Paul Richan

Position: RHSP
Level: High A
Affiliate: Myrtle Beach Pelicans
League: Carolina League
Born: 03/26/1997 (Age: 26)
Height: 6'2''
Weight: 200
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: Comp Rd B., (#78 overall), 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CHC); Traded to DET 7/31/2019

Prospect Spotlight

Richan signed for an under-slot bonus as the 78th overall pick in 2018. Considered a polished, high-floor college righty going into the draft, Richan lived up to his billing during his pro debut last summer. It has been largely more of the same in the Carolina League in 2019, named an all-star at mid-season after a solid first half with Myrtle Beach.

Richan commands a low-90s fastball well, able to throw strikes with four pitches. His best off-speed is a low-80s slider, and he’ll mix a workable changeup and curve as well. None of his offerings grade above-average, but his strikethrowing and pitchability could get him to the big leagues in a long relief/spot-starter role. Richan doesn’t miss a ton of bats and struggles to manage contact, with ground ball rates under 40-percent in each of his two pro seasons.