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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .230 7 26 28 2 .246 0.3
Birth Date12-9-1987
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
Age26 years, 10 months, 16 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
0.32014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

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 PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2009 DGR Rk 6 26 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .385 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 OGD Rk 30 120 .242 .268 .345 .398 .273 .318 105 -2.4 3.7 -1.5 -0.1 -2.6 -3.4 -0.3 -3.4 -0.3
2010 GRL A 115 493 .290 .266 .337 .396 .263 .366 101 16.5 15.1 -6.2 5.5 -0.2 24.8 3.1 24.8 3.1
2011 RCU A+ 74 329 .308 .286 .352 .447 .278 .354 100 17.6 9.9 -3.7 10.9 -0.6 22.4 3.3 22.4 3.3
2011 DOD Rk 6 23 .483 .262 .341 .417 .275 .333 100 8.7 1.0 -0.4 0.6 -0.4 9.1 0.9 9.1 0.9
2012 CHT AA 133 531 .275 .250 .331 .373 .260 .348 103 8.3 14.6 -4.8 3.1 -1.1 20.8 2.5 20.8 2.5
2013 CHT AA 74 270 .251 .241 .316 .365 .255 .287 101 -2.4 7.3 -1.9 -1.6 1.9 6.1 0.5 6.1 0.5
2014 CHT AA 17 3 .190 .254 .315 .362 .256 .000 94 -0.2 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.1 5.2 0.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2009 DGR Rk 26 3 5 1 0 0 2 2 9 0 0 .227 .346 .273 .045 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 OGD Rk 120 14 22 7 0 1 12 13 38 0 0 .212 .308 .308 .096 .242 -3.4 -0.1 -0.3
2010 GRL A 493 77 121 28 2 19 76 49 135 2 3 .281 .363 .488 .207 .290 24.8 5.5 3.1
2011 RCU A+ 329 59 86 24 0 16 63 32 83 3 2 .294 .359 .539 .246 .308 22.4 10.9 3.3
2011 DOD Rk 23 7 9 2 0 4 10 3 1 0 0 .450 .522 1.150 .700 .483 9.1 0.6 0.9
2012 CHT AA 531 69 123 29 4 13 65 64 134 14 6 .267 .358 .432 .165 .275 20.8 3.1 2.5
2013 CHT AA 270 30 56 14 1 6 28 27 62 3 1 .233 .311 .375 .142 .251 6.1 -1.6 0.5
2014 CHT AA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .000 .190 5.2 0.4 0.6

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
2011-06-20 2011-08-23 Minors 64 0 - Sports Hernia - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status

Details
  • $0.6435M signing bonus Cal 09 2-56

2014 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 516 63 123 25 1 16 62 47 134 6 2 .268 .335 .434 .282 19.9 RF 4, LF -1 2.5
80o 493 57 113 23 1 15 57 43 132 6 2 .253 .318 .410 .267 12.2 RF 4, LF -1 1.7
70o 477 53 105 21 1 14 53 40 130 5 2 .243 .305 .392 .257 7.0 RF 4, LF -1 1.1
60o 463 50 98 20 1 13 50 37 128 5 2 .233 .295 .377 .248 2.9 RF 4, LF -1 0.6
50o 450 47 92 19 1 12 47 35 126 5 2 .225 .285 .363 .240 -0.8 RF 4, LF -1 0.2
40o 437 44 87 18 1 11 44 33 124 4 2 .216 .275 .350 .231 -4.3 RF 3, LF -1 -0.2
30o 423 41 81 16 1 11 42 31 122 4 2 .207 .264 .335 .222 -7.8 RF 3, LF -1 -0.5
20o 407 38 74 15 1 10 38 28 119 4 1 .197 .252 .318 .212 -11.5 RF 3, LF -1 -1.0
10o 384 34 66 13 1 9 34 25 115 3 1 .183 .235 .295 .197 -16.2 RF 3, LF -1 -1.5
Weighted Mean456499419112483612752.229.290.370.2440.9RF 4, LF -10.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
3% 5% 5% 10% 13%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201527250295212072820672.230.293.381.2460.74.9-0.4-1.314.9-8.31.6
201628291336113093324803.230.292.379.2470.74.7-0.6-1.614.9-8.01.9
201729623711312801868491765.229.290.371.2420.3-1.1-1.4-3.714.9-10.94.1
201830612701272611868491684.227.289.371.2430.4-0.6-1.4-3.814.9-10.34.0
201931628711292601767531674.227.293.364.2420.3-1.3-1.5-4.114.9-10.74.1
202032626721272501868541693.225.292.364.2420.2-1.9-1.6-4.214.9-11.04.1
202133605681222411664521632.223.290.357.2380.0-3.9-1.6-4.314.9-13.04.0
202234627691262411463561641.224.293.346.237-0.1-4.9-1.7-4.614.9-13.64.1
202335639701262411665541750.217.284.345.232-0.4-8.2-1.8-4.914.9-16.44.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
out of baseball5.301.11.7out of baseball8.1

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Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 95 Stefan Gartrell 2010 .000 DNP
2 94 Jason Perry 2007 .000 DNP
3 93 Brad Snyder 2008 .000 DNP
4 92 Thomas Giles 2010 .000 DNP
5 92 Jon Zeringue 2009 .000 DNP
6 92 John Mayberry 2010 .427
7 91 Caleb Stewart 2008 .000 DNP
8 91 Jeremy Slayden 2009 .000 DNP
9 91 Brad Glenn 2013 .000 DNP
10 91 Matthew Spencer 2012 .000 DNP
11 89 Kent Matthes 2013 .000 DNP
12 89 Nick Francis 2012 .000 DNP
13 89 Josh Kroeger 2009 .000 DNP
14 88 Jonathan Greene 2012 .000 DNP
15 88 Matt Carson 2008 .000 DNP
16 88 Brandon Tripp 2011 .000 DNP
17 88 Steve Susdorf 2012 .000 DNP
18 87 Sawyer Carroll 2012 .000 DNP
19 87 Derrick Mitchell 2013 .000 DNP
20 87 Raul Reyes 2013 .000 DNP
21 87 Brent Clevlen 2010 .178
22 86 Ray Sadler 2007 .000 DNP
23 86 Chris Lubanski 2011 .000 DNP
24 86 Sam Carter 2009 .000 DNP
25 85 Roger Kieschnick 2013 .196
26 85 Kody Kaiser 2011 .000 DNP
27 85 David Cook 2008 .000 DNP
28 85 Mark Shorey 2011 .000 DNP
29 85 Terry Evans 2008 .000 DNP
30 85 Jeff Baker 2007 .207
31 85 Marvin Lowrance 2011 .000 DNP
32 85 J.T. Hall 2010 .000 DNP
33 85 David Espinosa 2008 .000 DNP
34 85 Cole Garner 2011 .184
35 84 Carlo Testa 2013 .000 DNP
36 84 Cody Puckett 2013 .000 DNP
37 84 Brian Van Kirk 2012 .000 DNP
38 84 Ryan Harvey 2011 .000 DNP
39 84 Joey Butler 2012 .000 DNP
40 83 Cody Strait 2009 .000 DNP
41 83 Bronson Sardinha 2009 .000 DNP
42 83 James Simmons 2012 .000 DNP
43 83 Joseph Nowicki 2009 .000 DNP
44 83 Ben Guez 2013 .000 DNP
45 83 Corey Brown 2012 .234
46 83 Justin Nelson 2009 .000 DNP
47 83 Chris Swauger 2013 .000 DNP
48 83 Joe Gaetti 2008 .000 DNP
49 82 Brandon Barnes 2012 .194
50 82 Leonard Davis 2010 .000 DNP
51 82 Richie Robnett 2010 .000 DNP
52 82 Jeremie Tice 2013 .000 DNP
53 82 Brian Rike 2012 .000 DNP
54 82 Blake Tekotte 2013 .255
55 82 Jordan Danks 2013 .250
56 82 Scott Cousins 2011 .183
57 82 Scott Van Slyke 2013 .285
58 82 Justin Ruggiano 2008 .202
59 82 Jason Cooper 2007 .000 DNP
60 81 Danny Putnam 2009 .000 DNP
61 81 Brady Shoemaker 2013 .000 DNP
62 81 Ryan Goleski 2008 .000 DNP
63 81 Jacob Julius 2012 .000 DNP
64 81 Larry Broadway 2007 .000 DNP
65 81 Deik Scram 2010 .000 DNP
66 81 Brock Peterson 2010 .000 DNP
67 81 Ryan Mount 2013 .000 DNP
68 81 Steve Murphy 2010 .000 DNP
69 81 Tyler Henley 2011 .000 DNP
70 81 Joe Koshansky 2008 .245
71 81 Carlos Sosa 2008 .000 DNP
72 80 Michael Carlin 2008 .000 DNP
73 80 Brian Mc Fall 2010 .000 DNP
74 80 Erik Lis 2010 .000 DNP
75 80 Kiel Roling 2013 .000 DNP
76 80 Michael Bianucci 2012 .000 DNP
77 80 Delwyn Young 2008 .239
78 80 Jacob Butler 2009 .000 DNP
79 80 Jared Clark 2012 .000 DNP
80 80 Mauro Gomez 2011 .000 DNP
81 80 Mike Wilson 2009 .000 DNP
82 80 Brock Kjeldgaard 2012 .000 DNP
83 80 Reynaldo Rodriguez 2012 .000 DNP
84 80 Bradley Suttle 2012 .000 DNP
85 80 Ryan Raburn 2007 .267
86 80 Matthew Brown 2009 .000 DNP
87 80 Cody Overbeck 2012 .000 DNP
88 80 Ben Harrison 2008 .000 DNP
89 80 David Freese 2009 .300
90 80 Brett Carroll 2009 .243
91 80 John Raynor 2010 .187
92 80 Rhyne Hughes 2010 .207
93 80 David Winfree 2012 .000 DNP
94 80 Cole Gillespie 2010 .240
95 79 Jai Miller 2011 .297
96 79 Collin DeLome 2012 .000 DNP
97 79 Carlos Guzman 2012 .000 DNP
98 79 Steve Moss 2010 .000 DNP
99 79 Jordan Lennerton 2012 .000 DNP
100 79 Garrett Jones 2007 .209

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 A second-round 2009 pick out of Cal, Smith rebounded from a season interrupted by a sports hernia and asserted his place as one of the Dodgers' better position prospects. Even so, his season wasn't an unqualified success; after earning All-Star honors in the first half, he hit just .236/.323/.359 from July 1 on. Smith does have real pop, but his long swing continues to leave him prone to strikeouts, and there remains concern about how well his aggressive approach will play against better pitching. He's got a great arm—many scouts preferred him as a pitcher coming out of college—and the mound is always a backup plan if his career as an outfielder stalls.
2012 A sports hernia cost Blake Smith two months of his 2011, but when he played, he cut down his strikeouts significantly.
2011 The Dodgers' 2009 second-round pick was a two-way star at UC Berkeley; many scouts preferred Smith's pitching (92-94 mph fastball and signs of two other plus pitches) but the Dodgers saw a higher upside in his hitting. After Smith's rough 2009 debut led some to second-guess their choice, he put up strong offensive numbers and earned all-star honors in his first full minor-league season. A good athlete with a strong arm and plenty of raw power, his long swing leaves him prone to strikeouts; he tied for second in the Midwestern League in whiffs. He's likely bound for High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

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  Title Author Date
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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