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Burch Smith

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2018 Stats

W-L

0-0

ERA

3.38

WHIP

1.50

K

11

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Armed with a fastball that once reached triple digits, Smith is trying to return from 2015 Tommy John surgery after being selected by the Royals in the Rule 5 draft in December. Even if the Royals opt...

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2018 ADP:  459.86

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 195   DOB: 4/12/1990   BORN: San Antonio, TX   COLLEGE: Oklahoma   DRAFTED: 14th Rd   

December 14, 2017  –  Burch Smith News

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Smith was selected by the Mets with the sixth pick in the Rule 5 draft Thursday and then dealt to the Royals for cash considerations, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Burch 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
2011 21 R PEO 2 0 0 2.0 3 1 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.50 2.00
2012 22 A+ LAK 26 26 0 128.2 127 55 11 137 27 9 6 0 0 0 3.85 1.20
2013 23 AA SAN 12 6 0 31.1 17 4 1 37 6 1 2 0 0 0 1.15 0.74
2013 23 AAA TUC 12 12 0 61.0 56 23 4 65 17 5 1 0 0 0 3.39 1.20
2013 23 MAJ SD 10 7 0 36.3 39 26 9 46 21 1 3 0 0 0 6.44 1.65
2014 24 AAA EL 2 2 0 5.1 13 11 2 3 5 0 2 0 0 0 18.56 3.53
2017 27 A+ CHA 3 8 0 37.0 26 10 1 33 20 3 1 0 0 0 2.43 1.24
2017 27 R GUL 3 1 0 3.0 4 2 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 6.00 1.33
2017 27 AAA DUR 3 3 0 16.1 9 3 2 19 4 2 1 0 0 0 1.65 0.81
2018 28 MAJ KC 7 0 0 10.7 8 4 1 11 8 0 0 0 0 0 3.38 1.50
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Career  (View All)     17 7 0 47.0 47 30 10 57 29 1 3 0 5.74 1.62

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

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Burch Smith Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 24 Mil 3.0 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.38 1.50
Apr. 21 @Det 1.7 2 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.52 1.43
Apr. 17 @Tor 2.7 1 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.50 1.17
Apr. 14 LAA 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.70 1.50
Apr. 12 LAA 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.75 3.00
Apr. 10 Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 9.00 4.00
Mar. 29 CWS 0.0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.8 IP/G
10.7 7 3 3 1 6 11 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 2.53 1.22
Last 30 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.5 IP/G
10.7 8 4 4 1 8 11 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 3.38 1.50
Last 60 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.5 IP/G
10.7 8 4 4 1 8 11 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 3.38 1.50

Burch Smith Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201817104000.267

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018301084101.190

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20186.30006512.841.58

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20184.30005304.151.38
Burch Smith vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Burch 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
2011 21 R PEO 2 0 2.0 18.00 4.50 4.00 0.00 75% 4.50 0.70 .647
2012 22 A+ LAK 26 26 128.2 9.62 1.90 5.07 0.77 69.2% 3.85 2.97 .341
2013 23 AA SAN 12 6 31.1 10.71 1.74 6.17 0.29 86.4% 1.15 2.01 .240
2013 23 AAA TUC 12 12 61.0 9.59 2.51 3.82 0.59 72.5% 3.39 2.81 .327
2013 23 MAJ SD 10 7 36.3 11.39 5.20 2.19 2.23 0.61 66.7% 91.8 MPH 6.44 5.62 .347
2014 24 AAA EL 2 2 5.1 5.29 8.82 0.60 3.53 43.8% 18.56 10.06 .491
2017 27 A+ CHA 3 8 37.0 8.03 4.86 1.65 0.24 80% 2.43 3.71 .259
2017 27 R GUL 3 1 3.0 12.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50% 6.00 0.53 .473
2017 27 AAA DUR 3 3 16.1 10.62 2.24 4.75 1.12 90.9% 1.65 3.20 .210
2018 28 MAJ KC 7 0 10.7 9.28 6.75 1.38 0.84 1.10 80% 93.0 MPH 3.38 4.89 .268
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 8.91 3.53 2.52 0.89 78.1% 3.26 0.48 .307
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.2 8.18 3.89 2.10 0.88 77.6% 3.39 3.95 .298
Rest Of Season     0 0 50.5 8.06 4.46 1.81 0.98 78.7% 3.46 4.31 .293
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Career     17 7 47.0 10.91 5.55 1.97 1.91 69.7% 5.74 5.45 .329

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Burch Smith Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2018 10.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Burch Smith    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.38 K/BB
TERRIBLE
9.28 K/9
AVERAGE
6.75 BB/9
TERRIBLE
93.0 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.8 HR/9
GOOD
1.10 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.38 ERA
WEAK
1.50 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.89 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.268 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
80.0% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

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

Smith (elbow) will open the season on the minor-league DL at Triple-A Durham, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

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Smith was outrighted off the 40-man roster Friday.

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Smith (elbow) was recalled and placed on the 60-day disabled list Wednesday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Smith will have Tommy John surgery, the Tampa Bay Times reports

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Smith is still believed to be in the Rays' early-season plans, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Smith was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Smith will likely open the season in the Rays' rotation due the absence of Drew Smyly, Alex Cobb, and Alex Colome, the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Smith worked three innings in Tuesday's start versus the Pirates, allowing just one earned run on three hits and a walk while notching two strikeouts.

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Smith (forearm) was traded to the Rays on Wednesday as part of a three-team deal, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2016

Smith looked poised to begin 2015 in the Rays rotation due to a torrent of injuries to their starters, but that torrent soon claimed him too and sent him straight to the Tommy John operating room in April. Due to this, heíll sit out a good chunk of 2016 before an abbreviated return in the later months of the season. Smith was one of the assets brought home in the Wil Myers trade and the Rays are hoping he can still be a back-end starter in the majors. He hasnít had a real season since 2013, when strong results in Double-A, then Triple-A, pushed him to seven starts with the Padres. The resulting 6.44 ERA wasnít great, but his projectable frame and low-to-mid 90s fastball mean that heíll probably be given another chance at starter once he finishes rehab. If he canít handle that, he will have a future as a long man out of the bullpen.

2015

A forearm strain limited Smith to just two appearances at Triple-A during the 2014 season. The results were disastrous, but the sample size is too small to be meaningful. He recovered from the injury and made nine appearances in relief during the Arizona Fall League, but was prone to hard contact and didn't miss bats at a clip anywhere near the one he maintained during his meteoric rise through the Padres' system in 2012 and 2013. Before the arm issue, Smith was flashing a mid-90s fastball that could touch triple digits, with secondary offerings that were still works in progress. He struggled to keep his pitches down in the zone during his taste of the big leagues, and his fastball doesn't have much movement, which makes him susceptible to very hard contact when he misses his spot. If he's healthy, he may end up contributing as a power arm out of the bullpen after his trade to Tampa Bay, but a lost season has only added to the list of questions about one of the most surprising breakouts of 2013.

2014

A 14th-round selection in the 2011 draft, Smith emerged from nowhere to dominate Double-A San Antonio in the first month of the season, resulting in a callup to the Padres. However, the experiment failed, as he was bombarded in three starts encompassing just 7.1 innings and was promptly sent to Triple-A Tucson to try his wares in the Pacific Coast League. Seven subsequent appearances in the majors are much more indicative of his ability, namely a 35:15 K:BB ratio, but he must reduce his propensity to serve up the long ball, considering a 1.6 HR/9 across 29 frames during that span. Nevertheless, his mid-90s fastball will be given an opportunity to earn a rotation spot, however unlikely, in spring training.