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Carson Smith

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2017 Stats

W-L

0-0

ERA

1.35

WHIP

1.35

K

7

SV

1

2018 RotoWire 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:  597.93

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   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.

January 8, 2018  –  Carson Smith News

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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
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)     90 0 0 87.7 60 19 2 111 28 3 5 14 1.95 1.00

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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
Sep. 30 Hou 0.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.35 1.35
Sep. 25 Tor 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.90
Sep. 23 @Cin 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.07
Sep. 19 @Bal 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.15
Sep. 18 @Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 1.36
Sep. 12 Oak 0.7 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.88
Sep. 9 TB 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Sep. 5 Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
4.0 4 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0 2.25 1.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
8 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
6.7 7 1 1 0 2 7 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0 1.35 1.35
Last 60 Games (Team)
8 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
6.7 7 1 1 0 2 7 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0 1.35 1.35

Carson Smith Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20176201000.167
20164010000.000
2015125311025500.227

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201721526000.316
20167202000.286
2015159611224602.169

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20174.70004201.931.93
20161.70001100.001.80
201536.0128501001.500.75

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20172.00013000.000.00
20161.00001000.000.00
201534.0135421223.181.29
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
3-Year Averages     27 0 26.4 11.23 2.72 4.13 0.00 77.8% 2.04 1.61 .314
Career     90 0 87.7 11.40 2.87 3.96 0.21 80.2% 1.95 1.95 .299

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Carson Smith Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 70 -2 8 -2 0 36 -2 0 0
2016 P 2.7 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
2017 P 6.7 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P -1 0 0 0 -1 0 -2
2016 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 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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3.50 K/BB
GOOD
9.45 K/9
AVERAGE
2.70 BB/9
GOOD
92.0 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
11.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.35 ERA
ELITE
1.35 WHIP
WEAK
2.00 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.372 BABIP
HIGH
88.9% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Smith struck out both batters faced in Tuesday's 1-0 win over the Orioles.

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Smith threw a clean 11th inning to earn his first save of the season Monday against the Orioles.

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Smith threw a perfect inning, striking out one in Tuesday's 3-2 extra-inning win over the Blue Jays.

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Smith (elbow) was activated from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports.

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Smith (elbow) may not be activated from the 60-day disabled list Monday after he was struck by a line drive in the leg during his final rehab outing with Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday, Christopher Smith of The Boston Globe reports.

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Smith (elbow) will likely be activated from the 60-day disabled list after the minor-league season ends on Sept. 4, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

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Smith (elbow) will ramp up his activity while out on a rehabilitation assignment, Chad Jennings of the Boston Herald reports.

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Smith (elbow) allowed a single and struck out two batters swinging during one inning in a rehabilitation appearance at Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday.

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Smith (elbow) was expected to pitch for Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday but was held out due to back tightness, Brendan McGair of the Pawtucket Times reports.

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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.