797.322.2
1979Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29P38-29214325-5146.9021.210.16-----38100.023.5
1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30P17-113610-116161.0000.940.14-----17100.010.4
1982Daytona Astros FSLA+hou32P6--14--551.0000.83------6100.04.5
1982Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou32P6--211-43.7500.50------6100.04.2
1983Gulf Coast Astros GCLRkhou33P9---103-1310.7691.11------9100.014.8
MLB Totals for P - 10 season(s)-   P238-1603113195206328308.9391.290.1910662.522380.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P6--211-43.7500.50------60.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P6--14--551.0000.83------60.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P9---103-1310.7691.11------90.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1971Houston AstrosNLMLBhou214----------
1972Houston AstrosNLMLBhou224----------
1973Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2316----------
1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2415----------
1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2533----------
1976Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2639----------
1977Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2736----------
1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2836----------
1979Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2938----------
1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3017----------
1982Daytona Astros FSLA+hou326----------
1982Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou326----------
1983Gulf Coast Astros GCLRkhou339----------

Awards [4]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1978National League Player of the Week (May 15-May 21) ... NL Pitcher of the Month (July)2
1979NL Pitcher of the Month (September)1
1980NL Pitcher of the Month (April)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1984-04-27Released by Astros. 
1984-02-17ContractSigned as Free Agent by Astros. 
1983-11-07Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.