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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date10-19-1989
Height6' 6"
Weight215 lbs
Age26 years, 8 months, 9 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
2013
0.12014
1.62015
1.02016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2014 SEA MLB 9 0 8.3 2 3 10 0 .277 90 2.2 3.2 0.0 10.8 81% .125 .104 0.60 1.84 0.00 93 3.59 0.1
2015 SEA MLB 70 0 70.0 49 22 92 2 .265 97 6.3 2.8 0.3 11.8 66% .292 .213 1.01 2.09 2.31 67 2.74 1.6
2016 BOS MLB 3 0 2.7 2 1 2 0 .271 6.8 3.4 0.0 6.8 75% .250 .217 1.12 2.74 0.00 103 4.38 0.0
CareerMLB82081.053261042.266935.92.90.211.667%.276.2030.982.092.00702.881.7

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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2012 HDS A+ 49 0 62.0 54 28 77 2 .274 116 7.8 4.1 0.3 11.2 61% .327 .228 1.32 3.35 2.90
2012 PER Wnt 11 0 15.0 11 4 18 1 .000 6.6 2.4 0.6 10.8 0% .303 .000 1.00 3.39 2.40
2013 WTN AA 44 0 50.0 33 17 71 1 .260 101 5.9 3.1 0.2 12.8 72% .294 .194 1.00 1.65 1.80
2014 SEA MLB 9 0 8.3 2 3 10 0 .277 90 2.2 3.2 0.0 10.8 81% .125 .104 0.60 1.84 0.00
2014 TAC AAA 39 0 43.0 44 13 45 1 .273 88 9.2 2.7 0.2 9.4 70% .352 .217 1.33 2.89 2.93
2015 SEA MLB 70 0 70.0 49 22 92 2 .265 97 6.3 2.8 0.3 11.8 66% .292 .213 1.01 2.09 2.31
2016 BOS MLB 3 0 2.7 2 1 2 0 .271 6.8 3.4 0.0 6.8 75% .250 .217 1.12 2.74 0.00
2016 PME AA 2 0 1.7 0 0 2 0 .304 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.8 67% .000 .012 0.00 0.90 0.00

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
2014 114 0.5614 0.3860 0.7500 0.5469 0.1800 0.8571 0.3333 0.2500
2015 1048 0.5200 0.4074 0.6745 0.5083 0.2982 0.8412 0.3667 0.3255
2016 48 0.5000 0.3542 0.8824 0.5000 0.2083 0.8333 1.0000 0.1176
Career12100.52310.40330.68990.51160.28350.84240.38870.3101

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
2014-08-08 2014-08-17 Minors 9 0 - Not Disclosed -
2014-06-09 2014-06-16 Minors 7 0 - Not Disclosed -
2014-04-21 2014-05-17 Minors 26 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 BOS $529,000
2015 SEA $509,500
2014 SEA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$509,500
2011Current$529,000
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,038,500
2 yrTotal$1,038,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 28 d1 year/$0.529M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.529M (2016). Re-signed by Boston 3/2/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5095M (2015). Re-signed by Seattle 3/15. Acquired by Boston in trade from Seattle 12/7/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Seattle 9/1/14.
  • Drafted by Seattle 2011 (8-241) (Texas State). $0.215M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .216 .309 .260 .219
11 vs R (Multi) .167 .248 .247 .199
18 Split (Multi) .049 .061 .012 .020
19 LgAvg (Multi) .009 .023 .019 .016
30 vs L (2015) .227 .320 .273 .227
31 vs R (2015) .169 .248 .254 .202
38 Split (2015) .058 .072 .019 .025
39 LgAvg (2015) .009 .024 .022 .017

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-07-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)George, Thanks for the chat!! What's the story with Carson Smith?? Does he have the stuff to be our closer??
(Sam from Seattle)
Why did you trade Carter Capps? Seriously, I love that guy. I was at Fenway when he came into the game for the Marlins to face Xander with the bases loaded a few weeks back and I lost it. People around me were looking at me funny wondering why I was so excited until they saw him pitch. So...Carson Smith...Yes he can close it's that simple. Rodney is done no matter what you have to figure at the end of the year so long-term, he's the guy. I liked Dominic Leone last year, but he just completely lost it. (George Bissell)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Carson Smith has thrown 1,582 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (93mph) and Slider (86mph), also mixing in a Change (89mph).