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Will Smith

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Milwaukee Brewers

2014 Stats

W-L

1-3

ERA

3.70

WHIP

1.42

K

86

SV

1

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Smithís final numbers donít 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 seaso...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 250   DOB: 7/10/1989   BORN: Newnan, GA   COLLEGE: Gulf Coast (FL) CC   DRAFTED: 7th Rd   

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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
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3-Year Averages     37 5 0 62.9 65 30 8 62 23 3 4 0 2 12 4.29 1.40

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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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
Sep. 28 ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.70 1.42
Sep. 25 @Cin 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.76 1.42
Sep. 20 @Pit 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.82 1.45
Sep. 18 @StL 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.84 1.45
Sep. 16 @StL 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.86 1.46
Sep. 11 Mia 1.3 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.92 1.45
Sep. 9 Mia 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.01 1.47
Sep. 7 StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.03 1.46
Sep. 6 StL 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.10 1.48
Sep. 4 StL 0.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.12 1.49
Sep. 3 @ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.12 1.46
Aug. 31 @SF 0.7 3 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.19 1.47
Aug. 27 @SD 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.61 1.41
Aug. 25 @SD 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.67 1.40
Aug. 20 Tor 1.0 3 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.74 1.39
Aug. 15 @LAD 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 1 3.48 1.36
Aug. 14 @ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.38 1.37
Aug. 11 @ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.44 1.39
Aug. 8 LAD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.51 1.42
Aug. 7 SF 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.58 1.45
Aug. 5 SF 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.60 1.44
Aug. 3 @StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.62 1.43
Aug. 1 @StL 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.70 1.46
Jul. 29 @TB 0.3 2 4 4 0 3 0 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.72 1.47
Jul. 26 NYM 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.00 1.38
Jul. 25 NYM 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.06 1.38
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
3.7 1 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.82
Last 30 Days
13 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
9.3 8 6 4 1 6 12 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1 3.86 1.50
Last 60 Days
26 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
19.0 18 13 11 2 10 25 0 2 0 0-1 0 0 8 5.21 1.47

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Will Smith Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014106471016212.167
2013542728103.157
201211319936802.356

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20141803921461224.299
20137716516113.235
201228340247511310.295

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201430.3101471052.971.32
201319.321024233.720.93
201241.7250261475.621.61

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201435.3030392114.331.50
201314.000019532.570.93
201248.0440331955.061.60
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 RotoWire Projections     Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Will Smith
3-Year Averages     37 5 62.9 8.87 3.29 2.70 1.14 72.5% 4.29 3.98 .331

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

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.77 K/BB
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11.79 K/9
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4.25 BB/9
TERRIBLE
93.0 MPH Fastball
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0.8 HR/9
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1.43 GB/FB Ratio
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ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.70 ERA
WEAK
1.42 WHIP
POOR
3.32 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.361 BABIP
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75.9% Strand Rate
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2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Will Smith

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

Smith (back) will be available out of the bullpen Sunday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Smith, who was unavailable for Friday's game due to back spasms, expects to be back to normal by Sunday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Smith was unavailable Friday night due to back spasms, Andrew Gruman of Fox Sports reports.

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Smith allowed a go-ahead two-run homer to Jay Bruce in the eighth inning of Sunday's game against the Reds, picking up his second loss of the season.

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Smith tossed a scoreless eighth inning in Monday's victory over the Diamondbacks.

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Smith struck out four of the five batters he faced during a scoreless 1.1 innings against the Orioles on Wednesday.

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Smith could be used in a save situation Monday with both closer Francisco Rodriguez and setup man Jim Henderson pitching each of the last three days.

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Smith picked up his first career save Sunday by striking out Pedro Alvarez to seal the Brewers' victory over the Pirates.

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Smith tossed a scoreless eighth inning in the Brewers' season-opening victory over the Braves on Monday. He did not allow a runner to reach base and also recorded a strikeout.

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Smith has given up just one run in 7.1 innings over five appearances this spring. He has given up nine hits but also owns a 9:0 K:BB ratio.

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The Royals traded Smith to the Brewers on Thursday in exchange for outfielder Norichika Aoki.

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2015

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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.