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Joe Smith

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2016 Stats

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2-5

ERA

3.46

WHIP

1.25

K

40

SV

6

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Smith turned in the best season of his career with the Angels in 2014, but regressed in almost every significant statistical category last season. While it probably wasn't realistic to expect Smith to...

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2016 ADP:  485.67

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   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.

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Smith (hamstring) was activated from the disabled list Thursday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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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 70 0 0 65.3 64 26 4 57 19 5 5 5 4 32 3.58 1.27
2016 32 A+ INL 2 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2016 32 AAA IOW 2 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2016 32 MAJ LAA 38 0 0 37.7 36 16 4 25 13 1 4 6 3 6 3.82 1.30
2016 32 MAJ CHC 16 0 0 14.3 11 4 4 15 5 1 1 0 0 1 2.51 1.12
2016  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ LAA/CHC 54 0 0 52.0 47 20 8 40 18 2 5 6 3 7 3.46 1.25
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3-Year Averages     66 0 0 64.0 52 20 5 55 17 4 4 8 3 19 2.81 1.08
Career  (View All)     681 0 0 617.3 522 209 51 495 233 42 29 29 3.05 1.22

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Joe Smith Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20169320818105.220
2015136241534712.288
2014152361128412.206

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016124201029203.266
201513533430412.233
201413332417212.136

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201625.712218842.810.94
201539.3432341303.891.35
201435.331837622.290.91

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201626.3134221044.101.56
201526.012323643.121.15
201439.341731921.370.71
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 70 0 65.3 7.85 2.62 3.00 0.55 2.78 72.2% 88.3 MPH 3.58 3.22 .320
2016 32 A+ INL 2 1 2.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.20 .000
2016 32 AAA IOW 2 0 2.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .216
2016 32 MAJ LAA 38 0 37.7 5.97 3.11 1.92 0.96 2.95 73.3% 88.3 MPH 3.82 4.69 .283
2016 32 MAJ CHC 16 0 14.3 9.42 3.14 3.00 2.51 1.00 100% 88.3 MPH 2.51 5.99 .216
2016  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ LAA/CHC 54 0 52.0 6.92 3.12 2.22 1.38 2.23 78.9% 88.3 MPH 3.46 4.73 .268
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3-Year Averages     66 0 64.0 7.73 2.39 3.24 0.70 76.6% 2.81 3.29 .272
Career     681 0 617.3 7.22 3.40 2.12 0.74 77.6% 3.05 3.84 .274

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2016 Stat Review for Joe 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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2.22 K/BB
WEAK
6.92 K/9
POOR
3.12 BB/9
AVERAGE
88.3 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.4 HR/9
TERRIBLE
2.23 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.46 ERA
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1.25 WHIP
WEAK
4.73 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.268 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
78.9% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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

Smith (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa on Saturday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Smith was placed on the disabled list Wednesday with a left hamstring strain, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Smith pitched one inning against the Cardinals on Friday, striking out one and giving up a solo homer.

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Smith was traded from the Angels to the Cubs on Monday, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.

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Smith was unavailable to pitch Monday because of back tightness, but manager Mike Scoscia said he should be fine, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

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Smith is not expected to immediately resume his role as the Angels' setup man, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

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Smith (hamstring) was activated from the 15-day DL on Friday.

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Smith (hamstring) will make a rehab appearance with High-A Inland Empire on Sunday, Joey Kaufman of the Orange County Register reports.

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Smith (hamstring) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

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2015

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 in June. Smith thrived in the role, recording 15 saves, including 10 in a row, but was relegated back to his post in the eighth inning when Huston Street was acquired from the Padres in July. Regardless of his role, Smith's first season as a member of the Halos was a resounding success, as he had what may have been his best campaign in the major leagues, notching career-best marks in ERA (1.81), walk rate (5.3%) and innings pitched (74.2). The walk rate may be unsustainable, as his career mark is 9.2%, but Smith has now logged an ERA below 3.00 in four consecutive seasons, and should continue to be effective in the late innings in 2015.

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.