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Will Smith
Birthdate: 7/10/1989 (27 y, 8 m, 13 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 is scheduled to receive a second opinion on his sprained UCL from Dr. Neal El-Attrache, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports. (3/22/2017)
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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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2008Angels (R)820161473.09.370.740.74.32273.0 %  3.083.53  
2009Angels (A)10502019115.07.431.880.86.28761.9 %  3.763.86  
2010Royals (A+)4108854.28.400.660.99.27273.4 %  2.803.27  
2010Angels (A+)2206637.17.473.130.96.29659.9 %  4.584.52  
2010Angels (AA)1204418.23.864.341.45.40069.6 %  7.236.06  
2010Angels (AAA)2409953.06.793.401.02.34160.1 %  5.604.68  
2011Royals (AA)13902727161.16.022.510.73.31270.7 %  3.854.04  
2012Royals (AAA)440151589.27.432.210.80.34071.9 %  3.613.98  
2012Royals690161689.25.923.311.20.34071.0 %42.0 %11.4 %5.324.664.640.6
2013Royals (AAA)644281089.010.112.430.71.32577.4 %  3.033.26  
2013Royals21019133.111.611.891.62.24367.8 %43.0 %18.8 %3.243.532.500.4
2014Brewers13178065.211.794.250.82.35074.2 %44.2 %11.1 %3.703.253.080.7
2015Brewers72076063.112.933.410.71.32977.1 %45.8 %8.9 %2.702.472.751.4
2016Brewers (A+)000203.012.000.000.00.167100.0 %  0.000.59  
2016Brewers (AA)000101.09.000.000.00.000100.0 %  0.001.32  
20162 Teams24053040.110.714.020.67.28967.7 %35.4 %7.9 %3.353.153.750.8
    2016Brewers13027022.09.003.681.23.26363.0 %33.3 %13.6 %3.684.284.180.1
    2016Giants11026018.112.764.420.00.32572.7 %38.5 %0.0 %2.951.783.240.6
2016Giants010201.16.750.000.00.2500.0 %33.3 %0.0 %0.001.651.65 
2017Depth Charts21025025.011.133.580.86.31077.4 %  3.153.19 0.1
2017Steamer11025025.010.533.610.76.29276.4 %44.1 % 3.093.213.630.3
2017Fans (6)43068062.011.033.630.58.29874.2 %  3.002.84 1.0
2017ZiPS43068056.011.733.540.96.31578.5 %  3.213.16 0.8
Total- - -1819124217292.110.073.480.99.32472.4 %42.5 %11.2 %3.883.533.513.8
Postseason- - -010201.16.750.000.00.2500.0 %33.3 %0.0 %0.001.651.65 

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2008Angels (R)823.081614000  73.029873282566022176
2009Angels (A)1053.762019000  115.047310961481124023095
2010Royals (A+)412.8088000  54.221347201764011051
2010Angels (A+)224.5866000  37.1156362319413001031
2010Angels (AA)127.2344000  18.2963316153901208
2010Angels (AAA)245.6099000  53.0239653933620300140
2011Royals (AA)1393.852727210  161.1678171786913452640108
2012Royals (AAA)443.611515000  89.23881044436822021074
2012Royals695.3216160000089.239611154531233114059
2013Royals (AAA)643.032810004  89.03628132307240340100
2013Royals213.241910006333.113124161267010043
2014Brewers133.7078000130565.2286623127631637086
2015Brewers722.7076000020463.1264522319524115091
2016Brewers (A+)000.0020000  3.0101000000004
2016Brewers (AA)000.0010000  1.030000000001
20162 Teams243.3553000023540.1167311915318113048
    2016Brewers133.6827000012422.0921813939113022
    2016Giants112.9526000011118.175136609000026
2016Giants010.0020000011.151100000001
2017Depth Charts213.15250  01 25.0 2099210 1  31
2017Steamer113.092500001 25.01052099210 1  29
2017Fans (6)433.00680  0  62.0 462321425 2  76
2017ZiPS433.21680  0  56.0 452120622215073
Total- - -18193.88242170017917292.112442801431263211397190327
Postseason- - -010.0020000011.151100000001

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2008Angels (R)9.370.7412.670.7425.5 %2.0 %23.5 %.2521.08.32273.0 %  3.53
2009Angels (A)7.431.883.960.8620.1 %5.1 %15.0 %.2441.16.28761.9 %  3.86
2010Royals (A+)8.400.6612.750.9923.9 %1.9 %22.1 %.2260.93.27273.4 %  3.27
2010Angels (A+)7.473.132.380.9619.9 %8.3 %11.5 %.2521.31.29659.9 %  4.52
2010Angels (AA)3.864.340.891.458.3 %9.4 %-1.0 %.3842.25.40069.6 %  6.06
2010Angels (AAA)6.793.402.001.0216.7 %8.4 %8.4 %.2971.60.34160.1 %  4.68
2011Royals (AA)6.022.512.400.7315.9 %6.6 %9.3 %.2731.34.31270.7 %  4.04
2012Royals (AAA)7.432.213.360.8019.1 %5.7 %13.4 %.2861.41.34071.9 %  3.98
2012Royals5.923.311.791.2014.9 %8.3 %6.6 %.3071.61.34071.0 %1291144.66
2012Average7.563.052.481.0219.8 %8.0 %11.8 %.2501.31.29372.5 %  4.12
2013Royals (AAA)10.112.434.170.7127.6 %6.6 %21.0 %.2421.18.32577.4 %  3.26
2013Royals11.611.896.141.6232.8 %5.3 %27.5 %.1950.93.24367.8 %80903.53
2013Average7.573.022.510.9619.9 %7.9 %11.9 %.2501.30.29473.5 %  4.02
2014Brewers11.794.252.770.8230.1 %10.8 %19.2 %.2461.42.35074.2 %98853.25
2014Average7.732.892.670.8620.4 %7.6 %12.7 %.2471.28.29573.0 %  3.81
2015Brewers12.933.413.790.7134.5 %9.1 %25.4 %.2181.20.32977.1 %67612.47
2015Average7.762.922.661.0220.4 %7.7 %12.7 %.2511.29.29672.9 %  4.03
2016Brewers (A+)12.000.004.000.0040.0 %0.0 %40.0 %.1000.33.167100.0 %  0.59
2016Brewers (AA)9.000.001.000.0033.3 %0.0 %33.3 %.0000.00.000100.0 %  1.32
20162 Teams10.714.022.670.6728.7 %10.8 %18.0 %.2091.21.28967.7 %81753.15
    2016Brewers9.003.682.441.2323.9 %9.8 %14.1 %.2201.23.26363.0 %861004.28
    2016Giants12.764.422.890.0034.7 %12.0 %22.7 %.1971.20.32572.7 %75461.78
2016Giants6.750.001.000.0020.0 %0.0 %20.0 %.2000.75.2500.0 %0431.65
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Depth Charts11.133.583.110.86   .2231.21.31077.4 %  3.19
2017Steamer10.533.612.910.7627.9 %9.6 %18.3 %.2171.21.29276.4 %  3.21
2017Fans (6)11.033.633.040.58   .2081.15.29874.2 %  2.84
2017ZiPS11.733.543.320.96   .2221.20.31578.5 %  3.16
Total- - -10.073.482.890.9926.3 %9.1 %17.2 %.2491.34.32472.4 %96883.53
Postseason- - -6.750.001.000.0020.0 %0.0 %20.0 %.2000.75.2500.0 %0431.65

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2012Royals1.2023.0 %42.0 %35.0 %9.5 %11.4 %12.7 %33.3 %38.0 %37.3 %24.8 %15.2 %56.8 %28.1 %4.761124.64
2013Royals1.0616.5 %43.0 %40.5 %12.5 %18.8 %5.9 %100.0 %36.3 %40.0 %23.8 %16.3 %41.3 %42.5 %1.98632.50
2014Brewers1.3322.7 %44.2 %33.1 %3.7 %11.1 %11.1 %50.0 %38.8 %33.3 %27.9 %15.8 %55.2 %29.1 %2.79833.08
2015Brewers1.1815.3 %45.8 %38.9 %3.6 %8.9 %12.1 %50.0 %39.9 %38.5 %21.6 %14.2 %48.6 %37.2 %2.39712.75
20162 Teams0.8925.0 %35.4 %39.6 %13.2 %7.9 %5.9 %50.0 %41.0 %36.0 %23.0 %23.0 %43.0 %34.0 %3.43913.75
    2016Brewers0.8628.1 %33.3 %38.6 %18.2 %13.6 %5.3 %66.7 %41.7 %33.3 %25.0 %23.3 %45.0 %31.7 %3.861014.18
    2016Giants0.9420.5 %38.5 %41.0 %6.3 %0.0 %6.7 %0.0 %40.0 %40.0 %20.0 %22.5 %40.0 %37.5 %2.98793.24
2016Giants1.0066.7 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      2.84401.65
Total- - -1.1621.1 %42.5 %36.4 %8.1 %11.2 %10.8 %50.0 %38.7 %36.8 %24.5 %16.2 %51.6 %32.2 %3.27883.51
Postseason- - -1.0066.7 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      2.84401.65

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2012Royals12610569101631555398721411
2013Royals343213421115172317489
2014Brewers7254372821334426821124
2015Brewers6656222842433776901067
20162 Teams343824524210243407650
    2016Brewers19221641323128217345
    2016Giants1516811107115190305
2016Giants1020010031013
Total- - -3322851652336147156177329684741
Postseason- - -1020010031013

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2012Royals-1.69-7.525.83-10.65-1.100.890.890.870.7516-1.73-0.1600
2013Royals-0.39-2.141.750.370.020.870.971.781.9715-0.24-0.2074
2014Brewers0.92-6.587.491.210.071.441.491.461.3172-0.040.672411
2015Brewers0.49-5.275.766.620.621.181.241.281.31650.350.072012
20162 Teams-0.55-4.523.971.110.121.491.531.491.65490.45-0.821712
    2016Brewers-0.73-3.142.41-1.32-0.141.681.711.561.6424-0.10-0.34108
    2016Giants0.18-1.391.572.430.251.251.321.421.66250.55-0.4174
2016Giants-0.10-0.240.13-0.33-0.042.582.583.332.7220.02-0.0611
Total- - --1.22-26.0324.81-1.34-0.271.161.211.401.39217-1.210.166839
Postseason- - --0.10-0.240.13-0.33-0.042.582.583.332.7220.02-0.0611

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2012Royals59.5% (90.5)6.2% (80.3) 21.7% (77.7)12.6% (85.1)  0.4%
2013Royals58.2% (91.0)29.9% (81.7) 11.3% (76.8)0.6% (83.0)  0.2%
2014Brewers55.9% (93.0)33.0% (81.7) 10.5% (78.0)0.6% (84.7)  3.0%
2015Brewers50.5% (93.2)40.4% (82.0) 9.1% (77.7)   0.4%
20162 Teams49.9% (91.9)37.1% (80.4) 12.9% (77.1)   0.2%
    2016Brewers55.2% (91.7)30.5% (80.3) 14.2% (77.5)   0.3%
    2016Giants43.9% (92.3)44.6% (80.4) 11.5% (76.6)    
Total- - -55.2% (91.9)26.9% (81.5) 14.0% (77.6)4.0% (85.1)  1.0%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2012Royals49.4 %10.0 %0.1 %   9.4 %18.6 %  12.6 %   
2013Royals32.9 %23.9 %    27.7 %13.5 %  2.1 %   
2014Brewers49.0 %7.2 %    36.9 %6.1 %  0.7 %   
2015Brewers48.4 %2.0 %    43.1 %5.7 %  0.9 %   
20162 Teams49.3 %0.8 %    38.6 %11.3 %      
    2016Brewers54.1 %1.5 %    32.8 %11.7 %      
    2016Giants43.9 %     45.3 %10.8 %      
Total- - -47.4 %7.7 %0.0 %   29.4 %11.2 %  4.4 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2012Royals90.589.483.9   79.377.7  85.4  
2013Royals92.089.8    81.577.8  85.8  
2014Brewers93.489.2    81.477.2  83.8  
2015Brewers93.390.6    81.776.7  84.0  
20162 Teams91.990.5    80.376.6     
    2016Brewers91.690.5    80.277.0     
    2016Giants92.3     80.476.1     
Total- - -92.289.683.9   81.177.4  85.3  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2012Royals-10.3-1.8 -2.9-0.3  -1.24-2.03 -0.94-0.16  
2013Royals0.72.7 -0.8-0.9  0.241.85 -1.40-31.33  
2014Brewers-8.75.1 1.20.8  -1.431.41 1.0711.36  
2015Brewers-1.57.2 -1.1   -0.271.68 -1.08   
20162 Teams4.3-1.2 2.0   1.31-0.48 2.33   
    2016Brewers3.1-3.2 0.8   1.63-3.04 1.70   
    2016Giants1.22.0 1.1   0.871.50 3.23   
Total- - --15.612.1 -1.5-0.4  -0.600.96 -0.23-0.22  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2012Royals-9.31.20.0   -1.5-2.6  -1.0  
2013Royals-0.42.4    3.4-1.3  -1.6  
2014Brewers-10.52.8    6.70.3  0.0  
2015Brewers-1.20.5    6.00.4  0.2  
20162 Teams5.1-0.2    -0.10.9     
    2016Brewers3.8-0.2    -2.80.4     
    2016Giants1.3     2.70.5     
Total- - --16.36.70.0   14.4-2.2  -2.4  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2012Royals-1.350.870.00   -1.16-0.98  -0.58  
2013Royals-0.262.09    2.54-2.04  -16.05  
2014Brewers-1.943.60    1.640.44  0.50  
2015Brewers-0.242.15    1.310.75  2.03  
20162 Teams1.60-4.55    -0.051.24     
    2016Brewers2.05-4.55    -2.511.04     
    2016Giants0.98     1.951.47     
Total- - --0.731.860.00   1.04-0.43  -1.18  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2012Royals28.1 %60.4 %43.2 %67.6 %94.2 %85.0 %46.8 %56.6 %6.5 %
2012Average30.3 %64.7 %45.6 %66.8 %87.2 %79.6 %44.4 %59.8 %9.2 %
2013Royals36.1 %59.8 %46.0 %43.7 %86.9 %67.1 %41.7 %62.6 %15.1 %
2013Average30.4 %65.5 %45.9 %66.5 %87.0 %79.4 %44.2 %60.2 %9.4 %
2014Brewers32.0 %60.5 %43.0 %43.8 %89.9 %68.8 %38.5 %53.5 %13.2 %
2014Average30.7 %65.7 %46.2 %65.7 %87.3 %79.3 %44.3 %60.6 %9.5 %
2015Brewers34.3 %61.5 %45.6 %44.3 %83.9 %66.6 %41.8 %59.9 %15.2 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
20162 Teams30.7 %55.7 %40.5 %51.2 %88.7 %71.5 %39.3 %70.7 %11.5 %
    2016Brewers28.0 %59.0 %41.0 %55.4 %90.6 %76.6 %41.9 %71.7 %9.6 %
    2016Giants33.5 %51.4 %40.0 %47.7 %86.0 %65.6 %36.4 %69.3 %13.8 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -31.7 %60.0 %43.6 %50.8 %89.5 %73.2 %42.2 %59.1 %11.6 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2012Royals25.0 %60.8 %43.3 %63.2 %93.6 %85.0 %51.2 %19.7
2012Average29.3 %62.2 %45.6 %63.6 %87.3 %79.6 %49.5 %22.1
2013Royals32.3 %59.4 %46.4 %36.0 %83.8 %67.7 %51.8 %19.2
2013Average29.7 %62.7 %45.9 %63.2 %87.3 %79.4 %49.2 %22.6
2014Brewers32.1 %56.5 %42.9 %41.9 %88.3 %68.8 %44.0 %24.0
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
2015Brewers35.9 %57.8 %45.6 %43.2 %85.2 %66.7 %44.2 %23.5
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
20162 Teams29.0 %52.9 %40.5 %50.5 %83.6 %71.4 %48.2 %23.9
    2016Brewers28.1 %52.8 %40.9 %54.4 %88.3 %77.1 %52.1 %23.9
    2016Giants29.8 %53.0 %40.0 %47.1 %77.5 %64.8 %43.9 %23.9
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -30.6 %58.0 %43.6 %47.6 %88.3 %73.3 %47.6 %22.1

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2012RoyalsP161689.2280001100 8   1.000 
2013RoyalsP19133.1241011100 1   .857 
2014BrewersP78065.2071010000 2   .875 
2015BrewersP76063.1040000000 5   1.000 
20162 TeamsP53040.1041010000 2   .800 
    2016BrewersP27022.0021010000 1   .667 
    2016GiantsP26018.1020000000 1   1.000 
Total- - -P24217292.14273032200 18   .912 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2012RoyalsP89.20  0-3-3              
2013RoyalsP33.10  00-1              
2014BrewersP65.21  0-10              
2015BrewersP63.10  0-2-2              
20162 TeamsP40.10  00-1              
    2016BrewersP22.00  00-1              
    2016GiantsP18.10  000              
Total- - -P292.11  0-6-7              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2012RoyalsP89.20.0%      (1)0.0%      (1)100.0%      (1)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (7)
2013RoyalsP33.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (1)100.0%      (3)
2014BrewersP65.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (6)
2015BrewersP63.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (2)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (3)
20162 TeamsP40.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%     (1)0.0%      (1)100.0%      (3)
    2016BrewersP22.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%     (1)0.0%      (1)100.0%      (1)
    2016GiantsP18.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (2)
Total- - -P292.10.0%      (1)0.0%      (2)33.3%      (3)100.0%     (1)0.0%      (2)100.0%    (22)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2012Royals0.2-1.00.7-0.45.60.6$3.7 
2013Royals0.50.3-0.30.13.80.4$3.0 
2014Brewers0.0-0.70.0-0.76.10.7$5.1 
2015Brewers1.0-0.40.0-0.413.11.4$11.4 
20162 Teams0.20.0-0.6-0.57.30.8$6.1 
    2016Brewers-0.20.1-0.5-0.31.40.1$1.2 
    2016Giants0.4-0.1-0.1-0.25.90.6$4.9 
Total- - -1.9-1.7-0.2-1.935.93.8$29.2 

  • $2.5m / 1 Years (2017) (Edit)
    • signed by San Francisco Giants on 1/13/2017 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2017: $2.5M
    • Originally Reported By: Henry Schulman
    • Source: twitter.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $1.5m / 1 Years (2016) (Edit)
    • signed by Milwaukee Brewers on 1/15/2016 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2016: $1.5M
    • Originally Reported By: Jeff Passan
    • Source: twitter.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2014) (Edit)
    • signed by Milwaukee Brewers on 1/1/2014 (League Minimum)
    • 2014: $0.5M
    • Submitted by matthewyaspan
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  • 2008 June Amateur Draft - Round: 7, Pick: 27, Overall: 229
    • Team: Los Angeles Angels
    • School: Gulf Coast CC
  • 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 40, Pick: 1, Overall: 1192
    • Team: Tampa Bay Devil Rays
    • School: Northgate (GA) HS