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Lyon Richardson

#24 | RHP | RedsCIN
Dayton Dragons Dayton Dragons
Lyon Richardson
Name: Lyon Richardson
Born: Jan 18, 2000 in Jensen Beach, FL
High School: Jensen Beach (Fla.) HS
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 192 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
  IP ERA WHIP BB/9 SO/9
2021 3 0.00 1.00 9.00 9.00
Career 144.2 4.67 1.49 3.24 8.27
Drafted in the 2nd round (47th overall) by the Cincinnati RedsĀ in 2018 (signed for $1,997,500)
An athletic two-way player who is committed to Florida, Richardson has shown explosive stuff on the mound this spring, getting his fastball into the 97-98 mph range. That sort of velocity has been inconsistent, however, as some scouts have also seen him in the 89-93 mph range, touching 94, with a breaking ball that's fringy and in between the shape of a curveball and slider. On other days, he'll pop those elite fastball velocities and also throw a plus, power curveball that lands in the low 80s. Because of his athleticism and pure stuff, he'll get a look from some teams in the second round, but he doesn't have the same track record or physical projection--he stands 6-foot-2, 185 pounds--as some of the other high-end high school arms in the class. He's been hitting with a wood bat this spring and could be a dynamic two-way player for the Gators as a switch-hitting outfielder and pitcher if he gets to Gainesville, although pro teams appear to prefer his upside on the mound.
Career Statistics
  • Career Statistics
  • 2021 Game Logs
  • 2021 Splits
  • Spring Training
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