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Joe Smith

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Angels

2014 Stats

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1-0

ERA

3.60

WHIP

1.10

K

11

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Smith cobbled together another fine season out of the Cleveland bullpen, but still has enough wobble in his command to take that next step forward. He handles lefties well enough to avoid many matchup...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 205   DOB: 3/22/1984   BORN: Cincinnati, OH   COLLEGE: Wright State   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Joe Smith Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $15.75 million contract with the Angels in November of 2013.

April 23, 2014  –  Joe Smith News

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Smith worked around an error by Albert Pujols and struck out a batter en route to recording his fourth hold of the season Wednesday against the Nationals.

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Joe 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
2006 22 AA BIN 4 0 0 3.3 6 8 1 6 5 0 2 0 21.60 3.30
2006 22 MAJ BAL 42 0 0 46.7 48 23 10 19 23 1 1 0 4.44 1.52
2007 23 AA BIN 0 0 0 .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2007 23 AAA NEW 8 0 0 9.0 7 2 0 5 4 0 0 2 2.00 1.22
2007 23 MAJ NYM 54 0 0 44.3 48 17 3 45 21 3 2 0 3.45 1.56
2008 24 MAJ NYM 82 0 0 63.3 51 25 4 52 31 6 3 0 3.55 1.29
2009 25 AAA COL 5 0 0 5.0 4 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2009 25 MAJ CLE 37 0 0 34.0 30 13 4 30 13 0 0 0 3.44 1.26
2010 26 AAA Col 20 0 0 24.0 19 7 0 20 10 2 1 2 0 0 2.63 1.21
2010 26 MAJ CLE 53 0 0 40.0 30 17 4 32 24 2 2 0 1 17 3.83 1.35
2011 27 AA Akr 4 0 0 3.2 1 1 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.45 0.94
2011 27 MAJ CLE 71 0 0 67.0 52 15 1 45 21 3 3 0 3 16 2.01 1.09
2012 28 MAJ CLE 72 0 0 67.0 53 22 4 53 25 7 4 0 3 21 2.96 1.16
2013 29 MAJ CLE 70 0 0 63.0 54 16 5 54 23 6 2 3 5 25 2.29 1.22
2014 30 MAJ LAA 11 0 0 10.0 8 4 0 11 3 1 0 0 1 4 3.60 1.10
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Joe Smith
3-Year Averages MAJ   71 0 0 65.7 53 17 3 50 23 5 3 1 3 20 2.33 1.16
Career  (View All) MAJ   492 0 0 435.3 374 152 35 341 184 29 17 3 3.14 1.28

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Joe 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
Apr. 23 @Was 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.60 1.10
Apr. 21 @Was 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.00 1.22
Apr. 20 @Det 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.13
Apr. 16 Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.14 1.14
Apr. 15 Oak 0.0 3 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 6.00 1.33
Apr. 14 Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.50
Apr. 12 NYM 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.60
Apr. 11 NYM 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
Apr. 9 @Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.33
Apr. 5 @Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
Apr. 2 Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Last 14 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
8.0 7 4 4 0 3 9 2 1 0 1-0 0 1 4 4.50 1.25
Last 30 Days
11 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
10.0 8 4 4 0 3 11 2 1 0 1-0 0 1 4 3.60 1.10
Last 60 Days
11 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
10.0 8 4 4 0 3 11 2 1 0 1-0 0 1 4 3.60 1.10

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Joe Smith Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013128291425404.227
201211124922501.218
20118619710201.130

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201313125929301.242
2012167291631603.209
2011174261239500.245

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201329.730024932.731.15
201236.7510221142.951.01
201134.0200281001.060.94

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201333.3323301421.891.29
201230.3230311402.971.35
201132.013017912.531.13
Joe 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
2006 22 AA BIN 4 0 3.3 16.20 13.50 1.20 2.70 30% 21.60 8.00 .595
2006 22 MAJ BAL 42 0 46.7 3.66 4.44 0.83 1.93 0.98 78.7% 4.44 6.70 .252
2007 23 AA BIN 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 .00 .000
2007 23 AAA NEW 8 0 9.0 5.00 4.00 1.25 0.00 81.8% 2.00 3.42 .256
2007 23 MAJ NYM 54 0 44.3 9.14 4.26 2.14 0.61 3.58 78.8% 3.45 3.52 .360
2008 24 MAJ NYM 82 0 63.3 7.39 4.41 1.68 0.57 2.75 73.1% 89.4 MPH 3.55 3.90 .271
2009 25 AAA COL 5 0 5.0 10.80 1.80 6.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.40 .331
2009 25 MAJ CLE 37 0 34.0 7.94 3.44 2.31 1.06 1.88 76.9% 89.5 MPH 3.44 4.15 .283
2010 26 AAA Col 20 0 24.0 7.50 3.75 2.00 0.00 75.9% 2.63 2.78 .285
2010 26 MAJ CLE 53 0 40.0 7.20 5.40 1.33 0.90 2.21 74% 91.0 MPH 3.83 4.78 .243
2011 27 AA Akr 4 0 3.2 19.69 5.63 3.50 0.00 66.7% 2.45 .70 .331
2011 27 MAJ CLE 71 0 67.0 6.04 2.82 2.14 0.13 2.35 80.6% 90.2 MPH 2.01 3.08 .262
2012 28 MAJ CLE 72 0 67.0 7.12 3.36 2.12 0.54 2.31 75.7% 89.5 MPH 2.96 3.60 .265
2013 29 MAJ CLE 70 0 63.0 7.71 3.29 2.35 0.71 1.69 84.7% 89.7 MPH 2.29 3.76 .284
2014 30 MAJ LAA 11 0 10.0 9.90 2.70 3.67 0.00 7.00 63.6% 88.3 MPH 3.60 2.50 .317
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Joe Smith
3-Year Averages MAJ   71 0 65.7 6.85 3.15 2.17 0.41 80.8% 2.33 3.32 .270
Career MAJ   492 0 435.3 7.05 3.80 1.85 0.72 77.6% 3.14 3.99 .277

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2014 Stat Review for Joe Smith    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.67 K/BB
GOOD
9.90 K/9
GOOD
2.70 BB/9
GOOD
88.3 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
7.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.60 ERA
WEAK
1.10 WHIP
GOOD
2.50 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.317 BABIP
HIGH
63.6% Strand Rate
LOW

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Worst Matchups for Joe Smith (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jacoby Ellsbury NY-A 4 2 1 3 1 0 0 .500 1.500 2.100
Eric Hosmer KC 4 2 1 3 0 0 0 .500 1.500 2.000
Ian Kinsler DET 5 3 1 5 1 0 0 .600 1.200 1.867
Chris Carter HOU 5 2 1 2 1 3 0 .400 1.200 1.700
Dan Uggla ATL 9 5 1 3 2 2 0 .556 .889 1.525
Alex Rios TEX 8 5 0 3 2 1 0 .625 .750 1.450
Jarrod Dyson KC 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 .571 .714 1.286
A.J. Pierzynski BOS 9 4 1 2 0 3 0 .444 .778 1.222
Josh Willingham MIN 6 2 0 1 5 1 1 .333 .500 1.167
Brayan Pena CIN 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .667 1.167

Best Matchups for Joe Smith (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Brent Morel PIT 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Colby Rasmus TOR 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Danny Valencia KC 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Braun MIL 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Denard Span WAS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Tyler Flowers CHI-A 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Johnny Giavotella KC 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Hanigan TB 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Corey Hart SEA 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Dustin Ackley SEA 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Smith picked up his first win of the season Wednesday, pitching a scoreless inning with a strikeout against the A's.

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Smith had a nightmare outing in Tuesday’s loss to the A’s, as he surrendered four runs on three hits while walking two and not retiring a batter in the contest.

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Smith picked up his first hold of the season Wednesday, pitching a clean inning with two strikeouts in a win over the Mariners.

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Smith allowed a hit and tallied a strikeout in a scoreless inning against the Mariners on Wednesday.

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Smith was roughed up during a save opportunity against the Giants on Monday, allowing four runs (zero earned) in 0.2 innings.

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Smith gave up one run on two hits while striking out two in a Cactus League outing against the Reds on Sunday.

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Smith has agreed to a three-year contract with the Angels, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

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Smith was one of five Indians who filed for free agency Thursday.

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Smith will take the hill in the eighth inning when the Indians hold a lead, usurping Vinnie Pestano's gig, WTAM 1100 AM reports.

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Smith came into Sunday's game after closer Chris Perez was pulled due to an apparent arm injury in Cleveland's loss to Boston. He made one pitch that was hit into the gap for a walk-off double by Jacoby Ellsbury and Smith was tagged with the blown save.

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Smith notched his fifth hold of the season and lowered his ERA to 1.06 after a scoreless inning of relief Saturday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Smith enjoyed another fine season out of the Cleveland bullpen in a late-inning role thanks to some continued success against left-handed batters (.585 OPS in 111 plate appearances). He's still got enough wobble with his command and strikeout rate to avoid moving up a notch among setup men, and would seem to be behind Vinnie Pestano in the pecking order for saves if something were to happen to Chris Perez. Despite the seemingly lack of upside for save opportunities, Smith should continue to post solid numbers in a relief role for Cleveland.

2012

Smith was effective despite a low (6.04 K/9IP) strikeout rate as he finally found a way to get left-handed batters out on a consistent basis, limiting them to a meager .460 OPS in 90 plate appearances. He'll team up with Vinnie Pestano to give the Indians a pair of right-handed options to set up closer Chris Perez, but he's nowhere near the top of the list in terms of replacing Perez in the event of injury or ineffectiveness.

2011

Smith got off to a slow start last season thanks to a knee injury but got back on track, posting a 3.83 ERA and a 1.350 WHIP in 53 appearances out of the Cleveland bullpen. He eats up righties, but has enough trouble against lefties (.925 OPS in his career) to limit his usage and value. He'll be back in a non-closing role for the Indians again this year.

2010

Smith got off to a late start thanks to an illness in spring training and a shoulder injury in May, but posted his second straight serviceable season upon returning. Lefties continue to give him enough problems (.320/.424/.484 for his career) to dismiss any real talk of taking over the closer duties if Kerry Wood is dealt, but he chewed up righties again (.217/.307/.330 career, .198/.271/.344 last year) to give the Indians a nice late-inning match-up chip. His struggles against lefties will keep him from taking the next step up however.

2009

Smith got off to a strong start, then faded in the middle, possibly due to being overworked, but closed with a flourish. His 94 mph sinking fastball and hard slider was the death of many right-handed batters, limiting them to a .192 BA, but his changeup - which he developed to neutralize lefties - was subpar last season, as southpaws hit .320 against him. Smith was traded to the Indians as part of a three-team deal with Seattle that landed the Mets J.J. Putz. In Cleveland, he'll likely will be a set-up man for new closer Kerry Wood.

2008

Smith blazed through spring training, utilizing his 94 mph sinking fastball and hard slider to retire right-handed batters and changeup - which drops off the table - to neutralize lefties and broke camp with the team. Smith dominated the first two months of the year, throwing 17 scoreless appearances at one stretch, before overuse took some of the bite off his slider and hitters learned to lay off it to get ahead in the count. Smith also saw the velocity off his fastball dip dramatically while his pitches stayed up in the zone, two more true signs of fatigue. A week off without pitching after his demotion to the minors helped, but he then went through a bout of bicep tendinitis and was hit after being called back to the majors. The Mets expect Smith to earn a spot in their bullpen, but it wouldn't be surprising if he opened 2008 at Triple-A New Orleans.