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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
James Rodney Richard
Stat Years
1969-1983  [mlb] 1971-1980
Height/Weight
6-8 / 222
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (259)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
1950-03-07 in Vienna, Louisiana   [70.125]
High School
Lincoln (Ruston,LA)
Colleges
Draft
Selected by the Houston Astros in Round #1 (#2 overall) of the 1969 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1971-09-05 - Boxscore  (Age: 21.182)
Service Time
Organizations
HOU [12]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 17105 ... retro id: richj101 ... mlbam id: 121145
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1969CovingtonAppRk----191---546.591200000056.0515041052710001.848.200.008.3611.418.041.37.556
    1969Minor Totals: byYearRk----191---546.5912000012056.0515041052710001.848.200.008.3611.418.041.37.556
    1970CocoaFSLA+----202---4112.3919000000109.06753290681380001.245.530.005.6111.394.382.03.267
    1970Minor Totals: byYearA+----201---4112.39190000190109.06753290681380001.245.530.005.6111.394.382.03.267
    1971Oklahoma CityAmerAAA----213---1272.4524000000173.0116554701052020001.286.030.005.4610.512.861.92.632
    1971Houston AstrosNLMLBhou50213Log - Sp - Ext - Perf213.43441000021.01798116292001.577.290.436.8612.433.861.81.667
    1971Minor Totals: byYearAAA----211---1272.45240000240173.0116554701052020001.286.030.005.4610.512.861.92.632
    1971MLB Totals: HOUbyYearMLB----211Log - Sp - Ext - Perf213.43441000021.01798116292001.577.290.436.8612.433.861.81.667
    1972Oklahoma CityAmerAAA----224---1083.0219000000128.09457430791690001.356.610.005.5511.884.012.14.556
    1972Houston AstrosNLMLBhou50224Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1013.5041000306.010990882023.0015.000.0012.0012.0013.501.001.000
    1972Minor Totals: byYearAAA----221---1083.02190000190128.09457430791690001.356.610.005.5511.884.012.14.556
    1972MLB Totals: HOUbyYearMLB----221Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1013.5041000306.010990882023.0015.000.0012.0012.0013.501.001.000
    1973DenverAmerAAA----235---245.71800000052.0543933026660001.549.350.004.5011.426.752.54.333
    1973Houston AstrosNLMLBhou50235Log - Sp - Ext - Perf624.0016102126072.0543732238753111.286.750.254.759.384.631.97.750
    1973Minor Totals: byYearAAA----231---245.71800008052.0543933026660001.549.350.004.5011.426.752.54.333
    1973MLB Totals: HOUbyYearMLB----231Log - Sp - Ext - Perf624.0016102126072.0543732238753111.286.750.254.759.384.631.97.750
    1974ColumbusSouAA----246---585.381300000087.01036552061770001.8910.660.006.317.976.721.26.385
    1974DenverAmerAAA----246---400.00400000033.01520012260000.824.090.003.277.090.552.171.000
    1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou50246Log - Sp - Ext - Perf234.181590006064.2583130336429111.458.070.425.015.854.311.17.400
    1974Minor Totals: byYearAAA/AA----242---983.90170000170120.011867520731030001.598.850.005.487.735.031.41.529
    1974MLB Totals: HOUbyYearMLB----241Log - Sp - Ext - Perf234.211590006064.7583130336429111.468.130.425.055.894.351.17.400
    1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou50257Log - Sp - Ext - Perf12104.39333171120203.017810799813817620541.567.890.356.127.804.741.28.545
    1975MLB Totals: HOUbyYearMLB----251Log - Sp - Ext - Perf12104.39333171120203.017810799813817620541.567.890.356.127.804.741.28.545
    1976Houston AstrosNLMLBhou50268Log - Sp - Ext - Perf20152.753939143000291.0221105891415121413241.286.840.434.676.623.251.42.571
    1976MLB Totals: HOUbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf20152.753939143000291.0221105891415121413241.286.840.434.676.623.251.42.571
    1977Houston AstrosNLMLBhou50279Log - Sp - Ext - Perf18122.973636133000267.02129488181042146101.187.150.613.517.213.172.06.600
    1977MLB Totals: HOUbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf18122.973636133000267.02129488181042146101.187.150.613.517.213.172.06.600
    1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou502810Log - Sp - Ext - Perf18113.113636163000275.1192104951214130316321.216.280.394.619.903.402.15.621
    1978MLB Totals: HOUbyYearMLB----281Log - Sp - Ext - Perf18113.113636163000275.3192104951214130316321.216.280.394.619.913.402.15.621
    1979Houston AstrosNLMLBhou502911Log - Sp - Ext - Perf18132.713838194000292.12209888139831319131.096.770.403.029.643.023.19.581
    1979MLB Totals: HOUbyYearMLB----291Log - Sp - Ext - Perf18132.713838194000292.32209888139831319131.096.780.403.029.643.023.19.581
    1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou503012Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1041.90171744000113.26531242401192000.925.150.163.179.422.452.98.714
    1980MLB Totals: HOUbyYearMLB----301Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1041.91171744000113.76531242401192000.935.170.163.189.462.462.98.714
    1982Daytona AstrosFSLA+hou-3213---312.79662000042.0361413015285011.217.710.003.216.003.001.87.750
    1982Tucson TorosPCLAAAhou-3213---0213.68660000024.13545371271310012.5512.950.379.994.8116.640.48.000
    1982Minor Totals: HOUbyYearAAA/A+----322---336.8112122000066.37159501424115021.719.670.145.725.588.030.98.500
    1983Gulf Coast Astros GCLRkhou-3314---233.18991000051.0442318031468011.477.760.005.478.124.061.48.400
    1983Minor Totals: HOUbyYearRk----331---233.18991000051.0442318031468011.477.760.005.478.124.061.48.400
    MLB Totals (10 yrs)107713.15238221761931701,606.012276255627377014939214171.246.880.414.328.373.501.94.601
    National League Totals (10 yrs)107713.15238221761931701,606.012276255627377014939214171.246.880.414.328.373.501.94.601
    Minor League Totals47483.7312021300990755.3615403313147683623031.447.330.015.679.964.801.76.495
    Minor: Rk Totals774.96219100120107.09573590831178011.667.990.006.989.846.141.41.500
    Minor: A+ Totals7122.50256200190151.010367420831665011.236.140.004.959.893.992.00.368
    Minor: AA Totals585.3813000013087.01036552061770001.8910.660.006.317.976.721.26.385
    Minor: AAA Totals28213.51616000550410.3314198160124947610011.376.890.025.4610.454.351.91.571
    Houston Astros Totals (10 yrs)107713.15238221761931701,606.012276255627377014939214171.246.880.414.328.373.501.94.601
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1971Houston AstrosNLMLBhou5021pL-S-E-P147000000000402000.000.000.000.000900.000.000.0000.0044.440.000.00.000.0
    1973Houston AstrosNLMLBhou5023pL-S-E-P216282500010001201000.179.179.179.3582950.000.000.3130.0041.380.000.00.000.0
    1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou5024pL-S-E-P31521130011000901002.143.143.286.4292261.143.143.1820.0040.910.0021.04.5533.3
    1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou5025pL-S-E-P43374415601130012905002.203.213.324.53780247.135.121.3181.2536.2529.0074.01.2546.7
    1976Houston AstrosNLMLBhou5026pL-S-E-P53910061410290003311200.140.146.210.356104213.070.070.1790.0031.730.0050.01.9221.4
    1977Houston AstrosNLMLBhou5027pL-S-E-P636871020022710128111001.230.247.345.592100304.138.115.3161.0028.0028.0043.52.0020.0
    1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou5028pL-S-E-P737101818001101112705002.178.186.208.394107211.040.030.2330.9325.2327.00101.00.935.6
    1979Houston AstrosNLMLBhou5029pL-S-E-P83895612112601124011104.126.134.221.355108214.095.095.1430.9322.2224.0047.51.8533.3
    1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou5030pL-S-E-P917392620130001504000.154.154.282.43643113.128.128.2170.0034.880.0039.02.3350.0
    MLB Totals (9 yrs)235552399310310502241812413011.168.176.252.42860213923.091.084.2280.6630.0745.2555.21.6624.7
    National League Totals (9 yrs)235552399310310502241812413011.168.176.252.42860213923.091.084.2280.6630.0745.2555.21.6624.7
    Houston Astros Totals (9 yrs)235552399310310502241812413011.168.176.252.42860213923.091.084.2280.6630.0745.2555.21.6624.7
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1971Houston AstrosNLMLB21P4021.01300441.0001.000.192.5100.015
    1972Houston AstrosNLMLB22P406.00201221.0000.500.332.6100.014
    1973Houston AstrosNLMLB23P16071.2531098.8890.500.119.9100.010
    1974Houston AstrosNLMLB24P15064.2550010101.0000.700.169.3100.011
    1975Houston AstrosNLMLB25P330203.0819102827.9640.800.1320.5100.06
    1976Houston AstrosNLMLB26P390291.019391026858.8531.500.2024.1100.03
    1977Houston AstrosNLMLB27P360267.026440270701.0001.900.2622.2100.06
    1978Houston AstrosNLMLB28P360275.12938307067.9571.900.2422.297.33
    1979Houston AstrosNLMLB29P380292.11432505146.9021.200.1623.5100.03
    1980Houston AstrosNLMLB30P170113.26100116161.0000.900.1410.4100.010
    1982Daytona AstrosFSLA+32P600.01400551.0000.800.004.5100.016
    1982Tucson TorosPCLAAA32P600.0211043.7500.500.004.2100.015
    1983Gulf Coast Astros GCLRk33P900.0010301310.7691.100.0014.8100.06
    MLB Totals - (P)23801,604113195206328308.9391.300.190.00.00
    AAA Totals - (P)600211043.7500.500.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (P)6001400551.0000.800.000.00.00
    Rk Totals - (P)900010301310.7691.100.000.00.00
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    1971MLB4----------
    1972MLB4----------
    1973MLB16----------
    1974MLB15----------
    1975MLB33----------
    1976MLB39----------
    1977MLB36----------
    1978MLB36----------
    1979MLB38----------
    1980MLB17----------
    1982Minor12----------
    1983Minor9----------
    Totals259----------