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Joe Smith

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Angels

2015 Stats

W-L

4-3

ERA

2.82

WHIP

1.18

K

42

SV

2

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Smith was brought in on a three-year, $15.75 deal in November of 2013 to be the Angels' setup man, but was called on to be the closer when Ernesto Frieri struggled and was later traded to the Pirates ...

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2015 ADP:  375.83

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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.

August 20, 2015  –  Joe Smith News

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Smith picked up his second save of the season against the White Sox on Wednesday, allowing a hit and a walk over an inning of work.

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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 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 76 0 0 74.7 45 15 4 68 15 7 2 15 4 18 1.81 0.80
2015 31 MAJ LAA 57 0 0 54.3 49 17 1 42 15 4 3 2 4 29 2.82 1.18
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3-Year Averages     72 0 0 68.2 50 17 4 58 21 6 2 6 4 21 2.24 1.04
Career  (View All)     614 0 0 554.3 460 180 40 440 211 39 22 20 2.92 1.21

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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
Aug. 27 @Det 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.82 1.18
Aug. 25 @Det 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.85 1.17
Aug. 23 Tor 1.0 4 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.91 1.16
Aug. 22 Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.61 1.08
Aug. 19 CWS 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.66 1.11
Aug. 18 CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.72 1.09
Aug. 17 CWS 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.77 1.11
Aug. 16 @KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.83 1.11
Aug. 14 @KC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.89 1.14
Aug. 12 @CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.96 1.14
Aug. 4 Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.02 1.16
Aug. 3 Cle 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.09 1.15
Aug. 2 @LAD 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.14 1.14
Jul. 30 @Hou 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 1.12
Jul. 26 Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.07 1.12
Jul. 25 Tex 0.3 4 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 3.15 1.15
Jul. 22 Min 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.50 1.03
Jul. 20 Bos 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.56 1.01
Jul. 17 Bos 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.65 1.04
Jul. 8 @Col 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.72 1.07
Jul. 5 @Tex 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.80 1.08
Jun. 30 NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.88 1.08
Jun. 29 NYY 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.97 1.11
Jun. 28 Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.06 1.11
Jun. 27 Sea 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.16 1.12
Jun. 24 Hou 1.7 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.19 1.13
Jun. 22 Hou 0.7 3 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 3.38 1.09
Jun. 21 @Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.83 0.98
Last 14 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
8.7 10 2 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 5 2.08 1.38
Last 30 Days
15 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
14.3 14 3 3 1 4 7 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 6 1.88 1.26
Last 60 Days
28 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
26.7 28 8 8 1 8 14 0 0 0 2-1 2 2 10 2.70 1.35

Joe Smith Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015111171226601.268
2014152361128412.206
2013128291425404.227

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201510624322300.216
201413332417212.136
201313125929301.242

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201533.3322271004.051.35
201435.331837622.290.91
201329.730024932.731.15

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201520.311014510.890.89
201439.341731921.370.71
201333.3323301421.891.29
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 0.00 .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 0.70 .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 76 0 74.7 8.20 1.81 4.53 0.48 2.79 80.4% 88.7 MPH 1.81 2.92 .223
2015 31 MAJ LAA 57 0 54.3 6.96 2.48 2.80 0.17 2.93 74.6% 88.1 MPH 2.82 2.78 .301
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 7.68 2.55 3.01 0.57 79.9% 2.30 -0.04 .256
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.8 7.68 2.48 3.09 0.52 79.3% 2.30 3.07 .257
Rest Of Season     0 0 14.2 7.68 2.48 3.09 0.47 78.8% 2.30 3.00 .259
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3-Year Averages     72 0 68.2 7.65 2.77 2.76 0.53 80.6% 2.24 3.19 .255
Career     614 0 554.3 7.14 3.43 2.09 0.65 77.8% 2.92 3.73 .272

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2015 Stat Review for Joe 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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2.80 K/BB
WEAK
6.96 K/9
WEAK
2.48 BB/9
GOOD
88.1 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.2 HR/9
ELITE
2.93 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.82 ERA
AVERAGE
1.18 WHIP
AVERAGE
2.78 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.301 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
74.6% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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

Smith picked up his first save in Monday's win over the Red Sox, as he recorded four outs without allowing a baserunner and struck out one.

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Smith will be the Angels' closer in Huston Street's absence, manager Mike Scioscia told The Orange County Register on Thursday.

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Smith (neck) pitched a scoreless inning of relief Sunday, picking up the win against the Tigers.

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Smith was unavailable out of the bullpen Friday against the Tigers due to a knot in his neck, David Adler of MLB.com reports.

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Smith claimed his first win of the season Monday against the Padres, tossing two scoreless innings before Albert Pujols hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth.

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Smith blew a save opportunity on Sunday against the Rangers, allowing three hits and one earned run in the ninth inning.

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Smith pitched a scoreless inning in Wednesday's Cactus League outing against the Indians, striking out one and walking one in the contest.

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Smith (leg) will make his Cactus League debut Monday against the Rangers, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports,

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Smith has been dealing with "spring-training leg stiffness," but hopes to get on the mound in the next three or four days, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times.

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Smith could be called upon in a save situation Thursday against the Rangers, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

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 issues, but a moderate strikeout rate keeps him from putting up dominant numbers. The Angels saw enough potential value in Smith to give him a three-year deal in November, and he's expected to serve as part of the bridge to their closer in a late-inning role.

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.