Antoan Richardson

#62CF,
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 185
Bat: S
Throw: R
Born:
College: Vanderbilt
Birth Place: Nassau, Florida
Draft: 2005 35th round by the
  • Learning curve: Rookie 1B Josh Bell bright spot for Pirates
    ABC News

    Learning curve: Rookie 1B Josh Bell bright spot for Pirates

    The perfectionist in Josh Bell fueled the Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman's incessant climb to the major leagues. To stay, he's learning to let that guy go. During his steady rise through the minors, Bell would deal with any sort of slump — real or imagined — the only way he knew how: by getting in the batting cage and hitting balls by the hundreds. The Pirates respected Bell's work ethic. It's one of the reasons they grabbed him in the second round of the 2011 draft, lavishing him with a $5 million signing bonus just to make sure he picked pro baseball over a scholarship to the University of Texas. Still, manager Clint Hurdle and batting coach Jeff Branson heard the reports of how Bell would

  • Fox News

    Cardinals look to continue their fun against Pirates

    PITTSBURGH -- Tension? What tension? The St. Louis Cardinals are having a blast as they make a push for a playoff spot. The Cardinals look to continue enjoying their pursuit of a playoff spot Saturday night when they face the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second game of a three-game series. "It's been a lot of fun. It's a fun stretch right now," starter Michael Wacha said Friday after he watched his teammates score twice in the ninth to get a 4-3 victory Friday. Jedd Gyorko delivered the tying single as a pinch hitter and Randal Grichuk scored the go-ahead run on a fielding error by Pittsburgh shortstop Jordy Mercer. "It just seems this team never gives up and we're always in it," Wacha said. "We've

  • MLB playoff picture: Dodgers clinch NL West; Yankees, Diamondbacks near berths
    USA Today

    MLB playoff picture: Dodgers clinch NL West; Yankees, Diamondbacks near berths

    The latest on all of Major League Baseball's remaining pennant races, as we sail toward the regular season finales on Oct. 1:  Wednesday's big winner: The Minnesota Twins stayed on track in the postseason race, beating the Detroit Tigers 7-3. They hold a 3½-game lead for the second wild card over the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels. Wednesday's big loser: The Milwaukee Brewers not only had their aspirations to win the NL Central seemingly disappear, but they were also hurdled by the St. Louis Cardinals in the wild-card race. The Brewers, though, are still within striking distance of the No. 2 wild card, trailing the Colorado Rockies by two games. Five in a row: Los Angeles Dodgers clinch