Caleb Smith
27-Year-Old PitcherSP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
His season was ended prematurely by lat and shoulder injuries which required surgery, but during his time on the field Smith flashed an impressive skill set. In 77.1 innings with the big-league team, he posted a 27.0% strikeout rate. Despite below-average fastball velocity, Smith was highly successful in challenging hitters with the fastball, as he ranked among the league leaders on swings and misses in the strike zone with the four-seamer. He was also able to get swings out of the zone with the slider later in counts, but further development of the changeup will be necessary if Smith is to make it as a starter long term. The lefty is an extreme flyball pitcher (50.8 FB%, 28.4 GB%), which makes him a nice fit in Marlins Park but dicey away from home (5.18 ERA on the road last year). Health provided, Smith should be starting every fifth day for Miami, and there is some upside here, but it's best to stream him carefully early on. Read Past Outlooks
Fully healthy for spring training
PMiami Marlins
February 13, 2019
Smith (shoulder) will face no restrictions during spring training, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
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Smith underwent surgery back in June to repair a lat strain, but it seems like he's completely healthy heading into spring training. As long as he doesn't experience any setbacks, the lefty figures to slot in as one of Miami's top starters to begin the 2019 campaign after posting a 4.19 ERA and a 10.2 K/9 in 77.1 innings last season.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-34%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-33%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-33%
BAA vs RHP
2016
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .304 121 31 8 34 6 0 2
Since 2016vs Right .201 291 75 35 50 14 1 12
2018vs Left .287 92 25 5 25 3 0 2
2018vs Right .191 234 63 28 38 13 1 8
2017vs Left .360 29 6 3 9 3 0 0
2017vs Right .240 57 12 7 12 1 0 4
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-43%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-40%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-51%
ERA at Home
2016
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 3.50 1.21 46.1 2 2 0 9.7 3.5 1.2
Since 2016Away 6.16 1.43 49.2 3 5 0 10.1 4.5 1.4
2018Home 3.13 1.21 37.1 2 2 0 10.1 3.1 0.7
2018Away 5.18 1.28 40.0 3 4 0 10.4 4.5 1.6
2017Home 5.00 1.22 9.0 0 0 0 8.0 5.0 3.0
2017Away 10.24 2.07 9.2 0 1 0 9.3 4.7 0.9
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Caleb Smith compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings). 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.
K/BB
2.67
 
K/9
10.2
 
BB/9
3.8
 
HR/9
1.2
 
Fastball
92.8 mph
 
ERA
4.19
 
WHIP
1.24
 
BABIP
.289
 
GB/FB
0.68
 
Strand %
69.8%
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Smith is a name worth knowing primarily because he's a member of the Marlins' organization. The 26-year-old lefty has just 18.2 major-league innings to his name, in which he's posted a 7.71 ERA. But for a Marlins team which lacks depth in the starting rotation (or really anywhere on the team), Smith could easily end up making double-digit starts. He's been a solid performer in his minor-league career, recording a 3.19 ERA with 8.5 K/9 and 3.2 BB/9 in five seasons. That's not impressive enough for him to project as a real weapon in 2018, but it's enough to make him relevant in NL-only leagues. With Wei-Yin Chen and Dan Straily both injured to start the season, a rotation spot has opened up for Smith.
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Resumes mound work
PMiami Marlins
Shoulder
January 23, 2019
Smith (shoulder) threw off the mound Wednesday for the first time since tearing his lat back in June, he revealed on his personal Twitter account.
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Shifts to 60-day DL
PMiami Marlins
Shoulder
July 9, 2018
Smith (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Monday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
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Out for remainder of season
PMiami Marlins
Shoulder
June 29, 2018
Smith will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a Grade 3 lat strain July 9, Matthew DeFranks of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
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Likely done for season
PMiami Marlins
Shoulder
June 25, 2018
Smith said that he thinks he will miss the rest of the season after he was diagnosed Monday with a Grade 3 lat strain, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports. The lefty also revealed that he'll consider undergoing surgery on his throwing shoulder, which would allow him to return to full health prior to the start of the 2019 campaign.
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Diagnosed with Grade 3 lat strain
PMiami Marlins
Shoulder
June 25, 2018
Smith has a Grade 3 lat strain and will miss substantial time, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
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