Dustin Richardson Pitcher

     
 

Born: January 9, 1984
Newton, KS
Height: 6-6
Weight: 220
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 5th round, 2006; 39th round, 2003 by DET
How Acquired: Draft
College: Texas Tech
High School: Newton (KS)

Photo © Dave Letizi

Traded to Florida for Andrew Miller (Nov. 2010)

Scouting Report
: Tall, athletic lefty converted from starter to reliever in the 2008-09 off-season. Four-seam fastball sits between 92-93 mph, while his two-seamer goes between 88-90 mph with more downward break. Uses his fastball aggressively, going after hitters without painting corners.  Inconsistent command.  Deceptive delivery.  Also mixes in a decent low-80s slurve, which appears to have replaced his mid-70s curveball in the breaking ball department. His low-70s changeup is a work-in-progress that is only used occasionally. In the past, Richardson had a tendency to hang the ball up in the zone and get pounded. He improved immensely in this area in 2009.  Great athlete and competitor, also a fantastic basketball player. 

Links
2009 Prospect Preview

The Ladder - 7.1.2009
2010 Prospect Preview

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs cg sh sv ip h r er hr bb so k/bb
  2006 Texas Tech NCAA Coll - 22 4 2 0.667 4.17 23 5 0 0 1 58.1 53 34 27 2 17 72 4.24
  2006 Lowell NYPL A Bos 22 4 1 0.800 3.18 16 1 0 0 2 39.2 28 16 14 2 13 44 3.38
  2007 Greenville SAL A Bos 23 5 7 0.417 3.34 21 21 0 0 0 99.2 86 46 37 4 47 98 2.09
  2007 Lancaster Cal A Bos 23 4 0 1.000 2.74 4 4 0 0 0 23.0 14 8 7 1 5 25 5.00
2008 Lowell NYPL A Bos 24 0 1 0.000 9.00 2 2 0 0 0 5.0 8 5 5 2 2 4 2.00
2008 Portland East AA Bos 24 7 10 0.412 6.33 22 22 0 0 0 106.2 108 76 75 17 51 114 2.24
2008 North Shore HWB Fall Bos 24 0 2 0.000 2.41 12 0 0 0 0 18.2 18 5 5 2 6 26 4.33
2009 Portland EL AA Bos 25 2 2 0.500 2.78 38 0 0 0 4 63.1 42 22 19 2 40 80 2.00
2009 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 25 0 0 --- 1.69 7 0 0 0 0 10.2 8 2 2 1 2 17 8.00
2009 Boston AL MLB Bos 25 0 0 --- 0.00 3 0 0 0 0 3.1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
2009 Mesa AFL Fall Bos 25 0 1 0.000 5.40 11 0 0 0 0 11.2 13 8 7 3 10 18 1.80
2010 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 26 3 0 1.000 2.66 32 0 0 0 2 44.0 27 14 13 4 31 56 1.81
2010 Boston AL MLB Bos 26 0 0 --- 4.15 26 0 0 0 0 13.0 15 6 6 2 14 12 0.86
  2011 New Orleans PCL AAA Fla 27 3 1 0.750 3.66 23 0 0 0 2 32.0 31 13 13 2 20 35 1.75
  2011 Gwinnett IL AAA Atl 27 1 0 1.000 6.00 23 0 0 0 5 30.0 30 21 20 4 22 29 1.32
  2012 Sugar Land Atl Ind - 28 1 0 1.000 4.33 15 2 0 0 2 27.0 21 13 13 2 14 24 1.71
  2012 Cibaenas DWL Wint - 28 1 0 1.000 2.57 18 2 0 0 0 21.0 16 7 6 2 5 25 5.00
  2013 Salt Lake PCL AAA LAA 29 5 2 0.714 6.47 20 8 0 0 0 55.2 61 42 40 3 32 50 1.56
  2014 Salt Lake PCL AAA LAA 30 3 3 0.500 7.69 36 3 0 0 2 52.2 64 49 45 7 26 56 2.15
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 9, 2006 by Jim Robinson (Boston)
Signing Bonus: $107,000
MiLB Debut: June 20, 2006 (Lowell)
 
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
September 28, 2009 (Boston)
     
  Awards
Red Sox ML Pitcher of the Month (Aug/Sep 2007)
Eastern League All-Star (2009)
Arizona Fall League Rising Star (2009)
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Month (April 2007)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Month (August 2007)
2007 SoxProspects.com All-Star - LHSP
2010 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star - RP

 


   

 
 

   
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