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Portrait of Steve Smyth

Steve Smyth PCubs

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
1 26 1 3 0 16 9.35 -0.6
Birth Date6-3-1978
Height6' 1"
Weight220 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2002 CHN 24 8 7 26.0 24.0 2.0 1 3 0 0 2 0 122 34 28 27 9 73 10 10 1 16 9.35 7.42 9.05 -5.4 -0.6
Career8726.024.02.013002012234282797310101169.357.429.05-5.4-0.6

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1999 LNS A 10 10 50.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 EUG A- 5 5 24.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 DAY A+ 24 23 138.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 WTN AA 18 18 120.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CHN MLB 8 7 26.0 9.05 9 .363 .265 .326 .425 .259 .291 105 -5.7 -0.6 -5.4 -0.6
2002 WTN AA 11 11 73.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .276 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 IOW AAA 6 6 31.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .323 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 IOW AAA 25 24 130.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 GRN AA 7 4 22.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .319 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MID AA 20 9 59.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .264 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 STO A+ 9 9 43.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.774 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SAC AAA 10 4 22.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.872 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 AGU mex 8 2 21.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .283 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 VAQ mex 10 9 46.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .412 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1999 EUG A- 1 1 0 5 5 24.7 29 7 14 2 0% .000 10.6 2.6 0.7 5.1 1.46 4.37 0.0 0.0
1999 LNS A 5 3 0 10 10 50.7 68 30 46 5 0% .000 12.1 5.3 0.9 8.2 1.93 6.92 0.0 0.0
2000 DAY A+ 8 8 0 24 23 138.3 134 57 100 9 0% .000 8.7 3.7 0.6 6.5 1.38 3.25 0.0 0.0
2001 WTN AA 9 3 0 18 18 120.3 110 40 93 9 0% .000 8.2 3.0 0.7 7.0 1.25 2.54 0.0 0.0
2002 CHN MLB 1 3 0 8 7 26.0 34 10 16 9 47% .291 11.8 3.5 3.1 5.5 1.69 9.35 -5.4 -0.6
2002 IOW AAA 3 2 0 6 6 31.0 35 10 25 4 0% .323 10.2 2.9 1.2 7.3 1.45 5.81 0.0 0.0
2002 WTN AA 4 4 0 11 11 73.0 62 18 74 7 0% .276 7.6 2.2 0.9 9.1 1.10 3.58 0.0 0.0
2003 IOW AAA 6 11 0 25 24 130.7 143 72 98 16 0% .318 9.8 5.0 1.1 6.7 1.64 5.23 0.0 0.0
2004 GRN AA 1 1 0 7 4 22.3 25 19 15 2 0% .319 10.1 7.7 0.8 6.1 1.97 5.65 0.0 0.0
2004 MID AA 5 4 1 20 9 59.3 56 38 45 10 0% .264 8.5 5.8 1.5 6.8 1.59 4.70 0.0 0.0
2005 STO A+ 3 1 0 9 9 43.3 53 24 32 5 0% -.774 11.0 5.0 1.0 6.7 1.78 6.03 0.0 0.0
2005 SAC AAA 1 1 0 10 4 22.3 36 17 20 2 0% -.872 14.5 6.9 0.8 8.1 2.38 10.09 0.0 0.0
2007 AGU mex 1 2 1 8 2 21.7 18 13 17 1 0% .283 7.5 5.4 0.4 7.1 1.43 2.90 0.0 0.0
2007 VAQ mex 4 2 0 10 9 46.3 70 22 37 4 0% .412 13.6 4.3 0.8 7.2 1.99 6.41 0.0 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 48 d

Details
  • acquired in trade from ATL 3/04 optioned to Triple-A 3/03 recalled 9/02 optioned to Triple-A 8/02 40-m 11/01

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2003 You want a rough way to break into the majors? Called up to replace Lieber, in his first game, Smyth had to face Barry Bonds and the Giants, pitch in Coors in his second start, and then face Curt Schilling in his third. He has good velocity for a lefty, and throws four pitches for strikes. There are worse options as your fifth starter, but he’s not a great bet to beat out Zambrano, Benes, and Cruz, and since signing Estes, he’s no longer their token lefty starter. He might stick as the second lefty in the pen.
2002 The Cubs had initially considered Smyth a future reliever, and they are only now taking him more seriously as a starter as he continues to succeed in the role. He’s already wearing the usual labels applied to lefties, such as "scrappy" and "crafty." In English, that means he can throw four pitches for strikes, he keeps the ball low, and he doesn’t throw hard. Smyth had to be shut down early to have his shoulder ’scoped, but he’s in good shape for 2002.
2001 A 1999 fourth-rounder out of USC, Steve Smyth is already an organizational favorite. He’s got the “fiery competitor” label and throws four pitches for strikes. He might end up getting bumped into relief, because while the Cubs like him, they’re also realistic about a left-hander who doesn’t throw hard.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 17-22, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-11-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 22-25, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-03-26
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2003-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 11-16, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-03-18
Transaction Analysis: August 22-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-29
Transaction Analysis: August 4-7, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-12
Transaction Analysis: March 6-13, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-18


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