Simeon Woods Richardson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/27/2000 (23)
Simeon Woods Richardson Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Simeon Woods Richardson News
The Minnesota Twins have optioned starting pitcher prospect Simeon Woods Richardson to Triple-A. Woods-Richardson, 22, was the big get from the Toronto Blue Jays for starting pitcher Jose Berrios a few seasons ago and made his big-league debut in one start for the Twins last season. Originally praised for his high velocity, Woods-Richardson has lost some ticks on the radar gun, but that has improved his command. Overall, Woods-Richardson is a name to monitor in both dynasty and redraft leagues for his potential, but can be ignored for now with him losing out on an Opening Day roster spot.
Minnesota Twins top prospect Simeon Woods Richardson is expected to pitch for the club at some point in the final week of the season, according to manager Rocco Baldelli. The Twins have starters set for every day left in the season except for Sunday, so that will likely be the day Richardson makes his major league debut. The Twins number six prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, has excelled in Double-A and Triple-A this season, posting a 2.77 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 115:36 K:BB ratio over 107 IP. If he starts Sunday he would face the Detroit Tigers, a matchup that gives him some streamer appeal.
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Simeon Woods Richardson threw three shutout innings against the New York Yankees on Wednesday. The 20-year-old prospect allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out four batters including Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. He struck out batters on four different pitch types (fastball, slider, curveball, and changeup) and his heather sat mostly 92 mph. Woods Richardson's lack of premium velocity will limit his ceiling but his ability to throw four pitches for strikes is unusual for such a young pitcher. He'll likely open the year at the alternate training site before moving to double-A. Woods Richardson likely has the ceiling of a No. 4 starter.