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Will Smith
Birthdate: 7/10/1989 (27 y, 8 m, 18 d)     Bats/Throws: R/L     Height/Weight: 6-5/240     Position: P
Drafted: 2008 June Amateur Draft - Round: 7, Pick: 27, Overall: 229, Team: Los Angeles Angels
Contract: $2.5M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Smith (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery next week, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area Sports reports. (3/24/2017)
Injury: Elbow, Day-to-Day
Profiles:  2013  2014  2015  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Smith seems to be an underappreciated dominant reliever who has received few save chances. The reason Smith has never closed is because he’s left-handed and struggled against right-handed hitting. Against lefties, he has a career 2.76 FIP, but his it jumps to 4.00 against righties. He’s not an extreme LOOGY and has faced a near-league-average number of left-handed batters over his career. The Giants will utilize him in the fireman role by pitching him against the other team’s tough lefties. He may end up with a few saves if other relievers in the Giants bullpen struggle or get injured. (Jeff Zimmerman)

The Quick Opinion: Smith has posted elite numbers, which would suggest he could possibly close, but being left-handed and struggling against right-handed hitting will keep behind Mark Melancon.

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SeasonAs RelieverIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2013As Reliever29.12.451101720108560138.165.218.340.244
2014As Reliever65.23.702866214331276316386.246.337.400.322
2015As Reliever63.12.702645215123195241191.218.293.356.285
2016As Reliever40.13.35167315219153181148.210.301.336.281
TotalAs Reliever198.23.138271623668369197986263.218.300.365.291

SeasonAs RelieverK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2013As Reliever11.661.846.331.5334.6 %5.5 %29.1 %.1650.78.20082.4 %3.392.38
2014As Reliever11.794.252.770.8230.1 %10.8 %19.2 %.2461.42.35074.2 %3.253.08
2015As Reliever12.933.413.790.7134.5 %9.1 %25.4 %.2181.20.32977.1 %2.472.75
2016As Reliever10.714.022.670.6728.7 %10.8 %18.0 %.2101.21.28967.7 %3.153.75
TotalAs Reliever11.913.583.330.8631.8 %9.6 %22.2 %.2181.21.31174.4 %3.003.01

SeasonAs RelieverGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2013As Reliever1.0417.2 %42.2 %40.6 %11.5 %19.2 %3.7 %100.0 %38.5 %38.5 %23.1 %16.9 %36.9 %46.2 %412142270
2014As Reliever1.3322.7 %44.2 %33.1 %3.7 %11.1 %11.1 %50.0 %38.8 %33.3 %27.9 %15.8 %55.2 %29.1 %1120441679
2015As Reliever1.1815.3 %45.8 %38.9 %3.6 %8.9 %12.1 %50.0 %39.9 %38.5 %21.6 %14.2 %48.7 %37.2 %1065377688
2016As Reliever0.8925.0 %35.4 %39.6 %13.2 %7.9 %5.9 %50.0 %41.0 %36.0 %23.0 %23.0 %43.0 %34.0 %648242406
TotalAs Reliever1.1420.1 %42.6 %37.3 %6.9 %10.9 %9.5 %54.5 %39.5 %36.2 %24.3 %17.0 %48.1 %34.9 %324512022043