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Will Smith

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Milwaukee Brewers

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Smith appears poised to get some saves for the Brewers after posting the best season of his relief career in 2015. He set career bests in K/9 (12.9), ERA (2.70) and FIP (2.47) while winning seven game...

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2016 ADP:  258.84

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Knee     EST. RETURN:  6/15/2016
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 265   DOB: 7/10/1989
BORN: Newnan, GA   COLLEGE: Gulf Coast (FL) CC  DRAFTED: 7th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Will Smith Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $1.475M deal with the Brewers in January 2016, avoiding arbitration.

April 24, 2016  –  Will Smith News

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Smith (knee) was able to do some throwing in the outfield on Sunday morning.

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Will Smith Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2010 20 A+ RAN 8 6 0 37.1 36 19 4 31 13 2 2 0 0 0 4.58 1.32
2010 20 A WIL 8 8 0 54.2 47 17 6 51 4 4 1 0 0 0 2.80 0.94
2010 20 AA ARK 8 4 0 18.2 33 15 3 8 9 1 2 0 0 0 7.23 2.31
2010 20 AAA SAL 8 9 0 53.0 65 33 6 40 20 2 4 0 0 0 5.60 1.60
2011 21 AA NOR 27 27 1 161.1 171 69 13 108 45 13 9 0 0 0 3.85 1.34
2012 22 AAA OMA 15 15 0 89.2 104 36 8 74 22 4 4 0 0 0 3.61 1.41
2012 22 MAJ KC 16 16 0 89.7 111 53 12 59 33 6 9 0 0 0 5.32 1.61
2013 23 AAA OMA 28 10 0 89.0 81 30 7 100 24 6 4 4 0 0 3.03 1.18
2013 23 MAJ KC 19 1 0 33.3 24 12 6 43 7 2 1 0 3 6 3.24 0.93
2014 24 MAJ MIL 78 0 0 65.7 62 27 6 86 31 1 3 1 5 30 3.70 1.42
2015 25 MAJ MIL 76 0 0 63.3 52 19 5 91 24 7 2 0 4 20 2.70 1.20
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3-Year Averages     57 0 0 54.1 46 19 5 73 20 3 2 0 4 18 3.16 1.22
Career  (View All)     189 17 0 252.0 249 111 29 279 95 16 15 1 3.96 1.37

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Will Smith Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
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Will Smith Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015116431226804.257
2014106471016212.167

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015148481226711.193
20141803921461224.299

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201536.3510561611.981.13
201430.3101471052.971.32

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201527.021035844.001.30
201435.3030392114.331.50
Will Smith Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2010 20 A+ RAN 8 6 37.1 7.52 3.15 2.38 0.97 66.7% 4.58 3.98 .303
2010 20 A WIL 8 8 54.2 8.47 0.66 12.75 1.00 75.6% 2.80 3.03 .287
2010 20 AA ARK 8 4 18.2 3.96 4.45 0.89 1.48 69.2% 7.23 6.11 .409
2010 20 AAA SAL 8 9 53.0 6.79 3.40 2.00 1.02 65.8% 5.60 4.29 .350
2011 21 AA NOR 27 27 161.1 6.03 2.51 2.40 0.73 72.4% 3.85 3.86 .313
2012 22 AAA OMA 15 15 89.2 7.47 2.22 3.36 0.81 76.3% 3.61 3.51 .351
2012 22 MAJ KC 16 16 89.7 5.92 3.31 1.79 1.20 1.11 68.9% 90.5 MPH 5.32 4.76 .338
2013 23 AAA OMA 28 10 89.0 10.11 2.43 4.17 0.71 76.5% 3.03 2.89 .329
2013 23 MAJ KC 19 1 33.3 11.61 1.89 6.14 1.62 1.06 76% 91.0 MPH 3.24 3.68 .261
2014 24 MAJ MIL 78 0 65.7 11.79 4.25 2.77 0.82 1.43 75.9% 93.0 MPH 3.70 3.32 .361
2015 25 MAJ MIL 76 0 63.3 12.93 3.41 3.79 0.71 1.52 80.3% 93.2 MPH 2.70 2.54 .349
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 0 34.0 6.48 3.73 1.74 0.69 74.4% 3.31 4.00 .256
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3-Year Averages     57 0 54.1 12.14 3.33 3.65 0.83 77% 3.16 2.81 .340
Career     189 17 252.0 9.96 3.39 2.94 1.04 74% 3.96 3.65 .338

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Will Smith: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

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Smith will not undergo surgery on his injured knee at this time, but he will be reevaluated in six weeks, MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports.

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Manager Craig Counsell announced Saturday that Smith (knee) will miss "significant" time regardless of whether he undergoes surgery on his torn LCL, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Smith said Saturday that he is dealing with a torn LCL in his right knee, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Smith has "concerning" swelling in his right knee and will be examined, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.

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Manager Craig Counsell is not planning to name a closer prior to the beginning of the regular season, and will instead use both Smith and Jeremy Jeffress in save situations depending on matchups, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Smith tossed a scoreless inning in Monday's exhibition game for the fourth time in four appearances this spring.

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2016

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2015

Smith’s final numbers don’t tell the entire tale of his entire 2014 campaign, as 14 of the 27 earned runs he gave up during the season came during the month of July. He was dominant to begin the season, giving up just one earned run through the end of May, but he faded a bit down the stretch while appearing in 78 games, the most he has pitched at any level as a professional. Smith possess a mid-90s fastball and throws two nasty breaking pitches, and he has shown he can be a dominant southpaw. Manager Ron Roenicke will likely look to conserve Smith a little better in 2015, but he figures to be the top left-hander out of the Brewers’ bullpen.

2014

For the second year in a row, Smith spent much of his time on the shuttle between Triple-A and the majors. He worked out of the bullpen for the most part but also got a bit of work as a spot starter as well. He posted a very impressive 11.6 K/9 over 33.1 innings, with an even tastier 6.14 K/BB, which helped solidify the Royals bullpen as one of the strongest in the majors last year. But after signing free agent Jason Vargas, evaluating their own in-house options, and looking into some additional free agents, the Royals ended up trading Smith to the Brewers in exchange for outfielder Norichika Aoki. Smith will likely get a chance to compete for a rotation spot during the spring, but he will more likely continue pitching out of the bullpen.

2013

Like many of the Royals' young starters, Smith was thrust into action, perhaps a little ahead of schedule, due to a build up of injuries in the rotation. He was a spot starter from May through July, but found a relatively permanent home come August. He made 16 starts over the course of the season and finished with a 6-9 record and a 5.32 ERA but with just a 1.8 K/BB over 89.2 innings. He was never a big strikeout guy down in the minors, posting a 7.4 K/9 through 89.2 innings for Triple-A Omaha during the season, but that number dropped to 5.9 in the majors. He also saw a spike in his walk and home-run rates. The 23-year-old southpaw will likely get a chance to compete for a spot with the big club this spring, but he still looks like he is at least another year away from commanding the strike zone and putting together a worthwhile season for fantasy owners.

2010

Scouts just don't understand how Smith dropped into the seventh round two years ago. He spent the summer adjusting to better competition, and by the end of the year was progressing without a hitch. Smith may be challenged in the tougher hitting environments higher in the system, but he's a long-term play in any league.