Dwight Smith
Dwight Smith
27-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Baltimore Orioles
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Smith battled injuries through much of 2019 after being traded to the Orioles last March, and he was unable to lock down a consistent starting role even in the weak Baltimore outfield. Injuries to other members of the outfield allowed Smith to log 392 plate appearances last season, but he ended up hitting .241/.297/.412 with just five stolen bases. Smith has shown some speed potential in the past, but his struggles to get on base limited his stolen-base opportunities in 2019. The 27-year-old's contact rate fell to 77% in 2019, while his walk rate fell to 6.6%. Smith grades out poorly on the defensive side, and there's nothing in the batted-ball profile to suggest there's a next level with the bat. Even a bottom-feeding team like the Orioles will probably find a way to reduce Smith's role further in 2020. They could phase him out completely by midseason. Read Past Outlooks
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$Traded to the Orioles in March of 2019.
Belts first long ball of season
OFBaltimore Orioles
July 29, 2020
Smith went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.
ANALYSIS
Smith jumped on a Gerrit Cole fastball in the seventh inning, sending it 398 feet over the right-field wall. The 27-year-old was making his first start of the season, as he sits fourth on Baltimore's outfield depth chart.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+32%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+16%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+143%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .587 128 14 3 18 3 .191 .266 .322
Since 2018vs Right .775 363 45 14 47 3 .259 .315 .460
2020vs Left .000 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2020vs Right .888 20 4 2 4 1 .235 .300 .588
2019vs Left .635 110 11 3 17 3 .212 .282 .354
2019vs Right .737 282 35 10 36 2 .252 .302 .434
2018vs Left .381 14 3 0 1 0 .083 .214 .167
2018vs Right .924 61 6 2 7 0 .302 .377 .547
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+4%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+4%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+7%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .712 233 26 10 29 2 .225 .280 .432
Since 2018Away .739 258 33 7 36 4 .257 .322 .417
2020Home .761 23 4 2 4 1 .200 .261 .500
2020Away .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2019Home .691 177 18 7 24 1 .224 .267 .424
2019Away .722 215 28 6 29 4 .255 .321 .401
2018Home .792 33 4 1 1 0 .250 .364 .429
2018Away .847 42 5 1 7 0 .270 .333 .514
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Stat Review
How does Dwight Smith compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.17
 
BB Rate
4.2%
 
K Rate
25.0%
 
BABIP
.143
 
ISO
.286
 
AVG
.190
 
OBP
.250
 
SLG
.476
 
OPS
.726
 
wOBA
.265
 
Exit Velocity
86.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
38.5%
 
Barrels/PA
5.9%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2018
Smith's capped by being a defensive liability with limited power and speed. He spent 2018 crossing the border between Toronto and Triple-A Buffalo multiple times. With the Blue Jays, Smith posted a .262/.347/.477 slash line in 75 plate appearances, clubbing a pair of homers with no steals. Smith ran more with the Bisons, swiping nine bags in 12 tries while recording a .268/.358/.413 line on the farm. With the standard small-sample-size warnings, the lefty-swinging Smith has posted a .915 OPS facing right-handers in 80 MLB appearances. He'll enter the spring looking to win a roster spot as a reserve outfielder, and won't be fantasy relevant unless an injury opens up regular playing time, likely on the strong side of a platoon.
Smith has shown an ability to draw walks and make consistent contact throughout his time in the minors, but he's limited defensively to the outfield corners and there simply is not enough thump in his bat for him to profile as a regular corner guy at the big-league level. He has maxed out at 15 homers in a season on the farm and has never posted an ISO above .169. He turned in a healthy .370/.414/.444 line in his first cup of coffee in the majors, but it was a minuscule sample (29 plate appearances) and those numbers were driven by a ridiculous .588 BABIP. His numbers over a larger body of work at Triple-A were nothing to write home about, although he did have a .350 OBP thanks to a 10.5 percent walk rate. The fact that he was not brought back in September despite being on the 40-man roster speaks to his standing on the organizational depth chart.
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Cleared for Opening Day
OFBaltimore Orioles
July 23, 2020
The Orioles activated Smith (not injury related) from the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday.
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Faces live pitching
OFBaltimore Orioles
Not Injury Related
July 21, 2020
Smith (illness) faced lived pitching Tuesday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
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Heads to COVID-19 IL
OFBaltimore Orioles
Not Injury Related
July 20, 2020
The Orioles placed Smith (not injury related) on the COVID-19 injured list Monday.
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Lands on injured list
OFBaltimore Orioles
Undisclosed
July 19, 2020
Manager Brandon Hyde said Sunday that Smith (undisclosed) will be placed on the injured list due to his late arrival to camp, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
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Back at camp
OFBaltimore Orioles
Undisclosed
July 17, 2020
Smith (undisclosed) reported to Orioles summer camp Friday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
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