Josh Smith
Josh Smith
31-Year-Old PitcherRP
Boston Red Sox
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Josh Smith in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the Red Sox in May of 2018.
Inks minors deal with Red Sox
PBoston Red Sox  AAA
May 16, 2018
Smith signed a minor-league contract with the Red Sox on Wednesday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Smith was cut loose by the Mariners in April after struggling to a 6.10 ERA and 1.98 WHIP across four appearances (one as a starter) with Triple-A Tacoma. He did post a solid 14:3 K:BB over that stretch. Smith will likely report to Triple-A Pawtucket where he'll serve as organizational pitching depth for the Red Sox.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-20%
BAA vs RHP
2018
No Stats
2017
 
 
-13%
BAA vs RHP
2016
 
 
-24%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .285 170 23 18 43 10 0 8
Since 2016vs Right .228 241 50 23 49 16 2 6
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left .281 62 8 5 16 7 0 2
2017vs Right .244 89 17 10 19 9 2 1
2016vs Left .287 108 15 13 27 3 0 6
2016vs Right .219 152 33 13 30 7 0 5
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-32%
ERA at Home
2018
No Stats
2017
 
 
-14%
ERA at Home
2016
 
 
-43%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 3.95 1.13 54.2 2 2 0 6.9 3.5 1.6
Since 2016Away 5.85 1.78 39.0 3 2 0 7.0 4.5 0.9
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 4.63 1.33 23.1 1 1 0 6.6 3.5 1.2
2017Away 5.40 1.63 11.2 1 0 0 6.2 4.6 0.0
2016Home 3.45 0.99 31.1 1 1 0 7.2 3.4 2.0
2016Away 6.04 1.84 28.1 2 2 0 7.3 4.4 1.3
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Although he began the season with Triple-A Louisville, Smith ended up sticking with the major league bullpen for a significant chunk of the season. The 29-year-old righty came out of spring training with a rotation spot in the minors, and he pitched respectably, putting together a 3.80 ERA and 1.27 WHIP across eight starts and one brief relief appearance toward the end of the campaign. He also exhibited excellent control, as he walked just 13 batters across 45 innings at Triple-A. He lost some of that control upon his arrival in Cincinnati (3.9 BB/9) which led to an unsightly 5.17 ERA and 1.49 WHIP, although he did experience more success in two late-season starts. Smith was claimed off waivers by the A's after the season's conclusion, but he was cast off the 40-man roster again in short order and appears primed to serve as organizational depth in 2017.
Smith is yet another organizational soldier that got to make his major league debut with the Reds in 2015. Smith was drafted out of college back in 2010 and took a full season to advance each level, with him repeating Double-A and Triple-A in 2015 before he got his chance. Once he got the chance, the 27-year old predictably got hit pretty hard. Smith doesn't have an overpowering fastball, averaging just a tick under 90 mph, and consequently averaged 7.2 K/9 innings over his eight big league starts. He's off the 40-man roster for the Reds again, so his chances to make another impression will be slim.
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Cut loose by Seattle
PFree Agent  AAA
April 24, 2018
Smith was released by the Mariners on Tuesday, Mike Curto of the Tacoma Rainiers radio network reports.
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Signs with Mariners
PSeattle Mariners  AAA
March 15, 2018
Smith signed a minor-league contract with the Mariners on Thursday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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Outrighted to Triple-A
POakland Athletics  AAA
November 6, 2017
Smith cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville on Monday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Sent back to Nashville
POakland Athletics  AAA
August 16, 2017
Smith was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday.
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Another effective appearance in loss
POakland Athletics  AAA
August 15, 2017
Smith fired a scoreless ninth inning in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Royals, allowing a hit and recording two strikeouts.
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