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Carson Smith

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2015 Stats

W-L

2-5

ERA

2.31

WHIP

1.01

K

92

SV

13

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Smith fulfilled much of his potential as a dominant late-inning reliever last season, but when given the chance to take over the closer role, he didn't capitalize. The right-hander blew five save chan...

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2016 ADP:  340.41

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 213   DOB: 10/19/1989   BORN: Dallas, TX   COLLEGE: Texas State   DRAFTED: 8th Rd   

December 7, 2015  –  Carson Smith News

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Smith was traded to the Red Sox on Monday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

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Carson 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
2012 22 A+ HIG 49 0 0 62.0 54 20 2 77 28 5 1 15 0 0 2.90 1.32
2013 23 AA JAC 44 0 0 50.0 33 10 1 71 17 1 3 15 0 0 1.80 1.00
2014 24 AAA TAC 39 0 0 43.0 44 14 1 45 13 1 3 10 0 0 2.93 1.33
2014 24 MAJ SEA 9 0 0 8.3 2 0 0 10 3 1 0 0 0 3 0.00 0.60
2015 25 MAJ SEA 70 0 0 70.0 49 18 2 92 22 2 5 13 5 22 2.31 1.01
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3-Year Averages     39 0 0 39.2 25 9 1 51 12 1 2 6 2 12 2.07 0.94

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Carson 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
Oct. 3 @Cle 1.3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.31 1.01
Sep. 29 @NYY 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.36 1.02
Sep. 27 Bal 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.41 1.04
Sep. 26 Bal 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.43 1.04
Sep. 23 TB 1.3 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.48 1.06
Sep. 18 @Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.53 1.06
Sep. 16 @Bal 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.57 1.06
Sep. 12 @TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.61 1.05
Sep. 9 Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.66 1.05
Sep. 4 Phi 1.3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.70 1.07
Sep. 2 NYY 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.76 1.04
Sep. 1 NYY 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.78 1.05
Aug. 30 @NYM 1.7 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 2.83 1.05
Aug. 28 @NYM 1.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.91 1.04
Aug. 25 @CWS 1.3 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.00 1.06
Aug. 23 KC 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.08 1.04
Aug. 22 KC 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 3.16 1.07
Aug. 18 Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.86 1.03
Aug. 16 Sea 2.0 3 2 2 0 3 4 0 1 0 - 0 1 0 2.92 1.05
Aug. 11 @Mia 1.7 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.66 0.97
Aug. 9 @Det 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.76 0.99
Aug. 7 @Det 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.82 0.99
Aug. 5 @NYY 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.89 0.98
Aug. 2 TB 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.79 0.95
Aug. 1 TB 0.7 2 2 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 L 0 1 0 2.81 0.96
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
6.0 1 0 0 0 2 9 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 2 0.00 0.50
Last 30 Days
11 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
11.7 7 0 0 0 3 17 2 0 0 1-0 0 0 5 0.00 0.86
Last 60 Days
25 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
28.0 21 7 6 0 10 37 3 3 0 1-1 3 4 10 1.93 1.11

Carson Smith Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015125311025500.227
201412510000.000

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015159611224602.169
201417522000.133

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201536.0128501001.500.75
20144.30006200.000.46

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201534.0135421223.181.29
20144.01004100.000.75
Carson 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
2012 22 A+ HIG 49 0 62.0 11.18 4.06 2.75 0.29 77.5% 2.90 2.73 .347
2013 23 AA JAC 44 0 50.0 12.78 3.06 4.18 0.18 81.6% 1.80 1.94 .314
2014 24 AAA TAC 39 0 43.0 9.42 2.72 3.46 0.21 76.8% 2.93 2.39 .361
2014 24 MAJ SEA 9 0 8.3 10.80 3.24 3.33 0.00 13.00 100% 93.7 MPH 0.00 1.88 .129
2015 25 MAJ SEA 70 0 70.0 11.83 2.83 4.18 0.26 4.00 76.8% 92.9 MPH 2.31 2.19 .308
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3-Year Averages     39 0 39.2 11.72 2.76 4.25 0.23 77.8% 2.07 1.85 .288

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2015 Stat Review for Carson Smith    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.18 K/BB
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11.83 K/9
ELITE
2.83 BB/9
GOOD
92.9 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
0.3 HR/9
ELITE
4.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.31 ERA
GOOD
1.01 WHIP
GREAT
2.19 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.308 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
76.8% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Carson Smith

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

Smith has now served as the setup man rather than take the ball in the ninth inning in the Mariners' last two save situations.

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Smith finished the seventh inning and worked a scoreless eighth Sunday while Tom Wilhelmsen recorded the save in the Mariners' 8-6 win over the White Sox.

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Smith blew his second save in his last three opportunities Saturday, giving up two runs on two hits and a walk.

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Smith pitched a perfect ninth inning to notch his 13th save of the season Tuesday against the Rangers.

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Smith allowed a hit and struck out a batter in a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his 11th save in a 4-3 win over the Rangers on Friday.

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Smith came on to pitch in the eighth inning of Wednesday's loss to the Rockies, but manager Lloyd McClendon suggested after the game he was simply using the right-hander for tactical reasons and isn't planning on removing him from the closer role, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports. "I had a plan for Carson, and it was one hitter and that was it," McClendon said. "He really wasn't available, but I thought if we needed one out for him in a big situation we would use him."

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Smith claimed his 10th save of the season in Monday's win over the Rockies, but navigated around a bumpy ninth inning in which he allowed a run on three hits.

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Smith lost his third consecutive game Saturday, blowing the save with two runs allowed in the ninth inning at the Twins.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

Smith has shot through the system since being drafted in the eighth round in 2011, making the jump to Triple-A Tacoma to begin 2014 before a September callup. The right-hander impressed in his short time with the club, throwing 8.1 shutout innings across nine appearances. His best pitch is perhaps his sidearm slider that's more effective against right-handers, while his changeup is the choice against lefties. A sinking fastball helped him get 13 groundouts to one flyout with the Mariners. The 6-foot-6 Smith will compete for a relief job in spring training, though the bullpen is well stocked. Even if he doesn't make the team out of spring, he'll likely be in Seattle at some point. He also could be used as trade bait or insurance if the Mariners move one of their other bullpen pieces.