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Will Smith

28-Year-Old Pitcher – San Francisco Giants

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The Giants paid a pretty penny to acquire Smith at the trade deadline this past season, immediately slotting him into a late-inning role. The southpaw struggled with his new club early on, giving up s...

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2017 ADP:  662.27

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  5/1/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 265   DOB: 7/10/1989
BORN: Newnan, GA   COLLEGE: Gulf Coast (FL) CC   DRAFTED: 7th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Will Smith Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Giants in January of 2017.

November 4, 2017  –  Will Smith News

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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
2015 25 MAJ MIL 76 0 0 63.3 52 19 5 91 24 7 2 0 4 20 2.70 1.20
2016 26 A+ BRE 1 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.33
2016 26 AA BIL 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2016 26 MAJ MIL 27 0 0 22.0 18 9 3 22 9 1 3 0 4 12 3.68 1.23
2016 26 MAJ SF 26 0 0 18.3 13 6 0 26 9 1 1 0 1 11 2.95 1.20
2016  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ MIL/SF 53 0 0 40.3 31 15 3 48 18 2 4 0 5 23 3.35 1.21
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3-Year Averages     69 0 0 56.4 48 20 4 75 24 3 3 0 4 24 3.19 1.28
Career  (View All)     242 17 0 292.3 280 126 32 327 113 18 19 1 3.88 1.34

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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
Last 14 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

Will Smith Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20167723716211.229
2015116431226804.257

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201690251115312.197
2015148481226711.193

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201618.301020924.421.36
201536.3510561611.981.13

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201622.023028912.451.09
201527.021035844.001.30
Will Smith vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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 25 MAJ MIL 76 0 63.3 12.93 3.41 3.79 0.71 1.52 80.3% 93.2 MPH 2.70 2.54 .349
2016 26 A+ BRE 1 0 3.0 12.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.53 .183
2016 26 AA BIL 1 0 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.20 .000
2016 26 MAJ MIL 27 0 22.0 9.00 3.68 2.44 1.23 1.05 75% 91.9 MPH 3.68 4.34 .273
2016 26 MAJ SF 26 0 18.3 12.76 4.42 2.89 0.00 1.15 72.7% 91.9 MPH 2.95 1.84 .336
2016  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ MIL/SF 53 0 40.3 10.71 4.02 2.67 0.67 1.09 73.9% 91.9 MPH 3.35 3.17 .299
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3-Year Averages     69 0 56.4 11.96 3.83 3.13 0.64 76.5% 3.19 2.74 .343
Career     242 17 292.3 10.07 3.48 2.89 0.99 74% 3.88 3.58 .333

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Will Smith Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 63.3 -3 6 -3 0 36 -2 63 -3
2016 P 22 0 1 0 0 11 0 22 0
2016 P 18.3 0 1 0 0 7 0 18 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 -2 0 -2
2016 P 0 -1 0 0 0 0 -1
2016 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Smith (elbow) was able to play catch Sunday, Andrew Baggarly of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Smith (elbow) was placed on the 60-day disabled list Sunday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Smith (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery Thursday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Smith (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery next week, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area Sports reports.

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Smith (elbow) is considering undergoing Tommy John surgery after going for a second opinion on his pitching arm this week, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Smith is scheduled to receive a second opinion on his sprained UCL from Dr. Neal El-Attrache, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Smith (elbow) has been diagnosed with a sprain and a strain in his throwing elbow after undergoing a second MRI on Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Smith (elbow) will head back to San Francisco on Tuesday for a second opinion, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Smith appears poised to get some saves for the Brewers after posting the best season of his relief career in 2015. He set career bests in K/9 (12.9), ERA (2.70) and FIP (2.47) while winning seven games and holding 20 more out of the setup role. Most importantly, Smith held his own against right-handed pitching after struggling mightily against them in previous years. Righties hit just .193/.264/.281 against Smith compared to .295/.391/.481 in 2014. The Brewers announced in camp that Smith and Jeremy Jeffress would both get save opportunities this season, with manager Craig Counsell playing the matchups in the ninth inning. Smith figures to be the better source of ratios and strikeouts, although as the southpaw, he could be used less frequently in the closer role. His slider is definitely a closer-quality pitch: it drew nearly a 30 percent whiff rate and was responsible for 68 of Smith's 91 strikeouts in 2015.

2015

Smith’s final numbers don’t 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 season, giving up just one earned run through the end of May, but he faded a bit down the stretch while appearing in 78 games, the most he has pitched at any level as a professional. Smith possess a mid-90s fastball and throws two nasty breaking pitches, and he has shown he can be a dominant southpaw. Manager Ron Roenicke will likely look to conserve Smith a little better in 2015, but he figures to be the top left-hander out of the Brewers’ bullpen.

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.