Richard Lovelady
24-Year-Old PitcherRP
Kansas City Royals AAA
Out
Injury Knee
Est. Return 2/1/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a contract with the Royals in June of 2016 that includes a $100,000 signing bonus.
Undergoes knee procedure
PKansas City Royals  AAA
Knee
October 17, 2019
Lovelady underwent surgery on his right knee earlier in the week.
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Lovelady is expected to require 6-to-8 weeks to recover, so he should be ready for spring training with plenty of time to spare.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
15
Last 10 Games
16
Last 5 Games
18
How many pitches does Richard Lovelady generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Richard Lovelady generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-7%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-7%
BAA vs LHP
2018
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2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .341 49 13 4 15 1 1 0
Since 2017vs Right .366 47 4 4 15 7 0 2
2019vs Left .341 49 13 4 15 1 1 0
2019vs Right .366 47 4 4 15 7 0 2
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-2%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-2%
ERA on Road
2018
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2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 7.71 2.14 9.1 0 0 0 8.7 2.9 0.0
Since 2017Away 7.59 1.69 10.2 0 3 0 6.8 4.2 1.7
2019Home 7.71 2.14 9.1 0 0 0 8.7 2.9 0.0
2019Away 7.59 1.69 10.2 0 3 0 6.8 4.2 1.7
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Richard Lovelady compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.13
 
K/9
7.7
 
BB/9
3.6
 
HR/9
0.9
 
Fastball
93.6 mph
 
ERA
7.65
 
WHIP
1.90
 
BABIP
.415
 
GB/FB
2.33
 
Left On Base
59.7%
 
Exit Velocity
88.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
1.5%
 
Spin Rate
2341 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
33.3%
 
Swinging Strike
7.3%
 
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Sent down amid struggles
PKansas City Royals  AAA
August 23, 2019
Lovelady was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Friday.
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Back with big club
PKansas City Royals  AAA
July 26, 2019
Lovelady was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Friday.
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Returns to Triple-A
PKansas City Royals  AAA
May 25, 2019
Lovelady was optioned to Triple-A Omaha following Saturday's doubleheader against the Yankees.
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Optioned to Triple-A
PKansas City Royals  AAA
May 25, 2019
Lovelady was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
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Set for big-league debut
PKansas City Royals  AAA
April 9, 2019
Lovelady's contract was selected from Triple-A Omaha.
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