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Blake Smith PWhite Sox

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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date12-9-1987
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age29 years, 7 months, 17 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2013
2014
2015
-0.12016
0.12017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2016 CHA MLB 5 0 4.3 0 0 0 7 0 1 1 .254 100 14.5 0.0 2.1 2.1 47% .333 .320 1.62 6.33 6.23 120 7.66 169.4 -0.1
CareerMLB504.30007011.25410014.50.02.12.147%.333.3201.626.336.231207.66169.4-0.1

Statistics for All Levels

'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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2013 RCU A+ 21 0 19.7 1 1 0 20 19 12 2 .273 97 9.2 8.7 0.9 5.5 59% .273 .329 1.98 7.37 7.78 129 11.29 138.3
2014 RCU A+ 22 0 28.0 1 3 9 23 13 28 2 .274 98 7.4 4.2 0.6 9.0 48% .312 .247 1.29 4.26 3.54 105 4.63 103.5
2014 CHT AA 26 0 33.3 1 4 2 35 16 33 2 .268 104 9.4 4.3 0.5 8.9 42% .333 .280 1.53 3.69 4.05 95 2.84 89.7
2015 BIR AA 4 0 6.3 1 0 0 8 3 6 1 .265 92 11.4 4.3 1.4 8.5 52% .350 .365 1.74 4.88 4.26 99 4.16 102.2
2015 TUL AA 16 0 16.7 0 3 3 8 9 16 1 .263 93 4.3 4.9 0.5 8.6 66% .163 .256 1.02 4.13 1.62 93 3.57 96.9
2015 CHR AAA 24 0 30.0 1 2 0 29 15 42 1 .257 111 8.7 4.5 0.3 12.6 53% .368 .240 1.47 2.28 3.30 77 1.90 82.7
2016 CHA MLB 5 0 4.3 0 0 0 7 0 1 1 .254 100 14.5 0.0 2.1 2.1 47% .333 .320 1.62 6.33 6.23 120 7.66 169.4
2016 CHR AAA 39 0 71.3 3 1 1 64 24 75 6 .250 8.1 3.0 0.8 9.5 44% .309 .241 1.23 3.17 3.53 85 2.04 84.1

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
2016 75 0.5333 0.5333 0.9000 0.7250 0.3143 0.9310 0.8182 0.1000
Career750.53330.53330.90.7250.31430.9310.81820.1

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-06-20 2011-08-23 Minors 64 0 - Sports Hernia - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 CHA $
2016 CHA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 27 d1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 12/17/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2016). Selected by San Diego from Chicago White Sox in Rule 5 draft 12/10/15. Returned by San Diego to Chicago White Sox 3/27/16. Contract selected by Chicago White Sox 9/6/16. Non-tendered by Chicago White Sox 12/2/16.
  • Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from LA Dodgers 5/23/15.
  • Drafted by LA Dodgers 2009 (2-56) (Cal). $0.6435M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .375 .444 .375 .297
11 vs R (Multi) .333 .333 .667 .337
18 Split (Multi) .042 .111 -.292 -.040
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .375 .444 .375 .297
31 vs R (2016) .333 .333 .667 .337
38 Split (2016) .042 .111 -.292 -.040
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

Definition of multi-year splits

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BP Articles

Blake Smith is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Liner Notes: NRI Watch: American LeagueBryan Grosnick2017-02-17
Transaction Analysis: Fifty Million Cardinals Fans Can't be WongMatthew Trueblood2016-03-04
Transaction Analysis: Fifty Million Cardinals Fans Can't be WongR.J. Anderson2016-03-04
This article requires BP Premium accessSome Projection Left: Stumpf, Rutckyj and Blash: Your Rule 5 BriefingChristopher Crawford2015-12-11
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 18Zach Mortimer2013-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 14Kevin Goldstein2011-06-15
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 16Kevin Goldstein2011-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-01-04
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 11Kevin Goldstein2010-08-12
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 14Kevin Goldstein2010-07-15
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 6Kevin Goldstein2010-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 5Kevin Goldstein2010-07-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Friday Morning 12 PackKevin Goldstein2010-04-09


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Blake Smith has thrown 241 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2014 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Curve (75mph), Slider (89mph) and Change (86mph).