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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 24)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 3.77 1.26 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date7-10-1989
Height6' 5"
Weight250 lbs
Age25 years, 3 months, 11 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
2010
2011
0.52012
0.12013
0.82014
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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
2012 KCA 22 16 16 89.7 89.7 0.0 6 9 0 0 8 0 396 111 54 53 12 172 33 32 1 59 5.32 4.61 4.95 4.7 0.5
2013 KCA 23 19 1 33.3 4.0 29.3 2 1 0 4 0 0 131 24 16 12 6 46 7 7 1 43 3.24 3.56 4.61 1.0 0.1
2014 MIL 24 78 0 65.7 0.0 65.7 1 3 1 5 0 0 286 62 31 27 6 100 31 25 3 86 3.70 3.22 3.26 7.0 0.8
Career11317188.793.795.091319808131971019224318716451884.393.944.3012.71.4

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
2008 ORM Rk 16 14 73.0 4.20 121 .224 .273 .349 .427 .268 .331 108 24.8 2.4 24.8 2.4
2009 CDR A 20 19 115.0 5.19 86 .253 .251 .324 .362 .254 .280 103 3.6 0.4 3.6 0.4
2010 RCU A+ 6 6 37.3 5.87 86 .265 .273 .345 .418 .265 .296 110 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2010 WIL A+ 8 8 54.7 4.30 112 .225 .265 .340 .395 .255 .278 108 7.0 0.7 7.0 0.7
2010 ARK AA 4 4 18.7 6.84 37 .376 .269 .344 .384 .264 .400 94 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3
2010 SLC AAA 9 9 53.0 5.36 87 .294 .280 .352 .446 .270 .341 95 2.4 0.2 2.4 0.2
2011 NWA AA 27 27 161.3 5.17 106 .240 .273 .342 .428 .263 .312 113 21.3 2.1 21.3 2.1
2012 KCA MLB 16 16 89.7 4.95 89 .303 .255 .316 .401 .261 .340 100 4.7 0.5 4.7 0.5
2012 OMA AAA 15 15 89.7 4.48 108 .265 .280 .345 .450 .276 .340 98 14.5 1.4 14.5 1.4
2013 KCA MLB 19 1 33.3 4.61 93 .257 .254 .322 .402 .271 .243 100 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2013 OMA AAA 28 10 89.0 3.53 122 .238 .273 .345 .419 .271 .325 95 19.0 1.9 19.0 1.9
2014 MIL MLB 78 0 65.7 3.26 119 .270 .256 .321 .399 .267 .350 101 7.0 0.8 7.0 0.8

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
2008 ORM Rk 8 2 0 16 14 73.0 73 6 76 6 50% .331 9.0 0.7 0.7 9.4 1.08 3.08 24.8 2.4
2009 CDR A 10 5 0 20 19 115.0 109 24 95 11 48% .280 8.5 1.9 0.9 7.4 1.16 3.76 3.6 0.4
2010 ARK AA 1 2 0 4 4 18.7 33 9 8 3 47% .400 15.9 4.3 1.4 3.9 2.25 7.22 -2.5 -0.3
2010 SLC AAA 2 4 0 9 9 53.0 65 20 40 6 45% .341 11.0 3.4 1.0 6.8 1.60 5.60 2.4 0.2
2010 WIL A+ 4 1 0 8 8 54.7 48 4 51 6 53% .278 7.9 0.7 1.0 8.4 0.95 2.80 7.0 0.7
2010 RCU A+ 2 2 0 6 6 37.3 36 13 31 4 47% .296 8.7 3.1 1.0 7.5 1.31 4.58 2.1 0.2
2011 NWA AA 13 9 0 27 27 161.3 171 45 108 13 47% .312 9.5 2.5 0.7 6.0 1.34 3.85 21.3 2.1
2012 KCA MLB 6 9 0 16 16 89.7 111 33 59 12 43% .340 11.1 3.3 1.2 5.9 1.61 5.32 4.7 0.5
2012 OMA AAA 4 4 0 15 15 89.7 104 22 74 8 44% .340 10.4 2.2 0.8 7.4 1.41 3.61 14.5 1.4
2013 OMA AAA 6 4 4 28 10 89.0 81 24 100 7 47% .325 8.2 2.4 0.7 10.1 1.18 3.03 19.0 1.9
2013 KCA MLB 2 1 0 19 1 33.3 24 7 43 6 44% .243 6.5 1.9 1.6 11.6 0.93 3.24 1.0 0.1
2014 MIL MLB 1 3 1 78 0 65.7 62 31 86 6 46% .350 8.5 4.2 0.8 11.8 1.42 3.70 7.0 0.8

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
2012 1405 0.5125 0.4387 0.8523 0.6028 0.2657 0.9355 0.6538 0.1477
2013 481 0.4990 0.4678 0.6756 0.6042 0.3320 0.8414 0.3750 0.3200
2014 1099 0.4413 0.4286 0.6858 0.5629 0.3225 0.8864 0.4091 0.3142
Career29850.48410.43970.76250.58830.29730.90230.51880.2368

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-14 2014-07-20 DTD 6 2 - Back Soreness -
2009-07-12 2009-08-14 Minors 33 0 Low Back Strain -
2009-04-20 2009-05-07 Minors 17 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 MIL $502,000
2013 KCA $
2012 KCA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$502,000
1 yrTotal$502,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 155 d1 year/$0.502M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.502M (2014). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4965M (2013). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13. Acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Kansas City 12/5/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Kansas City 5/22/12.
  • Acquired by Kansas City in trade from LA Angels 7/22/10 (Alberto Callaspo deal).
  • Drafted by LA Angels 2008 (7-229) (Gulf Coast CC, Fla.). $0.15M signing bonus.

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
90o 4.1 2.9 0 30 8 84.5 72 22 68 9 .280 1.12 3.28 3.57 11.5 1.2
80o 4 3 0 30 8 79.2 71 22 64 9 .291 1.18 3.63 3.95 8.3 0.8
70o 3.9 3.1 0 30 8 75.5 71 22 61 9 .300 1.23 3.89 4.23 5.9 0.6
60o 3.8 3.2 0 30 8 72.3 70 22 58 9 .307 1.27 4.11 4.47 4.0 0.4
50o 3.7 3.3 0 30 8 69.4 70 22 56 9 .314 1.31 4.32 4.7 2.1 0.2
40o 3.7 3.4 0 30 8 66.5 69 21 54 9 .321 1.35 4.53 4.93 0.3 0.0
30o 3.6 3.4 0 30 8 63.5 68 21 51 9 .329 1.40 4.76 5.17 -1.5 -0.2
20o 3.5 3.6 0 30 8 60.1 67 21 49 8 .337 1.45 5.03 5.47 -3.8 -0.4
10o 3.4 3.7 0 30 8 55.4 65 20 45 8 .349 1.53 5.41 5.88 -6.8 -0.7
Weighted Mean3.73.3030869.16921569.3131.314.304.672.40.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
27% 51% 9% 24% 73%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
2015258706617153145501361844.3141.284.024.378.52.98.01.11.1
2016268706617153145421341844.3121.223.864.208.52.57.91.11.5
2017277605815133127351181544.3151.223.804.138.62.48.01.01.4
2018288606416146137381281744.3071.203.744.068.42.37.91.01.6
2019297505614129115341181444.3011.163.413.718.02.48.31.02.0
2020306505013115109301011444.3101.213.794.118.52.37.91.11.2
202131640461210510027911244.3101.213.734.058.62.37.81.01.2
2022326404311999325861144.3071.193.653.978.52.37.81.01.2
2023335404010918623781144.3071.203.694.018.52.37.71.11.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
5.84.82.10.702.513.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 82)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 88 Hayden Penn 2009 11.45
2 88 Jason Windsor 2007 0.00 DNP
3 88 Jon Niese 2011 4.98
4 87 Felix Doubront 2012 5.31
5 87 Jeanmar Gomez 2012 6.55
6 87 Wade LeBlanc 2009 3.69
7 85 Luke Hochevar 2008 5.86
8 85 James Simmons 2011 0.00 DNP
9 85 Carlos Carrasco 2011 4.91
10 85 Edgar Gonzalez 2007 5.38
11 84 Kyle Gibson 2012 0.00 DNP
12 84 Billy Buckner 2008 3.21
13 84 Anthony Swarzak 2010 0.00 DNP
14 84 Paolo Espino 2011 0.00 DNP
15 84 Collin Balester 2010 2.57
16 84 Luke French 2010 4.83
17 83 Simon Castro 2012 0.00 DNP
18 83 Matt Packer 2012 0.00 DNP
19 83 Aaron Crow 2011 3.05
20 83 Danny Duffy 2013 1.85
21 83 Scott Barnes 2012 4.26
22 83 Ryan Mullins 2008 0.00 DNP
23 83 Junichi Tazawa 2010 0.00 DNP
24 83 P.J. Walters 2009 10.69
25 82 Garrett Olson 2008 6.78
26 82 Garrett Richards 2012 5.83
27 82 Jeff Locke 2012 5.50
28 82 Jordan Zimmermann 2010 5.81
29 82 Scott Diamond 2011 5.77
30 82 Andy Oliver 2012 0.00 DNP
31 82 Trevor Bell 2011 3.67
32 82 J.J. Hoover 2012 2.05
33 82 Christian Friedrich 2012 6.48
34 82 Edinson Volquez 2008 3.77
35 82 Tommy Milone 2011 3.81
36 82 Ryan Feierabend 2010 0.00 DNP
37 82 Josh Lindblom 2011 2.73
38 82 Rudy Owens 2012 0.00 DNP
39 82 Brad Peacock 2012 0.00 DNP
40 82 Omar Poveda 2012 0.00 DNP
41 82 Sean O'Sullivan 2012 0.00 DNP
42 82 Pedro Hernandez 2013 6.83
43 82 Chris Tillman 2012 3.98
44 81 Eric Hurley 2010 0.00 DNP
45 81 Tyler Thornburg 2013 2.29
46 81 Ryan Webb 2010 3.20
47 81 Maikel Cleto 2013 19.29
48 81 Nick Tepesch 2013 5.03
49 81 Micah Owings 2007 4.78
50 81 Ricky Nolasco 2007 6.75
51 81 Nestor Molina 2013 0.00 DNP
52 81 Brandon Workman 2013 4.97
53 81 Jay Jackson 2012 0.00 DNP
54 81 Gregory Peavey 2013 0.00 DNP
55 81 Jose Ortegano 2012 0.00 DNP
56 81 Derek Holland 2011 4.41
57 81 John Gast 2013 5.11
58 81 Tim Alderson 2013 0.00 DNP
59 81 Vance Worley 2012 4.67
60 81 Tyler Clippard 2009 2.98
61 81 John Ely 2010 5.67
62 80 Tyler Robertson 2012 5.40
63 80 Alex Cobb 2012 4.42
64 80 Hector Noesi 2011 4.63
65 80 Tyson Ross 2011 3.00
66 80 Yoervis Medina 2013 3.04
67 80 Matt Maloney 2008 0.00 DNP
68 80 Jordan Walden 2012 3.46
69 80 Blake Wood 2010 5.26
70 80 Shaeffer Hall 2012 0.00 DNP
71 80 Steve Garrison 2011 0.00
72 80 Alberto Cabrera 2013 4.50
73 80 Bobby Parnell 2009 5.71
74 80 Matt Garza 2008 4.05
75 79 Sean West 2010 8.68
76 79 Liam Hendriks 2013 7.42
77 79 Chris Withrow 2013 2.60
78 79 James Gillheeney 2012 0.00 DNP
79 79 Dan Straily 2013 4.37
80 79 Kyle Kaminska 2013 0.00 DNP
81 79 Kelvin De La Cruz 2013 0.00 DNP
82 79 A.J. Griffin 2012 3.17
83 79 Chris Mason 2009 0.00 DNP
84 79 Kyle Drabek 2012 5.17
85 79 Zach McAllister 2012 5.60
86 79 Brandon Erbe 2012 0.00 DNP
87 79 Gus Schlosser 2013 0.00 DNP
88 79 Mike Kickham 2013 10.80
89 79 Juan Nicasio 2011 4.40
90 79 Antonio Bastardo 2010 4.34
91 79 Lance Lynn 2011 3.12
92 79 Ross Detwiler 2010 6.67
93 79 Erik Goeddel 2013 0.00 DNP
94 79 Lance Broadway 2008 7.07
95 79 Ryan Pope 2010 0.00 DNP
96 79 Michael Cisco 2011 0.00 DNP
97 79 Amalio Diaz 2011 0.00 DNP
98 79 Dallas Braden 2008 4.52
99 79 Alex Wilson 2011 0.00 DNP
100 79 Wily Peralta 2013 5.25

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .256 .305 .424 .271
11 vs R (Multi) .274 .326 .456 .292
18 Split (Multi) -.018 -.021 -.033 -.021
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .157 .204 .353 .215
31 vs R (2013) .235 .273 .412 .288
38 Split (2013) -.078 -.069 -.059 -.073
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 In the move to the majors, Smith left his pinpoint control in Triple-A. While trying to adjust, he started leaving too many pitches in the middle of the zone. He comes by that BABIP honestly: 23 percent of all balls in play were classified as line drives. Control will continue to be key to any success as his fastball struggles to hit 90 mph and he lacks a plus pitch that can cause hitters to swing and miss. If he eventually sticks in the majors, it will be in the back of the rotation, although he could be used out of the bullpen as a long reliever and emergency starter.
2012 Smith keeps his walk rate low, which is always a good thing. In his case, itís a really good thing, as he lacks a true strikeout pitch and is extremely hittable. In fact, he allows far too many base runners. The Royals will move him along to Triple-A, but heís a long shot to land on the major league staff.
2011 A tall left-hander who came from the Angels in the Alberto Callaspo deal, Will Smith treats walks as if they are punishable by jail time. That's a good thing, as his stuff is quite hittable.
2010 Though hardly as fresh as the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Will Smith is an athletic, projectable lefty who misses bats with an 88-92 mph fastball and a slurvy breaker, both thrown on a steep downward plane thanks to his 6-foot-5 height; he overcame a slow 2009 start caused by hamstring and lower back injuries.

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The Week in Quotes: November 11-17Satchel Price2013-11-18
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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Will Smith has thrown 3,137 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Slider (83mph), also mixing in a Curve (79mph) and Sinker (90mph). He also rarely throws a Change (87mph).