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Carson Smith

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2018 Stats

W-L

1-1

ERA

3.77

WHIP

1.40

K

18

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Smith took longer than expected to return to the Boston bullpen following 2016 Tommy John surgery, but he worked through setbacks and made his season debut in September. During the final month of the ...

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2018 ADP:  493.76

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Shoulder     EST. RETURN:  3/1/2019
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 225   DOB: 10/19/1989
BORN: Midland, TX   COLLEGE: Texas State   DRAFTED: 8th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Carson Smith Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $850,000 contract with the Red Sox in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.

July 2, 2018  –  Carson Smith News

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Smith (shoulder) was moved to the 60-day disabled list Monday, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston 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
2016 26 AA POR 2 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2016 26 MAJ BOS 3 0 0 2.7 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.13
2017 27 AA POR 10 1 0 0.1 0 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 54.00 30.00
2017 27 AAA PAW 10 0 0 8.2 10 4 0 6 3 1 1 0 0 0 4.15 1.59
2017 27 MAJ BOS 8 0 0 6.7 7 1 0 7 2 0 0 1 0 0 1.35 1.35
2018 28 MAJ BOS 18 0 0 14.3 14 6 2 18 6 1 1 0 1 5 3.77 1.40
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3-Year Averages     27 0 0 26.4 19 6 0 33 8 0 1 4 1 7 2.04 1.02
Career  (View All)     108 0 0 102.0 74 25 4 129 34 4 6 14 2.21 1.06

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Carson 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
May. 14 Oak 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.77 1.40
May. 12 @Tor 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.38 1.43
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)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
1.7 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1 5.40 0.60

Carson Smith Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201823932010.100
20176201000.167
20164010000.000

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018419312112.316
201721526000.316
20167202000.286

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20186.01006424.501.67
20174.70004201.931.93
20161.70001100.001.80

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20188.301012203.241.20
20172.00013000.000.00
20161.00001000.000.00
Carson Smith vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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
2016 26 AA POR 2 0 1.2 15.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 -0.13 .000
2016 26 MAJ BOS 3 0 2.7 6.75 3.38 2.00 0.00 3.00 100% 92.0 MPH 0.00 2.83 .266
2017 27 AA POR 10 1 .1 0.00 270.00 0.00 0.00 33.3% 54.00 93.20 .000
2017 27 AAA PAW 10 0 8.2 6.59 3.29 2.00 0.00 69.2% 4.15 2.83 .369
2017 27 MAJ BOS 8 0 6.7 9.45 2.70 3.50 0.00 11.00 88.9% 92.0 MPH 1.35 2.00 .372
2018 28 MAJ BOS 18 0 14.3 11.30 3.77 3.00 1.26 2.00 77.8% 92.1 MPH 3.77 3.76 .349
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
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3-Year Averages     27 0 26.4 11.23 2.72 4.13 0.00 77.8% 2.04 1.61 .314
Career     108 0 102.0 11.38 3.00 3.79 0.35 79.8% 2.21 2.21 .306

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Carson 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 2017 6.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 14.3 -1 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Carson 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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3.00 K/BB
GOOD
11.30 K/9
GREAT
3.77 BB/9
WEAK
92.1 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.3 HR/9
WEAK
2.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.77 ERA
WEAK
1.40 WHIP
POOR
3.76 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.349 BABIP
HIGH
77.8% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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

Smith underwent successful shoulder surgery Wednesday, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

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Smith will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery Wednesday, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

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Smith (shoulder) received a second opinion Monday and is now seeking a third opinion on his injured shoulder, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

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Smith was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a right shoulder subluxation, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

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Manager Alex Cora feels Smith's stuff has gotten better since the start of the season, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

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Smith (0-1) walked the first batter he faced and allowed two runs on two hits while striking out one in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Rays.

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Smith will be used in any spot during the final third of games this season, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.

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Smith signed a one-year, $850,000 contract with the Red Sox on Monday, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.

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2018

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2017

Smith was acquired from the Mariners in the offseason prior to the 2016 campaign and was seen as part of the mix to pitch setup innings for closer Craig Kimbrel, but a spring forearm injury lingered into the season and eventually required Tommy John surgery. Boston gave up a starter in Wade Miley to acquire Smith but viewed the reliever as a key bullpen piece. On the strength of a wipeout slider, Smith was coming off a stellar 2015 in which he struck out 34.2 percent of batters faced (ranked 11th among relievers) and registered an 11.8 K/9 (12th). The right hander with the unorthodox delivery commanded the strike zone well, too, and didn't give up many home runs (two in 70 innings). There are reports that he could throw during the spring, but the smart money has Smith coming back around June.

2016

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 chances in 18 opportunities, allowing nine earned runs in 18.1 innings (4.41 ERA), and eventually relinquished the job. Smith certainly has the talent to close. He neutralizes righties (.169 BAA) with a devastating sidearm slider and left-handers (.227) with good changeup in addition to a sinking fastball that helped generate a 4.00 GB/FB ratio. His fastball command contributed to a mere two homers allowed, and despite a modest 92.9 mph average fastball, the 6-foot-6 Smith is an excellent strikeout pitcher. He whiffed 32.4% of the batters he faced, sixth among AL relievers. He was the key piece in a December trade that sent him to Boston, where he will eventually set up for Craig Kimbrel in a vastly improved Red Sox bullpen. However, he will begin the season on the disabled list with a strained flexor mass muscle in his right forearm, and should be considered out indefinitely.

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.